|My step-brother had this poster hanging in his bedroom. |
I had Ewoks.
So let's get one thing clear. I was 3 in 1980 and 12 in 1989...while these were some very formative years, I was also on the young side...so I did not partake in a lot pop-culture crazes...even though I remember having a few pair of deely-bobbers, memorizing the lyrics of Thriller, and watching Live Aid all day on TV.
Instead, I basically wore whatever my Mom bought for me, which for the first half of the decade was mainly Garanimals.
|Philadelphia Zoo, 1980|
Unfortunately, I really couldn't find a lot of pictures of me in all of my 80s glory. But I did dig these out...starting with my 5th birthday cake circa 1982. Yee haw!
|Suck it Boss Hogg|
But as I got older, and dorkier, my tastes continued to evolve. We played Atari (and then ColecoVision) all the time, seem to remember collecting Smurfs, loved me everything Star Wars, and had an affinity for action-TV such as Knight Rider, Airwolf, A-Team, & Double Dare (c'mon...Physical Challenge!). Yeah Tubbs had nothin' on me.
|Could not have rocked larger Sally Jessy-Raphael eyeglasses|
In the beginning of the decade, my favorite athlete was Pete Rose...
|Nice batting stance...I BET it worked well...|
...and by the end it was Charles Barkley...
|Like Chuck, I am not a role model.|
...but the whole time I only wanted Michael Jordan's shoes.
I couldn't find any pictures of me fishing in the 1980s...likely because I didn't. But I did get to meet George the Elder & the hot chick in the red blazer...all while rockin' the box top fade. (Yeah, that was probably '91, but so what)...
|That girl is Poison!|