Poetikat does not endorse smoking, but these girls “came a long way” first.
It’s my one year anniversary on July 29, for Blasts From the Past, so I thought I’d dig up some earlier posts and let you all have a peek at some of my favourites and some that have been well-received.
When I began this blog as an off-shoot of Poetikat’s Invisible Keepsakes, it was to keep my alter-ego separate from my poetry. I struggle with this in any case, since you can often find film reviews and recipes on my main blog, but this blog was started with the intention of exploring merely video clips that were mementoes of my past. I was hopeful that others would find them of interest as well.
What started out as a YouTube fest, soon became a delving into my personal history, the failures and foibles of a somewhat faulted young girl/woman in a suburb of Toronto, Ontario. This took off rather, as it appears my faults and foibles were not unique to me, but also to all of you. When I write anecdotes of my blunders and experiences, you too have similar stories to share and I look forward to every one of your comments so I can laugh along with you and we can all feel better. That’s what this lark is all about, isn’t it? Remembering the pain and knowing we conquered it all; we are triumphant and can look back and chuckle at our childhood angst.
Since the outset, I have realized I am a Generation Jones member, although I still feel a strong affinity for the Generation X set. I can be both, right?
Please have a look below. Maybe read a few (or more) and don’t forget to leave your thoughts.
I now present the Best of Blasts From the Past:
The very first post (just so you can see how much my formula has evolved):
Bugs Bunny – A Whole Lot of Bull!
The introductory post (once I had a sense of the direction I was taking):
You Are Entering a Zone…
An example of a post about a well-known television show:
By Request: Classic Catwomen
Another t.v. show memory:
The Hardy Boys- Hardy=har=har!
Getting a little more personal now:
Burnt Offerings: Why I hate sleepovers.
This one brought an old beau out of hiding!:
All By Myself: Slow dancing at parties
On the sheer humiliation front:
Roller Derby Queen? As if!
Memories of independence:
Trivial Pursuit and a Taste of Freedom
Remembering a longed-for toy:
The Easy-bake Oven Mystery
How dolls defined us:
A Doll’s House
Thanks for being part of the journey and stick around; there’s way more to tell!