Sunday, 8 June 2008

If You Were a Girl In The 70’s…

My comments in brackets.

  • You had that Fisher Price Doctor’s Kit with a stethoscope that actually worked
  • You owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a plastic basket with flowers on it.
(Oh yes I did - it was the coolest bike ever!)
  • You learned to skate with actual skates (not roller blades) that had metal wheels.
(mine had wheels but they we not metal)
  • You thought Gopher from Love Boat was cute (admit it!)

  • You had nightmares after watching Fantasy Island

  • You had either a ‘bowl cut’ or ‘pixie’, not to mention the ‘Dorothy Hamill’. People sometimes thought you were a boy.
(I had the Dorothy Hamill - yuck!)
  • You had rubber boots for rainy days and Moon boots for snowy days. YEAH! You owned a ‘Slip-n-Slide’, on which you injured yourself on a sprinkler head more than once.

  • You owned ‘Klick-Klacks’ and smacked yourself in the face more than once!
(We called them Klackers and I still have mine - gonna teach my son to smack himself in his face too :))
  • Your Holly Hobbie sleeping bag was your most prized possession.
(Didn't have the sleeping bag, but did have the doll)
  • You wore a poncho, gauchos, and knickers.
(Yup to the ponchos and gauchos - together even)
  • You begged Santa for the electronic game, Simon.
(Never did get one though)
  • You had the Donnie and Marie dolls with those pink and purple satiny shredded outfits, or the sunshine family.
(Nope but watched the show)
  • You spent hours in your backyard on your metal swing set with the trapeze. The swing set tipped over at least once.

  • You had homemade ribbon barrettes in every imaginable color. (Oh yeah!)

  • You had a pair of Doctor Scholl’s sandals (the ones with hard sole & the buckle). You also had a pair of salt-water sandals.

  • 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 Oleson!

  • You wanted your first kiss to be at a roller rink!

  • PONG! (’video tennis’ ) was the most remarkable futuristic game you’ve ever heard of!

  • Your hairstyle was described as having ‘wings’ or ‘feathers’ and you kept it ‘pretty’ with the comb you kept in your back pocket. When you walked, the ‘wings’ flapped up and down, looked like you were gonna ‘take off’
(Wow does that bring back memories!)
  • You know who Strawberry Shortcake is, as well as her friends, Blueberry Muffin and Huckleberry Pie.

  • You carried a Muppets lunch box to school and it was metal, not plastic. With the thermos inside some were glass inside and broke the first time you dropped them.
(Mine was Scoobie Doo)
  • You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazzard was your boyfriend.

  • YOU had Star Wars action figures, too!

  • 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 David Cassidy?’
(Oh wow....Leif Garrett...)
  • You completely wore out your Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Fame soundtrack record album.
(Yes I had the Grease soundtrack)
  • 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.
(Yup got those sets every Christmas)
  • You made Shrinky-Dinks and put iron-on kittens on your t-shirts!

  • You used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape player up to the speaker.
(LOL Oh yes I did!)
  • You had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat.

  • You learned everything you needed to know about girl issues from Judy Blume books. (Are you there God, It’s me, Margaret.)
(Judy Blume is the best!)
  • You thought Olivia Newton John’s song ‘Physical’ was about aerobics.
(It isn't?)
  • You wore friendship pins on your tennis shoes, or shoelaces with heart or /r a i n b o w /designs.

  • You wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer.
(Didn't we all?)
  • You drowned yourself in Love’s Baby Soft - which was the first ‘real’ perfume you ever owned.
(I love Love's Baby Soft!....do they still make that stuff?)
  • You glopped your lips in Strawberry Roll-on lip-gloss till it almost dripped off .
(Mine was 7up flavored lipsmackers - I can still taste it :))

3 comments:

Melody said...

It is as though you were doing "This is your life Melody".

My lunch box was Flintstones.

Shaun Cassidy - always.

I still listen to my Grease album - "Look at me I'm Sandra Dee, lousy with virginity..."

They do still make Love's Baby Soft and I still like the smell, though I dont't own any. why not?

I so wanted to be Laura Ingalls so I could kick Nellie Olson's ass.

Oh my god, Klackers! I had forgot about Klackers.

Kim said...

I'm going to have to look for Loves baby soft now...any idea if Walmart carries it?

Chel said...

Um, dang... that's me. All the way. What fun is this?!