I was just discussing a matter with my friend Jimaie that made me laugh and I felt the need to share with you all. Feel free to join in the ridicule and laugh at/with us.
Back in junior high, there were some pretty ridiculously weird trends that we all thought were SO amazing. I don’t know who came up with some of this stuff, but they caught on like mad and before you knew it you’d be seeing everyone doing weird stuff like wearing pacifiers around their neck as jewelry. Or drawing all over their JanSport backpack straps with white out pen. Or slapping a crap load of body glitter on their face.
Actually, I can remember putting some silvery-purple glitter on my eyelids one time and thinking I looked like some sort of glamorous fairy… WHAT.
Soooooo, does anyone remember those strappy, clunky brown sandals?
WHY did 13 year old girls like these terrifying things? We seriously ALL had these messes on our feet, clomping around like we were following Moses through the desert. Please explain.
And then, there was the whole Hello Kitty thing. You had to have the mechanical pencils with the characters on top, erasers, notebooks, the works. Except it wasn’t cool to ONLY have Hello Kitty on all your stuff… you had to mix it up and have stuff with all her friends. Like the frog with the freaky bug eyes and the emo bat thing that wanted to kill the world.
(And yes, I do know all their names, but I don’t want to send you into shock with my coolness right now.)
Feel free to memorize all the characters and learn to draw them on your JanSport backpacks in white out pen if you want extra awesome points.
Do you guys remember any these? What did you and your friends do that you now look back on with shame and confusion?