I’ve been feeling kind of nostalgic lately, you guys. I’ve decided to write up a blog post to make me feel better. Here are all the things that make me miss my childhood.
(And before you laugh, YES I am a 90’s kid. I’m only 23. Cut me some slack. )
You can blame my choice of video games on my cousin. He started it.
Donkey Kong - How could you not love this guy?
My cousin used to get rid of all the bad guys in a level, and then let me go around and blow up all the computers. I was too scared to try to fight the bad guys on my own.
And this is what we played it on. We didn't even know what a CD was at that point.
And lastly - any wrestling game. Yeah, I don't know why either. And this guy happened to be my favorite: The Undertaker. Kind of morbid, right?
I don’t care what you say, these are the five music videos that basically defined my childhood (and my taste in music).
N*Sync’s “Bye Bye Bye”
(Chris was my favorite, by the way. I’m still not sure why.)
Britney Spears’ “Hit Me Baby One More Time”
(I also have to admit that I must be on the verge of getting old. Someone in the comments section for that video said they had just heard this song for the first time two days ago. *sigh*)
Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady”
(How ironic that he picks on both N*Sync and Britney Spears in this video, haha.)
(Not sure if this is my favorite song or video – it’s too hard to pick – but the song is a great sum of what the Spice Girls were like.)
(This is by far my favorite DC video, and one of the best videos I’ve seen in general.)
Tamagotchi: Because what kid doesn't want to carry around a tiny alien egg in their pocket?
Yes, I still have my Pokemon card collection. No, I'm never getting rid of them. (**Not actually my cards)
Pretty sure Pogs were popular for about a year or two before they fell off the face of the earth. Also pretty sure kids "these days" wouldn't have a clue what they were.
Four Square: The most brutal recess game at my school. We were so into it, they even let us play it in gym class.
Bugs Bunny. A classic. How can you not love him. (Also, the new cartoons look weird, and I refuse to watch them.)
Pikachu was (is), of course, my favorite Pokemon.
I really don't know why, but I always loved the Road Runner.
Jupiter was my favorite because she got to wear a green dress.
Donatello was my favorite one because he was smart! (Besides, they're ALL green, so I had to choose my next favorite color - purple!)
Storm was, by far, my favorite, but I always had a soft spot for Wolverine, too.
I never was crazy about Prue, so I didn't mind when they replaced her. Piper was always my favorite!
This show was so amazing! I have yet to see all the episodes, so it's a good thing that my best friend is slowly collecting all the seasons.
TRL was a great show! I'm glad Carson is on The Voice now, so I get to watch him on my TV again.
Apparently I used to race home every day to watch the Power Rangers. I don't even remember why I liked it so much, but it was great! The yellow one was my favorite because she had those awesome Sais. Plus, she turned into a saber-toothed tiger!
And, finally, Hercules, whose awesomeness went hand in hand with Xena's.
Fireballs! These were great.
If anyone other than my dad made me toaster strudels, they tasted weird. And he always "designed" them for me. It was usually pretty cool, except for that one time he wrote "X-Files" on one just to freak me out. (I had a strange childhood fear of that show.)
I remember everyone used to have these on the bus, but I could never eat them. WAY too sour for me.
And here's the one thing from my childhood that started this whole post: Schweppe's Ginger Ale. It was pretty much the only soda I was allowed to drink at my dad's house. I just had some the other day and BOY did that bring back (good) memories!
I applaud you for making it through this gigantic list! If you’re a 90′s kid, did I miss anything? And if you’re not, what things from your childhood do you have fond memories of?