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Overalls a Thing of the Past? I THINK NOT.

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I’ve always loved overalls. ALWAYS. I remember wearing them through my awkward Jr. High days. And when I was in college, I found an incredible pair of Union Bay overalls that I’ve worn…and worn…and worn. I wear them to paint. I wear them to lounge. Hell, I wore them to the bar a few times. Here are a few examples.

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So you can imagine how sad I was when I realized that I couldn’t find overalls anymore. I mean, good overalls. All I could find were these sorry excuses.

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Who wants skinny legged overalls? It was either this or the super rugged ones that were actually meant for work.

Then I saw Gwen Stefani. In overalls. And Gwen Stefani is cool, so I thought, “I’ll just find her overalls!”

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Problem #1 – they still look KIND of skinny leg. I’m a lil curvy and I want them to fit like my other ones. These COULD have been the answer, but before I thought about seriously buying them, I couldn’t find my size on any site.

Which is why when I came across these babies yesterday, I pounced.

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They look wide leggy enough. They’re distressed. They’re fashionable (they’re Ralph Lauren, people). And some of the sites were already running low/out of my size. So…I did it. I couldn’t help myself! I’m waiting anxiously for them to get here. I hope that they’re everything I dreamed they would be, because the old Union Bays are falling apart. And they’re better overalls for it! ūüėČ

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2015 in 1990's Nostalgia, Daily Happenings

 

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Generation Y – Thanks for Making Me Cry, Microsoft

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I don’t know how much I have to say about this. ¬†I desperately want that time back, when the only thing buzzing in my pocket was a pet.

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2013 in 1990's Nostalgia

 

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NOSTALGIA – Nano Babies

I had a Nano Baby.  All my cousins had Nano Babies.  And we loved those damn things.

We fed them, cleaned up after them, and took care of them until they were 3 years old. ¬†And then the game started over. ¬†Here’s what I remember about Nano Babies:

  • There were GigaPets, Tamagotchis, and Nano Babies. ¬†Nano Babies were my favorite.
  • The sex of the Nano Baby changed each time you reset it. ¬†Then you got to name it.
  • I named every single boy Nano Baby JTT, Jonathan, Taylor, Thomas, Jonny, etc. ¬†You see where I’m going with this.
  • I named the girl Nano Babies after the Baby-Sitters Club: ¬†Stacey, Claudia, MaryAnne, Dawn…but never Mallory or Kristi.
  • If you were mad at your cousin, you’d press the circle and square buttons simultaneously to reset the ¬†game and “kill” their baby. ¬†(Many tears were shed over early Nano Baby death.)
  • When Nano Babies pooped, it left a big steaming pile on the screen and the baby crawled around it till you cleaned it up (surprisingly close to real life).
  • The graphics on Nano Babies made them all look like lil blobs.
  • If you didn’t “start” your baby at the right time, its sleep schedule would be off and you’d be up all night feeding the damn thing so it didn’t die overnight (again, surprisingly close to real life).
  • You freaked out if you had your Nano Baby on your backpack or you left it in your locker and couldn’t get to it.
  • Nano Babies got sick, and then they were even more of a pain in the ass.

Mostly, I remember that I loved that damn thing. ¬†I wish I could find it. ¬†Anyone want to give me theirs? ¬†I’ll trade you a bag of candy and two weeks’ allowance. ¬†ūüôā

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2012 in 1990's Nostalgia, When I Was Young

 

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Reliving Xanga. Um…what?

I don’t know if it was the wine. ¬†I don’t know if it was my blog stats. ¬†I don’t know if it was a Facebook post or what that triggered it, but I wondered how my Xanga was–the Xanga I started in 2002.

And oddly enough, I remembered my username and password on the first try. ¬†Then OH MY GOD. ¬†If you were reading my Facebook posts last night, you know where this is going. ¬†That’s right–into a time warp nostalgia crackhead place. ¬†Ho. Lee. ¬†Shit.

I was so emo! ¬†“I’m so depressed.” ¬†“I want to be in a mausoleum.” ¬†“Why is life so hard?”

…wow.

It was so cool to have a Xanga back in the day. ¬†So cool. ¬†ūüôā ¬†I think of it now as my pre-blog. ¬†But Lord…was it terrible. ¬†I wrote some terrible poetry. ¬†I spelled things the British way. ¬†I complained a lot…

Well, here.  You can see for yourself.

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Daily Happenings

 

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Holy Billboard Hits and Huge Waves of Nostalgia

Remember my musical rants¬†in which I complained that music didn’t mean anything to me anymore?

Well, this means something to me. ¬†At least the first 20 minutes do. ¬†(Yes, it’s a 30 minute music clip).

It’s 5-10 seconds of every Billboard hit from 1993-2011. ¬†Listen to it and tell me it doesn’t make you feel all nostalgic for the 1990’s.

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2012 in Daily Happenings

 

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What Happened to American Pride?

When was the last time that Americans stood united?  And I mean for an elongated period of time, without a tragedy to prompt it.

I know you already think I’m going to turn this into some right-winged country song–but I’m not.

Don’t get me wrong–I’m sure we all felt a lot more American and a lot more united after 9/11. ¬†Who wouldn’t? ¬†And 10 years later, we had this:

But why should we only unite over tragedy? ¬†I just feel like it’s been a long time since we’ve all simply felt proud to be Americans. ¬†And I know that Americans get a bad rap, and that we’re terribly ignorant tourists who wear fanny packs and complain about our first world problems. ¬†I’m not saying we’re perfect, particularly to the outside eye, but when did we lose pride just being American?

The last time that I recall was the 1990’s. ¬†Maybe it’s because I was a kid not facing adult issues, but weren’t we all proud of where we lived, where we worked, what we did? ¬†And before that, the 1950’s when folks were proud of the lives they lead. ¬†The times were great–kids got to be kids, people took pride in their homes and their jobs, and they were truly enjoying the times. ¬†Everyone was united and proud to be American. ¬†But the 1950’s came right after a war…and the 1990’s? ¬†Do we count Desert Storm?

I think part of the problem is this: ¬†People are too focused on celebrating their individualism and¬†accentuating¬†their differences that they’ve forgotten that they are a part of something bigger. ¬†

I’m sure that some of you don’t actually think I believe this, but I do appreciate individualism, and I do think it should be celebrated. ¬†I’m not sure if there’s really anything we can do about it. ¬†Maybe we only feel that pride when something goes really great for the USA, or when something bad happens to the USA.

I don’t know. ¬†I just think this whole country would be stronger and happier if we realized that we’re a part of something bigger and if we quit focusing so much on being different from one another.

 
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Posted by on February 29, 2012 in Daily Happenings

 

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“Parenthood”: The Best Show on TV

That’s right. ¬†I’m downright saying it, because there’s absolutely nothing any of you could say that could make me believe otherwise.

I love Parenthood. ¬†So much. ¬†I believe Dustin Rowles of Pajiba.com said it best when he said that if he could live in a show, it would be¬†Parenthood.¬† I love each and every family in a different way, and it’s no secret that I’m in love with Joel, played by Sam Jaeger of Perrysburg, Ohio.

But it’s such a good show! ¬†I’m so excited about everything that has happened in the show and that is going to happen. ¬†And here’s another amazing reason to love¬†Parenthood. ¬†Dustin Rowles posted this on Pajiba.com today.

Mae Whitman’s boyfriend, Landon Pigg, took an LFO song from the ’90’s and had the cast of the show star in the video! ¬†Seriously. ¬†Watch it. ¬†All of it. ¬†It gets so funny.

RIGHT?  Gah I love this show.

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2012 in Daily Happenings

 

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