Friday, April 25, 2014

Five Favorites from the '90s

I'm a 90's kid to the core. I came across some posts that lead me to list five favs from clearly the best era ever. Man was it hard to pick just five. Now to start off this Friday with a blast from the past....

1. NSYNC. Obviously. They were my boy band of choice. I had trouble accepting friends who had a different preference...i.e. BSB, 98 Degrees, LFO etc. NSYNC was where it was at. If you didn't like them..yeah go suck on a Little Debbie Zebra cake.


2. Beanie Babies. I kid you not, my mother would have my sister and  I call around to ALL of the Hallmark locations and toy stores within a fricken 100-mile radius to see if they got new Beanie Baby shipments in. My first Beanie Baby was the mouse that was worth thousands. Yeah remember that crap? A stuffed animal filled with beans was worth a grand or more since it was one of the "rare" ones...and what did I do to make sure that my dad didn't take it from me and sell it behind my back? I tore that tag off and shredded it to pieces. What a bastard child I was. Why on earth would anyone actually pay that much for a sack of beans? Oh yes of course...


3. Gel pens. Primarily the neon colors so teachers couldn't read fucking anything on the page. But that's okay, they solved that problem and came out with black notebook paper. Sorry teachers everywhere, hope your benefits included a comprehensive vision plan.


4. Cassette Tapes. A million of them. How else were you going to record your favorite songs off of the radio? You better hurry your ass up and get a blank cassette tape ready when the top 40 comes on.


5. Nickelodeon before it went to shit. Yes, I'm talking Rocko's Modern Life, Rugrats, Doug, Salute Your Shorts, Are You Afraid of the Dark? The list goes on. Stick Stickly for the win.



Come on 90's kids, what do you miss about the '90s?? Let's hear it!



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23 comments:

  1. I was playing trivia in Bdubs last night and got a "are you afraid of the dark" question right. I miss the 90's.

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  2. the 80s and 90s are my favorite. music will never be as good as it was back then. all that garbage that's out now - omfg it's like ear rape every time that shizz comes on. and i remember when nsync first came out, they were at my local mall in the HMV doing signings. the place was EMPTY when i walked by and they were all there behind the table, waiting for people to come in. i looked in and thought: pfffft! what a bunch of one hit wonders!! then turned my nose up and kept walking. oh how i wish i could go back and give myself a huge bitchslap!!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  3. haha yes to the cassette tape when the top 40's came on. How much life did I waste trying to time it right?

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  4. I love milky pens on black notepaper. I will admit though, my NSYNC love come many years later, I was a BSB girl!

    I miss TGIFs on ABC, you know, Full House, Boy meets World, Step by Step, Family Matters, etc.

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  5. Yes to all of this!!!!! NSYNC = best boy band EVER. I think I still have some gel pens because I had eleventy billion...I doubt that they still work but whatever. Give me all the old nick shows and music from the 90's and I am set for life. I can't get enough of looking back at the best days ever!

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  6. Oh my this is so much fun! Although I'm an 80s girl....I also love how much fun was the 90s!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  7. lol this was awesome! nysnc wasn't huge in Aus as they were here - I loved a band called 5ive lol. I miss gel pens! I don't miss taping the radio though, lol.

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  8. Yes! *NSYNC was my fave! Totally obsessed. I remember all this stuff... I wonder if you showed it to kids now what they would think.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  9. I loved 90s Nickelodeon and gel pens were so awesome!!

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  10. Loved this!! Gel Pens and *N Sync were my JAM!! :)

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  11. N'Sync was my favorite boy band - I was beyond obsessed and had every poster you can imagine in my room lol!! Also I still watch Saved by the Bell!! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  12. LFO was even a choice to be in a person's top five favorite boy band. pffff

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  13. OMG! I love you for this! Milky Pens were the best, we used to draw on our hands with them and Nickolden was so awesome back in the day and now it's just so weird. Love this post so much. So many memories. Wah I miss the 90's!

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  14. Boy bands RULED! I feel like the ones out there now are just cheap imitations.

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  15. Bahaha, I literally could not agree w/ any of these more! NSYNC was my jam!!! Friends who thought BSB were, were no longer friends ;) and ohh how I miss those darn gel pens!

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  16. OMG I had forgotten Milky pens! Why do they take all the best stuff away??

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  17. The milky pens were the best! I think I still have a silver one around somewhere. Saturday mornings were the best for saved by the bell. Good times!

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  18. Absolutely! I loved those milky pens and I totally forgot they made black paper, lol! I was a boy band fan all around but I really didn't have a favorite. I did see B2M and All 4 One in concert once. I remember recording the top 8 or whatever so we could have all the good ones. My mom is so sad she can't find the beanie babies anymore for Holidays.

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  19. Gel pens and black paper! I seriously miss those haha, i was just thinking about it the other day!

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  20. All of this. Every single bit of it. And what DID happen to Nikelodeon, anyway? I feel bad for kids these days, TV is total garbage.

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  21. I loved when I did a post on stuff from the 90s that I miss but you definitely added a lot more fun things that I forgot about! Those gel pens were the best!!!

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  22. I love how all of NSYNC is grabbing their crotch. My mom thought that was so disgusting! LOL We were just talking about how CDs used to skip or get scratched and you would have to go buy the same one a million times. That never happened with cassette tapes but I really like the downloadable version much better :)

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