Saturday, March 8, 2008

Shake It Like A Polaroid Picture

In the pre-digital camera days, I thought it was really cool to have a Polaroid picture taken in front of the Polaroid building in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Now that Polaroid is phasing out their instant cameras, it seems rather sad.

The year was 1985. The temperature was 1,985 degrees below zero. Both the year and the freezing temps explain the red down coat and the soccer ball earmuffs. Nothing, however, justifies wearing white high-top Reebok aerobic sneakers during the winter months. It would be three years before I bought myself some proper snow boots.

I spent many a winter and spring and fall and summer in Beantown during the '80's comedy boom. I miss those days. I'll miss our Polaroids. I will not miss the fashions.


damon said...

I'll definitely miss Polaroid pictures. No delete button, no red eye removal, no editing at all. Where will we get all those goofy old pics now?

Traci Skene said...

I'll miss waiting for the picture to appear. It was always a magical moment.