Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Lovin' the '90s

Well, looks like a bunch of y'all are big Friends fans. The show ran from 1994-2004. 10 great years. Most of you got all the names right--if you didn't, check last week's comments... I'd have to say that the Thanksgiving episode a couple of you mentioned was one of my very favorites--the one where Brad Pitt guest-starred (I was so obsessed with him at that time in my life--and so in love with his and Jennifer Aniston's marriage--don't EVEN get me started on Brangelina!) and Joey wore the maternity pants to facilitate mass food intake. Hilarious!

This week's question is quite open-ended (basically because I'm going out of town tomorrow, and I don't want to have to deal with the whole comment moderation thing). So anyway, here's the scoop. This weekend I had the pleasure of reading through a 1997 People Magazine with a beautiful picture on the cover--of Princess Di, who had just passed away. Man, it is a serious kick in the pants to look through a decade-old magazine and think, "did we really dress like that/style our hair like that/etc.?!" So here's the question- 2 parts, of course:

1. What was the '90s moment of glory?
2. What was the '90s darkest hour?

Take this anywhere you want--you can be personal, political, global, WHATEVER. For the purposes of this game, I'll be trivial. So my answers are: 1. Singing along with my favorite bands, Boyz II Men and En Vogue. 2. Hammer pants.

Have fun!

9 comments:

Sugar... said...

I think it's only fair that since I was absent from my computer for a few weeks that I get to comment on the post before this one as well! You are so cute! I hope you had a great time at your lake house, and I totally know what you mean about the whole "we should go hiking, or have a picnic, or go camping, but it's too hard to get it going" sort of thing. We do it quite often and end up opting for a movie instead.

Can I remember the 90's? Oh, let's see, I used to love going to my high school dances. They were the best and seriously everyone danced. I loved it! The worst of the 90's was when I found out I'd made the cheer squad and two days later my parents told me we were moving. Every once in awhile I go back and read that journal entry...something about "Why is this happening to me?? Don't my parents understand what I'm going through?? Maybe I can live with my friends!!"...oh so dramatic and lame.

kate said...

Oh the 90's. Since I really can't remember last night it's hard to remember years ago. What I do remember is thinking that you were so cool cause you watched SNL and other "off-limit" shows in my family. Since I was the oldest and you the youngest, you knew so many more cool things that I was sheltered from. You were my window to the world. tee hee!

and Heidi, weren't we are so dramatic and lame in high school?? YES!!

LCM said...

Okay, I am a total nerd, my thoughts went straight to the iron curtain slowly falling through the decade and Germany's reunification, as the best of the 90s. The worst had to have been the new fad of school shootings. We lived in Springfield at the time of the Thurston shootings and I just watched a documentary on Columbine and read a book about it. PS Princess Diana died on our first wedding anniversary! I won't ever forget that day.

Katrina said...

One thing I really loved in the 90s was The Limited. In the smallish town that I grew up in we had one mall and by far the hippest store in it was The Limited. I remember being so excited when in 7th grade I could finally fit into their smallest size-- a petite 2!! (I was still a little girl in 7th grade.) My first outfit was a pair of cords and a brown sweater. Man, was I happy!

Since I'm going with a fashion theme, I'm gonna say the worst of the 90s was the high waisted pants and belly shirts. Remember Saved by the Bell? Kelly, Lisa, and Jessie totally sported this look on a regular basis. And the girls on Friends weren't much better!

Emily said...

Hmmmm, the nineties were so long...10 whole years! Let's see, for me it was Keds, keychains on my backpack zippers, and tumbled (polished) rocks. And later, it was...oh...should we talk about our stake-dance attending era? The Macarena, The Venge Boys ('cause We Like(d) To Party, We Like(d), We Like(d) To Party!), that stupid Tootsie Roll Song (To the left, to the left...). I don't know about you, but that brings a certain J Guthrie to mind?? The nineties fun never stops! Oh, and Stussy T-shirts were definitely a trademark of the times--maybe Teva sandals, too?? I always wanted a pair...but then again, I was never exactly at the height of fashion. I did have a Caboodle Kit, though. That was cool, no?

Barb said...

Trapper keepers, GAP shirts (it didn't count unless it said it across the front), short shorts with tall socks, Boy Meets World, Beverly Hills 90210 all were some of the best.
My bangs were the worst.

Wayne said...

I would have to say my favorite part of the early 90s was the Hyper-color shirts, you know the ones that changed colors when they got hot or cold? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypercolor).

My darkest moment would have to be the death of comic legend, Chris Farley in 1997. Truly a sad day for those who love to laugh...

liz said...

I have to agree with Emily that the 90s were a long time -- I personally started the 90s in 9th grade and ended it married with two kids. Quite a span. I would say cultural high points would include seeing Nirvana in concert and being in the high school version of "Steel Magnolias." Definite low point -- crashing my 1982 Honda Accord into a brick wall while I still had my learner's permit.

I too remember Diana's death well (btw, Mother Theresa died the same week -- why aren't we talking about that too?) because I was 9 months pregnant with my first child. Very tender -- remember the little bouquet on the back of her casket with a card that said "Mummy"? I watched William and Harry on Dateline the other night (is that a little nerdy?) and thought they were pretty classy -- I think their mother would be proud of them.

LCM said...

Hey Liz, am I totally awful that I remember that crash? It didn't help that my dad was the go to guy for fixing broken Hall cars....I think he said Kathryn was worse than you, or was it Brian? The poor Ivy street Chapel has never been the same since.