The Time Capsule Saga; Part One.

Thanks to some early morning inspiration courtesy of Maya, I decided that I would jump on the bandwagon and head on a trip down memory lane.

After I thought about it for a while, I figured that if I really did have to throw the assortment of bits & pieces from across the years into an imaginary box, it would turn out to be one giant haphazard mess. Plus, I'd probably need a large storage unit rather than a box, but that's beside the point. I've decided to split up my Time Capsule Saga into installments; the Primary School Years, the High School Years, and the 20-Something Years.

Welcome to Part One, the Primary School Years. (Or should I say the Elementary School Years?)

I actually wish I remember more about my early years of school. Being the teacher now, I look at some of the things that the kidlets say and do, and I wish I could go back in time and actually watch myself at their age. That being said, I have a lot of mementos that belong in this capsule, each for their own reason. Let's get started with the random items, shall we?

-A random school workbook, possibly one from each grade. I loved school and I loved to write. Oh, and also a school photo from each year.

-A pile of the books that I used to adore; the Trixie Beldon series, the BabySitter's Club, Goosebumps, Sweet Valley High in the later years ... Am a nerd.

-Rollerblades; you could often find me skating around my street after school.

-A plaster cast, because I broke alot of bones in primary school. Really. (Some thanks to the aforementioned rollerblades. And basketball. And sport at school. I used to be a rather talented bone-breaking freak.)

-The first few CDs that were purchased just for me: "Spin Doctors", "Ace of Base" and "2 Unlimited". (I still love "Two Princes" to this day. Classic nineties goodness.)

-Some random trolls; I used to collect them, was a trifle obsessed.

-A Wonderpass to the now defunct Australia's Wonderland theme park; I spent many a weekend going on the rides and spending the day with my friends.

-A poster of Jonathan Brandis and Jonathan Taylor Thomas (JTT) who I thought were just gorgeous. Oh but they were ... back in the day. I know you thought so too.

-A pair of jelly shoes, which I wore to my year 6 farewell. Everyone had jelly shoes then.

-A casette tape with Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" on it, the first present I ever gave to a boy. (Gasp!) Ahem, I'll have you know I only ever had one boyfriend in primary school, and the most risque it ever got was a kiss on the cheek. He was the cutest thing.

-Speaking of the er, boyfriend, if you can call it that, I'd keep the "I Love You" painting that he gave me. Be jealous! (Swoon!)

-A pair of Moccasin sandals, because they were so darned cool.

-A plain pencilcase, covered in random texta writing with things like "Dean Cain is HOT", "2 Unlimited", "I heart PB", "Boys II Men Rulz", "David Duchovny is hot" & "I Luv No-One Important".

-An electric keyboard, I used to play the piano once upon a time.

-The video my parents captured of me when I entered the Year 3 Talent Quest, singing along with two other girls to Mr Big's "To Be With You". It shows yours truly straddling a chair wearing a flared green and black polka dot skirt. Classy!

And then of course there are the songs, the important soundtrack of my life back then. Of course, you would be buying these on cassette or CD single, because that was how it was done. I remember dancing away at many a disco in those years. Here are some favourites I can remember;


  • Dreamlover & Fantasy - Mariah Carey

  • All That She Wants - Ace of Base

  • Jump - Kriss Kross

  • Gimme a Little Sign - Peter Andre

  • Boom, Shake the Room - Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

  • Another Night - Real McCoy

  • Waterfalls - TLC

  • Kiss From a Rose - Seal

  • This Is How We Do It - Montel Jordan

  • Boombastic - Shaggy

  • Stay - Lisa Loeb

  • What is Love - Haddaway

  • Sweat - Inner Circle

  • I'll Be There For You - Rembrandts

  • I Swear & I Can Love You Like That - All 4 One

  • Back For Good - Take That

  • Runaway - Janet Jackson

  • Wonderwall - Oasis

  • Shoop - Salt n Pepa


Stay tuned for more tantalisingly terrific posts in the Time Capsule Saga over the next few days. In the meantime, what do you remember from your own Primary School days? Get reminiscing!


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23 comments:

Jen said...

*sigh* That list of songs. I'm back in primary already.

Kristabella said...

Wow, your list of songs from primary school can't JUST be from then, right? Because half of those? Were from my freshman year in college. And I'm so not that much older than you. Right???

alana said...

Hahaha, well apparently our primary school years were the exact same. There are way too many similarities for me to point out, although I will say this: I have Mr. Big on my iPod. Not even kidding.

Lisa said...

Wow. I had cassette tapes of most of those. Hehe. Man, we're old.

I'm loving the new look! It's so clean and easy on the eyes.

kirby said...

mistah boombAStic, say me fanTAStic....*shimmies*

Lynsey said...

'Two Princes' - love it!! :)

Kelly said...

Wow. I know ONE of those... but I'm younger than you, so it's okay.
My primary school songs are Greenday - Time of your Life, Aqua - Barbie Girl (don't even go there) and the Macarena!

enny said...

I LOVE that Mr Big song!

I still have my kimono troll, belly dance troll and large sized wedding troll.

And did you know Jonathon Brandis died?!

Linda said...

I'm commenting (because I made a pact with the devil not to lurk) but by doing so, I not only feel old, I realize I AM old. We still bought records, or singles, when we liked a song, most of which I can find again - at antique stores! I need to visit Maya's site - I love time capsule stuff.

Ree said...

You are soooooo young. Mr. Hot and I listened to Salt & Pepa after we were married AND Shortman had been born.

I'm afraid I'm far too old to remember most of my primary school years - well, other than the embarassing incidents I've written about, but considering it was the early 1970s, you wouldn't recognize them anyway
:-)

Stephanie said...

Wait a second. If you loved Sweet Valley High, then tell me you read Sweet Valley Twins. I mean, that is where is started.

And you missed one crucial song (we must be the same age bc I was singing all these songs). "I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes, I saw the sign"

Michelle said...

omg those songs take me back!

dreamlover, i swear, all that she wants, love love love them! and pretty much all the others you listed as well. but like someone else said some of these were from when i was in high school. or at least 7th and 8th grade.

ooo and jellies!! :)

nancypearlwannabe said...

I love this new layout!

And I totally can't believe you sang Mr. Big at your talent show. Hilar!

rachel said...

i really love this new layout...

and dreamlover too.... my song with my first boyfriend was "when i saw you"... it still brings me way back whenever i hear it!

Kelli said...

I'm just not getting around to the sites that delurked last week on my blog -- thanks for stopping by.

I love the list of songs and the trip down memory lane. I too had a bit of a collection of trolls AND my 1st two cds were Blind Melon and Ace of Base. And of course, still know all the words to their songs (and yet I can't remember what I ate for dinner the other night...hmm...)

Katie said...

Oh my god, I had such the crush on JTT back in the day. And can I add that "Stay" by Lisa Loeb is still my favorite song ever? Can't wait to see Part Two and Three!

Audrey said...

Our primary/elementary school years sound strikingly similar. I only had Ace of Base on cassette, but I wore that sucker out from listening to it so much.

You went way farther with your first boyfriend than I did. I don't know if I ever even touched mine. It's possible that we maybe hugged...but I really don't remember. I do remember that we went ice skating one time. And he drew me a shitty picture of a deer one day and not long after that I sent my friends to dump him for me.

Noelle said...

I'm digging on the new color scheme.

Lys said...

First of all - the color scheme is tres chic (plus - the tealy blue is a fave color). Much like Hotfessional, those songs weren't in my primary school years, that's for sure - more like clubbing, college days. EEKS! But I remember ALL of them and a good 85% of them are in the iTunes...

As for primary school memories.. eeks.. one I remember was that in 4th grade, one of my neighbor friends Anna and I would hang out at my house while my mother and father were at work and we discovered the wonders of Baileys. My mother always had a big bottle in the fridge. Not only that, but we actually used my great grandma's good crystal. My parents were never the wiser (well, until I told my parents 2 years ago *LOL*) Hey - I thought it was like a chocolate milkshake - how was I to know, right??

grungedandy said...

Oh my god I remember so many of those things & we're on the other side of the world!
LoL

Seeya, hugya

*G*

Leslie said...

Damn, I'm old.


(She sulks and leaves the room.)

Mick said...

Tic, Tic, Tic, Tic, BOOM. Gotta love that song. Forget the Pursuit of Happyness Will, give us some more rap!

My primary school music? We're talkin' Wacko Jacko, Prince, Kylie's Locomotion and New Order.

I do like your taste though. We played a bit of Sweat (a la la la la long) in my band the other day. A true classic :)

lisa said...

You are the only other person I know who read trixie belden! i loved those books - and was sad i could only find a few in the series. "gatewks" still randomly pops into my head from time to time...





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