Sunday, December 12, 2010

That's a very snappy outfit

My mom, sister and I all live in different parts of the state.  Yesterday, we all met up for a day of shopping. When I arrived, I was shocked to discover that my mom and I were wearing the exact same sweater. Don't get me wrong, my mom is hip and all, but it's just a little embarrassing to be walking around dressed in matching mommy/daughter outfits. (I believe we did actually have matching sailor dresses in the 80s). 

This reminded me of an episode of Full House called "Back to School Blues". DJ is starting middle school - that time in life when what you wear and who you hang out with is as important as breathing. The day does not go well. DJ is harassed by a clique of "cool" girls and is horrified to see that she is wearing the same outfit as a teacher. Then she eats lunch in a phone booth. Poor DJ! You would have thought that someone in the house or even Kimmy Gibbler would have warned her against those pleated pants and the floral vest! Not that I should talk, I think I wore a similar outfit in middle school, plus I had huge glasses and braces, and would have done anything to have big bangs like DJ. 

"That's a very snappy outfit!"

Here is a clip of DJ's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad first day of school.

Lucky for me, gone are the days of being embarrassed of my parents, so I got over being twins with my mom pretty quickly. Next time, I will just have to call ahead to make sure we don't show up matchy-matchy.

Friends Forever,

AC Slater

*Murder Mystery Party Update! Make sure to check out the original post for an update on the party.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tis the Season

Check out Zack Attack, reunited for this special Christmas song!

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Murder Mystery

As the sole member of the planning committee at my day job, it is my responsibility to plan our annual office Christmas party. Rather than our usual party (dinner and idle chit chat), I thought we should shake things up a bit, so I hired a murder mystery company to come and perform. During the course of the evening there will be a murder. Appetizing, right? It will be our job as the audience to decipher the clues to solve the mystery. I was of course inspired by the Saved by the Bell episode when the cast goes away on a Murder Mystery Weekend.

"Lucky Lisa" wins the murder mystery weekend through a radio contest. (Apparently radio contests were popular - remember the Hawaii contest?) Upon arriving, the gang is informed that the first person to solve the mystery will win the oh so coveted $500 prize. During the course of the weekend, classic comedy and suspense abounds. Screech dresses up like Sherlock Holmes, Zack and Slater hit on the french maid, and lightening strikes at all the appropriate times. Things get a little out of hand when spooky and unsuspected things start happening. Mr. Jameson, the British sounding gentleman in charge of it all, calls off the game for fear of everyone's safety. In the end, it is of course Zack who figures out that "the game never stopped" and wins the prize money. And wouldn't you know it, Lisa was in on it the whole time! We all know she doesn't need the money anyway.

I will be at a great advantage over my co-workers in having seen this episode many, many times. Here's how:

-I will watch to make sure no one steals my necklace when the lights go out
-I will check for secret passageways by pulling on candlesticks on the wall
-I will know that the "game never stops"
-I be sure not to wear lipstick so that I don't leave it on the glass of my mango tonic with a kiwi twist.

Let's hope that the actors have accents and are super dramatic. Maybe Zack will even make an appearance??

I'm a little scared because it just dawned on me that I am now perhaps starting to purposely trying to make my life like SBTB...

I'll let you know how it turns out.

**Update! The party was amazing and so much fun! Unfortunately, even with all my advantages, I still did not figure out the mystery. Maybe I drank too many mango tonics? Or maybe it's because I was too paranoid about someone stealing my necklace.

Friends Forever,

AC Slater

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What are you thankful for?

Happy Thanksgiving!

Unfortunately I don't have anything new to post right now, so I will leave you with last year's Thanksgiving post to tide you over. Check it out here.

Here is a quick list of what I think the SBTB gang would be thankful for:

Zack: his mobile phone - great for fitting snuggly in your back pocket
Slater: his dimples
Screech: Lisa, obviously
Kelly: her great bangs that always seem to stay in place
Jessie: women's rights
Lisa: Black Friday sales

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friends Forever,

AC Slater

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Buddy Bands International

It's been a while. I've been away. In Spain to be exact. And guess what I found there? Buddy Bands! Here is a picture of me in Barcelona posing with an array of beautiful buddy bands.

Stay tuned for more posts to come soon!

Friends Forever,

AC Slater

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Happy Wrong Number By the Sea!

Today marks the first birthday of Buddy Bands!

It's been one whole year of examples of how some of your favorite shows relate to real life. To recap, here are a few of my favorite posts:

So, "Happy Wrong Number by the Sea" to Buddy Bands! Thank you so much to all of the readers!

Photo credit

PS. "Happy Wrong Number by the Sea" was written on one of Zack's birthday cakes. Sometimes I like to say this to friends on their birthdays. My favorite friends understand this without needing an explanation.

PPS. I am trying out a new look for the blog for the new year. Hope you like it!

Friends Forever,

AC Slater

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

These are my confessions...

Erika from the awesome blog, SBTB: Now! recently asked readers to send in their "SBTB Confessions". We were asked to answer the following questions:

  1. What is your fondest memory of the show growing up?
  2. If you could change one element of the show, what would it be?
  3. Who is your inner character and why?
  4.  Have you ever experienced a moment in life that you could relate to SBTB?

Photo Credit: SBTB Now!

I am so honored to be the first fan featured on the blog.  You can check it out my confessions here.

If you want to be featured also, please send your answers to the questions above to Erika at It would be fun to have some "Buddy Band-ers" submit something! If you do, please let me know!


Friends Forever,

AC Slater