Saturday, August 24, 2013

The 90s Kid Tag!

1.Favorite Disney channel original movie? 
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century. I also really liked Smart House and Brink!

2. Favorite music artist? 
In the 90s, I was all about bubblegum pop, R&B and gangster rap. I also started to get into rock. Such an eclectic mix. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Britney Spears, Inner Circle, Boyz II Men, The Cardigans, Puff Daddy, Ma$e, The Pretenders, Oasis, Dave Matthews Band, Master P, Ace of Base, The Cranberries, boy bands... the list is endless. I'll have to get around to making a 90s playlist with some of my favorite songs.

3. Favorite Nick Jr. show?

Not sure if most of these count as "Jr." shows but Nickelodeon was definitely one of my favorite channels. I loved Salute Your Shorts, Are You Afraid of the Dark?Wild and Crazy Kids, Double Dare, Hey Dude, Pete and Pete, Clarissa Explains It AllLegends of the Hidden Temple, Little Bear, Rugrats, Doug, Guts (Global Guts), David the Gnome, Nick Arcade...

4. Favorite candy?

Dunkaroos, Chiclets Gum, Fruit by the Foot, Ring Pops...

5. Favorite game? (board game, school game, etc.)
Mall Madness, Nightmare, Girl Talk, Dream Phone, Hi Ho! Cherry-O, Guess Who?, Monopoly, Pretty Pretty Princess, Candy Land, Shoots and Ladders, Life, Thin Ice, Checkers, Paper Football, Mash, Paper Fortune Cookies, Back Off! Buzzard... Kickball at recess. Loved hockey. Cheered for football and basketball. 

6. Favorite McDonald's Happy Meal toy?

I liked them because it came in a cute little box but I can't really remember any specific ones. I liked Wendy's better.

7. Favorite book?
Goosebumps, Clifford, Kenny and the Little Kickers, Shel Silverstein, The Wizard of Oz, Sarah, Plain and Tall, Where's Waldo?, Magic Eye, American Girl... Every month we'd get a catalog in school and I'd always order a ton of books. I remember when the packages would come, I'd carry a huge box home on the school bus. I loved reading and getting the items delivered :) There was also the Book-It program that combined reading with one of my other greatest loves- Pizza Hut!

8. Favorite clothing store?
Claire's and Afterthoughts were my favorite stores but not for clothes. I knew the sales girls by name because I was at the mall all the time. I loved Contempo Casuals for pleather pants, platforms and crop tops. I also frequented the very random (and now defunct) store called Weathervane for more casual pieces. I mostly shopped at Kaufmann's department store (now Macy's) or Lazarus (now Macy's, no longer there) for nicer clothes. It was all about baggy jeans, bell-bottoms, Starter jackets, Tommy Hilfiger and Esprit.

I had this top and also rocked it with overalls:

9. What would you watch when you'd get home from school?
Total Request Live when I was in middle school. Mister Roger's Neighborhood was a favorite when I was little. I remember reruns from The Brady Bunch were usually on around 4 when I was younger and Saved by the Bell aired around dinner time. Rosie O'Donnell, Ricki Lake and the like also had daytime talk shows. All of the Nickelodeon shows I mentioned above. I'm sure I'm forgetting a bunch.

10. Favorite T.V Show? 

Full House, Saved by the Bell, Salute Your ShortsAvonlea, Anne of Green GablesDariaThe Wonder Years, Home Improvement, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Under the Umbrella Tree, Mama's Family (reruns), Super Market Sweep... there's way too many!

11. Favorite Toys?

Barbie Dolls, Little People, Skip It, Polly Pocket, Water Babies, Baby Shivers, Magic Nursery Dolls, Magic 8 Ball, My Buddy Doll, "Pet Surprise" (Puppy Surpirse, Kitty Surpirse, etc. I had so many), board games, Sega Genesis, Nintendo... I could go on and on...!

12. Favorite Commercials? 
This was a local commercial but I loved the jingle! They still use it!
"Century III Chevrolet, Lebanon Church Road, Pittsburgh. Minutes from the mall!"

& because of my love for Devon Sawa... "It's Nerf or Nothin'!"

13. Nsync or Backstreet Boys? 

I liked both of them and had all of their CDs but I was more of an 'N Sync fan.

14. Weirdest Fashion Trend? 

The plastic clip you would pull your t-shirts through to knot them on the side back in the early 90s. That, paired with neon bicycle shorts. Then in the late 90s, wearing baggy jeans and FUBU.

15. Favorite Collectible? 
These aren't a collectible but I recently found a girl on eBay who makes them, FLUFFY PENS! as inspired by the movie Clueless. I used these and milky pens exclusively from about 4th-7th grade. I'll do a blog post soon. I mostly collected stickers and rocks.

16. Favorite Beanie Baby? 
I've always loved teddy bears but I never really got into beanie babies. They were pretty expensive. I was more focused on buying purses and jewelry (not much has changed). I loved to get gifts for my friends. I told them that my parents were expected to win millions from Publishers Clearing House and in no time, money would be no object. Still waiting on that check, Ed McMahon!

The infamous Prize Patrol:

17. How many Tomagotchis did you go through?
I think I had one but couldn't figure out how to use it. I remember having a Koala Giga Pet that did nothing but munch on leaves and go the bathroom. I had a living, breathing shih-tzu that I loved so I quickly got bored with the virtual insanity.

18. Favorite Game System? and game?
It's a toss-up between Nintendo Super Mario Bros and Sonic the Hedgehog from Sega Genesis. I spent hours playing on those!

Now Playing: "Rush Rush" by Paula Abdul
*Early 90s magic! One of my first favorite songs.

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