Fads I ignored —
The Pet Rock
The Chia Pet
Fads I liked —
The “Braless” look
Life in General, Products
August 8, 2007 at 4:51 am
Pet rock – check (don’t ask!)
Chia pet – check (I only had one, I swear!)
Tamagotchi – check (my daughter had one, but I babysat for it many times)
Skinny ties – I don’t wear them (although there was something sexy about that Annie Hall look…)
The Macarena – check (summer of ’96, my then 14-year old French niece was visiting and taught it to us)
The “braless” look – I wish! Neil, these are small lemons. I am dealing with small cantaloupes, here. Support is of the essence.
August 8, 2007 at 5:16 am
The name of a “look” need not be literally true. Or so the folks at Victoria’s Secret would have us believe.
August 8, 2007 at 5:36 am
I killed a Chia pet once. It was a cat. It sat on my counter for weeks, dying a slow death until someone finally pointed out that all the fur (foliage) was dead and brown. Oooops, guess you have to water them.
August 8, 2007 at 5:50 am
I dealt with kids during the tamagotchi craze one summer at a camp. They always asked me to “pet sit” and I once had to sit for twenty…I let them all starve! Muahahahahahha
August 8, 2007 at 6:03 am
Never had a pet rock, we used rocks to throw at dogs or to skip on the water at the pond.
I do have a Chia Pet you can have, the seeds were slightly used for a science experiment. Why do kids (dads) think their mother would want this?
Maybe because us moms baby-sit their Tomagotchis and let them die. Oops
A Bolo tie should count as skinny, bet you’re sad you missed the Bolo tie fad.
I refuse to line dance so a big NO to the Macarena or the Electric Slide.
I blame my fear of line dancing on “Do the Hustle”
Braless, Yup, my little LEDs are allowed to go braless, shit I can go topless and nobody notices. As for the ‘wife beater’ shirt, not a fad I will be adopting any time soon.
And sorry Lance I’m not wearing any colored plastic wristbands either.
August 8, 2007 at 6:17 am
Chia pets are still around. They now come in all kinds of containers. Those things are like Cher, they just never, ever seem to be “out.”
August 8, 2007 at 6:32 am
The braless look is out? Says who?
August 8, 2007 at 6:36 am
That’s too bad that you never went for the braless look for your breasts. You should try it; it’s quite liberating! ;o)
August 8, 2007 at 7:06 am
I’d have gone braless if I’d had cute little nips like that…
August 8, 2007 at 7:16 am
I always secretly wanted a chia pet… no idea why.
Also, most women still go for the braless look when bumming around their apartments in scrubby clothes. Just sayin.
August 8, 2007 at 7:42 am
i’m guessing your were a fan of “Friends.”
August 8, 2007 at 8:09 am
What’s a bra?
August 8, 2007 at 8:11 am
I missed all the fads that you missed, and that braless look only really works for women with smaller breasts.
August 8, 2007 at 8:36 am
The first thing I do when I get home from work is rip off my bra.
Does that count?
I wore a skinny tie last night to a happy hour and everyone loved it. And by “loved it” I mean “they made fun of me and called me Flock of Seagulls”.
August 8, 2007 at 8:59 am
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! As I scrolled down, my smile got wider and wider…
August 8, 2007 at 9:01 am
If Sophia allows me, maybe I put up a video from our wedding where everyone did the Macarena. I still remember it.
August 8, 2007 at 10:16 am
I never understood the pet rock thing. What made these rocks better than one that you found in your yard? And what really got to me was when the guy started a pet rock cemetery — a wall into which he would add your rock with a little cement.
August 8, 2007 at 10:39 am
I love skinny ties… and the braless look.
August 8, 2007 at 10:58 am
Pet Rock, no. Chia Pet, yes. and high-top white Reebok aerobics shoes! And legwarmers a la Jamie Curtis. And early music videos, such as this one, Lionel Richie’s “Hello”–enjoy the utter cheesiness, but especially the sculpture at the end, which looks just like a Chia Head of LR!
August 8, 2007 at 10:59 am
Darn it, sorry, I forgot the link for above reference:
August 8, 2007 at 11:20 am
My daughter had one of those stupid Tamaguchi’s that used to wake me up in the middle of the night.
I got mad and threw it out in the backyard. 🙂
August 8, 2007 at 11:23 am
Fads I wish would freaking hurry up and die: Giant Ugly Sunglasses!
August 8, 2007 at 12:10 pm
I was way ahead of pet rocks.
Even though I was ordinarily very shy and still don’t have an entrepreneurial bone in my body…in junior high a friend an I sold invisible fleas in little boxes. We would have the invisible fleas perform tricks as part of the sales pitch.
Alas, my moment in the sun was even more short-lived than the pet rock fad.
August 8, 2007 at 12:38 pm
Pet Rocks prove that some people will buy anything.
July 10, 2010 at 1:07 pm
I concur. Pet Rocks were Stewpid back in the day.
August 8, 2007 at 12:52 pm
I love the Macarena, still. They still play it at weddings.
August 8, 2007 at 1:00 pm
Holy crap! I am SO angry I didn’t go to BlogHer. I just bet that at the conclusion of that video, just after they turned the camera off, there was wild girl-on-girl sex.
August 8, 2007 at 1:29 pm
August 8, 2007 at 3:01 pm
My sister had a Pet Rock. And when I was a little kid, I paint pictures of animal on small rocks and sell them in a boutique.
It was very cool.
August 8, 2007 at 6:04 pm
Wow. They are not what I thought a bunch of mommy bloggers would look like.
August 8, 2007 at 6:29 pm
Blogging keeps you young and energetic.
August 9, 2007 at 11:37 am
I can’t believe I was captured on video!!!! That’s me in the jeans. : )
August 9, 2007 at 6:51 pm
I wear tank tops without bras. Just sayin’
February 26, 2010 at 12:01 pm
I always enjoy the braless look here. It’s not so much the size, it’s how they look!
July 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm
I agree, size does NOT matter. Unfortunately, after its heyday in the 60s & 70s, I have not been able to find a lot of braless females except in Northampton MA and at Bishop Park in the Athens GA organic produce/farmers market.
February 26, 2010 at 12:08 pm
As far as Chia pets, always good for a white elephant gift!
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Neil Kramer has been writing about his life online since 2005. He has worked for Disney and HBO. Neil lives in NYC. You can contact him at neilochka on yahoo.
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