Monday, November 4, 2013

90 Things We Miss Most from the '90s

The '90s have come and gone, but this decade is still "da bomb"—from fashion trends to our favorite TV shows, take a look back at the best (and worst) of the 1990s!

...And Everything Else!

76. The Baby-sitters Club: These books had a lot of us desperate to grow up and start our own babysitting franchise. Enough of being looked after; we wanted to be the ones watching over our neighbors’ kids. 
77. Inflatable Furniture: I don’t know about you guys, but I still plan on decorating the entirety of my apartment with inflatable sofas from Limited Too (preferably the ones with purple glitter). 
78. Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: Before we were old enough for Agatha Christie, we turned to Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys to hone our detective skills. 
79. Lisa Frank: The only way to arrive at school during the '90s was with a backpack full of Lisa Frank school supplies.
80. Judy Blume: Every pre-teen or teenage struggle can be related to a Judy Blume book (or, shall I say, classic). From Deenie’s back brace to the love story in Forever…, Blume touched on almost every obstacle we may have come by growing up. 
81. Tara Lipinski: In 1998, Lipinski won the gold medal at the winter Olympics in women’s figure skating. Soon enough, she was a household name in every teen girl's household.

82. Lunchables: I’m going to go out on a limb and say that these “lunches” do not meet a single criterion of today's Food Pyramid. 
83. War Heads: There was nothing like a competition to see who could withstand the overpowering sourness of a War Head the longest. 
84. Goosebumps: If you weren’t sufficiently freaked by Are You Afraid of the Dark?, these books were sure to make you check under the bed before going to sleep. 
85. Carmen Sandiego: So...have we found her yet?
86. Oversized Cell Phones: Even though Zack Morris was the envy of all guys and the desire of all girls, his humongous cell phone is definitely considered a turnoff in this day and age. 
87. Trapper Keepers: There was no way a new school year could start without a fresh trapper keeping all of our loose-leaf papers in check, and a ‘90s kid went all out with Barbie, Lisa Frank, or action heroes all over theirs.
88. Caboodle: If you were storing your Barbie pastel eye shadow, the only proper place to keep it was alongside your butterfly clips and Lip Smackers lip balm… all inside your caboodle! 
89. Gushers: I’ll be honest here; there was a split second in time where I was scared to eat a Gusher because I thought my head would suddenly transform into a watermelon. 
90. Dunkaroos: WHY did they stop making these? Well, at least we'll no longer have to face the pain of cookies sans icing again.

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