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b. tonight’s episode of  himym. it was filled with BRo Love goodness. I actually “squeed” at one point.

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I was born in 1989 so, for all intensive purposes, I was a child of the 90’s. I was around for all of the things that made the decade so iconic. No, I wasn’t old enough to really appreciate Nirvana, plaid flannel or acid wash jeans, nor was I old enough to understand why Friends was the greatest sitcom ever. But I was one of the lucky kids who wore stirrup leggings and light-up sneakers, and my Mom definitely rocked the “Rachel” hair cut.

Some of the things I remember most about growing up in the 90’s, in addition to all of the animated gems that I blogged about a week ago, were the talks of the playground or rocked the airwaves when we were listening to our Walkmen. I grew up in a time where every month there was a new fad that swept the playground; as each new toy became popular among a large majority of my peers, it would take a week before a letter was sent home in our “friday folders” to our parents expressing how said toy was now banned from school premises. Among these fads were Tamagotchi’s or Nano Pets, POGS, Crazy Bones, Skip-Its and, of course, Pokemon cards.

Once we were no longer allowed to play with our favourite toys at recess we had to pass our 15 minutes of freedom (is it just me, or did 15 minutes seem to go by much more slowly when you were 8?) any way we could. Although I was quite the indoors-y type and would much have preferred to stay inside to read Nancy Drew or The Babysitter’s Club, that was almost always discouraged and I had to go play outside with my friends. So, without the awesome toys that were all sitting back home in our toy boxes or scattered across our bedroom floors, we instead pretended to play some of the most iconic musicians of the decade: Spice Girls,  Britney Spears, Christina Aguliera etc. The amount of pictures I have of my and four other friends in the classic “girl power” pose, with the peace sign and me, of course, dressed as Sporty Spice number into the double digits.

I call the Spice Girls, Britney Spears and Christina Aguliera some of the most “iconic musicians of the 90’s”, which, I guess, is very true, but they, for the most part, survived into the 21st century. Now, however, when I reminisce on the 90’s, I find myself remembering the 90’s a lot differently than how I actually experienced it. Recently, I’ve developed an obsession with music from the 90’s, mostly music that we all remember when we hear it, but we don’t know for the life of us who it’s by or what it’s called. This music could be called, lets see, One Hit Wonders? This obsession began when, having developed an unhealthy obsession with the CBS comedy, How I Met Your Mother, I decided to look up the music that plays in that show. My research showed that a lot of the music in the show is actually from the 90’s, which makes a lot of sense because himym features a number of flashbacks to when the characters were in college between 1996 and 2000. One song in particular kicked off this strange interest in 90’s One Hit Wonders, that song was Chumbawamba’s classic, “Tubthumper”:

When I heard this song I was filled with flashbacks to when I was a kid, but it was baffling to me because, honest to blog, I never, pointedly listened to Chumbawamba ever during my childhood.

I was inspired to make an epic playlist of 90’s music when watching MTV Canada’s The After Show over the past couple days when I should have been studying. On one of the back-logged episodes the hosts, Dan and Jessi, started introducing a segment where they share a 90’s flashback song of the day. The segment came about because Dan was also compiling a playlist for a 90’s throwback dance party he was hosting and wanted great music so he was taking requests and stuff. The first song they featured was, well just take a look:

I didn’t listen to Robyn, but I remember that song as clear as day. I know like, all of the lyrics. It blew my mind.

So, my search for the best 90’s playlist ever continued today and I took to the trusty “iTunes Essentials” to begin. Not so surprisingly, they had a great playlist for “90’s One Hit Wonders” already started, so I knew where to begin. When I previewed each of the songs on their list I knew every single song. Once again I was completely baffled, but figured I knew them from years of watching Much Music and cheesy 90’s teen movies at sleepovers.

I’m still working on creating this awesome playlist, but here it is so far:

  • Tubthumping – Chumbawamba
  • Unbelieveable – EMF
  • You Oughta Know – Alanis Morissette
  • Closing Time – Semisonic
  • Alright – Supergrass
  • What’s Up? – 4 Non Blondes
  • Torn – Natalie Imbruglia
  • Ironic – Alanis Morissette
  • Every Morning – Sugar Ray
  • How Bizarre (Mix) – OMC
  • When You’re Gone – Bryan Adams
  • No Rain – Blind Melon
  • Wonderwall – Oasis
  • Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer
  • Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…) – Lou Bega
  • Bitch – Meredith Brooks
  • You Get What You Give – New Radicals
  • Time of Your Life – Green Day
  • Head Over Feet – Alanis Morissette
  • Save Tonight – Eagle-Eye Cherry
  • Show Me Love – Robyn
  • Lovefool – The Cardigans
  • Its Tricky – Run DMC
  • You Give Love a Bad Name – Bon Jovi
  • There She Goes – The La’s
  • I Love You Always Forever – Donna Lewis
  • Two Princes – Spin Doctors

Some of the songs I’m sure you won’t remember. I don’t remember how most of them sound now just looking at them. But YouTube them or search them on iTunes and you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Have fun with your flashbacks!!!

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p.s. If you have any suggestions for my playlist, let me know!!!

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Do you remember the good old days? 

Those summers when you were 11 or 12, not yet old enough to work, but old enough to not have to be in summer camp. You’d spend most of your days inside with a cup of tea and Harry Potter, reading and re-reading the first four books. You discovered the online fandom during those summers. You found people who shared your theories, ships and crushes. Your OTP (one true pairing), Ron and Hermione was already outrageously obvious but the S.S. Harmony was still afloat (though losing passengers by the second). Livejournal stole your pre-teen heart at this point and it was there where you first discovered fan fiction and from that point, you were hooked. You wrote about Ron/Hermione, Harry/Ginny (the valentine in CoS was all the proof you needed) and You/Dan Radcliffe (danradliffe.com forums stole your heart). Some stories you finished. Some still sit in your hardrive, 40,000 words long and ongoing (you return to them on occasion to escape the realities of university life). These fictional relationships kinda became more than words on paper – they consumed you. You read books emotionally, like you are there. You have a crush on the crushes. It’s not just R/Hr or H/G, it’s R/Hr/Samantha. H/G/crazy-obsessed-fangirl. Your faith in love basically rests on the success of these characters…

…As you write this blog post you start to realise you are absolutely mental….

Okay, I’m crazy. But I’m pretty sure there’s at least one person out there who knows what I’m talking about. 

Anyway, the point of that ramble was to express that I’m kinda having these weird, obsessy feelings again…and not with Harry Potter. 

If you saw my last post I’m sure you know who I’m about to go on a tangent about now: 

Barney Stinson/Robin Scherbatsky, Barobiney, Robarney, brOTP. 

I’ve always loved this pairing, but since I read this article on Tuesday I’ve been obsessed. I’ve been watching and re-watching episodes of HIMYM from all seasons to catch any sideways glances, conversations or moments between the two, finding clues that point towards them getting together. 

I’m a dork, whatever. 

But seriously, apparently it’s happening soon and oh my god, I’ll probably cry of happiness when it happens. 

Until then, I feel like writing fan fiction about them, simply because I cannot hold in all the possibilities for a future real relationship between Barney and Robin. 

 

 

 

 

I need to get a life…

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this needs to happen again.

and again,

and again, 

and again,

and again,

and again…

Do you get my point?

himym = love

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Okay, so since, apparently, I’m obsessed with tea, I thought that I might start doing updates with a tea of the day, plus a song, book or photograph (or something along those lines). I thought of this mostly because I bought a new kind of tea today and have recently started listening to Belle and Sebastian (I know, I know) and the two seemed to go together so nicely. Plus, tea drinking and english literature go hand in hand, do they not? 

Today when I went to the little man (our grocer) down the road to pick up some essentials I picked up a box of tea-march-21tea that I have been eyeing for the past few weeks. It’s St. Dalfour’s Black Cherry Tea. I’m a huge fan of cherries (specifically dried) and cherries plus tea sounded delicious to me so I finally picked it up. It did not disappoint. I tried it once just plain and then again with a splenda packet and milk and in the future I’d opt for the latter. If the tea were tangier (which is what I was expecting on the first try) I wouldn’t have gone for the milk, but the cherry flavour is definitely more mild, making the addition of milk appropriate, not to mention absolutely delish. 

Right now, for my eighth book in my 52-in-09 challenge, I’m reading the classic, Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. I’m only about 60 pages in and so far I’m liking it quite a lot. I will discuss more once I’ve finished. 

Finally, the song of the day. As previously mentioned, I just recently purchased myself a larger collection of Belle and Sebastian and it was so worth the 30 dollars I spent on iTunes albums yesterday, because they’re great. They’re like The Beatles meets Simon and Garfunkle meets Stars. What’s not to like? To be completely honest, I decided to really start listening to them because I was rewatching an episode of how i met your mother from season one called “The Return of the Shirt”, the one where Ted gets back together with an old girlfriend, Natalie, who apparently loves sock monkeys, Kraav Maga (sp?) and Belle and Sebastian (“that one Belle and Sebastian song she always listened to…”). Kinda sad but whatever, that show is awesome. I digress. The song of the day is “For the Price” by this lovely scottish band, enjoy:

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I went to the Urban Outfitters website and I caught the “omg-I-want-to-go-shopping-so-bad” bug. As a result, I spent several hours (when I should have been doing school work) searching the interwebs and compiling a wish-list-collage. Wanna see?

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Also, since I’m heading back home in a couple months (only for four months but whatever) and my room is still pink and blue and covered in crappy posters and old photos and my bed is still a tiny single bed that physically hurts me when I sleep in it. So, i also browsed Urban for lovely decor, as well as some other sites for stuff to put in my room once i paint  it (dark purple) and get a new bed and stuff:

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Oh, there’s also some plain awesome stuff that i want (such as how i met your mother season 3 on dvd) and am looking forward to (spring awakening and harry potter and the half-blood prince movie, obviously). 

So there you go, that’s what I have been doing lately. 

Fun times.

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