You know you're a child of the '80s if...

  • You remember Don Johnson when he was "cool"
  • You know who shot J.R
  • You remember when Michael Jackson was actually considered something of a sex symbol
  • You practice getting in and out of your car through the windows
  • You owned at least one skinny leather tie.
  • Your first Walkman weighed 10 pounds and was the size of a brick.
  • You wore L.A. Gear tennis shoes.
  • You know the meaning of Wax on/Wax Off
  • You're always "in the mood for dancing"
  • If you can "See Better" with sunglasses that have paint splattered all over the lenses.
  • You wore lace gloves with the fingers cut off, bangle bracelets up to your elbows, bright red
        Reebok high tops and parachute pants to a school dance

  • You need a shopping cart to carry your personal stereo with you.
  • You remember what Michael Jackson looked like before the surgery.
  • You go rollerskating every Friday night (not to skate, but to 'hang out')
  • You still want to take Karate...(after you move to California)
  • You watch NYPD Blue thinking, "Well, they're no Crockett and Tubbs, that's for sure".
  • "Outrageous!" is the term to describe something neat and cool
  • You think that Garbage Pail Kids are your children's worst enemy
  • You had a poster of Bo, Luke & Daisy Duke
  • There was nothing to question about Bert n' Ernie living together
  • The feeling in your thumb is only now just returning after holding down the Atari joystick to
        control the racecar in Enduro Racer

  • You went out and purchased the sound track for 'Miami Vice'
  • You remember the magazines of song lyrics
  • If you think Hulk Hogan is the best wrestler of all time.
  • If the best non-slasher movie in your opinion is An American Werewolf In London.
  • Two words: The Clapper.
  • Six words: "This is your brain on drugs."
  • You want to live in 'the Valley'.
  • Ferris Bueller was your idol.
  • You watched 'Star Search' on a regular basis.
  • You can sing all the words to "One Night in Bangkok" by Murray Head, and now you understand
        that it is about chess.

  • If you had an entire wardrobe of Esprit clothing (or coveted one.)
  • If you know the words to the "Oscar Mayer" theme songs
  • Your bangs are teased perfectly to 7 inches above the rest of your hair.
  • Have multi-colored earrings that touch your shoulders
  • Played Upwords, Boggle or Trivial Pursuit (the original) on a rainy afternoon
  • You're still bitter that WHAM broke up
  • You know whose phone number is 867-5309
  • You drink Diet Coke because Max Headroom told you to
  • You can feel St. Elmo's fire burnin' in you.
  • You still wear a bandana tied around your leg and/or a ponytail off-center on the side of your

  • You have the tendency to turn up the collar of your polo shirts
  • You never go out for a night on the town without frosted blue eyeshadow and feathered bangs
  • Everything in your wardrobe is either pastel or fluorescent
  • People are constantly gagging you with spoons.
  • You know all the words to "I'm just a bill, sitting up on Capitol Hill" and "School House Rock."
  • The phrase "Where's the beef?" still doubles you over with laughter.
  • You still can't believe that Milli Vanilli was deceiving you all that time
  • Every now and then, you blurt out: "Ooh noo, Mr. Bill!!!"
  • You still watch things on Beta tapes
  • You know who Martha Quinn is.

  • You still carry your boom box on your shoulder
  • You think David Hasselhoff was awesome in Knight Rider but sucks in "Boob Watch."
  • You wanted to be "The Hulk" for halloween
  • A piece of folded paper and two hands could tell your fortune.
  • Knickers and leg warmers were cool
  • If you remember Bruce Willis from Moonlighting, not Die Hard
  • You had ringside seats for Luke and Laura's wedding
  • You ever had a Dorothy Hammill haircut.
  • You thought a Commodore 64 was the highest technology available
  • When you saw luging at the Winter Olympics you poured water down your driveway and tried it

  • You want to be "Where Everybody Knows Your Name"
  • 'A Different World' kicked butt
  • Remember "Dancin' to a Big Mac at McDonalds!"
  • You know who played Magnum P.I
  • One Phrase, "The Plane, The Plane"
  • You can name at least three members of the Brat Pack
  • Still think banana clips were a godsend
  • Still wear Wet n' Wild makeup
  • If your idea of hi-tech toys is still the heat-sensitive color-changing sticker on Transformers
  • You ever wanted to learn to play "Stairway to Heaven" on the guitar and choreographed "Dancing
        Queen" by yourself in your room.

  • You still wear your "Members Only" jacket.
  • You still have a couple of those barettes made of woven ribbons.
  • You had snap bracelets
  • You remember when Pee-Wee wasn't a pervert.
  • You had had five pairs of socks on at any given time
  • You still think Donkey Kong can beat Mario up
  • If you still have your scratch-n-sniff sticker collection
  • If you ever used Lee Press-On Nails
  • If you wear jelly shoes
  • If you remember when you heard that drinking soda and eating Pop Rocks would make your
        stomach explode

  • You still play with that CASIO SK-1 Keyboard
  • You're still hoping for a New Kids on the Block reunion tour
  • You still argue over who was better: Tiffany or Debbie Gibson
  • Every time you hear the "OH YEAH..." song you think of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
  • You still watch tapes of Stingray, McGyver, and Airwolf