You Know You’re 30ish if…

  • You learned to swim about the same time Jaws came out and still carry the emotional scars to this day.
  • You could sing “99 Red Balloons” in English and German.
  • You’re starting to believe that maybe having kids go to school year-round wouldn’t be such a bad idea after all.
  • You did the LeFreak with Chic.
  • “All-skate, change directions” means something to you.
  • In high school you and all your friends discussed elaborate plans to get together again at the end of the century and play “1999” by Prince over and over again.
  • You wore anything Izod, especially collar up, or the windbreakers that folded up into a pouch you could wear around your waist.
  • You owned a Jordache anything, or you remember when Jordache jeans were really cool.
  • You ever dressed to emulate a person you saw in either a  Duran Duran, Madonna, Rick Springfield or Cindi Lauper video.
  • You actually know who Rick Springfield is.
  • You rode in the back of the station wagon and faced the cars behind you in the “tail gunner” position.
  • Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you were educated.
  • You ever wanted to be gagged with a spoon.
  • You had a poster of Bo, Luke or Daisy Duke.
  • There was nothing to question about Bert n’ Ernie living together.
  • Knickers and leg warmers were cool.
  • You ever wanted to learn to play “Stairway to Heaven” on the guitar or you choreographed “Dancing Queen” by yourself in your room.
  • The first time you ever kissed someone was at a dance during “Crazy for You” by Madonna.
  • You ever used the phrase “kiss mah grits” in conversation.
  • You had ringside seats for Luke and Laura’s wedding.
  • You know who shot J.R.
  • This rings a bell: “and my name is Charlie. They work for me.”
  • You ever had a Dorothy Hammill haircut.
  • You sat with your friends on a Friday night and dialed 867-5309″ to see if Jenny would answer.
  • You owned a pair of Rainbow suspenders just like Mork used to wear.
  • You remember when your cable TV box had the three rows of numbers and you had to move the selector switch accordingly.
  • Your jaw still aches from those “brick-sized” packages of Bazooka gum.
  • The phrase “Where’s the beef” still cracks you up.
  • Two words: feathered hair
  • Toni Home Perms
  • Donny and Marie, Love Boat and Fantasy Island were shows to look forward to watching when the weekend rolled ’round.
  • Jumpsies, Double Dutch.
  • Breakfast in America.
  • Watching The Brady Bunch after school (it would highlight your day if it was the Hawaiian episode)
  • Six Million Dollars would be a small price to pay today to rebuild a
    man, or woman.
  • You would recognize the plastic insert that fit into a 45 record.
  • Ponchos and Gouchos and L’eggs Pantyhose.
  • Kissing Potion.
  • Macramé Plant Hangers and bean bag chairs.
  • Putting straws or playing cards in your spokes.
  • Smoking was allowed in the theaters.
  • Dixie Riddle Cups.
  • Hollie Hobby and Stretch Armstrong.
  • Whatever happened to your string art project?
  • Don’t forget slime (some even had worms in it)
  • And after Land of the Lost came Shazam and Isis.
  • “I can name that tune in three notes”.
  • Eight is Enough, Family and Quincy.
  • “I’d like to buy the world a coke…”

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