Tag Archives: teenager

Losin’ It to Celine Dion

Given the ubiquity of wide-legged jeans that I owned in high school, it may come as a surprise that my first concert was not the traditional rocking fare. REM came to my town when I was in eighth grade, but their show was on a school night so I wouldn’t be attending per the (fairly […]

Baby, You Can Crash My Car

It is written in The Annals of Teen that one’s first car must be a sexy beast*. ┬áMy first car fit this definition to a tee. It was a 1981 dark brown diesel Mercedes that already had 300,000 miles on it when my dad picked it up for me for a grand. It weighed no […]

The New Girl

The private schools in my hometown tended to resume school a week later in the Fall than the public schools. I already had a week under my belt at Public School when my parents got the call from Private School that there was a last-minute seat for me there. They had mentioned over the summer […]