Mom gave me three boxes of old school stuff last night. Lots of it was from the 1988-89 school year, when I was a sophomore in high school and Bonnie was in 7th grade. I always felt like a bit of an outsider in school because I didn't have a closeknit circle of friends. But looking back now, I realize I had a pretty good high school experience (if rather bland--I was SUCH a goodie goodie). Tenth grade was full of eventful moments:
- being in the school musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It wasn't a performance of the caliber MHS is famous for now, but it was still a blast (we were mourning the loss of Grace Holland and were under the direction of a very, shall we say, green teacher who I don't think is there anymore). If you know Joseph, then you know the music is amazing. I can still sing along to almost the entire score when I see the show. Andrew Charon made us all tye-dyed, oversized t-shirts that were part of our costumes; I still have mine--and wear it instead of a robe in the bathroom (yes, it's that long). Matt Philaya played Joseph, Jeff Greenwood was Jacob, and a lot of other classmates were in the show, too.
- competing in the All American Marching Band competitition in Orlando, FL and taking 2nd place. It was my first time flying, my first time at Disneyworld, really my first big trip anywhere (you can vouch for that, right Bon?). I had such a crush on Josh Alexander. He was a senior and the drum major leading us all. I think he's a principal somewhere now...
- earning a spot as a varsity volleyball cheerleader. I loved cheering for VB because it was a sport where I actually understood all the rules. Our squad got along really well too, and that was the year the Spuds went all the way to state and won! I remember going to Burger King with the other cheerleaders after home games and eating french fries dipped in mayonnaise. Obviously, fat and calorie content wasn't a huge concern for us in 1988.
Here's what we were listening to that year:
1. Faith, George Michael
2. Need You Tonight, INXS
3. Got My Mind Set On You, George Harrison
4. Never Gonna Give You Up, Rick Astley
5. Sweet Child O' Mine, Guns N' Roses
6. So Emotional, Whitney Houston
7. Heaven Is A Place On Earth, Belinda Carlisle
8. Could've Been, Tiffany
9. Hands To Heaven, Breathe
10. Roll With It, Steve Winwood
11. One More Try, George Michael
12. Wishing Well, Terence Trent d'Arby
Hope you had fun going back to the 80s!