Monday, April 07, 2008

Happy Birthday to ME!


    You wore a rainbow shirt that was half-sleeves, and the rainbow went up one sleeve, across your chest, and down the other. (nope, never into the rainbow stuff)

    You made baby chocolate cakes in your Easy Bake Oven and washed them down with snow cones from your Snoopy Snow Cone Machine. (asked for one for Christmas at least three times and never got one! Boo Hoo! My dh got me an ornament of it one year though! LOL)

    You had that Fisher Price Doctor's Kit with a stethoscope that actually worked. (ahh yes, I played doctor a lot!)

    You owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a plastic basket with flowers on it. (Yup! My 7th birthday present!! Don't forget the metal bell too!)

    You learned to skate with actual skates (not roller blades) that had metal wheels

    You thought Gopher from Love Boat was cute (Admit it!) (I was tv boy crazy!!! Every show had some hottie on it!)

    You had nightmares after watching Fantasy Island.

    You had rubber boots for rainy days and Moon boots for snowy days.

    You had either a "bowl cut" or "pixie," not to mention the "Dorothy Hamil" because your Mom was sick of braiding your hair. People sometimes thought you were a boy. (ALL THE TIME!!!!)

    Your Holly Hobbie sleeping bag was your most prized possession. (still have mine)

    You wore a poncho, gauchos, and knickers.

    You begged Santa for the electronic game, Simon. ( I got the generic version called Einstein. Same thing. Played it for hours!!!!)

    You had the Donnie and Marie dolls with those pink and purple satiny shredded outfits. (actually, I had the LP, not the dolls -- but my friend did!)

    You spent hours in your backyard on your metal swing set with the trapeze. The swing set tipped over at least once. (next door neighbors house -- we used to have jumping contests all the time!)

    You had homemade ribbon barrettes in every imaginable color. (ahhh, yes!)

    You had a pair of Doctor Scholl's sandals (the ones with the hard sole & the buckle! (check! white ones.)

    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! (I had the box set of books!)

    You wanted your first kiss to be at a roller rink. (isn't that what you DID at the roller rink?)

    Your hairstyle was described as having "wings" or "feathers" and you kept it "pretty" with the comb you kept in your back pocket. (yep, yep!)

    You know who Strawberry Shortcake is, as well as her friends, Blueberry Muffin and Huckleberry Pie. (loved Blueberry Muffin!!)

    You carried a Muppets lunch box to school and it was metal, not plastic. (I don't think I had Muppets, but I do remember Scooby Doo)

    You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazzard was your boyfriend. (No arguements, I had Bo!)

    You had Star Wars action figures, too! (Does GI Joe count??)

    It was a big event in your household each year when the "Wizard of Oz" would come on TV. Your mom would break out the popcorn and sleeping bags!

    You often asked your Magic-8 ball the question: "Who will I marry. Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, or Rick Springfield?" (oh the list didn't stop there!!)

    You completely wore out your Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Fame soundtrack record album. (Grease for sure!!! Did it get any hotter than John Travolta??)

    You tried to do lots of arts and crafts, like yarn and Popsicle-stick God's eyes, decoupage, or those weird potholders made on a plastic loom. (my specialty was yarn crocheted around hangers so your clothes didn't slip off)

    You made Shrinky-Dinks and put iron-on kittens on your t-shirts! (Ahh, yes. It wouldn't be a birthday without Shrinky Dinks!)

    You used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape player up to the speaker. (Oh, without a doubt!!!)

    You couldn't wait to get the free animal poster that came when you ordered books from the Weekly Reader book club. Double score if it was a teddy bear dressed in clothing.

    You learned everything you needed to know about girl issues from Judy Blume books (Are you there God, It's me, Margaret.) (... and don't forget Wifey!)

    You thought Olivia Newton John's song "Physical" was about aerobics.

    You wore friendship pins on your tennis shoes, or shoelaces with heart or rainbow designs. (ahh yes, Jr. High!)

    You wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer. (fer sure!)

    You had a Big Wheel with a brake on the side, and a Sit-n-Spin. ( I had a Green Machine! Those were even more RAD!)

    You had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat.

    You spent all your allowance on smurfs and stickers for your sticker album! (never did the sticker thing....)


Anonymous said...

This is ktsmama from FV.

This was certainly a blast from the past!!! I laughed so hard. Thanks, I needed that!

mycrazydebt said...

That was great! :-)