Ticklebuddy Wonderpoo (aubkabob) wrote,
Ticklebuddy Wonderpoo
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i stoled this from grlleastlikely, and am reposting it mainly for raisin, because it SO reminds me of us when we were little:


You made baby chocolate cakes in your Easy Bake Oven and washed them down with snow cones from your Snoopy Snow Cone Machine. (i DESPERATELY wanted either of those, i would practically drool over them both in the toy section of stores, but alas.... this 'trauma' from not having either as a kid was alleviated greatly when i grew up and realized that i SUCK at cooking and HATE doing it.)

You had that Fisher Price Doctor's Kit with a stethoscope that actually worked. (i'm surprised i still have hearing after playing with those.)

You owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a plastic basket with flowers on it. (yes. it was light blue.)

You learned to skate with actual skates (not roller blades) that had metal wheels. (always wanted to learn, but never got skates until i was in the 6th grade. maybe that's why i suck at skating.)

You thought Gopher from Love Boat was cute. (and HOW!)

You had nightmares after watching Fantasy Island. (not sure about nightmares, but i remember it freaking me out quite a bit a few times...)

You had rubber boots for rainy days and Moon boots for snowy days. (i also had a lovely "i can't put my arms down!" snowsuit.)

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. (mom gave me the dorothy hamil cut once. once. she immediately learned the errors of her ways. i think she did it because she had had hair past her butt and chopped it off... she had cut mine shortly after.)

Your Holly Hobbie sleeping bag was your most prized possession. (actually, i had a Looney Toons one, a western.. looney.. toons. dunno WHY.)

You wore a poncho, gauchos, and knickers. (thank goodness? no.)

You begged Santa for the electronic game, Simon, but never got it... (or kabangers) (actually had simon, but the small travel version. and it DID come from santa!)

You had the Donnie and Marie dolls with those pink and purple satiny shredded outfits. (you're darn tootin! actually, i think i only had the donnie doll. he dated my Golden Dream Barbie.)

You spent hours in your backyard on your metal swing set with the trapeze. (i remember thinking we were rich because we had a swingset with the trapeze, a swing, two rings, something else, AND monkey bars.)

The swing set tipped over at least once. (until my daddy bought cement for the one at his house. i remember the one at my mom's house tipping over all the damn time because of all of the stoned adults playing on it. i could swear at least once i woke up to find my swingset in pieces or severely bent.)

You had homemade ribbon barrettes in every imaginable color. (i think i remember raisin making them for me, in fact!)

You had a pair of Doctor Scholl's sandals (the ones with hard sole & the buckle). (i remember thinking i was a balerina because i could stand on my 'toes' in them.)

You also had a pair of salt-water sandals. (faetal told me of these.. contraptions... maybe i lived too far in the backwoods of iowa.)

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! (little house was a weekly EVENT at our house. yeah, shaddup.)

You wanted your first kiss to be at a roller rink. (i was terrified of skates. i only wanted to marry john schneider or erik estrada, or the lead singer from The Bay City Rollers.)

Your hairstyle was described as having "wings" or "feathers" and you kept it "pretty" with the Goody comb you kept in your back pocket. (don't know what happened, but it seems like one day, long after my hair grew out from the hamil incident, mom decided it would be a keen idea to hack off all my hair because 'it feathered so pretty'. this happened right around the same time that i hit that awkward phase right before puberty, where things started growing at odd speeds, so thusly, i had breasts but no waist. boy hair and a giant nose. and what on EARTH is up with my buck teeth?!?)

You know who Strawberry Shortcake is, as well as her friends, Blueberry Muffin and Huckleberry Pie. (this should be changed to 'THE REAL strawberry shortcake', as i don't know what the HELL is going on with the 'hip' new 'version' of our childhood toys. the jerks. jerkity jerks, even.)

You carried a Muppets lunch box to school and it was metal, not plastic. (had a dukes of hazzard one, and a charlies angels one. boy, do i wish i still had those.)

You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazzard was your boyfriend. And if you didn't get one of the Duke boys...Ponch or John would be your alternates. (as i said earlier: john schneider, and if he turned me down? erik estrada would be there for me!)

Every now and then "It's a Hard Knock Life" from the movie, "Annie" will pop into your brain and you can't stop singing it the whole day. (naw, but "tomorrow"? eek.)

You had Star Wars action figures, too! (yet another childhood toy i am SO kicking myself in the ass for not taking care of. i know i had c3po, r2-d2, and han. the funny thing is that i had the toys, but never saw any of the movies until many MANY years later, when i saw 'empire strikes back' on our stolen hbo.)

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! (it WAS. it was the only day of the entire year that raisin and i would spend the night together, planned very carefully for us by our parents. i think that when we moved and someone else asked if they could spend the night, i said 'why, dorothy isn't on.' it blew my mind that you didn't need a MAJOR EVENT to spend the night at someone's house.)

You often asked your Magic-8 ball the question: "Who will I marry...Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, or Rick Springfield?" (well, i DID have the shaun cassidy guitar.)

You completely wore out your Grease, Saturday, Night Fever, and Fame soundtrack record album. (the only 'tape' i owned was the bay city rollers' greatest hits until santa brought me the footloose soundtrack when i was about 10. other than that, i had MICKY MOUSE DISCO, the first album i ever owned.)

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. Potholders I believe they were called "loom loopers" (even as a kid, i realized how dumb the loomy things were. i couldn't see the point. now GODS eyes, on the other hand...)

You made Shrinky-Dinks and put iron-on kittens on your t-shirts! (my kittens were glittery! until they faded to that obscure grey after too many washings.)

You used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape player up to the speaker. (and you could hear me singing along, of course. i have since destroyed all of those.)

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. (and most of the books i ordered were choose your own adventure.)

You learned everything you needed to know about girl issues from Judy Blume books (Are you there God, It's me, Margaret.) (i was more of a beverly cleary fan, meself.)

You thought Olivia Newton John's song "Physical" was about aerobics. (it's not?)

You wore friendship pins on your tennis shoes, or shoelaces with heart or rainbow designs. (ah, when rainbows meant something else...)

You wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer. (i wanted legs like that. still do.)

You had a Big Wheel with a brake on the side, and a Sit-n-Spin. (had a dukes of hazzard one, too! big wheel. i remember the joy of being able to sit and spin for HOURS and never get sick. now one twirly ride at a park and i'm out for the evening.)

You had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat. (this didn't come until much later. and even then, i would HATE buying them for the sean astin and kirk cameron posters because even then, i realized how lame it was.)

You spent all your allowance on Smurfs and stickers for your sticker album. (i still have my sticker album, the same one that i've had and added to since i was EIGHT. maybe i'll scan it one day.)

okay, so it was mainly posted for MY reminiscence. i wish i was more creative with my responses, but eesh, i'm tired.

long day.

i almost had a panic attack after standing at my register with FIVE GAZILLION people in line for seven hours straight (other than my half hour lunch). after sitting in the QUIET breakroom for 10 minutes, i felt so much better.

though i feel sad and weird after picking up my michael's application and talking to denise. so much for 'never working there again!'.. but oh how i will love 25% employee discount again. and days that i work both jobs, i'll finally get caught up on my reading again.

*sigh*

hooray for tomorrows off.

can't you see you're falling down
thanks to things i never knew
don't you know i'm trying hard...
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