{March 21, 2013}   Reminiscing

Man, remember when?




The Dinosaurs

I used to watch endless reruns of Lambchop at my Grandparents house during the day and then endless reruns of The Dinosaurs when I’d go home at night. I had the coolest Dinosaurs coloring book. I never colored in it because I was afraid if I did I would really want to color it at a later date. I don’t know what ever happened to that book. “Not the Momma!”


Barney' s Christmas Movie

And what mid didn’t fall in love with Barney?! I remember having all of the Barney movies. I had a Barney blanket for my bed, a Barney stuffed animal that sang that “I love you, you love me…” song, a 25 piece puzzle of Barney and Bee-Bop, a pop-up punching bag with Barney on it (I get the joke now, Mom and Dad, haha) and I even got to see Barney and Bee-Bop on an RV trip my parents took my brother and I on. Keep in mind, I fell obsessively in love with the original Barney- more of a plum color than a bright purple.

I’m not really sure why I’m reminiscing about my favorite childhood television shows right now. Maybe because it seems like kid’s shows have really taken a nose-dive. I wasn’t allowed to watch The Simpson’s until I was thirteen, now my six year old niece can almost quote King Of The Hill.

I’d like to see some of the old shows come back. I could totally tuck into a Wonder Years marathon right now!

{February 28, 2013}   90’s Baby


I’m a true 90’s baby. Today while beating the pulp out of my heavy bag I rocked out to the 90’s music channel. Got a little bit of Real McCoy, Third Eye Blind, The Divinyls, Cece Peniston and Jay Z in. These artists and their songs bring back good memories, from before high school hell. Specifically before all of the new video games and shit started, when it was cool to pop on your WalkMan and walk through the woods or to the Church playground. Man, things were simple back then. I could sit on the swings at the Church playground without another soul in sight and my parents didn’t have to worry about creeps and child abductors. I played outside, internet was something the rich kids had, not me, and even then when I went to the library to use the internet I had to wait ten minutes for the dial up connection. Texting wasn’t even imaginable and my Mom’s cell phone was the size of my work boot.
Funny how things change in just a few years. If only we could go back to the simpler times, even for just a day!

et cetera