Monday Listicles

Oh my, last day of 2012!! Can you believe it???

I just cannot wrap my head around it. This is the first year of my life I feel like it just zoomed by. I blame twitter.

That happens to be one of three suggestions that Kate’s made for today’s listicle: 10 TWEETS or 10 THINGS TOTALLY 80′ or 10 CRUSHES. Which one will you go for? I made my husband write a listicle because I was going to sort out my end of year taxes tonight. Instead I bought a very cute new pullover. But thanks for helping me out honey…

Last week Kelly asked us to tell the story behind our Christmas ornaments and I really loved reading your listicles. It also helped me make a new year’s resolution: make it a tradition to gift an ornament to my son every year. Thank you Kelly, beautiful list inspiration!

Next week I am calling the topic: 10 THINGS YOU HAVE NO INTENTION OF CHANGING IN 2013. Let us do an antidote to this mad New Year’s resolutions pressure shall we?

Have a fabulous time ringing in 2013! until next year ๐Ÿ™‚

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!


10 THINGS 1980s

While my wife was only 2 years old at the start of the 80โ€™s I was well into my teens so you get to see this post โ€œTen Things 80โ€™sโ€ from my perspective. The 80โ€™s to me represented personal expression and world awareness.

1. 1980โ€™s fashionโ€ฆ I just had to have a Members Only jackets and Parachute pants.

2. 1980โ€™s English music invasion! The Cure (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me and Disintegration) Duran Duran (Rio), Depeche Mode (Some Great Reward and Music For the Masses), INXS (Listen Like Thieves), and The Police (Synchronicity)

3. The 1980โ€™s President, Ronald Regan.

4. The space shuttle both the highs and lows.

5. 1981 The world was given MTV … Music videos for all. I think the MTV of the 80โ€™s is much better than the MTV of today.

6. 1980โ€™s introduced me to the terms Cold War, Communism, and Terrorism. The expansion of communism through the Soviet war in Afghanistan, The Iranโ€“Contra affair, The 1983 Invasion of Grenada and Beirut barracks bombings; The 1986 Operation El Dorado Canyon conducted against Libya by the United States, and the 1988 Lockerbie bombing to name a few.

7. Movies! John Hughes owned the 80โ€™s with Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Buellerโ€™s Day Off, and Weird Science. Other movies like the Big Chill, Red Dawn St. Elmo’s Fire, and Footloose reflected our fears and the coming of age.

8. Freedom! I got my 1st job and purchased my 1st car. No more school bus or asking for rides.

9. Bills (car insurance, car payments, and gas)… along with freedom came further responsibility and hard choices. I was the eldest of seven children so I got minimal financial assistance from my parents. I had to ask myself do I need that Members Only Jacket more than gas for the car?

10. Service to my country. I joined the U.S. Navy in June 1989. I wanted to do my part against the Communist and terrorist. I wanted adventure. I wanted my family and community to be proud of me.

In case like me you did not know what Members Only jacket is. No, this is not my husband.

37 thoughts on “Monday Listicles”

  1. Twitter: SensibleMoms
    Oh Stasha, you didn’t know what Members Only was? You are such a little pumpkin.

    Loved your hubby’s list. Our “Movies” ones sounded like we were cheating off each other’s tests. And I so wanted to go back to our post and add the groups he mentioned, but I’ll play it straight. ๐Ÿ™‚ Ellen
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  2. Twitter: 8azara8
    We’re the same age ๐Ÿ™‚ I still picked some 80s stuff from when I was 10 or so (ie 1988 and up). Excellent use of your hubby – shopping is always a good excuse for not messing around on the computer.

    I love the topic you picked for next week! I’m thinking about it already. The resolutions side of things was getting me down, so this is a nice change of pace.
    Azara recently posted..Like, totally yummy

  3. Twitter: JenAnnHall
    What a fantastic list! Pretty sure all the 80s bases were covered. Well, except for the “Big Hair Bands” like Bon Jovi, Poison and Whitesnake.

    I feel like I should admit that I had a pair of parachute pants. Oh my.
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  4. Twitter: pammlofton
    The good things about the 80s for me was graduating from college- undergrad and grad school- and having three of the four lovelies. Other than those things, I blow raspberries in their general direction. But I did enjoy your hubby’s list! My brother joined the Navy too but, to be honest, I cannot remember the year. He stayed in for about 15 years and really liked it.

  5. Twitter: rorybore
    John Hughes – my love/hate relationship. Love – because the movies were awesome then AND are still awesome now! Hate – because everyone thought I looked like Molly Ringwald…..and really, high school is hard enough. oye.
    Happy New Year!
    (I’ll be back to join the regular party next week)
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  6. Twitter: batcrapcrazy
    I didnt even think of havingbIrishman help with this one. It would’ve been fun to see what stuck out in his mind! I remember the members only jackets. ๐Ÿ˜€ my Grandmother gave me a yellow one. It was my favorite.
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  7. Twitter: dkotucker
    I had to have a Members Only jacket too…mine was mauve if you can imagine. Did you they are back “in”??? My 33 yr old stepson has one. I even took a pic to show you. ๐Ÿ˜€
    Diane recently posted..Here’s to 2013!

  8. I love these, Stasha!! I can totally relate to a lot of your hubby’s list. I turned 15 in 1980, was in Year 10 at school, came from a large family & got my first job. MTV, music, no car though as in Australia, you had to be 18 to get your licence.
    I’m hoping to join in with your Listicles a bit more this year ๐Ÿ™‚
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