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The ’90s was a big time in my life. When they started, I was a freshman in high school and when the final day of the decade rolled around, I was a college graduate trying to find my place in the “real world.” Needless to say, the era holds a special place in my heart and I have a ton of wonderful (and not so wonderful memories) from the time. So, it’s been fun reading the #why90srocked hashtag over on Twitter and getting a peek into other people’s ’90s nostalgia. Of course, I feel freakin’ ancient every time someone tweets “I was born in the ’90s!” But there have been quite a few other points that make me remember all over again why the decade was so much fun. After the jump, a few of my favorite things from the ’90s (feel free to leave your own in the comments). Keep reading »
My friend Brittany and I used to play MASH in our Mead composition books. Now I have the opportunity to mash my money into a wallet that looks like a Mead composition book. The whole thing is just blowing my mind. It’s also reminding me that I’m destined to live in a shack with eight kids and my husband, AJ McLean from the Backstreet Boys. Sweet. [$12, QuietDoing Etsy Shop] Keep reading »
Did you guys watch “Recess” back in the day? It was my favorite cartoon for an embarrassingly long time. I watched it every week until it got cut from the Saturday morning line-up, at which point I believe I was a senior in high school. One of the best parts of the show was a character named Spinelli (shown above with the red arrow), who was this awesome Italian-American girl who could beat up any kid on the playground. Not only was Spinelli tough as nails, but she also rocked a sweet signature look … Keep reading »
When I was about 10 years old, I thought Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez from The Sandlot was the perfect man. He was tall, dark, and handsome, sensitive, caring, and athletic. He had these deep brown eyes that my younger self could get lost in for hours. He had life goals (the major leagues) and he was always willing to help his friends out of a pickle, even if it involved outrunning a killer dog named Hercules. My best friend Caitlin and I would watch The Sandlot over and over, pausing on the close-ups of Benny’s face to take turns kissing the television screen. I recently realized that my present-day boyfriend actually looks a lot like Benny, which is either really sweet or really creepy.
Now I’m curious: who was your first celebrity crush? How did you express your love? Keep reading »
Here’s an answer to the question “Whatever happened to Vanilla Ice?” Apparently, after his rise and even more spectacular fall, he’s become a house flipper. He rehabbed and sold his first house 15 years ago, and has done many since then. Now the DIY Network has made a show following him on his biggest project yet—a 7,000-square-foot mansion. Keep reading »
For the honor of Grayskull! Last week, the DVD collection of “She-Ra: Princess of Power” was released to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the show. And yes, this will be what I’m getting every woman on my holiday gift list. Though episodes will also be available on iTunes and Hulu, I want the DVD extras.
She-ra, without her sword in hand, was Princess Aurora, the twin sister of Prince Adam, aka He-Man. Keep reading »
Once upon a time, when I was about 19, I found an amazing kilt-style mini skirt on a sale rack at the mall. It was a gorgeous green plaid wool with crisp pleats and a luxurious silk lining. Somehow it looked amazing with bare legs and a tank top or black tights and a cardigan. I wore this kilt all the time, through every season, and it never looked a day over brand new. But years passed, my style evolved, and during one particularly intense closet-cleaning rampage, I threw the kilt in a Goodwill bag, and never saw it again. This was a few years ago, and I still miss that damn skirt. It has joined my New Kids on the Block hoodie, vintage riding boots, and perfectly baggy v-neck sweater on my list of Clothes That Got Away.
In honor of my tickets to see Juliana Hatfield and Evan Dando in concert TOGETHER … TONIGHT, I thought we could take a stroll down my memory lane, circa 1993. All I have to do is hear any song from Become What You Are by the Juliana Hatfield Three, especially “Spin the Bottle,” which was featured in “Reality Bites,” and I am magically teleported back to the summer after my sophomore year of high school. Keep reading »