Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Children of the 90s

This weekend my mom, step dad, and I went to a used book store. We stumbled upon a "You know you're Baby Boomer If..." type book and literally went through every single page. I would have to say they really know there stuff! Of course I clearly had no idea what any of the answers were, but it was hilarious watching them reminisce. We then started brain storming what a book like that would say from my childhood. And yes I was born in the awesome 80s, but since I only spent 4 years in that decade I consider myself a child of the 90s. So I put together a little list to remind ourselves of the incredible 90s....a they were incredible.

  1. Beanie Babies
  2. Teletubbies
  3. 7th Heaven
  4. Tomagatchi or Nano babies (Do you remember how there was only one clear one in each box delivered to the toy store?!? I totally got a green clear Tomogatchi. And it died...repeatedly).
  5. Game Boys
  6. Trapper Keepers (My sister had like 10. I was so jealous)
  7. Jansport Backpacks
  8. Doc Martins (why would we ever wear shoes that weighed 30 lbs?!?)
  9. WWJD bracelets (admit had one in every color)
  10. Polly Pocket toys
  11. Sega Genesis
  12. Captain Planet (yeah go ahead and sing the theme song)
  13. Tickle Me Elmo (remember the Christmas those came out and women were killing other women in Wal-Marts just to get one?!?)
  14. NSYNC vs. Backstreet Boys (You can't like them must choose. My choice was NSYNC of course. I had the biggest crush on Lance - yeah I know how to pick 'em)
  15. Furby
  16. Slap Bracelets
  17. Clueless
  18. Macarena
  19. Roller blades
  20. Stretch Armstrong
  21. Talkboy (You might have needed to have older siblings to have owned one of these bad boys)
  22. Britney Spears
  23. Trolls
  24. Skip It
  25. Power Rangers
  26. Spice Girls.....(Spice up your life) + the Spice Girls Movie (wow)
  27. Pogs
  28. Brotherly Love (Love those Lawrence brothers)
  29. Littlest Pet Shop (one of my high lights)
  30. Boys frosting their hair
  31. Body Glitter
  32. Baby Face Dolls (look this one up....I'm sure you had one!)
  33. Alex Mac
  34. All That
  35. Saved By The Bell (The Original, College Years, and The New Class)
  36. Water Babies

Monday, September 13, 2010

Yours Truly

In February of 2009 Facebook started a trend of writing "25 Things About Me" and it sure took off like wildfire. I recently found my list so I decided to post it again for chucks and giggles.

1. I don't like to wear big earrings because when I was younger my mom said if I did they would make my ears sag to my shoulders and I believed her. I guess I still do.

2. The best purchase I ever made was my puppy Ruby and she was worth every cent! I think it's funny that people say she is a "designer dog," which is just a fancy way of calling her a mut.

3. My favorite word is conundrum. I like the way it rolls off the tongue.

4. I'm currently reading a book called "Stiff" (get your minds out of the gutter). It's about cadavers and it's quite possibly the best book I've read. You should read it too.

5. My first crush was Taylor James Maxwell. He was my first boyfriend too, except we never spoke a word to each other the whole time we were going out. Good foundation.

6. One of my favorite college memories was the girls and I went out and bought fancy dresses for semi-formal. That night on our way there we decided to take a detour and go to Dallas instead for Pizookies. Mmmm....I do love Pizookies.

7. is quite possibly the best website ever created....EVER.

8. I use ... too much.

9. I've thought my whole life that I didn't like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. As of recent I realized I just didn't like the jelly on the sandwich. It made the bread too soggy. I've missed out on peanut butter sandwiches for 22 years :(

10. My brother is my best friend in the world. If I ever had to be stuck anywhere with anyone it would hands down him. I mean who wouldn't?

11. I have a test tomorrow and I haven't started studying. This seemed like more fun.

12. Stalking is under-rated.

13. I think everyone should go to Europe at least once in their life and as many times as possible. It will open yours eyes to so many things.

14. I don't like girl singers. Never have. Well except Lenka (thank you Jac).

15. I haven't walked in my sleep since I got Ruby. Well at least I don't think I have...

16. One of my most humiliating moments ever was when I accidentally called a guy from high school who I had known for forever Cole in front of his parents. His name was Cale.

17. My favorite thing I have ever done was go whale watching in Wickaninnish, Brittish Columbia, Canada. Absolutely mind blowing.

18. I absolutely HATE the word hate. I rarely use it. However, I do hate feet, root beer, weird smells, when you take your laundry out of the machine and one sock has mysteriously vanished, when fortune cookies say "You will soon visit Asia," and copy cats to name a few.

19. I have a HUGE crush on Hugh Lorie from "House." The fact that he is Brittish is just icing on the cake.

20. I love the elderly. I just think they're really great.

21. Everytime I read a fortune cookie I secretly believe it's gonna happen.

22. I cried the other day watching the news. It's becoming a daily occurence. I should just stop watching the news.

23. I'm not as tough as people think I am.

24. I think being a Storm Chaser would be the ultimate job. I'm just waiting to be recruited.

25. Last week I joked around and said I broke my butt on the ice. It's 2 weeks later and I actually think my butt is really broken. Are there specialized butt doctors?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Just Plain Silly

So I decided this morning to run my first 1/2 marathon. You might be thinking, "Is this girl crazy?!?" I'll answer that for you. Yes. I had planned on doing an awesome 1/2 marathon about this time last year in California (sweetness), but we had some family matters we needed to tend to and my 1/2 marathon dream (or nightmare) was put on hold. So now it's attempt numero 2. I'm pretty sure at this point people are already up to 4-5 miles at least. Well I'm practically starting out at point zero. I'm not a runner. Never have I been a runner. So this will be an interesting few months working my way up to 13.1 miles.

On a side silly is 13.1 miles?!? Does that .1 really make a difference? No it doesn't. It's just plain silly. Silly I tell you!