Do you remember some of the outfits you wore when you were younger? Do you wish you still had them? I do. Even though some clothes were hideous, I thought they were cool at the time, and they defined my style — and the decade. Interestingly, the essence of my style hasn’t changed as much as I thought. Frightening, isn’t it?
Here I am at Acadia University playing caps in somebody’s dorm room. The rules are simple. The object of this game is to flip a bottle cap into a glass of water approximately 10 feet away. If you miss, you have to take a drink of beer. You’ll notice the old style beer bottles, called ‘stubbies’. When I think back on my university days, playing caps and drinking beer is what I remember most, since I spent a lot of time doing it. God only knows how I graduated.
I’m wearing a circa 1975 pair of wide-leg jeans, a white blouse and some kind of vest, which I guess I thought made me look sexy.
Something is happening with my hair, because it looks straighter than usual. Maybe I tried a new conditioner or hadn’t washed it in a while. And the climate in Nova Scotia was less humid than Montreal, so my curls calmed down. Also I’m wearing too much blush — or maybe I’ve had too much beer. Either way, this was how I spent a typical Saturday night back in the day.