There is a lot I loved about my childhood and teenage years, and watching my favourite movies like Say Anything, Clueless, Heathers and Reality Bites makes me remember all the things I used to love back in the day.
I loved Christian Slater.
I loved Pretty In Pink.
I loved Chachi.
I loved BOP and Tiger Beat.
I loved teasing my hair even though it looked awful.
I loved Alyssa Milano and Tony Danza and Who's The Boss.
I loved Kirk Cameron, before he got all, you know, crazy weird.
I loved the Mini-Pops and had a crush on the boy who sang Eye Of The Tiger.
I loved Fashion Plates.
I loved push-down socks and wearing two different earrings to look cool.
I loved that I went through a skater phase even though I have never been on a skateboard in my life.
I loved the smoking section.
I loved skipping class and playing Dominos and cards with my friends in high school.
I loved Friday night school dances, but hated having to wait two agonizing days to see the boy I liked again on Monday morning, when things were always different and weird and not at all sweet and romanatic like they were on Friday night.
I loved passing notes in class. I still have all these notes in a special wooden box.
I loved Nirvana. And the Red Hot Chili Peppers. And Black Sabbath. And Guns N' Roses.
I loved dancing.
I loved Girls Just Want To Have Fun.
I loved that the friends I had back then are still my best friends today. We've really been through it all together.
I loved Top Gun.
I loved River Phoenix.
I loved WHAM!
I love Rainbow Brite, and my Cabbage Patch Kid.
I loved Esprit and Benetton, and shopping with my parents on Sunday afternoons.
It's amazing how much of my childhood and teenage years are still so very clear in my mind. I love my memories, and I love remembering the things I loved.
What about you? What did you love, back in the back?