How trendy are you? Are you likely to embrace the newest fad and be one of the first to join in or are you more likely to be dismissive of fads and either not participate or be one of the last to join? What are some of the fads that have come and gone in your time and which have you participated in? Let us know of any new trends or fads so those not in-the-know will be in-the-know!
I have never been one to follow fads. Of everyone in my immediate family, I'd say my dad was the biggest fad-follower, my mom less so, me even less so, and my sister was a trend-setter. So my dad rushed out to get an IBM PC when those were all the rage, our family was one of the first on the block to get a microwave, and of course he had to get a Rush Limbaugh tie when they became popular. My mom and sister were both into the kinetic watches and handless watches when they came out. I preferred to keep my digital watch.
The earliest trend I can remember is when Esprit really took off as a brand. My sister and I were staying with our grandparents one summer while my parents moved us to a new city and while we were in Iowa, my sister found an Esprit shirt she really liked. We were surprised when school started to see how many kids were wearing Esprit. As usual, my sister was right on the cusp of the trend. Of course, she had to get some Reebok's to go with her shirt when she found out those were the popular shoe.
High school fads I can remember were girls drinking out of baby bottles, cinnamon oil (usually on toothpicks), jelly shoes, Rubik's cubes, feather hair accessories, and rubber bracelets. Boy, I feel like there were a lot more but that's all that comes to mind at the moment. I did have a Rubik's cube, a Rubik's snake and a Rubik's chain. I never got very good at solving the cube, though! I did have some feather hair clips and I got rubber bracelets when I dressed as Madonna one year for Halloween.
I never have been into trendy dances and challenges. The chicken dance, the Macarena, gangnam-style, the whip/nae nae? Never cared to learn them. Ice bucket challenge, running man challenge? Don't bother to challenge me. I won't do them. It's interesting that stuff like this comes and goes. I have a hard time understanding why people are interested in them but whatever floats your boat! Maybe I'd have more friends if I stopped analyzing things so much and just participate in whatever goofy thing comes along.