Thursday, August 19, 2010

My childhood obsessions

Back in the early 90's, my cute little french braided, teased-banged, rosy cheeked, purple stirrup pant-wearing self was obsessed with the following stuff:

Lisa Frank (not surprising):
My favorite was Panda Painter, I was an "official member" (whatever that meant) of the Lisa Frank Club, and I totally wish I still had some Lisa Frank stationery now! I can still taste the lemon fruit dip that was a featured recipe in an issue of the Lisa Frank newsletter (confectionary sugar, lemon juice, plain yogurt, i made it every day!) I remember the $50 rainbow-striped sweater that I obsessed over when LF came out with a clothing line. Ohhh... Lisa Frank. How I miss you!



Twinkies (a little strange for me, but I hadn't made it into the Chocolate phase yet):
I couldn't stop eating these things!  It all came to an abrupt end, though, when the asbestos-laced Twinkie recall hit the news.  That's when I first learned how inconvenient food recalls can be!

Beavis & Butthead (strange obsession for a cute little girl with french braided hair):
I watched the show religiously. "Buuut it's a cartooooon!" I would say to my friends' parents, who disapproved of the show and were probably terrified of me, the straight A student who seemed like the perfect influence but really destroyed their childrens' lives by introducing them to the ultra-vulgar animated series.  My mom  let me watch it, but didn't really like it at all - she disliked it enough to make me feel guilty about what I was doing. Sometimes I would sneak off to grandma's house to watch it, so mom wouldn't have to hear the never-ended "uhhh huh huh huh"'s and all of the craps, asses, bungholes, and cornholios.  Sidenote: this past summer, I finally sold my copy of "Beavis and Butthead Do America" at a yardsale I had back in my hometown.  One of my old friends stopped by, saw it on sale for $2, and almost cried - and died.  She couldn't believe I was parting with it! Heh Heh-Heh

Meatloaf (the singer, not the food - and this is the strangest obsession of all!)
"I Would Do Anything For Love" was my favorite song in 4th grade.  My dad was a Meatloaf fan, I thought my dad was cool, so I became a Meatloaf fan, too.  I still know all of the lyrics to every track on the Bat Out of Hell II album.  I'll never forget the MTV Top 20 Video Countdown back in those days - it was always a battle between Dr. Dre's "Let Me Ride", Salt-n-Pepa's "Shoop", Aerosmith's "Crazy", and Meatloaf's 7 minute long video, for the #1 spot.  Man, whatever happened to music videos actually being aired on MTV?




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15 comments:

flip flops and pearls said...

LOL, I feel old!! Although I am only 37 BUT...

I love your new header:)

Hope your day is a great one honey!!

xo

Amanda said...

I loved lisa frank!!!!! Trapper keepers, folders, pencils, velvet coloring posters - girl I had it all!!!!

Mrs.Mayhem said...

It's so fun to remember all of our old loves, isn't it??

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I was obsessed with the lisa frank Lips. Remember that one. It was just a huge set of red lips!

Faith said...

i was in love with Twinkies too!!! loved them! now i can't eat them at all!

Faith said...

p.s. i love your new header! too cute!

Brittany Ann said...

Oh, Lisa Frank! All those overpriced, brightly colored school supplies! I had a Trapper Keeper with a dog decked out in bright jewelry on it! I miss those days!

Stacey said...

Ah, Beavis and Butthead...brings back memories. My boyfriend at the time wanted to watch it ALL the time!

Sarah said...

I nearly bought a Lisa Frank pencil holder for school this year because it was almost too cute to leave!!! I loved Lisa Frank too!!! I remember going to see "Beavis & Butthead Do America" and my friend and I were the only ones over 13 in the theater!!! LOL

Aimee said...

LOL listening to meatloaf and watching Beavis & Butthead. Im sure your parents were super worried about you...

O Lisa Frank. I loved it. I never had enough stationary and other school supplies to make me happy enough

Heather said...

OMIGOSH, I know feel that we should have been sisters! I loved Lisa Frank, Beavis & Butthead (still do, sadly), and that sorta horrendous Meat Loaf song...the Twinkies, well I've never liked those!

Wow...now I feel old!

chocoholic said...

I loved Lisa Frank too! I may still have a few of her erasers hanging out in my desk drawer.

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

You just brought back so many memories of Lisa Frank. That's hysterical, I was beyond obsessed!!

Emily said...

Loved your obsessions! Feeling old too at age 40!

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