Thursday, February 28, 2008
Recently we dressed The Baby in a blue tie-die onsie. Did he ever look cute! I haven’t seen much tie-dye since its resurgence in the 90s. I just started wondering what kinds of fun fads and fashions The Baby has in store. Will he play a Pokemon-type game? obsess about something like Webkinz? (my niece and nephew love these), what clothes/brands will he HAVE to have? So many neat things to look forward to!
For now, join me on a trip down memory lane.
13 things that I loved during youth to the point of ridiculousness (in no particular order):
1. High hair – I had hair higher than the highest hair! I looked like a lion in my junior photo.
2. Peg roll – I remember a specific conversation with a friend in which we were saying that we did not care if rolling your pants went out of style, we’d do it forever!
90210 – Okay, I loved it until Brenda left. Shannen Doherty was my Hollywood crush. I just wanted to be her so badly! After Brenda went to Europe to explore acting options (or whatever happened to her) I lost interest but watched until the bitter end. I also loved Claire and was bummed when she got written out.
4. Silver Spoons – I was convinced that I would marry Ricky Schroder when I was in 4th grade. Check out Ricky dancing...
5. Michael Jackson – I was convinced that I would marry Michael Jackson when I was in 5th grade.
6. Friendship pins – Oh, boy, I had sneakers full of these. I wasn’t sneaking up on anyone.
7. Biker shorts as a fashion statementt – I thought a nice boxy jacket looked great over biker shorts.
8. Chinese jump rope – I hope The Baby or The Baby’s future sister or brother likes this, cuz I want to play!
9. Strawberry Shortcake Dolls – I loved these dolls. They were so cute and smelled like a mix of new-car scent and watermellon gum. I still have them somewhere.
10. Converse All-Stars – aka: Chucks. The more angry teenage sayings markered on the canvas, the better!
11. The Love Boat – I thought the captain’s daughter was the luckiest girl in the world!
Sassy magazine – By the time I was in high school, I HATED Seventeen and Teen magazines and LOVED getting Sassy every month. I locked myself in my room and read it cover to cover. Sassy rocked!
13. Guess jeans – when I was in 8th grade, I wanted Guess jeans more than anything. My parents weren’t name-brand kind of people, so it took a lot of moping around to get me a pair. I peg-rolled them and wore them until they were rags.