When someone says something about anything that happened in the last decade I forget most of the time they are talking about things that happened this century. The 90s are so last century. I became a survived middle school, became a teenager, graduated high school and went to college- all in the 90s. I think of myself in the "kid" sense during those years.
What defined my 90s....
1. New Kids On The Block - I think they stared in the late 80s but I didn't start listening to them until I hit my teens...which was early 90ish. I would listen to them through my headphones while I did my homework and on my walkman in the car. I went through a lot of batteries in that walkman.
2. Teen Beat (or all teen magazines) - My mom would drop me off in front of the magazine rack when she would go grocery shopping and pick me back up when she was done. It would take me that long to decide which magazine I was going to get that week. I would rip the posters out when I was done reading about my favorite people ever! and tape them on my wall. I went through a lot of tape too.
3. Fear Street Books - Did you read these? This is as scary as I like to get. Fun fact- I've never read a Stephen King book or watched any of his movies. If you don't know from my past posts, I love books. I was a big reader in school too and would read on the bus going to games and activities. I still have all of my old books in a rubbermaid container in the closet.
4. Slap Bracelets - I used to coordinate my bracelets with my outfits in middle school. The fad didn't last long at my school but I noticed it's making a comeback. My 8 year-old brought some home from school this year and thought they were the coolest thing ever! Been there, done that Sweetheart.
5. Sweet Valley High - I had this exact game! I had no one to play it with but I would look though all the cards and wish I had a boyfriend like Todd. I have every book in the Series even though the University years in my closet too. I don't think I'll ever be able to give these books away.
6. Kaepa Shoes - I had 8+ pairs of Kaepa's because we had to get a new pair every cheerleading season. The style thankfully changed but I loved getting my new pair each season and putting in my school's color tabs (orange and black) and lacing them up. These scream high school years to me. And I may have my favorite pair in the closet as well. I swear I'm not a hoarder! Just really sentimental.
7. Friends - I had this exact poster on my wall for a long time. I LOVED this show. I was excited when they started showing reruns on Nick but then I realized that might make me kind of old too. You know every time you hear "How you doin?" you hear it in Joey Tribbiani's voice.
8. Big Mouth Billy Bass - I bought every close male relative one of these for Christmas one year. The kids love them, the parents not so much. I thought it was absolutely hilarious. The motion sensor was genius. Everytime my Grandpa walked past his it would go off because he couldn't figure out how to turn it off. I eventually told him.
9. Beanie Babies - I love and hated these things. They were cute presents to buy because lots of theme were themed. I thought they were cute until I began working in a Hallmark store that carried them. We would have people of all ages coming in and asking when our next shipment was and threatening us it we took them all for ourselves. There was even a little old lady who would park across the street every day waiting for the UPS man and watching through binoculars to see if he delivered a "TY" box. Crazy I tell you.
10. Backstreet Boys - I would like to round out my 90s with a boy band too. I had the world's biggest no-so-secret crush on Brian. I swear I could listen to him sing the phone book. It kind of blew my mind when they hooked up with New Kids on the Block (sorry, I can't call them NKOTB) last year.
What were your favorite or no-so-favorite things of the 90s?
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