My claim to fame, or one of my reasons for notoriety, amongst my (mostly 6+ year older than me) friends is the fact that I was *barely* born in the 70's. That's right, folks, VDog *just* made it into the world in time to be born in 1979. Two weeks to spare, even.
So why in the heck am I writing a post about the 80's? To gloat that I was but a wee lass while many of you got to come of age during the most awesome-est decade EVAH?? No, because CityMama had a whole week (or so) of '80's themed posts, and I felt inspired.
Here's a few of my favorite things from the 1980's:
Toys: Care Bears (I loved the one with the heart), Cabbage Patch Kids (I always wanted a preemie one and never got one; however in real life I DID have a preemie, strange, right?), My Little Pony's, my super awesome boy's BMX dirt bike (I could be a tomboy like that).
TV/Movies: He-Man (I have the POWER!!!) and his not-quite-as-cool counterpart, She-Ra, The Smurfs, the aforementioned Care Bears, and then moving on to super cool shows like Full House and Perfect Strangers. My older sister and I LOVED watching Dukes of Hazzard and The A-Team when our parents were busy minding our two younger siblings.
One of the first movies I saw in the theaters was Return of the Jedi. Our whole house was seriously obsessed with Star Wars. (Oh Luke, he's SOOO cute! *swoon*) We had the tapes of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, so even though I was only six, I had seen both prequels numerous times before I learned about Ewoks.
Music: While the rest of you, I'm sure, were listening to some super cool New Wave music, I was listening to KIIS FM (home of Rick Dees in the morning).
I dove head first into Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, Martika (oh yes I did), and eventually, New Kids on the Block. Joey was my favorite. Of course, Madonna was there, but she was my BFF's fave, and you CAN'T have the same favorite singer. Like, fer reals.
Clothes: And then there was the leggings. And stirrup pants (PLEASE tell me you didn't wear those). The legwarmers were HAWWWT. As were the Jelly shoes. Don't forget the Guess? Jeans and jean jackets (but DON'T wear both at once!).
Then, of course, there was the Aqua-Net necessary Wave Bang hair-do:
Don't even try to hide the fact that you lurved your Aqua Net, too.
Why did YOU love the 80's?