Tuesday, November 29, 2011

90's Kids

This beauty of a list is circulating on Facebook tonight and I can't help but laugh at it! It's so true!

Some of the highlights for me are:

"Topanga was at some point in human history considered not only a legitimate first name for a human being, but the kind of name that would inspire in malleable teenage boys a life-long infatuation." Admit it, you totally thought about naming a kid that for at least one very brief moment in history. Boy Meets World is still one of the best shows ever to grace the TV screen. And luck for us 90's ids, MTV(2) has caught on and airs it... I just don't know it's exact schedule. But we have Google for that now.

"It will be up to us to crusade for what is right. It is up to us to explain that Fern Gully was not only a predecessor to Avatar, but far better..." I still haven't bought into the Avatar craze and seen it yet (gasp, I know it's been 2 years since it came out), but Fern Gully is a CLASSIC. End of story.

"Though on the surface, they are the exact same thing in every conceivable way, whether you liked The Backstreet Boys or N*SYNC said more about your character than all of the terrible macaroni art you could ever make for your child psychologist." Our kids probably will never understand this, but it was so true. Picking sides on this matter also decided your best friend at the time. I was totally a BSB girl, but now I lean more towards N*Sync, just because Justin turned out to be so hot and talented and HILARIOUS. But seriously, I'm still upset I missed the NKOTBSB tour this summer and if N*Sync ever goes on tour I won't be missing that.

"Beanie Babies were not just significant, they were the first example most of us had of envy, greed, and wrath. If someone messed up that little heart-shaped Ty tag, so help you God..." I kid you not, a girl came up to me on the playground in 3rd grade and asked to buy one of my Beanie Babies off of me. I'm not even remotely joking. It was the lamb, which of course doesn't matter now and I can't even remember the name of it (but brownie points if you can), but I was horrified that she'd even ask. My grandmother spent a good amount of time (and money?) looking for this for me! Now they all live in a box in storage...

What are your favorite parts of this list?