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Greetings! My name is Sam J and I am a student at Harvard University. Perhaps this blog will present a little look into the mundane yet unique events that make up my life.
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:: Sunday, March 12, 2006 ::

So last night, my friends and I went to the 90s dance in the Quad, and it was one of the best dances I've ever been to. Last year, Pforzheimer House was inspired by our house's annual 80s dance and started their own party themed to the 90s. I wasn't able to go last year because of Harvard Model Congress, even though I really wanted to, so I was extra excited to go this year.

On the walls there were giant posters and decorations of 90s icons like Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, The Simpsons, and Christina Aguilera, as well as phrases such as "Whatever," "Eat my shorts," and "Talk to the hand." There were also projections of 90s music videos, movies (Titanic, The Lion King, Clueless, Wayne's World, etc.), and TV shows, from "Seinfeld" and "Friends, to "Are You Afraid of the Dark," "Saved by the Bell," and "Rocko's Modern Life." The students running the dance were wearing "Doug" t-shirts, and they served different flavors of Zima beverage.

They played all the best music from the 90s, which happens to be, seriously, everything on my playlist. It was everyone's favorite music from middle school and early high school, from the Backstreet Boys' "Everybody" to Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit. There was also MC Hammer ("Can't Touch This"), Aqua ("Barbie Girl"), Ace of Base ("The Sign"), Britney Spears ("Baby One More Time"), Third Eye Blind ("Semi-Charmed Life"), the Spice Girls ("Spice Up Your Life"), Chumbawamba ("Tubthumping"), Hanson ("Mmmbop"), Cherry Poppin' Daddies ("Zoot Suit Riot"), Marcy Playground ("Sex and Candy"), Mariah Carey ("Honey"), and much more. I just had a really great time because I knew all the songs and could dance to all of them. Oh, and of course we did the choreography to the biggest dance hit of the 90s: The Macarena. Good times.

Oh, the 90s. Oh, nostalgia.

Afterwards, on our long walk back to our house, we sang loudly in the streets some of our favorite songs from the 90s that they hadn't played at the dance. We then ended with greasy Chinese food at the Kong. Seriously, the best night ever.

Quote(s) of the Day: "Hitler moustaches?!? What kind of porn have you been watching?"

"Anyone who isn't corrupt is doing a disservice to himself."

"It looks like you could get herpes just standing close to her."

:: SL 1:34 PM [+] ::

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