Monday, November 16, 2009


GUESS THE YEAR

This week's writing assignment is to write a piece from a particular year, without telling the year. We are to use cultural references, songs, TV shows, events, etc.

Here's what I've got so far from my year:

* The space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after take off
* Pam Ewing dreamed the whole prior season
* Whitney Houston sang, "How Will I Know?"
* "Oprah" goes national
* Dionne and Friends sang, "That's What Friends Are For."
* Michael Jordan's posters, "Freeze Frame" and "Air Jordan" are flying off the shelves across the county

11 comments:

fullsoulahead.com said...

1985?

jess wilson said...

i'm guessing that the answer is not 'jess wilson's junior year in high school' but um, well.

kario said...

I can't wait to read this piece! I lived that year, baby!

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

I knew as soon as I saw the photo. (That, and Nigel looking over my shoulder, rattling off the date that it happened.)

Lori said...

I knew when I saw the photo - 1986.

pixiemama said...

198-something I have totally blocked out with the exception of "How will I know" & "That's what friends are four." Thanks for putting those fine tunes in my brain... Funny how music is so deeply ingrained in memory.

Wanda said...

My brain is a sink hole when it comes to time and dates. However, there is no question that the references are potent reminders a time I remember...even if I can't remember the year.

Deb Shucka said...

I can hardly wait to see what you do with this information.

courtneywrites said...

1986. I am confident.

courtneywrites said...

Also I can tell you month of the Challenger explosion: January. (Do I get extra credit?)

Drama Mama said...

1985.