Last week I had a Time Warner technician at my house. I asked him to tell me the craziest stories of going into random homes. He had some good ones, and described how cockroaches inhabit modems, and about finding a dead cat in a basement (which he was subsequently asked to dispose of). Before he left my house, he said, “Now you can be a story.” Confused, concerned and slightly offended, I asked if my home was really that bad. “No, I mean because of all your 90210,” he said. “I’ve never seen anyone who likes it so much.”
Was it my wireless network called ThePeachPitAfterDark? The 90210-themed vanity plates on my vehicle? The ’90s-era Rolling Stone with Shannen, Luke and Jason that is framed in my living room? My Beverly Hills 90210 survey game? The Season 3 DVDs you shoved off the cable box? Or Jennie Garth’s Body in Progress VHS (of which I have two copies)?
Better than being the girl with a dead animal in her basement!
10 Jun 2014 / 4 notes
Today is my parents’ fortieth wedding anniversary, which means they’ve been married twice as long as Jim and Cindy in this episode.
25 May 2014 / 2 notes
If you ask me what “Donna Martin Graduates” means, my response will consist of opening Season 3 and putting “Something in the Air” into my DVD player.
21 Apr 2014 / 7 notes
I find it extremely upsetting when I read articles like this one, that fail to mention the irony of Mackenzie Phillips becoming a drug counselor, two decades after she facilitated Dylan McKay’s intervention on Beverly Hills, 90210. Was she an addict during the episode? I have so many questions.
19 Apr 2014 / 6 notes
The nice thing about the College Board’s decision to return to a 1600-scale on the SAT is the fact that youth can aspire to earn the same score as Brandon and Brenda Walsh (1190, in case you were wondering). If you’re not quite so ambitious, Kelly Taylor earned a 1050. I do think Mrs. Teasley could have done a bit better in the episode and encouraged Donna to look at test-optional schools, but I still consider her my role model.
17 Mar 2014 / 5 notes
Today an eighth grade student informed me they are watching Amistad in class, and all I could think about was the time Djimon Hounsou was a bouncer on Beverly Hills, 90210.
12 Feb 2014 / 8 notes
On Friday I went to Dave & Busters, the newest mall chain. I am sad to report they did not have Cosmo Gang.
20 Jan 2014 / 2 notes
This feels appropriate. Happy New Year.
31 Dec 2013 / 14 notes
Today we celebrate the birth of
Jesus Donna Martin.
25 Dec 2013 / 4 notes
My sister is going to a taping of Bethenny tomorrow. She asked me to DVR it.
Sister: Can you record Bethenny tomorrow?
Me: Sure, who are the guests?
Sister: Some singer from the ’80s. I forget her name.
GUYS. IT’S DEBBIE GIBSON. Debbie Gibson who spoke to West Beverly High DJ David Silver on the air (obviously when he intended to call MC Hammer instead). There’s only a 6-year age difference between my sister and me, but I suddenly feel much, much older.
11 Dec 2013 / 8 notes
I was pretty jealous when my best friend met Ian Ziering last year, but I forgave her when she sent me the autograph she had him sign for me. This is better than the day I arrived home to an autographed picture of Britta Phillips, the singing voice of Jem.
11 Oct 2013 / 10 notes
Hamilton College visited school yesterday, and told us about their social media on The Scroll. They encouraged us to post on Tumblr with the right hashtags to be featured. Naturally, I researched Hamilton alumni who appeared on Beverly Hills, 90210, and thus found that Grayson McCouch, aka Larry Lincoln, aka the Phantom of CU, is a graduate.
26 Sep 2013 / 3 notes
I was asked to co-chaperone the senior class retreat, which starts Sunday at a camp in the Adirondacks. I don’t have most of the items on the packing list (Day pack and water bottle? Can I fill my flask with water and shove it in an old Marc Jacobs bag?), but I did immediately turn to Beverly Hills, 90210 for guidance. The season 2 camping trip has me most nervous, because I’m definitely subbing Converses for hiking boots. Let’s hope Luke Perry can save me if I fall off a cliff. Actually, that sounds kind of incredible.
18 Sep 2013 / 9 notes
1 Sep 2013 / 20 notes
So… Are Donna Martin and Jim Walsh wearing the same plaid in “A Walsh Family Christmas”? Because that certainly seems to be the case. Obviously there is more to be said for Donna’s outfit, but I’ll save that for another time.
1 Sep 2013 / 6 notes