I sold my Beanie Baby collection at the height of the fad in 1999 in order to buy my first used desktop computer - and my Internet activity has been downhill from there! I’m turning 25 next month, and my current hard drive is bursting from all of the files I’ve transferred and hoarded over the years.
The other day, I came across a Word file written by my middle-school BFF Jordan and I in early 2002: A 117-strong list of the bands, historical figures, fictitious characters, and more who we planned to invite to the GREATEST PARTY OF ALL TIME.
She was in 7th grade, I was in 8th, and we came up with this during one of our many sleepovers. The names of real-life friends and cute boys have been deleted for their sake - but I haven’t added or removed any other listings. Original entries are in bold, with commentary on the side.
The list is long, but it’s a great snapshot of our weird little heads. ‘Chris Kattan’ and ‘Mango from SNL’ are listed separately, and one of the listings just says ‘Sugar Ray except not Mark McGrath’.
Here’s a screencap of the original document. Yes, it’s color-coded by gender. In Comic Sans, of course. I can’t make this shit up.:
As a bonus, I’ve added the most embarrassing photos possible to the bottom of this post.
Enjoy, and if you’ve got any way to make this party possible, please contact me immediately.