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Today I’m super lazy, so I’m just going to post my updated 90’s playlist. It’s going swimmingly, if I do say so myself. This is what I added today as per recommendations from awesome commenters and other friends.

  • Hand In My Pocket – Alanis Morissette
  • Push – Matchbox Twenty
  • Speechless – Hanson
  • Come to My Window – Melissa Etheridge
  • Lucy – Hanson
  • Where’s the Love – Hanson
  • 4 A.M. – Our Lady Peace
  • Drops of Jupiter – Train
  • One Headlight – The Wallflowers
  • Thinking of You – Hanson
  • No Scrubs – TLC
  • Weird – Hanson
  • I Will Come to You – Hanson
  • The Freshmen – The Verve Pipe
  • 1979 – Smashing Pumpkins
  • Walkin’ on the Sun – Smash Mouth
  • Mr. Jones – Counting Crows
  • All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
  • Don’t Speak – No Doubt
  • MMMBop – Hanson
  • Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something

I’m still taking ideas! Let me know!

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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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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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and my junk is you.

20-03-09

they say you never forget your first time…


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Wow. 

So my house has been in panic mode for the past few days – mostly today actually – because we’re all having quarter-life crises. We’ve been filling out pathetic career surveys (yes, like the ones we all filled out in our grade 10 careers classes), Googling careers in our desired paths, and overall figuring out what we want. 

I think I kinda, maybe, perhaps know what I might want to do after getting my B.A.H.:

Masters in Library and Information Sciences.

Think about it…

  • I’d have the opportunity to be around books all day.
  • I’d be able to spread my love of literature with the community
  • I’d have the opportunity to read all the time, maybe even write
  • I could work with children, teenagers and adults
  • I’d feel like I was helping and contributing to a community
  • In a way, I’d be teaching

The only con of this program is that Librarians are criminally underpaid, but I’d easily sacrifice a few extra bucks for a career I loved – and I feel like I could love this. 

Now, I only found this program a couple of days ago and I might just be completely desperate to have some ambition and desire again, but really? This sounds great. There are even special topic courses offered in contemporary YA literature. Um, hai, best course ever. 

I think this may really, truly be a possibility. 

Okay, so, future? Check (ish). Summer job? Not so check.

 

 

Oh, by the by, I love this song:

don’t you worry, there my honey 
we might not have any money 
but we’ve got our love to pay the bills
 

maybe I think you’re cute and funny, 
maybe I wanna do what bunnies do with you, 
if you know what I mean 

Oh, let’s get rich and buy our parents homes in the South of France 
let’s get rich and give everybody nice sweaters 
and teach them how to dance 
let’s get rich and build our house on a mountain 
making everybody look like ants 
from way up there, you and I, you and I, you and I

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Stolen from Rosianna

Real blog coming soon, I promise.

A

– Available: Yes, sir.
– Age: 20 minus 1. AKA Legal in Canada, what up?
– Annoyance: My stuffy nose and the fact that I ran out of tissues.
– Animal: I am quite fond of Owls.
– Actor: ummm. oh god no idea. Next question.
– Actress: AUDREY HEPBURN! I’m reading her bio right now and my oh my she’s fascinating.

B

– Beer: No thank you? If I must, Rickard’s White or Harp.
– Birthday/Birthplace: October 4th/ Toronto.
– Best Friends: Are lovely.
– Body Part on the opposite sex: Backs, Eyes, Forearms.
– Best feeling in the world: A Bottomless Cup of tea, Harry Potter and a Warm Fire.
– Best weather: Cold enough that I have to wear a jacket, scarf and maybe mittens, but no snow or  precipitation of any sort so I can wear whatever shoes I like, with blue sky and sun.
– Been on stage?: Band, choir, assemblies, commencement etc.
– Believe in yourself?: Not enough.
– Believe in life on other planets: I hope for it. It makes our life on earth make more sense.
– Believe in miracles: Again, I hope for them.
– Believe in Magic: I believe in the belief in Magic.
 Believe in Religion: I believe in it in the sense that it exists and that I know it has been the institution that all societies were built on, but personally do I believe in a religion? Not particularly no, however I’m open to all religious beliefs and the idea that a Historical Jesus/Moses/Buddha/Muhammad/[insert other deity here] existed. I’m a Religious Studies minor…I could go for days on this topic.
– Believe in Santa: I believe in the spirit of giving, cheer and joy that Santa Claus represents, so yes, I do believe in Santa.
– Believe in Ghosts/spirits: Yes, I believe in transparent lingering souls.

C

– Car: I wish. 
– Candy: Sour Fruit Salad, Sweet Tarts, Reese’s Pieces.
– Cried in school: Quite often, actually.
– Chocolate/Vanilla: Vanilla
 Chinese/Mexican: I’d prefer Thai.
– Cake or pie: Ice Cream Cake.
– Country to visit: I’d love to go back to England, and I NEED to go to New York, but next I think I’d either like to go to Scotland or Italy, maybe Holland.

D

– Day or Night: Evening.
– Dream vehicle:  I would really  like to apparate.
– Dance: Ice Dance, specifically the Quickstep or Viennese.
– Dance in the rain?: LOVE IT.
– Do the splits?: Yessir.

E

– Eggs: In my fridge.
– Eyes: I like them sexy, interesting and bespectacled.
– Everyone has a: story to tell.
– Ever failed a class?: Negative.

F

– First crush: Brian, ewww he’s so gross now. lol.
– Full name: Albus Wulfric Percival Brian Dumbledore…wait, what?
– First thoughts waking up: “don’t make me”

G

– Greatest Fear(s): Spiders, Boats, revolving doors.
– Goals: Too many, all of which I am not ambitious enough to achieve.
– Gum: Delish.
– Get along with your parents?: Most of the time.
– Good luck charm: When I was competing for Skating I always wore the same pair of underwear…yes, they were washed regularly.

H

– Hair Colour: Brun.
– Height: 5′5″
– Happy: Content
– Holiday: Christmas
– How do you want to die: Once I’ve done everything I want to do, lived happily and in a way where I don’t know it’s happening, so, in my sleep.
 Health freak?: Not really, but i am healthy.
– Hate: hate.

I

 Ice Cream: Yes, please.
– Instrument: Because I played it, alto sax. But I love myself a good jazz trumpet.

J

– Jewellery: Tiffany necklace and a claddagh.
– Job: Student. But I need one for the summer. Fuck.

K

– Kids: I hope so.
– Kickboxing or karate: Kickboxing. No wooden boards involved.
– Keep a journal?: I have, and do.

L

– Longest Car Ride: To Chicoutimmi, Quebec for Nationals in 2007. 14 hours, baby.
– Love: is confusing.
– Letter(s): are the best kind of mail.
– Laughed so hard you cried: not recently.
 Love at first sight:myth. Not in the false sense, but in the so magical that it can only be expressed in divine, mythical ways.

M

– Milk flavour: Skim?
– Movie: Roman Holiday or Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
– Mooned anyone?: No sir.
– Marriage: One and only.
– Motion sickness?: BOATS. omg kill me.
– McD’s or BK: Gross and grosser.

N

– Number of Siblings: zero.
– Number of Piercings: 4, but two have closed.
– Number: 10, 7, 4.

O

– Overused Phrases: “like”
– One phobia: creepy, crawly, eight-legged monsters.

P

– Place you’d like to live: London. No question.
– Perfect Pizza: Gerrard Pizza House.
– Pepsi/Coke: San Pellegrino.

Q

– Quail: man. Remember DOUG? Anyone?

R

– Reason to cry: suck.
– Reality T.V.: so five years ago.
– Radio Station: none. 

S

– Song: Maybe I Will – Julia Nunes.
– Salad: is what I’m having for dinner.
– Shrimp?: Cocktail!
– Sport?: Skating, soccer, Field Hockey.
– Skipped school: Not this year!
 Slept outside: Yep.
 Seen a dead body?: Of my dogs.
– Shower Daily?: Unless I’m lazy or sick.
– Sing well?: Decently.
– Stuffed Animals?: A husky, a bunny, a westie.
– Single/Group dates: Single. Not that I’ve been on a date in the past 3 years. Wow. That’s sad.
 Strawberries/Blueberries: Raspberries.
 Scientists need to invent: a cure for all maladies.

T

– Time for bed: now. I need a nap.
– Thunderstorms: Are the strangest when it’s snowing outside. Seriously, it happened last week.
– TV: HIMYM, Gossip Girl, Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice.
– Touch your tongue to your nose?: Yep.

U

– Unpredictable: exciting.

V

– Vegetable you hate: I’m not too keen on zucchini.
– Vegetable you love: Red Peppers, preferably roasted.
– Vacation spot: Somewhere not hot or sunny, thank you.

W

– Weakness: Sweets.
– When you grow up: I wanna be famous, I wanna be a star, wanna be in movies. Actually, not at all. I want to be happy.
– Which one of your friends acts the most like you?: Probs Jazz or Caitlin.
– Who makes you laugh the most: Neil Patrick Harris. 
– Worst feeling: Like you won’t achieve anything.
– Wanted to be a model: Nope.
– Worst weather: Slushy snow, or minus 30 degree weather.

X

-X-Ray: wild.

Y

-Year now?: 2009
Yellow: is the colour of my bedroom and the tights i’m wearing.

Z

– Zoo animal: Elephants and Polar Bears.
 Zodiac sign: Libra. Ohm.

Last person who:

– Saw you cry: Lara, when I finished reading The Book Thief.
– Went to the movies with you: Lara and Lynsie, Bride Wars on Saturday night.
– You went to the mall with: Alexa? I can’t really remember, it was over holidays.
– Went to dinner with: Mum and Dad, Curry Originals, saturday before school started up again.
– Talked to on the phone: Mum.
– Made you laugh: My prof in Hebrew Scriptures this morning.

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