- Saturday, 11 April 2015 -
You Know You Were a 90s Kid When...
Hello my lovelies! I don't think I've ever lost grasp of the 90s - still captivated by catching them all on Pokemon, and breathing a little gasp of joy every time I see an original Polly Pocket sitting pretty in a charity shop, I love the nostalgia that blooms inside you, transporting you back to a simpler time. From time to time, I still like to indulge in the nostalgia of the 90s, whether it's flicking over to a game of The Crystal Maze on TV or simply screaming Wannabe at the top of my lungs as The Spice Girls come on the radio. There are some things that I don't miss though: I sometimes still can't quite believe the convenience of wireless internet, not having to experience the gruelling moan of the dreaded dial-up connection and the painful prospect of being interrupted as your parents declare that they need to use the phone during your mid-surfing session. Although I'd never ever want to trade my memories of the decade, these truly are the experiences every 90s child will understand...
The agonising disappointment of opening up a new CD only to discover that the lyrics on the leaflet are missing. How else are we to rhyme off all the words of track number 3?!
"Aww, my Nokia 3210 has just ran out of battery" - said no one EVER.
Rolling into school with those stick-on earrings attached to each ear, nodding in pride as you confess to your friends that yes, you did just have your ears pierced.
Being absolutely buzzing as you come down to breakfast in the morning and cracking open a new box of cereal, only to find to your delight a new fiddly toy to amuse you for all of 10 minutes.
You feed it, you nourished it, you loved it. Yet somehow your damn Tamagotchi pet still managed to die.
Kitting out your room with inflatable furniture, dream catchers and a mountain of Beanie Babies sat in a corner.
Attempting to keep up with the current slang of your classmates with phrases like "I know you are but what am I", "Talk to the hand because the face ain't listening" and "Take a picture it lasts longer" Sassy. As. FUCK.
Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network were the greatest TV channels on earth. Wanting to be Bubbles or Blossom but never Buttercup (The Powerpuff Girls) and desperately wanting to know what orange soda tastes like (Kenan and Kel).
Pokemon trading cards, Pogs and Tazos were basically playground currency.
Thinking the Goosebumps books were scary, only to be exposed to the television series and never wanting to sleep alone again.
Whenever a friend approaches you asking where you got your sweet accessories or bitchin' clothes from, only to respond with either Tammy Girl or Claire's.
Having a love/hate relationship with your Furby.
When technology was so much simpler - repairing a Nintendo game cartridge by blowing in it and saving all of your shit on floppy discs.
Going on a long drive with your parents and torturing them with hours upon hours of obsessively playing Bop It.