8.12.2006

1996.

I was watching episodes of Buffy season one and was absolutely taken aback when I realized that it's been ten years since this show first aired. TEN YEARS!!! I was twelve years old ten years ago! And then, Mike G sent me this:

So (of course) I spent the next two hours on YouTube watching old clips of Spice Girls performances. Oh man, I loved the Spice Girls. Posh Spice was always my favorite. She's got this awesome sense of humor. I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want. I want girl power back.



A list of some other things I was obsessed with circa 1996.


Love at first sight with hot boy+Family Angst+"People screwing up my life, ugh why don't they just stop!"=Exacty how every twelve year old girl has ever felt. Baz Lurhman is very good at tapping into the pre-teen's psyche. Not only that, but it's love theme, "Kissing You" by Des'ree became my number one JAM that year.
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The Macarena. I still perform it. You do too. Stop lying to your bad self.
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Did anyone else own a pair of shiny pleather pants? I know I was not the only person sporting pleather pants. Or the pleather jacket. You know, the one with the matching waist-tie? We used to wear it with the knee high boots? Was that only me?
...Shut up.
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This scary man inspired me to take up Irish dance. Man, in seventh grade I had calves of steel. OF STEEL.


Um.... there was lots more in my head when I was thinking "Hey, I should post about things I like from 1996!" Um, I'm still trying to remember them... what else was there? Hm....

6 comments:

Simon said...

the nintendo 64 was released in 1996! Oh the memories of triumphs... mario kart 64, smash bros, goldeneye, mario tennis...

Bees! 5 to 1! They'll take over!

you me said...

Dressing up as Spice Girls for LCC Banquet? Priceless. Albeit, I still need to find another use for my furry white porn-star boots...

c said...

that video of posh and becks and ali g is fantastic.

deepfrieddizzle said...

In 1996 I wasn't as awesome as I am now.

1996 sucks.

you me said...

P.S. That reminds me, just yesterday I was watching a talent show at one of the residence halls and an acapella group did a rendition of that "So tell me what you want, what you really really want" song. Imagine, a bunch of Singaporeans singing the Spice Girls. That was kind of trippy.

sasstastic said...

Simon: Dude, I keep telling you, numbers do not equal superiority. If that were true, China would pwn us by now.

ys: Furry white porn boots are ALWAYS in. Wear them to the supermarket, or to the gym! They're so versatile!

c: You think that video is fantastic because it combines both side of you: the ghetto and the fabulous. What?! That's right, I went there.