Saturday, February 21, 2009

Still in my mid-twenties

I am turning 26 today! Yikes. In honor of my birthday lets recap the amazing year of 1983 and the decade of the 80s. Travel back in time with me...

US President: Ronald Reagan
Average Income: $12, 133.00
Price of Gas (per gallon): $1.29
Price of Bread: $.66
Price of Stamps: $.20

Top 3 Grossing Movies of 1983
#1- Return of the Jedi
#2- Terms of Endearment
#3- Flashdance

1983 Facts
- The last deloreans were produced in 1983. (This one is for you Jon)
- The "Just Say No" anti-drug campaign debuts
- People Magazine's most intriguing people of 1983: Debra Winger, Mr. T., Joan Rivers, Matthew Brodrick, Michael Jackson, & Jennifer Beals
- Challenger makes it's first flight.
- Top television shows of 1983: 60 minutes, Dallas, The A-Team, Magnum P.I., Dynasty
- The compact disc was introduced for recorded music.

1983 Fashion Accessories:
- Puff Paint
- High tops
- Slap bracelets
- Trapper Keepers
- Neon socks
- Leg warmers
- Jellie Shoes
- Parachute Pants
- Big hair!

Grammy Award Winners 1983
Pop Male Vocal: "Thriller" Michael Jackson
Pop Female Vocal: "Flashdance...What A Feeling" Irene Cara
Pop Duo/Group: "Every Breath You Take" The Police
Record Of The Year: "Beat It" Michael Jackson
Song Of The Year: "Every Breath You Take" Sting (songwriter)

You grew up in the 80s if . . .
- You can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and can do the Carlton Dance
- You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey on Blossom
- If you ever watched "Fraggle Rock"
- You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales" (Woo ooh!)
- It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons
- You wore a ponytail on the side of your head
- You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school
- You ever wore fluorescent neon clothing (some of us...head-to-toe)
- You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted
- You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up"
- You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.
- You remember Popples

For more 80s fun check this out...


Alexis said...

I remember all of these things!!! yess...

sarah jewett clarke said...

me too. :-)

happy birthday, friend....i wish we were closer. you guys are welcome at our house anytime (and i seriously mean that). lovelove

George said...

Was there anything in there about Slap Bracelets? Weren't those in the 80's? I loved slap bracelets.

Kristen said...

Haha yeah! I loved slap bracelets too!!

Sarah said...

Happy birthday, Kay! And why can't we still wear jellie shoes?

pita-woman said...

Happy belated birthday!
Gee, either my part-heimers is kicking in, or else having graduated in '86 doesn't qualify me as having "grown up in the 80's". I can remember what Michael Jackson looked like then (& in the 70's), I remember "I've fallen..." and I remember the skating rink. But, popples, what are those???