What Did You Do on Friday Nights in High School?

boymeetsworldIn a conversation with a few friends last week, we were reminiscing about the things we did in high school. I’m not quite sure how it came up, but someone posed the question about what they did on Friday nights back then.

I’m sure there are many high schoolers out there who spend Friday nights doing the types of things teenagers do in movies: partying, drinking, capers, shenanigans, etc. One of the people in the conversation said they played pool at a local billiard hall, and another person said they hung out at teen center in their hometown.

I’m sure I spent some Friday nights playing games with friends, but the thing I’m sure I did the most often was, admittedly, watching TGIF.

If you were the type of person who stayed home on Friday nights in the ’90s, you probably know about TGIF. It was a lineup of TV shows that included Family Matters, Step by Step, and my favorite, Boy Meets World.

Looking back, I have no idea why these shows were the main attraction for my Friday nights. The were serviceable, but I don’t think they were particularly good TV. Maybe they were just a nice way to unwind after a long week of school, homework, and soccer.

How did you spend your Friday nights in high school? Do you wish you had spent them differently?