Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Priscilla the Great Blog Tour: Teenage Garage Sale + Giveaway

Hi everyone! I’m lucky enough to be a part of Priscilla the Great tour in Teen Book Scene. Today, Sybil will be posting about items from her teenage years. Hope you stick around!

My nose was stuck in a book for most of my teenage years so this is actually a very tough question for me. I only have vague memories of what was going on when I was a teenager, but ask me what I was reading back then, I could tell you without hesitation. But here is what I do remember:

Some of the music that was popular back then was the Dave Matthews Band and Hootie and the Blowfish. What is sad is that I was talking to a twelve-year-old the other day about how one of my students is the nanny for Darius Rucker and she was like: “Who is that?” So I was like: “He’s the lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish.” And she was like: “What’s a hootie and a blowfish?” I should have let it go there and walked away, but instead I broke out into a spontaneous rendition of “Hold My Hand.”

Anyway, I’m sure there would have been CD’s of those bands for sale or…cassette tapes. Yes, people still kind of used cassette tapes when I was a teenager. In fact, you might have found a discman or a walkman in the garage sale as well. Primitive, I know. I don’t think you could even find a walkman anywhere nowadays...except eBay. Maybe in the antiques section.

You probably would have found baseball cards and Charlotte Hornets’ jerseys at the garage sale as well. They were a popular team back then. Now they don’t even exist.

And rounding out your garage sale experience, you probably would have been able to pick up some Air Jordans, slap bracelets and beepers. Wow, I actually had a beeper when I was a teenager. Great, I feel old now. I’m gonna go turn on some Justin Bieber and dance around the kitchen so I can pretend I’m a kid again.
Giveaway: Win Priscilla the Great Prize Pack!

Sybil Nelson is offering up a big prize pack! The Prize Pack includes:
1 signed Priscilla the Great book,
1 Priscilla the Great t-shirt,
1 Priscilla the Great totebag,
and a $15 iTunes gift card!


Comment with your email address!
Ends April 8, 2011!
(I think this is open internationally. There was no restriction.)


  1. Hootie and the blowfish....lol...I feel old.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  2. I loved Hootie and the Blowfish-and shockingly even like him as a country singer! Who knew??

  3. I don't know who Hootie and the Blowfish are, though I think I have heard the name mentioned somewhere sometime... Hmmm...
    Thank you for this chance!


  4. Slap bracelets were fun - until they broke.
    d.septer at insightbb.com

  5. Heh I have a lot of books that would be items from my teen years~~


  6. My mom still has her walkman, she's always talking about how they didnt have ipods back then... Haha.


  7. Slap bracelets! I loved those things...and Dave Matthews band (still do actually).
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  8. I haven't thought about beepers since I was a kid! I remember my grandpa carrying one!

    Stephanie- thegirlonfire
    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

  9. Amazing post!


  10. Wow! I this sound really good :)


  11. Great giveaway!

  12. We still have a box of 8 track tapes in the garage that we play in an older than dust stereo system out there. A few years back when we were organizing the garage, my daughter marked the box A Tracks.
    Thought I would bust a gut laughing when I saw it. Had to explain what 8 tracks were and who Ted Nugent was and played WANG DANG SWEET PUNTANG & WANGO TANGO for her. Don't think she appreciated this classic. :)

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  13. ohh i loveee to win this!


  14. Please let it be international! :))
    I'm in!!

  15. Please count me in.


  16. Yep, it's international!

    Ouch, the Grandpa and the beeper comment hurt!

    Ted Nugent...why is he soo funny to me? There are so many things my kids (Who are five and three) will never understand. Oh man, remember when the tape came out of the cassette and you had to use a pencil to twist those little spokes and get it back in? Talk about hassle.

  17. Fun post!
    I'dlove to be entered!