This starts strange, but bear with me.
So, I was in the men's room...
And I look in the stall next to me, and I see turquoise Converse high tops next to me.
I was immediately sent back in time to my senior year of high school. I'm not remembering when exactly in the year it was, but I'm thinking it was near the beginning of the basketball season.
One of the more spirited members of the band was putting together the Rally Band. When asked what a Rally Band was, he would say that it's like a pep band, but because "rally" rhymes with "valley" then the Ygnacio Valley Rally Band sound better.
Now our colors were turquoise and gold, and so it was decided that the uniform of the Rally Band would be yellow t-shirts with appropriate school-spirited designs, combined with jeans and turquoise suspenders and matching Converse high tops.
And so began the quest.
I remember a group of us canvassing Sun Valley Mall and the surrounding stores, looking for these shoes for everyone. Unfortunately they were in short supply, and few of us ever got our hands on a pair.