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 :)

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 80’s I was well into my teens so you get to see this post “Ten Things 80’s” from my perspective. The 80’s to me represented personal expression and world awareness.

1. 1980’s fashion… I just had to have a Members Only jackets and Parachute pants.

2. 1980’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 1980’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 80’s is much better than the MTV of today.

6. 1980’s introduced me to the terms Cold War, Communism, and Terrorism. The expansion of communism through the Soviet war in Afghanistan, The Iran–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 80’s with Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’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.

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  1. Lisa C December 30, 2012 at 19:12 #

    Twitter: spokesmama
    Ahh, the 80s. Nice list, Stasha’s husband! Music videos were huge for me too. Also parachute pants. :)

    By the way, is the linky working? I don’t see it in this post…
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    • Stasha December 30, 2012 at 19:24 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Up and running now. Thank you for noticing xo

  2. Terri Sonoda December 30, 2012 at 19:37 #

    Twitter: tsonoda
    Gosh I am old. I remember my son asking for one of those Members Only jackets.

    I said no. Mean mommie.
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  3. Sensible Moms December 30, 2012 at 19:42 #

    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. :) Ellen
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  4. [email protected] Mom December 30, 2012 at 19:42 #

    Twitter: copilotmom
    Great list – the music videos and movies made my list, too. Happy New Year, Stasha!
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  5. Ally December 30, 2012 at 20:16 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    Ooooh, the second I saw that you had your husband do the list I stopped reading and asked Hubs for his thoughts on the 80’s. So yes, I copied you. But it was so much fun! 😉
    Ally recently posted..His 80’s List – Monday Listicles

  6. Stacey December 30, 2012 at 20:23 #

    Twitter: staceysmoments
    Ahhh MTV. I remember when there were actual videos on that channel! Great list!
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  7. Robbie December 30, 2012 at 20:59 #

    Twitter: momma23monkeys
    ahhh the glorious 80s! Love John Hughes movies.
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  8. Kate December 30, 2012 at 21:32 #

    Twitter: KateWhineHall
    I’m with your husband on MTV of the 80’s – no comparison. It was an icon. Loved ALL the John Hughes movies! Thanks for using my suggestions this week! So much fun to read everyone’s posts!
    Kate recently posted..80’s Fashion Trends I Tried to Rock, But Mostly Didn’t

  9. Marie December 30, 2012 at 21:55 #

    Twitter: MarieMiracles
    This 80s list is really going to make us older bloggers come out of the woodwork!! I never had a Members Only jacket, but I do remember loving my Swatch watches and Le Sportsac bags!
    Marie recently posted..Ten memories from the 80s

  10. XLMIC December 30, 2012 at 22:06 #

    Twitter: xlmic
    See…I totally knew what a Members Only jacket was. But I was in my 20’s in the 80’s.
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  11. Bridget December 30, 2012 at 22:23 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    I agree, 80’s MTV is way better than current MTV!

    Thank you for your service. We’re all proud of you.
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  12. Alison December 30, 2012 at 22:35 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    That is a nice jacket!
    Great list, Big J (can I call you that?).
    Alison recently posted..Happy Holidays!

  13. Azara December 30, 2012 at 22:52 #

    Twitter: 8azara8
    We’re the same age :) 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.
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  14. christine December 31, 2012 at 04:25 #

    Oh, how could I have forgotten the movies??? Great list, Stasha’s husband!
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  15. kim December 31, 2012 at 04:54 #

    definitely playing along next week. trying to take your button but its not letting me.

  16. Mommy, for real. December 31, 2012 at 06:51 #

    Twitter: mommyisforreal
    I loved that your husband did this list! I think we are living parallel lives…I was born in 1978, and my husband was well into his teens in the 80s as well, being born in 1969! 😉 Happy New Year!
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  17. Kerstin @ Auer Life December 31, 2012 at 07:37 #

    Twitter: kerstinauer
    What an awesome idea to get your husband to do the list!
    I was in my teens during the 80′ s as well, so I can relate (except that I didn’t join the army ;))
    Kerstin @ Auer Life recently posted..2012 in tweets

    • Bee December 31, 2012 at 08:30 #

      Yes, yes, yes, to #s 2 and 7! And I totally agree that MTV was way better back then. They actually showed music videos.
      Bee recently posted..10 Things Totally 80s

  18. just JENNIFER December 31, 2012 at 09:36 #

    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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  19. Clarinda December 31, 2012 at 10:12 #

    Twitter: EnjoytheCourse
    My husband forbade me from including Reagan in my list. LOL!!

    The 80s really did give us some great movies.

  20. Pam December 31, 2012 at 11:28 #

    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.

  21. Cyndy December 31, 2012 at 13:27 #

    Twitter: dsfunctionalmom
    I love this so much I had to do my own! Totally agree about Mtv being better way back when.

  22. Rorybore December 31, 2012 at 13:35 #

    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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  23. Ducky January 1, 2013 at 06:58 #

    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. 😀 my Grandmother gave me a yellow one. It was my favorite.
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  24. JDaniel4's Mom January 1, 2013 at 08:21 #

    I remember having a boyfriend in the 90’s that still loved his Members Only jacket.
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  25. Bogi January 1, 2013 at 08:30 #

    Although I’m a little bit late, let me wish you a merry post-xmas and a very happy new year!
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    • Stasha January 1, 2013 at 09:37 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      THank you Bogi, same to you xoxo

  26. [email protected] January 1, 2013 at 11:41 #

    Twitter: bestillaminute
    I graduated high school in 1989 so I definitely have my fair share of 80’s memories. And I totally rocked the Members Only Jacket!

    Happy New Year! :)
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  27. Tamar Strauss-Benjamin January 1, 2013 at 13:35 #

    So cool to hear from your husband!! Happy new year to all of you!
    Tamar Strauss-Benjamin recently posted..Memories and Reflections 2012

  28. Audrey January 2, 2013 at 06:51 #

    Great Job! I was born in the 80’s so my list wouldn’t have been so good :)
    Audrey recently posted..Christmas 2012

  29. Diane January 2, 2013 at 14:55 #

    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. 😀
    Diane recently posted..Here’s to 2013!

  30. Julia Spencer January 8, 2013 at 04:19 #

    Excellent list! There are a lot of things to remember and pleasant moments to recollect!
    Thanks a lot for sharing
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  31. Liz January 10, 2013 at 19:35 #

    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 :)
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