Wayback Wednesday: Odyssey

Today’s Wayback Wednesday picture selection was inspired by a Facebook post yesterday from my friend Erin, whom I’ve known since, oh, about the 7th grade. (Maybe 8th. Middle school was sufficiently traumatic that it all kind of blends together.) Erin’s status yesterday was that she has just signed on to be an Odyssey of the Mind coach at her son’s school. The conversation that ensued with our high school OM coach mentioned this particular project, and so I decided to hunt up the photo.

To be honest, I don’t really remember what the task was that we were set to manage for this particular project, which was our senior year, if the photo label is to be believed. I do know it was called “Just in Time” and involved the potato head costumes below, and some sort of tractor or bus type vehicle that we built. And the mailbox. I definitely remember building that mailbox. But alas, I have no idea why.

Binghamton High School Odyssey of the Mind, April 1989
Binghamton High School Odyssey of the Mind, April 1989


Do you have photos from your past that you’re willing to share – and a blog to post them on? Play along with Wayback Wednesday by linking back to this post or sharing in the comments so we can snoop into your past, too!

3 thoughts on “Wayback Wednesday: Odyssey

  1. Howard Fisher November 30, 2011 / 7:05 pm

    sarah, your post with the photo is wonderful.. those were great days i often remember fondly!!!!

  2. wendalicious November 30, 2011 / 8:32 pm

    Those were the days, weren’t they? I too was an OM’er. Though, if you’ll recall, back then it was called “Olympics of the Mind.” I think they were served a “Cease and Desist” letter from the International Olympic Committee.

    I got involved in OM in 7th grade, and continued all the way through high school. I was always involved in the vehicle problem, and I met my lifelong friends through OM. Good times. The best actually.

    In fact, it was during our trip to the NYS finals in Syracuse in 1987 (my freshman year and our problem was called “OMER to the Rescue”) that I met my idols – The Beastie Boys. They were doing a concert in Syracuse that weekend, and happened to be staying at our hotel. My friend Monika and I had a late-night encounter with them in the elevator. Which was not as sordid as it sounds, really.

    OM was seriously one of the greatest experiences of my life. Thanks for the trip in the wayback machine!

  3. Common loon November 30, 2011 / 10:42 pm

    Is “Destination Imagination” the same type of thing?

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