Friday, October 22, 2010

One Question Friday













Every Friday I’m going to ask a question. The questions I choose might be ambiguous on purpose. The goal is to have you answer the question according to your beliefs, where you’re at in life or a circumstance that might have recently impacted you. The only thing I ask is that you provide an explanation for why you answered the way you did.


It's my hope to understand you better through this and also to gain a greater understanding of humanity and how people make decisions.






What is something you did, or wore, or watched in the 80’s you are embarrassed to admit, but will for the sake of answering my One Question Friday?









*photos by flickr

27 comments:

  1. You ready for this? A boy's class ring with string wrapped around it so that it would fit me. I know, it's embarrassing, but in the spirit of "One Question Friday."

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  2. Big big hair (my hair is already big). Heavy eyeliner. And the think I will admit reluctantly is that I used to have to lie down to put my Jordache jeans on!

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  3. Wore big hair and watched Sesame Street (with my kids, of course).

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  4. Oh boy--where do I start? I was a new mom for most of it so I know I tried to not be too wild but I still watched soaps back then. Young and the Restless. Loved it!

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  5. I once wore argyle black/white leggings and my boyfriend's black blazer to interview a local government official for my college paper. Oi vey. *shakes head in shame

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  6. I wasn't around in the 80s... but my sister and I often wonder what our kids will say about the clothes we wear now. :D

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  7. Big hair all the way baby! :O)

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  8. For me it was more the 90's than the 80's (and there's some pretty scary stuff in the 90's:)).

    I've given you an award on my blog today. Love one question Friday!

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  9. Oh man! I was in elementary school for the 80s but I totally gave into those little fads. I tight rolled my jeans and wore the layers of socks. I also did the big bangs thing with all that hairspray. Ick :D

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  10. Pegged pants...and bangs that I curled up with a whole can of hairspray.

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  11. Guess jeans with the zipper at the ankle with slouch socks and Reebox high tops. I thought I was awesome!

    BTW- Your post got my attention due to the pic of Jake Ryan!!! I still love Jake Ryan!!!

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  12. Jake Ryan???!!!! My heart melts completely. =) Embarrassing? Ok I'll tell you but it's not pretty. Well actually I might have to DM you that one. Um something a bit more tame... big hair, neon, almost white lipstick, high healed victorian boots, leg warmers, pants with zippers on the bottom, wow I was quite active in the 80's wasn't I?? ;)

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  13. Ummm... jeans to tight I had to lay down to zip them.

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  14. Um..look at any picture of me in that decade and you'll cringe. Short hair, big hair, stretch pants, zipper jeans, jeans with the knee hole, crop shirts, jelly shoes, matching scrunchy/shirt/socks, mini-skirt-a-rama. Yeah, I looked ridiculous, but I sure had fun!

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  15. Great question! I tagged my jeans, sang along with The New Kids on the Block, and watched The Smurfs and Gummie Bears. But I'm MOST embarrassed about my parachute pants ala M.C. Hammer. What a crime against humanity those were! LOL!

    So good to reconnect with you through Jill's blog, Wendy!

    Cheers,
    Jackee

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  16. Thankfully I wasn't a very cool kid, so I didn't have the sprayed-up hair or anything. But I did have layered, brightly colored socks, tennis shoes without laces and tagged jeans. And I did watch Saved By the Bell and listened to NKOTB. *sigh*

    Amy

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  17. Oh my goodness - I have NO shame about this. I had the BIGGEST crush on Zach Morris from Saved by the Bell. I taped all the shows (they were reruns by then). My friends all made fun of me for it. I had no shame then. No shame now.

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  18. Hi Wendy,
    I was in high school, and wore the headband, scrunched socks, used a lot of hair spray, and did all of this just to be in style.

    I'm just so happy I was out of that phase when my wedding day arrived (Hee hee).
    Michele Katherine

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  19. Hi Wendy -

    Back then, we were in style. So, I look at it for what it was...a fashion craze. Oh, there was the one piece floral jumpsuit.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  20. OK (gulp)...jelly shoes, rolled-up jeans, NKOTB, Debbie Gibson.

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  21. Reading all these comments brings me such memories....ahh, where to begin...big hair, rolled up jeans, layered socks (totally forgot that one on purpose! Thank you very much Cindy for reminding me)..and the list goes on.
    Great fun question...and LOVED the pics "Saved by the Bell" was a favorite as well as, "Growing Pains".

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  22. Back in the 80s (when I was in my 20s), I had my hair highlighted, but the stylist used too much of the wrong stuff, and I ended up a redhead for a few weeks, which was SO not what I'd planned. I've been scared to deal with dyes ever since. Now my highlights are natural, a lovely shade of silver. (No! It's not gray. It can't be gray. I refuse to admit it's gray. Yes! I'm in denial. =D)

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  23. Funny question and comments. I had a white one piece outfit that had black and red triangles on it and a bright red belt. Some kind of 80s rock band reject outfit, I think. I also wore Flashdance leggings and off the shoulder sweatshirts. I was really sumpin'!

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  24. I had an awful crush on Erik Estrada of C.H.I.P.S. ...

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  25. Parachute pants with a lot of zippers, as well as flourescent colored anything, pegged pants, lots of hairspray and big earrings - all because that was the way we rolled in my small town in Michigan :-)

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