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Caution: Not This One!

07 Jan

All of our post have been critical and thought provoking, and, hopefully, they have changed some people’s perspective and challenge them to question the status quo. But I have some news, this post wont’ be like that. As adults, we get so caught up in adult responsibilities and problems and solutions that we rarely get to live without responsibilities or serious consequences. So this post is for the kid inside us all that’s been repressed by all the bills, graduate thesis, work projects, potential life mates, and any other adult situation.

“I Remember”:

  1. I remember cool cups. A delicacy on a hot summer day.
  2. I remember riding the school bus even though it was only for two years.
  3. I remember giga pets. The first taste of parenthood. My dog died everyday.
  4. I remember slap bands that were oh so dangerous!
  5. I remember recess where the social hierarchy of elementary school was built.
  6. I remember middle school gym where I was queen of the Lake Olympia Middle School Mustang relays.
  7. I remember friendship bracelets, and we were extra close if we had friendship rings!
  8. I remember Babysitter’s Club and Goosebumps. True literature to me!
  9. I remember Legends of the Hidden Temple, Guts, Wild and Crazy Kids, What Would You Do?, and Double Dare because I will forever be a blue barracuda!

10. I remember Showbiz Pizza before it became Chuck E. Cheese when it had that dog instead of the rat.

11. I remember my obsession with B2K. NO COMMENT!

12. I remember Gap messenger bags and Polo purses. You weren’t cool if you didn’t have at least one.

13. I remember Thursday nights with The Cosby Show & A Different Worlds then Martin & Living Single followed by New York Undercover. You just didn’t make plans for Thursday nights because there was no DVR.

14. I remember tape players and recording songs off the radio!

15. I remember backpack purses and stuff animal backpack purses.

16. I remember L.A. Gears with the little fan on the side and the L.A. Gears that lit up when you walked.

17. I remember Starter Jackets before they were sold in Wal-Mart. People were getting shot!

18. I remember when the highlight of my day was getting over 100 rings on Sonic the Hedgehog.

19. I remember Duck Hunt and how I thought hold the gun up to the screen was strategy.

20. I remember playing M.A.S.H. (Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House)

21. I remember windbreaker suits with the tapered elastic bottoms.

22.  I remember Astro World… enough said.

23. I remember Cross Colors, Jordache, FUBU, Tommy Hilfiger, Saucony’s, Keds, visors worn upside down, and fanny packs.

24. I remember sex bracelets.

25. I remember playing outside… all day… with everybody.

26. I remember TGIF – Full House, Family Matters, Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper, Step By Step, and Boy Meets World.

27.  I remember The Highlight Magazine and The Scholastic Book Catalogues.

28. I remember Teddy Grahams and fruit juice as an after school snack!

29. I remember W.W.J.D. bracelets.

30. I remember dress up, Barbie dolls, and playing pretend. Thanks Barney!

What do you remember?

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10 responses to “Caution: Not This One!

  1. The King's Law

    January 7, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    1. I remember NICKtoons and SNICK… the original lineup… Doug, Rugrats, Ren and Stimpy, Are You Afraid of The Dark?

    2. I remember Red Light, Green Light

    3. I remember cheating while playing Freeze Tag

    4. I remember cheating while playing Heads Up, 7 Up in elementary

    5. I remember feeling accomplished after I learned to use curse words

    6. I remember making fortresses and tents out of lenins and beddings in our household living room

    7. I remember Kid Cuisine Pizza tasting like rubber, but the brownie being on point

    8. I remember when the majority of rap music didn’t have explicit lyrics

    9. I remember the blood code on Sega’s Mortal Kombat – A,B,A,C,A,B,B

    10. I remember when I cared about perfect attendance in school

    11. I remember 2-day long relationships in grade school

    12. I remember when the little sister on Family Matters disappeared… (recipes for a #failed porn star)

    13. I remember Michael Jordan… I remember Space Jam

    14. I remember TMNT and Vanilla Ice’s “Go Ninja, Go Ninja, Go” song

     
    • utpipeline

      January 7, 2011 at 4:48 PM

      Did you cheat at every game?

       
    • Typo-Critical

      January 7, 2011 at 4:49 PM

      “7. I remember Kid Cuisine Pizza tasting like rubber, but the brownie being on point” <- TRUE STORY!

      We had to bring up Cra… *cough* I mean, Jaimee Foxworth, though? LOL

       
  2. Typo-Critical

    January 7, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    Blue Barracuda? No, ma’am… I was definitely an Orange Iguana! Did you ever try to shoot the dog on Duck Hunt?! That was me

    1. I remember rushing home after school every day for FOX Kids. Bobby’s World, X-Men, VR Troopers, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and Batman: The Animated Series. *sigh*

    2. Speaking of Power Rangers, I remember when I hated the Green Ranger, but later wanted to be the White Ranger (this was before going to UT made me notice the Yellow Ranger was Asian, the Black Ranger was Black, etc…)

    3. I remember purposely trying to get Tails killed in Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

    4. I remember always sending off for Eastbay catalogs, but never being able to order anything out of them.

    5. I remember when legends were born via Track & Field on the Nintendo Power Pad.

    6. I remember “IS IT THE SHOES?!” and “THE NAIL IN THE COFFIN!”

    7. I remember being jealous of everyone who had a Super Nintendo solely because of Donkey Kong Country.

    8. I remember when it was a good thing to wear starched ironed jeans.

    9. I remember the first time Cory kissed Topanga.

    10. I remember the first time Winnie kissed Kevin.

    11. I remember Ghostwriter (“WORD!”).

    12. I remember crying when I lost two oxen when I tried to caulk the wagon across the river and my wife died of pneumonia in Oregon Trail.

    13. I remember getting out a jacket and a glove and trying to mimic Michael Jackson every time his videos came on TV.

     
  3. realist23

    January 7, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    1. I remember when tv shows had equally epic intro songs.
    2. I remember all the words to “Gangsta’s Paradise”.
    3. I remember when wearing your clothes backwards was cool. Shoutout to Criss Cross.
    4. I remember when a game of dodgeball could make my whole day.
    5. I remember when playbooks consisted of 8 plays on Nintendo. Tecmo Super Bowl forever!
    6. I remember all 3 of Jordan’s retirements.
    7. I remember going to church as a family.
    8. I remember when “Fresh Prince” came on NBC.
    9. I remember getting creeped out every Wednesday night watching “Unsolved Mysteries” with my mom.
    10. I remember when trading cards were cool.
    11. I remember pogs!
    12. I remember winding cassette tapes with my finger when they’d get stuck in the stereo.
    13. I remember putting tape over the holes of a cassette so you could record over it.

     
  4. dress up games

    January 11, 2011 at 1:12 AM

    thanks for this acticle!

     
  5. fnasty

    January 19, 2011 at 8:22 PM

    Good look @utpipeline

    “10. I remember when I cared about perfect attendance in school”
    – LMAO LMAO LMAO …too funny @KingsLaw

     
    • The King's Law

      January 20, 2011 at 9:06 AM

      I thought I might catch a side-eye from somebody who KNOWS me on this one… lol

       

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