You know those lists of things that go, “You know you’re a 90s Kid if you remember…” and then comes a parade of cartoons, toys, and fashion choices that make you chortle in reminiscent glee?
Well, I get a little nervous at times that if my fellow 90s Kids could read my mind, they might take away my slap-bracelet license. Here are some things I did NOT get into as a 90s Kid:
–Saved by the Bell, Friends, Dawson’s Creek
They all seemed so predictable and so boring to me. If I didn’t care who was going steady at my school, why the heck would I care about made up people’s fake relationships when they didn’t even, I dunno, fight mythical beasts or save the world on the side?
–N*sync, Backstreet Boys, Hanson, Spice Girls, Avril Lavigne, etc, etc ad nauseum
I knew girls who would literally scream and start crying when they heard one of the songs by their favorite artist come on the radio. I have never understood this. Besides, I was too busy appreciating the music of the 50s, 60s, and 70s (including musicals) to be bothered with Top 40 radio. That’s right. I was a hipster before it was a thing.
–Banana clips and “baby tees”
Banana clips just can’t handle this curly mane. They always broke. And baby tees just made me feel like my bottom half was huuuuge for some reason. Besides, my parents would have killed me.
–Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Ren and Stimpy, Beevis and Butthead
I have always had an aversion for ugliness as entertainment. I don’t find it quirky. I find it disturbing.
–Books by R.L. Stine (such as the Goosebumps series)
Furthermore, I hate being freaked out. Especially by my own imagination.
It was just…TOO cheesy. This coming from a girl who loved the show “Clarissa Explains It All”
So does this make me a traitor to my generation’s pop culture? Possibly.
I do redeem myself with slap bracelets, side pony tails, Walkman AND portable CD player, a little Weezer and Five Iron Frenzy, pogs, All That, Doug, and a brief celebrity crush on Kevin Zegers (from the Air Bud movie).
What are the iconic experiences of your childhood days? Reminiscing is such a joy. 😀