Rock ‘n’ Roll High School 85: Just Lose It

90s novellaWelcome to Day Three of the ’90s Playlist RNRHS party! If you’re just now getting in on the fun, this collection rocks six all-new novellas about sex, love, and being young in the ’90s, inspired by some of the most iconic songs from the decade. And it’s available for the kick-ass price of 99 cents! Do yourself a favor and pick up your copy now! Today’s post is from author Jennifer Blackwood, who’d love to lure you in with vivid imagery of high school tennis and Eminem.

Jennifer Blackwood, Class of ’05

Currently: Author/Teacher

Band and/or song that reminds you the most of high school: Eminem reminds me the most of high school. During tennis team practices, we used to blare his music (I imagine how silly we probably looked as we rapped Just Lose It while practicing volleys). Another song that was integral to every high school dance was Hot in Herre by Nelly. It was the ultimate grinding song, and I distinctly remember being at an after-football dance in tenth grade dancing with my girlfriends, trying to make my ex jealous with my sweet dance moves. I look back and cringe, but then again, half my high school existence was cringe-worthy.

Favorite piece of music memorabilia (poster, t-shirt, etc.) in high school: Hmm I had A LOT of music memorabilia from middle school (Nsync posters, marionettes, magazines, etc…) but not a whole lot from high school. I’d have to say my favorite was probably my Usher poster. He was shirtless and it was glorious.

Band that you hated that everyone else at school seemed to love: I absolutely hated Jimmy Eat World. COULD. NOT. STAND. THEM. And everyone else in high school adored them. Whenever someone blasted it in the car, I just wanted to bang my head against the window. For real.

Best show or concert you saw in high school: I saw Coldplay in concert my senior year and it was at the Gorge Amphitheater. I went with my two best friends and an Abercrombie model I met at choir camp—I shit you not. It was the first time I’d gone to a concert without my parents (because they were overprotective and thought I would get into trouble) and I totally got into lots of trouble after the concert.

Best high school make-out song: Anything by either R. Kelly or Usher!

Foolproof_1600Jennifer Blackwood is an English teacher and contemporary romance author. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. When not chasing after her toddler, you can find her binging on episodes of Gilmore Girls and Supernatural, and locking herself in her office to write. You can find more about Jennifer, including her latest release, Foolproof, at

Tune in tomorrow for another RNRHS ’90s Playlist installment, this time from author Lorelei Brown!







1 Comments on “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School 85: Just Lose It

  1. Lived in Kennedy Town for 5 years and I found the best time to take Tram is after 10pm (when I can find seats). These trams could go really fast, and it’s eapecislly fun when the car bounces left and right along the track. My Dad did tell me once that the tram has gone off track a couple of times right outside the LEGCO building…. I guess back in the 60s/70s? Never done it all the way from Shau Kei Wan…. I find that section between SKW and Tin Hau to be quite boring.The Tram is one of the more romantic rides in HK, along with the Star Ferry.

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