Thursday, February 17, 2005

i love the '90s

This, which I stole from Jenny, is one of the best you-know-you're-a-child-of-the-'90s-if things I've seen. So here it is with the ones I identify with in bold and my comments are in italics.

You’ve ever ended a sentence with the word “PSYCH!”

You watched the Pound Puppies. I vaguely remember watching it.

You can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Don't make me illustrate.

You wore biker shorts under your skirts and felt stylish. But I did own Spandex.

You yearned to be a member of the Baby-Sitters Club and tried to start a club of your own.

You owned those little Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls. No, but I always wanted to.

You know that “WOAH” comes from Joey on Blossom.

Two words: M.C. Hammer. Isn't that three words, kind of? How 'bout Hammer Time?

If you ever watched “Fraggle Rock.

You had plastic streamers on your handle bars. Most definitely.

You can sing the entire theme song to Duck Tales. Hmm, not all of it, but how about Rescue Rangers?

You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

You wore a ponytail on the side of your head. Does it matter that it wasn't during the '90s?

You saw the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the big screen. No, but I remember watching it at school. I was more of the cartoon kinda girl. I wanted to be April.

You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school. Somehow, I managed to be in the class that went all the way through grade school without having Oregon Trail opportunities. Darn 01s.

You played the game “MASH” (Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House). And more elaborate versions, too.

You wore a Jordache Jean jacket and you were proud of it. No, but I'm pretty sure my sister did.

L.A. Gear.

You wanted to change your name to “JEM” in Kindergarten. Is it okay that I don't understand this? But to make up for it, I'll tell you that I did go by "K. Z." amongst my friends for a while in fifth grade. What kind of friends let me do that?

You remember reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and all the Ramona books.

You know the profound meaning of “Wax on, wax off.” I don't think I've ever seen all of Karate Kid.

You wanted to be a Goonie. Another cinematic failure of mine. I have seen all of The Goonies, but it was far too recently.

You ever wore flourescent clothing. Haha, 701 Green.

You have pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.

You took lunch pails/boxes to school. But for the life of me, I can't remember what was on it. But I had the thermos and everything.

You remember the craze of taking lunch pails/boxes to school.

You remember the craze then the banning of slap bracelets.

You still get the urge to say “NOT” after every sentence. And an occasional "DUH!"

You remember Hypercolor T-shirts.

Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band.

You thought She-Ra and He-Man should hook up.

You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged friendship bracelets. And all sorts of other friendship wear. Buddy bands, anyone? Okay, not really.

You owned a pair of jelly sandals. One for each time the fad came around, which was at least twice.

After you saw Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure you kept saying “I know what you are, but what am I?” But the big effect of that movie was the generation-specific fear of clowns.

You remember “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”

You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates. But I could never do it. Rollerblades saved my roller-career.

You ever got seriously injured on a Slip ‘n’ Slide. Well, it doesn't help that most of the ones in existence were make-shift: garbage bags, a water hose, and a bottle of Dawn. And lots of obstructing objects.

You have ever played with a Skip-It.

You had or attended a birthday party at McDonald’s. I was just thinking about this the other day. I don't remember whose it was, but I had a horrible time.

You’ve gone through this list occasionally saying “totally awesome.” Some things I've been able to weed out.

You remember Popples. Still have them somewhere ... I really wish I could find mine. I loved it. It was pink and blue.

“Don’t worry, be happy.”

You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights. I didn't like socks now, and I didn't really then. So to heck if I'm going to wear multiple pairs.

You wore socks scrunched down. Okay, so I did do this.

“Miss Mary Mack Mack Mack, all dressed in black black black” "With silver buttons buttons buttons all down her back back back."

You remember boom boxes vs. CD players.

You remember watching both Gremlins movies.

You know what it meant to say “Care Bear Stare!” I think I saw one episode of that show and don't remember anything about it.

You remember watching Rainbow Brite and My Little Ponies.

You thought Doogie Howser was hot. I was in love with him.

You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.

You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool. I had a tee-shirt with them on it, a sweater (not a sweatshirt, mind you) that had the name of the band on it which I wore in my kindergarten picture, books about them from Scholastic Book Fair, and a little view-finder with pictures of them on the inside. No, I don't remember them. Actually, I don't think I ever had their tape. Strange...

You knew all the characters names and their life stories on Saved By the Bell, the ORIGINAL class. Are we talking the junior high episodes with Miss Bliss or the high school ones. Either way, I'm on top of it. I pride myself on knowing the first and last names of the actors and their characters.

You know all the words to Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name." No, but I do have a tendency to sing, in a most disgusting voice, the like "Shot through the heart, and you're too blame. You give love a bad name," with mine and Holly retarded voice distortion on "love" and "name."

You played and /or collected Pogs.

You used to pretend that you could transform into a Power Ranger. No, I was more like one of the kids that made fun of the other kids who pretended to transform into Power Rangers.

2 comments:

hollynicole said...

We, the 02s, wore out Oregon Trail. I'm sorry you weren't afforded the same luxury.

Rollerblade, the company, does not wish to lose its identity to the product. Please call them "inline skates" if they were not Rollerblade brand. I learned this in marketing and have attacked at least three people with the info. =)

Becca had the McDonald's birthday party.

And yes, you give leeeuurh and bad neeeurh.

b/f/f/

cassidy said...

maybe, just maybe, my inline skates were rollerblade brand. huh? huh? what about that?

but no, they weren't. they were some kmart wayne gretzky extreme edition or some crap. crap inline skates.