What’s the obsession with PS3?

My husband stopped by Best Buy on Thursday to pick up some thigamajig for his Power Point presentation at work this morning.  My husband (DH) tells me that he was thinking ‘Thursday morning 10AM, surely the store is open and not too busy – I’ll be in and out in no time.’

When he pulled into the parking lot of the gigantic store, there was plenty of room to park, but DH noticed many tents set up along the sidewalk near the entrance to Best Buy.  Of course, he’s asking himself “When the hell did Best Buy start selling camping gear?!”  As he got closer, he realized that there were people inside those tents.  With sleeping bags, pillows and ice chests.  Turns out they were actually camping out, waiting for today, to be among the first to purchase a PlayStation 3.

My husband said there were teenagers, which he expected.  The folks that disturbed him were the middle-aged men wearing t-shirts emblazoned with ‘Captain Kirk Rocks’ or ‘ Guns’N’Roses 1987 Appetite for Destruction Tour’ that were waiting along with the teenagers.   Not sure whether to 1) be weirded out by the grown-ups missing work to pay $600 dollars for a base unit (no games, mind you), 2) bow in respect for their lifelong devotion to video games or 3) feel pity for the lives they might have had if they had simply stopped. playing. freaking. video. games.  


Erin Colleen, the 80’s Queen!

I was long ago dubbed that title by my husband (he’s 10 months younger, but we graduated from high school the SAME YEAR thankyouverymuch).  Okay, I’ll tell you that we graduated in 1993. He grew up listening to Country music, whereas I grew up listening to Top 20 songs.  Amazing how different two kids of the Eighties/Early Nineties can be!  Look over this list and see how many apply to you:

You Know You Grew Up In The 80’s or Early 90’s If:

1. You’ve ever ended a sentence with the word SIKE.
2. You owned a Pound Puppy.
3. You can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
and can do the ‘Carlton’.
4. Girls wore biker shorts under their skirts and felt
stylishly sexy.
5. You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters Club
and tried to start a club of your own.
6. You owned those lil’ Strawberry Shortcake-scented dolls.
7. You know that “WOAH” comes from Joey on Blossom.
8. Two words: Hammer Pants.
9. If you ever watched “Fraggle Rock”.
10. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars…
and spokey-dokes or playing cards on your spokes for
that incredible sound effect.
11. You can sing the entire theme song to “Duck Tales” (Woo-hoo!)
12. It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
13. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.
14. You saw the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the big screen..and still know all the turtles’ names.
15. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.
16. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.
17. You played the game “MASH”(Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House)
18. You wore a stonewashed Jordache jean jacket and were proud of it.
19. L.A. Gear….need I say more?
20. You wanted to change your name to “JEM” in Kindergarten. (She’s Truly Outrageous.)
21. You remember reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and all the Ramona books.
22. You know the profound meaning of “WAX ON, WAX OFF”.
23. You wanted to be a Goonie.
24. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (some of us…head-to-toe)
25. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.
26. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
27. You took lunch boxes to school… and traded Garbage Pail Kids in the schoolyard.
28. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.
29. You still get the urge to sayNOT after every sentence.
30. You remember Hypercolor t-shirts.
31. Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band.
32. You thought She-ra (Princess of Power!) and He-Man
should hook up.
33. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade
friendship bracelets.
34. You ever owned a pair of Jelly Shoes.
35. After you saw Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure you kept saying “I know you are, but what am I?”
36. You remember “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”
37. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.
38. You never got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide.
39. You have ever played with a Skip-It.
40. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds.
41. You’ve gone through this list nodding your head in agreement.
42. You remember Popples.
43. Don’t worry, be happy! (Bobby McFerrin)
44. You wore, like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks.
45. You wore socks scrunched down (and sometimes still
..getting yelled at by younger hip members of the
46. You remember boom boxes and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.
47. You remember watching both Gremlins movies.
48. You know what it meant to say “Care Bear Stare!!”
49 You remember watching Rainbow Bright and & My Little Pony Tales
50. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot.
51. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.
52. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool…and don’t even flinch when people refer to them as “NKOTB”.
53. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on “Saved By The Bell,” The ORIGINAL class.
54. You know all the words to Bon Jovi – SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.
55. You just sang those words to yourself.
56. You remember watching Magic vs. Bird.
57. Homemade Levi shorts.. (the shorter the better)
58. You remember when mullets were cool!
59. You actually had a mullet!
60. You can still sing “We are the World”
61. You tight rolled/pegged your jeans.
62. You owned a banana clip.
63. You remember “Where’s the Beef?”
64. You used to (and probably still do) say “What you talkin’ ’bout Willis?”
65 You had big hair and you knew how to use it.
66. You’re still singing shot through the heart in your head, aren’t you?!

80s or Early 90s!!!