When I Sniff The Skin Under My Swatch, It Is Once Again Summer 1986


1. Hammer Pants


2. A Hands Across America T-shirt


3. Some kind of alcohol rub, to kill that funky wrist-smell when you finally free the squashed, poreless skin beneath the plastic band.

4. A mixtape of Mr. Mister’s “Kyrie,” “These Dreams” by Heart and Falco’s “Rock Me Amadeus.”

5. Mousse

6. Jelly Shoes


7. Braided, Streaming Barrettes


8. A Simple Minds Poster


9. Bonnie Bell Lip Smackers

10. A Copy of Top Gun on VHS

11. Any Madeleine L’Engle Novel


Yep, that should about do it. Who’s with me?