Just for Fun


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6ExgUW6ak8  Shane Mercado's version of Beyonce's All the Single Ladies



1. ...you wore that rainbow shirt that was half-sleeves, and the rainbow went up one sleeve, across your chest, and down the other.

2. ...you made baby chocolate cakes in your Easy Bake Oven and washed them down with snow cones from your Snoopy Snow Cone Machine.

3. ....you had that Fisher Price Doctor's Kit with a stethoscope that actually worked. After training with these tools you became an expert at the game "Operation".

4. ...you owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a basket. In the early 80's you moved onto the ever popular 10 speed. Gosh that seat hurt.

5. ...you ever owned roller skates with metal wheels.

6. ...you thought Gopher from Love Boat was cute. (Admit it!)

7. ...you had nightmares after watching Fantasy Island.

8. ...you had rubber boots for rainy/snowy days. Your shoes actually fit inside the boots (with a little help from your Mom and some plastic bags).

9. ...you had either a "bowl cut" or a "pixie" (not to mention the "Dorothy Hamill") because your mom was sick of braiding your hair. How traumatic when people thought you were a boy.

10. ...your Holly Hobby sleeping bag was your most prized possession.

11. ...you wore a poncho, gauchos, and knickers.

12. ...you begged Santa for the electronic game, Simon.

13. ...you had the Donnie and Marie dolls with those pink and purple shredded outfits.

14. ..you spent hours out back on your metal swing set with the trapeze.

15. ...you had homemade ribbon barrettes in every imaginable color.

16. ...you kept losing your mittens so your mom bought you the kind that were attached by a string.

17. ...your Hello Kitty pencil case was cuter than anyone else's.

18. ...you wanted to be Laura Ingalls Wilder really bad; you wore that Little House on the Prairie-inspired plaid, ruffle shirt with the high neck in at least one school picture; and you despised Nellie Olson!

19. ...you wanted your first kiss to be at the roller rink.

20. ...your hairstyle was described as having "wings," and you kept it pretty with the comb you kept in your back pocket.

21. ...you know who Strawberry Shortcake is, as well as her friends, Blueberry Muffin and Huckleberry Pie.

22. ...you carried a Muppets lunch box to school.

23. ....you and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazard was your boyfriend.

24. ...every now and then "Its A Hard Knock Life" from the movie "Annie" will pop into your brain and you can't stop singing it the whole day.

25. ...YOU had Star Wars action figures, too.

26. ...you thought unicorns were real.

27. ...it was a big event in your household each year when the "Wizard of Oz" would come on TV. Break out the popcorn and sleeping bags!

28. ...you ever asked your Magic 8-Ball the question: "Who will I marry, Shawn Cassidy, Leif Garrett, or Rick Springfield?"

29. ...you completely wore-out your Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Fame soundtrack albums.

30. ...you tried to do lots of arts and crafts things, like yarn & popsicle stick God's Eyes or those weird potholders made on a plastic loom. Not to mention lanyards!

31. ...you made Shrinky-dinks!

32. ...you used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape recorder up to the speaker.

33. ...you couldn't wait to get the free animal poster that came when you ordered books from the Weekly Reader book club.

34. ....you learned everything you needed to know about girl issues from Judy Blume books. (Are you there God? It's me, Margaret.)

35. ...you thought Olivia Newton John's song, "Physical" was about aerobics.

36. ...you wore friendship pins on your tennis shoes, or shoelaces with heart or rainbow designs.

37. ...you had Colorforms

38. ...you wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer.

39. ...you had a Big Wheel with a brake on the side, and a Sit-N-Spin.

40. ...you had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat!

How Much things cost in        1970/1971              1989     (don't have 2008 stats yet)
Average Cost of new house      $25,250            $120,000
Average Income per year         $10,600            $27,450
Average Monthly Rent               $150                  $420
Cost of a gallon of Gas            40 cents            97 cents
Datsun 1200 Sports Coupe       $1,866           $15,350 (for new car)
United States postage Stamp    8 cents             27 cents