Monday, May 12, 2008

Ten Years On

Tabitha turns ten years old this month. I adopted her from an animal shelter as a kitten...the year I graduated from high school.

Which makes this year the ten year anniversary of my high school graduation. Meaning: The Year of the Ten Year Reunion.

So, what was happening ten years ago, in May of 1998 (ugh)?

Top Grossing Films:
"Saving Private Ryan"
"There's Something About Mary"

Academy Award winning Best Picture: "Shakespeare in Love"

Grammy Winning Album of the Year: Sunny Came Home by Shawn Colvin

Top Songs of 1998:
"Too Close" by Next
"The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy and Monica
"You're Still the One" by Shania Twain
"Truly, Madly, Deeply" by Savage Garden'
"How Do I Live" by LeAnn Rimes

On TV:
"Dawson's Creek" premired in January. It is labeled one of the top ten worst shows of the year.

"Sex and the City" will debut on HBO in June.

"Seinfeld" and "Murphy Brown" will end this month in 1998. Other 1998 losses include: "Step By Step", "Family Matters", and "Babylon 5".

Interesting News Bits from May 1998:

Palistinian lawmakers released a "no confidence vote", charging that Yassir Arafat (who has thought about him lately?) and his government were largely corrupt and inactive.

A Constitutional Amendment was on the table permitting prayer in public schools. President Clinton opposed it.

The first degree in ECommerce was kicked off at San Diego's National University.

Bart Simpson makes the cut and lands on Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People list. "People of the Century" named were: Bill Gates, Nelson Mandela, Pope John Paul II, and Oprah Winfrey.

1998 marked the 30 year anniversary of the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy. And yes, we were asking the same questions and making the same comments.


courtney said...

I wonder if in a few more years I'll look back on my year of graduation and shudder at the music, movies, television, etc., the way I did at the stuff you just listed.

you graduated the year I was in 6th grade, I believe, and I'm just thinking that Titanic must have been 1997 because that was a BIG thing for us that year...:)

chris said...

seriously...i thought the pilgrims didn't land until 1620 so that would make this like you're 388th reunion or something like that

Jean-Luc Picard said...

1998 was quite a year!

Kat said...

I graduated high school in 1997 and so I had to go a-thinking what was hot back then...and then I had to laugh.

Will you be attending any big reunion?

Anonymous said...

That means we're getting old...and I've known you 16 years (thanks for the math skills!) :D

anonymous jones said...

I love your photos: they really are exceptional.

Bridget said...

I really, REALLY miss Step by Step. Is that sad?