Being Good Friday, I suspect that there will be a lot of serious topics discussed in blog land today. So, I interrupt regularly scheduled programming to bring you a completely ridiculous topic for the letter S: SHAG.
If you were alive in the 1960s and 70s (or ever saw an Austin Powers movie) then you know there are two meanings of shag. 1) a style of carpet; and 2) S-E-X. Let’s see, which shall we discuss today….
That non-manscaped body is frightening, so carpet, you win.
While furniture shopping last week, I noticed that shag carpeting is making a come back. Although the 70s did have an influence on my personality, the decade did not inspire me to decorate my house like Elvis’ jungle room. If you’ve been to Graceland, then you know what I’m talking about. The floor, and ceiling, are covered with green shag.
In the 70s, shag was out of sight, man. My own bedroom was oh so shag-o-licious (still referring to the carpet here). Pink shag, to be exact.
Unfortunately, the shag stayed in place when my brother took over the room in the early 80s. I think he was about 15 when he begged to be moved out of that pink room. He said it was him or the shag…and my parents picked the shag. If you’re doing the math, that carpet graced my childhood home for about 25 years.
Who knew that it would be back in style come 2011?!
What trends are making a comeback that you swore would never again see the light of day? Is there anything that you WISH would come back in style?