Mar 9, 2008

don't look now, but here come the 80s.

so. let's recap, shall we?

* no update on B's job.
* the truck has been totalled by his insurance. however, AAA hasn't even heard about this claim. hmmmm...
(and this has nothing to do with him, but...)
* have i mentioned how cool the Husband can be sometimes, especially when it comes to my 'needing to craft' obsession?

ok. i'll explain. i found a recipe online for making headache balm. some Shea butter, olive oil and beeswax, along with lavender oil, melted, pour into metal tins. then when a headache comes your way, rub some into your temples, and breathe deeply.
i have some headache oil like this. it works. so, my brilliant idea was - hey! let's make these for Christmas presents!!

and yes, i am well aware that it's only March.

so - yesterday, in a lot of running around anyway, B decided to take me to a health food store for the Shea butter. no luck. but, amazingly Bath & Body Works had 100% Shea butter in stock.

and today, while he's looking at greasy car parts and other man based smelly things at the Pomona car swap meet, i'll be here. making headache balm.

or other crafty things.

now - you may be wondering what-in-the-name-of-all-that-is-holy-does-all-of-that-have-to-do-with-the-80's (as my title infers)?

well, Becky had this on her little corner of the internet. i thought it was cool. then i realized how dang old i am...and even was back in the freaking 80s.

here. enjoy. and feel free to use.

1. How old were you in 1980? 18
2. How old were you in 1989? gah. 27.
3. Were you a Toys R' US Kid?um, no...i was a Tuffskins kid.
4. Did you watch Transformers? Nope.
5. Did you see E.T. on the big screen? no, and i don't know why!
6. Did you own a Lite Bright? no dang it. i was deprived as a child. deprived, i tells ya!
7. Who is your Favorite Golden Girl? Sophia. (me too. i always liked a smartass)
8. When someone says "Who you gonna call?" you think? GHOSTBUSTERS!
9. What was/were your favorite toy(S)? being an older teenager, probably 45s.
10. Did you have a Pogo Ball? huh? whaz that?
11. Did you listen to New Kids on the Block? thank heavens no. i did, however, listen to the Go-Gos and Pat Benetar
12. What New Kid did you have a crush on? what's a New Kid?
13. Did you play M.A.S.H? oh boy. 'come on, guys! let's play dress up and doctor all at once!'
14. Did you watch The Care Bears? nope. but i did watch Disney's Gummi Bears. oh wait. that was the 90s.
15. Did you have Jelly bracelets? um, no. but i did have at least three different pairs of jelly shoes. which i saw again in Target. yesterday.
16. Did you own a glo-worm? wait. this is a family blog and i don't go in for those shenanigans. what? oh. never mind.
17. Did you ever own a slap bracelet? i think i did.
18. The Breakfast Club or Sixteen Candles? neither. 'Hiding Out.'
19. Did you have a crazy hair style? um. of course. and no you cannot see it.
20. What was your first bike? dagnabbit, it was back in the 60's and it was a red Schwinn
21. Name one thing you still own from your childhood? it's the doll from my Liddle Kiddle locket. and it looks 40 some years old.
22. Did you have a Cabbage Patch Kid? oh yeah. rotten wench that i am, i bought one to torment my then boyfriend's mother with. 'Mrs. Clarkson! wanna see your grandchild?!'
23. Did you dress like Madonna? nah. i'm wasn't slutty enough back then.
24. Rainbow Brite or Strawberry Shortcake? Strawberry Shortcake. i like toys that smell good.
25. Did you watch Miami Vice? sometimes.
26. Did you own a pair of Jelly Shoes? see #15. they did, however, REALLY make your feet sweat.
27. Did you own a Trapper Keeper? oh yeah. those rocked!
28. Atari or Nintendo? Atari. i bought it myself. i had Frogger AND a Journey 'Don't Stop Believin' video game.
29. Did you play Pac-Man? yep. and i sucked at it, too.
30. Which was better? Nintendo DS. what? wrong decade?
31. He-Man or She-Ra? i'll take She-Rag - Princess of PMS
32. What movie scared you the most? hmmmm. i don't remember seeing any scary movies then.
33. Did you try to dance like Michael Jackson? ummmm, no.
34. What Is The First Thing That Comes To Mind When You Hear "Flux Capacitor"? "If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits eighty-eight miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious shit." (me, too, Becky! that and some really scary hair on Doc)
35. What other colors did Pepsi come in? clear. never drank it. i'm a Coke girl.
36. Roger Rabbit Or Howard The Duck? p-p-p-p-p-please! Roger rules.
37. Did you ever beg your parents to have your school picture taken with the 'LASER' background? thank heavens, no.
38. Do you know what the Ninja Rap is? do i want to know?
39. Do you know why people cringe when they hear the word BUCKNER? no. i am SO old.
40. Can you name the family members from National Lampoons Vacation movies? Clark, Ellen, Rusty, Audrey, Aunt Edna, Cousin Eddie and the dog who peeded on everything.
41. WallyWorld or Europe? has to be WallyWorld - it was filmed @ Magic Mountain about 40 minutes from Long Beach, where i grew up. (but now, i'd rather go to Europe. just not with the Griswalds)
42. What was your favorite movie from the 80's? see #18. i loved Jon Cryer then. now, well, not so much.

your turn. have fun! i have headache balm to make.


Allison said...

So I was only around for 2.5 years of the 80's. But I think I could fill that out.... haha.

And isn't M.A.S.H. a word game? Figure out who you're going to marry (you always had to have one guy you couldn't stand!), how many kids you're going to have, where you're going to live (M.A.S.H.= Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House)... OMG We used to play that all the time!

Steff said...

I don't have speakers that work at home, so since I'm on my mom's computer I get to hear the awesome music you have! I love this Garth Brooks song. :)

I totally get your need to craft! It is never too early to make Christmas presents either. :) Now, if that headache stuff works you could send some my way. I have a big headache that I often call boss...LOL.

I had to laugh at the first question...where was I in 1980? Well, considering I wasn't even conceived until early 1981 I guess I was half in an egg and half in a sperm. Eee...that was kind of ick wasn't it?!

Tug said...

We need a 70's one - LOL.

Christmas already? I'm going to cry...

Keep us posted on hubs, & can't wait to hear about KEITH!!!!

Tug said...

forgot to subscribe dammit.

Susie Q said...

Oh I LOVE This list...can I steal it?? *smile*

And I am still praying for Brenden's job news...

When you gotta craft, you gotta craft. And YOU gotta craft!

Love ya,

Pat said...

Funny, but you wanna talk old? I can remember my kids doing all this stuff...

Becky said...

You're not the only one working on Christmas stuff! I'm playing around with designs for this year's cards. And I swear I'll (eventually) post a picture of the ones we sent out this past Christmas. Oh, and you've gotta see what I'm making for the folks at work for St. Patty's. Okay, enough talk, I'll take pics over the weekend and post them. If they're not there by Monday, feel free to kick my behind.

How was Keith?

And how is B's job hunting going? I have access to a few spare goats if they're still needed. Just say the word.