1. We rode our bikes all over town all day long until the sun went down. No helmets. No knee and elbow pads. No fears.
2. Our parents dropped us off at the arcade with $5 and said, “Have fun, we’ll be back in a couple of hours.” When we ran out of money, we spent the remaining time until they came back sticking our fingers in the change slots on every game in the arcade and every pay phone in sight.
3. Texting our friends or boyfriend/girlfriend in the ’80s meant writing a note on a piece of notebook paper, and then folding it up into cool shapes and sizes before slipping it to our friends.
4. Research papers meant we had to do true research, which meant going to the library and finding every book or encyclopedia we could find about our research topic. Oh, and we either handwrote the report in cursive, or we typed it on an actual typewriter.
5. We spent hours making a mixed tape by listening to the radio with a tape recorder sitting next to the radio speaker. Record… pause… record… rewind… record…
6. We spent hours upon hours watching MTV waiting to see our favorite music video one more time. Oh, did we mention that MTV actually played music videos 24 hours a day!
7. When we got thirsty outside, we drank water out of the water hose.
8. We were constantly looking up at the skies because we were terrified that a nuclear attack could happen at any moment!
9. We actually called someone on a phone to ask them out. No cell phone. No text. We did it the old fashioned way. We called them. Their dad answered the phone. Our palms started sweating, and the few seconds it took for him to get them on the phone seemed like an eternity!
10. The mullet hairdo wasn’t a joke, it was actually the hairstyle of choice for men and women alike.
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