Back in the Day…

A gallery of things I remember about the 80s and 90s. Back in the day, when I was young, I’m not a kid anymore. But some days, I sit and wish I was a kid again

back in the day

When I was young, I’m not a kid anymore.  But some days, I sit and wish I was a kid again.

I did my homework in Trapper Keepers and hid my grades in Pee Chee folders.

trapper keepers & pee chee folders

My school banned Pogs as gambling.


Only one kid was ever lucky enough to own Crossfire.

crossfire board game

We were accused of being drug dealers for having pagers.  823-143-80085

motorola pagers

Fads were annoying enough to be officially outlawed.

Fashion kept changing quickly, but it was usually over-sized and obnoxiously colorful.

bum equipment, hypercolors, crosscolors, jnco jeans

Teachers made us read our text messages in front of the entire class.

folded notes

Girls never jocked, flirted, macked, or liked me.  Little has changed.

origami star jar

We hid earbuds in our sleeves in order to listen to music in class.

old sony walkman

There was no auto-tune.  Beautiful people lip-synced over a lesser attractive person’s singing.


Koreans rocked the roots of reggae.


Hip-hop was on welfare.


Two graduation songs brought us to tears.



We learned family values from an obstetrician in whacky sweaters.

cosby show

And these guys were Gangnam Style.

del los rio - macarena

4 thoughts on “Back in the Day…”

  1. ah, the memories…this post took me back to the days of hanging out at the mall for 10 hours on a saturday, playing street fighter, mortal kombat and daytona at space station and looking for girls to swap pager numbers with. if a genie granted me three wishes, i would use one up to relive these moments for a week.

  2. Awesome posts, they take me back instantly. Man I wanted that crossfire game so badly I was so jealous of the kids that did have it. Funny, as a kid all you want is what’s hot or whats popular. Then you grow a little older and realize there all phases of your life. Missed being a kid.

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