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September 22, 2009

i remember when… i used to peg my jeans.


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  1. September 22, 2009 10:56 pm

    I remember when my step brother taught me HOW to peg my jeans. vividly. there were definate do’s and don’t’s. but pretty much it was one big DON’T. 😉

  2. September 22, 2009 11:22 pm

    I remember when Bananarama were the best selling girl-group of all time.


    • September 23, 2009 4:00 am

      Who????? 😆 But, no… seriously….

    • Heidi permalink
      September 23, 2009 4:52 am

      me too!!

    • September 23, 2009 10:04 pm

      they were?


      • September 23, 2009 10:06 pm

        I remember being shocked that they’d sold more records world-wide than The Supremes…


        But now, I don’t think they’re even in the top 10 girl groups of all time any more.

        Yes, I know this sort of rubbish…

  3. September 23, 2009 1:29 am

    I had Donny & Marie plastered all over my bedroom walls!

    • September 23, 2009 10:05 pm

      girl! my older brother and i used to watch that show every week. and when it was done, we’d go into my room and copy all the songs and dance moves using my bed as our stage.

      we were incredible!

  4. September 23, 2009 2:24 am

    I remember thinking it was cool to wear parachute pants.

  5. September 23, 2009 2:57 am

    I remember rocking to ABBA daily….oh wait, that’s what I’m doing right now.

  6. September 23, 2009 3:26 am

    I remember when, after pegging my jeans, I’d put my Eastland boots on.

  7. September 23, 2009 4:33 am

    Just for you, Tam, I put up a little video on my blog for your enjoyment1

    I remember turning up the collar of my shirts…

  8. Heidi permalink
    September 23, 2009 4:54 am

    When I drank Tang!

    When Brady Bunch was in Primetime. Friday nights!

    • September 23, 2009 2:45 pm


      At boarding school, Tang was known as Jungle Juice. To this day, I’m not sure why…

    • September 23, 2009 10:17 pm

      i LOVED tang!!!

  9. September 23, 2009 4:59 am

    I remember when I rode standing in the seat of my dad’s old stepside truck while we bounced down the dirt roads of my grandpa’s farm.

    • September 23, 2009 10:17 pm

      this made me smile. and tear up a wee bit.

  10. September 23, 2009 5:17 am

    I remember when I didn’t have to ask questions like “What’s a pegged jean?”

    • September 23, 2009 9:53 am

      oh thats a good one!!

      My son asked my what pegged jeans were, he was amazed when i told him i used to do it all the time.

  11. September 23, 2009 5:40 am

    I remember when MTV Played music videos…

    I remember when Pong was the cool video game to have….

    • September 23, 2009 5:50 am

      Pong – love it! What about the Mattel electronic football game? or the Commodore 64? The TRS (trash)-80?

      • September 23, 2009 6:02 am

        Dude!! I remember the Atari 6400…no, not the 2600. It was out for like a minute and a half, but was AWESOME for about 25 minutes :D.

      • September 23, 2009 2:46 pm

        I had a Trash-80, and it’s useless baby brother the MC-10. I called him Marvin………

    • September 23, 2009 10:19 pm

      i think we need to go on strike and demand that MTV return to playing music videos. and GOOD ones!

  12. September 23, 2009 5:48 am

    I remember rabbit ears, spinning the UHF dial to get the channel, 45’s, reel-to-reel, 8-tracks, B&W TV, waiting til 6:00 a.m. for the TV station to start broadcasting, Mutual of Ohama’s Wild Kingdom – “go wrestle that python, Jim!”, the Walt Disney hosting the Magic Kingdom, the day MLK was assassinated, the day RFK was assassinated, Ford coming out with a new car called a Mustang, the Partridge Family (forget Laurie…Mrs. Partridge was hot!), Speed Racer, Ultraman, 2001 (I didn’t get it then…still don’t get it), buying a burger, fries and a coke from McDonald’s and getting change back from your $1.00, watching some guy walk on the moon, Mark Spitz, “Good evening, I’m Chevy Chase and you’re not”, the Rocky Horror Picture Show, the Bicentennial, thinking I’d never live to see 2000 (I’ll never be 38 years old…), my first bicycle a Schwinn Stingray with a banana seat, sissy bar, coaster brakes, and high rise (easy rider style) handle bars, my brothers getting their draft notices, my first pair of Keds, getting my first leisure suit, bell bottom jeans, elephant bell bottoms, white leather belts, wire-rimmed glasses, my first camera – a Kodak Instamatic, getting film developed with pictures of 2 christmases, multiple birthdays, and thanksgiving – each one a picture of Dad carving some kind of meat at the dinner table or someone blowing out the candles on their cake, the day my cat’s kitten died, the day my grandfather died, my grandfather sending me to the corner store to get a bottle of milk with a $10-bill in hand (keep the change), going to the fair, (I don’t know how to stop this list…), the first time I held a girl’s hand, first kiss, first homecoming, first prom, hearing the Gospel, inviting Jesus into my heart, my first Bible, not having a computer, cell phone, Internet, waiting for hours for the operator to call when the long-distance, overseas call could go through to my brother, rotary phones, manual typewriters.

    I don’t remember a time when I didn’t OCD on things…

    • September 23, 2009 10:22 pm

      mrs partridge was hot???

      “my brothers getting their draft notices”

      wow. what was that like for you?

  13. September 23, 2009 6:24 am

    I remember when I could go skinny dipping and not get arrested for it. Maybe it’s just too offensive now… 🙄

  14. September 23, 2009 6:55 am

    I remember when I had a “tail” in my hair (this went really well with my pegged jeans)

    • September 23, 2009 7:27 am

      won’t somebody tell me what are pegged jeans????

      • September 23, 2009 7:45 am

        Jeans….wrapped tightly around the ankles….can’t explain HOW I did it or WHY, but did nonetheless.

        • September 23, 2009 7:50 am

          ahhhh….that’s easy. Because Molly Ringwald did it.

          • September 23, 2009 9:53 am

            and, pegged jeans are back in style. come to the high school i teach at – all the “cool kids” are doing it…

            • September 23, 2009 11:52 am

              Check out my comment above…I posted a link to my blog, where I posted a video “how to peg jeans”

            • September 23, 2009 10:22 pm

              uh-uh. i am NOT gonna peg my jeans again.


  15. September 23, 2009 8:18 am

    I remember when you actually had to have musical talent to be a recording artist.

  16. September 23, 2009 9:04 am

    I remember when I really thought I was Ferris Bueller…or at least as cool as Ferris Bueller…. man that dude rocked

    • September 23, 2009 10:23 pm

      love that movie. i think its one of brents top faves too!

  17. September 23, 2009 9:23 am

    …when Dark Shadows was a scary show (late 60s, early 70s).

    • September 23, 2009 10:28 am

      I loved that show – and its companion “Strange Paradise.” I owned the “Barnabas Collins Dark Shadows Game” which came with glow-in-the-dark vampire teeth!
      Now I gotta look it up on youtube…

      • September 23, 2009 10:39 am

      • September 25, 2009 9:42 am

        I had the same game now that you mention it. Well, not precisely the same… I remember the glow-in-the-dark vampire teeth.

  18. September 23, 2009 9:54 am

    . . . when I’d clip playing cards in my bicycle spokes to transform my bike into a motorcycle.

    • September 23, 2009 11:53 am

      I did that too!! Me and my purple Schwinn Stardust!!

  19. September 23, 2009 9:55 am

    i pegged my jeans, too and i rocked the purple, with pink laces, high top converse because they were on a Rick Springfield album.

    • September 23, 2009 10:24 pm

      rick springfield!!!

      oh my word – he was so hot!!

      you know what song i have in m head now???

  20. September 23, 2009 9:55 am

    I remember when I would keep a tape in my stereo and listen to radio 24/7 – when my favorite song came on – I would RUN to the stereo & hit record. My very own mix tapes. I kind of miss those. Dragging & dropping from i-tunes just isn’t the same. 🙂

    • September 23, 2009 10:24 pm

      Didn’t you just hate when the DJ would talk over your favourite song you’d been waiting all day to record to tape??

      Or was that just me? 🙂


      • September 23, 2009 10:30 pm

        That was me too…

        I still have some of those tapes somewhere – but I don’t have anything to play them on – ha!

    • September 23, 2009 10:26 pm

      elora – i love that you remember that. i did the exact same thing too. that is a great memory. i loved the excitement of “my” song finally coming on.

      remember calling into the radio stations to requests your favorite song? i always had a crush on the dj’s. i dunno why.

  21. September 23, 2009 10:35 am

    i remember when i was a little kid and we would play Duckhunt for hours on end….i can still hear the music. but when the Nintendo would mess up you would take the game out and blow all the dust out…back in the day.

    • September 23, 2009 10:28 pm

      is duckhunt a candian game?

      • September 23, 2009 10:31 pm

        Please tell me you’re not serious….I wasted many many hours of my life on that game.

        • September 23, 2009 10:35 pm


          im serious. i have no idea what is. i know what duck-duck-goose is tho 😀

          • September 23, 2009 10:41 pm

            One of the first Nintendo games, with a plastic gun….kinda like skeet shootin….with ducks 🙂

            • September 23, 2009 10:54 pm

              ooohhhh. ok. i didnt play video games much. besides pac man and donkey kong. oh, and asteroids.

              maybe i did play video games.

  22. September 23, 2009 10:36 am

    I remember…polyester that had plaid patterns and collars so long they could have come with landing gear attached.

  23. September 23, 2009 11:43 am

    I remember when people listen to the radio at night, not TV.

    I remember when the political slogan was “I Like Ike”.

    I remember when you went shopping you need rationing stamps for what you wanted to buy.

    I remember when the only wireless telephone was Dick Tracy’s watch.

    I remember when the scariest guy in the movies was Christopher Lee.

    I remember when the first issue of Playboy came out.

    I remember when I could remember everything.

    • September 23, 2009 10:29 pm

      ok. one of those memories had me rollin in laughter!



  24. September 23, 2009 1:24 pm

    I used to curl my hair every single day. Usually with a curling iron, but sometimes with hot rollers.

    It was high school. Apparently I had more energy back then. (I suppose this could serve as a comment to your post about aging, too…)

    • September 23, 2009 10:30 pm

      this is why i love me a good hat 😉

  25. September 23, 2009 1:48 pm

    HOLY. COW. SNOT!!!

    ive been out all day today, but have occasionally checked my e/m & i keep seeing your comments come thru…you all are cracking me up!!!

  26. September 23, 2009 3:17 pm

    i remember when i didnt have a cell phone….i get anxious thinking about it.

    • Heidi permalink
      September 23, 2009 5:02 pm

      or the big bricks for phones!

  27. September 23, 2009 4:30 pm

    i remember i had a lot of fun, but really don’t remember much…might have something to do with the fun , i think i laughed at people who pegged their jeans, i was so bad…

    • September 23, 2009 10:31 pm

      then you definitely would have laughed at me. and i would have tripped you. then, we’d become fast friends!

  28. September 23, 2009 5:07 pm

    I remember when I was your age – years ago! Warning Tam – it goes fast!

    • September 23, 2009 10:32 pm

      papa – i definitely feel it going fast. why do years feel more like weeks?

  29. Bill Todd permalink
    September 23, 2009 5:15 pm

    I remember when it was so satisfying to open a new album with a gate-fold cover, with art and lyrics on the sleeves.

    • September 23, 2009 10:32 pm

      awww, youre right! i want those days back…

  30. September 23, 2009 10:28 pm

    I remember when… walking/riding your bike to school without adult backup was normal.


    • September 23, 2009 10:33 pm

      i was just thinkin about this this morning. yah. times have certainly changed!

  31. September 23, 2009 10:32 pm

    i remember when… the term ‘reality TV’ referred to a National Geographic documentary – not ‘Animal House’ or the XXX factor. 😉


  32. September 24, 2009 7:07 am

    I grew up “tight-rolling” jeans. That’s what we called it in the south. So yesterday I had to google “pegged jeans” to realize we were all talking about the same thing.
    Then, while I was only partially awake this morning, in that halfway place between asleep and awake, I started thinking about pegged jeans.
    pegged jeans
    pegged jean legs
    pegged legs
    peg legs

    and realized why they’re called pegged jeans….
    ’cause they make you look like you have peg-legs – straight, narrowing/tapering legs.

  33. September 24, 2009 8:17 am

    I remember playing outside all day on “adventures” and my folks not thinking anything of it except we were playing in the dirt. When it was dark, we rolled in for dinner. I remember Shawn Cassidy and Nancy Drew books at the Library, there wasn’t costco back then.

    • September 24, 2009 11:12 pm

      nancy drew – miscalculated risk = my favorite book when i was in the 4th grade.

      ahhh, good times!

  34. September 24, 2009 8:39 am

    I remember this one time we made this stranger dance with Alece in the middle of a parking lot – then he made out with her…only then did he realize she was a blow up doll.

    • September 24, 2009 11:13 pm

      ok. this is the best memory of all!!!

      yup. this wins 😉

      and, kristi, wasnt that guy so brave? AND gullible?!!

      bless his heart!

  35. September 25, 2009 6:31 am

    i have to confess that when you all say that you “pegged” your jeans…i have absolutely no idea what that means….at all.

  36. October 2, 2009 6:40 pm

    …my tummy would sink IN when i lay on my back.

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