so, they’re making a new 90210 which initially, i thought was sac religious. however, when i started thinking about a generation of 8th graders living a life void of some 9-0…i just couldn’t take it. i hope you feel the sarcasm considering this generation has grown up with “to catch a predator” and myspace.
90210 was the show when i was growing up. that and “party of i want to shoot myself in the head”, but that’s another remake for the future.
this is 90210 we’re talking about, people. an icon. a benchmark. a show with a lot of sex geared at 13-20 year olds. in a word: genius.
90210 started when i was in 8th grade and immediately my friends and i were obsessed. obsessed with whether dylan and brenda were going to do it. which, they did. followed by dylan and kelly, who had already slept with steve and then moved on to brandon. good thing for kelly, i wasn’t that familiar with the term “whore” at that point in my life.
anyway, i started thinking back to 8th grade and the style, or lack of, that i was sporting then. and how 90210 was basically where we got a bunch of our fashion “sense” back then. most of the girls were way more hip that we’d seen before, there in the ozarks. except for donna. at least once a show, someone would say, “what is she wearing?”, which is odd because she ended up having her own clothing store.
back to my “style” in 8th grade. there were a few things going against me and a few things going for me at this stage in my life.
1. living in springfield missouri: point against me-definite 7-second delay
2. had naturally curly hair, aka perfect big hair: score for me
3. one of the tallest girls in my class: point against me
4. had huge collection of different colored socks: obviously, point for me
so, i thought i’d make up a list of what would have been found in my Durtbag as an 8th grader at Cherokee Junior High, the year 90210 launched.
-one pair of maroon and white nike airs for basketball practice
-no less than four scrunchies
-key chain with roughly 11 pieces of flair on it, containing one key. to my house.
-multiple packages of opened smartees
-one nike air white t-shirt for basketball practice
-one pair of umbros for basketball practice
-one fluorescent pink knee brace for basketball practice
-one trapper keeper
-multiple pencils that came with the grooves already in them for your fingers
-multiple pencils with rubber grip on them
-notes from friends
-notes going to friends
-one can of aqua net
-four different colors of lip gloss, mostly in the range of “iced blue pink”
-swatch guards for guarding my swatch
-one pair of the three pairs of shoe laces that came in my LA Gear’s
-seven wire-bound, thin rule, stuart hall notebooks
-lunch in a brown bag. smushed
-deodorant for gym
-random floating change for buying twix after school, pre-practice.
actually, in 8th grade, i would have been way too lame to carry a Durtbag. i’m just sayin’.
did i miss anything? feel free to add your 8th grade accessories.
not everyone from old 9-0 has signed on for new 9-0. but the most important person did: brenda. should have a countdown to a) how many episodes until she “does it” and b) how many days until she’s fighting with the cast? i’ll take an over under.
think this is lame? you should see our bags. go to durtbagz.com for more lame gear.