Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Good Ole Days | Vol. One

I think you’re in for a real treat today, or, at least a good laugh. I’m the kind of blogger who has a long list of “future posts” sitting and waiting to be checked off, yet, I can never choose which one to write so they never get posted. Today, FINALLY, I am going to start a series called The Good Ole Days. I love reminiscing about my childhood because, let’s admit it, the 90’s were the best {which is the decade where most of my childhood was spent.} I’ve gone back and found some of those memories.

If you weren’t a child of the 80’s and 90’s my apologies but maybe you’ll remember some of these too?

If you’re anything like me, you’ll get a KICK out of some of the goodies I’ve found.

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The greatest game ever created.
”He likes most sports… {in a really quiet voice} except for baseball.” “I know who it is but I’m not telling. HA.HA.”
Despite what it may seem like, I haven’t played this game in two ten years, at least.

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ZOOBILEE ZOO, anyone?! I watched this show religiously. Okay, I watched a lot of shows religiously when I was little. I always wanted to be the pink ballerina kangaroo. I mean, who wouldn’t?!

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It’s hard to believe floppies used to be a way of life… and that people still use AOL {ahem, Mom! Love you!}

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These were a fashion staple, duh.

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Pretty sure I had this exact issue. Check out these dream boats!

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Whatever happened to Surge? And, uh, Pepsi Blue? C’mon, that stuff was my favorite!

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Did anyone have one of these phones? If so, I am super jealous :)

I’m grateful for growing up when I did. The world wasn’t perfect but life was good. I played outside. I loved call-waiting and having to put my other friend on hold but haaated when I still got the busy signal. I sharpened my pencils by cranking a wheel. I thought my dad’s car phone was THE coolest thing ever… besides wearing a scrunchie on my wrist, duh. And, when the Internet did magically come into existence, the dial-up modem took so long that I would rather be playing Dream Phone anyway.

I pray that my future kids don’t get lost in the technology that’s all around today. I hope they find the little things in life to appreciate too. Who knows, maybe I’ll brush the dust off my Dream Phone and hand it down to my daughter. {Knock on wood} Can I knock on wood about having a daughter? Did I just double-jinx it? Is that possible?? Ahhh!


Michelle said...

I love Dream Phone and also had the conair phone! I love remembering all the fun things we had during our childhood!

ashley said...

i'm pretty sure i had the same magazine too! all my crushes in one place. I remember i DIED for Devon in Casper. HAHA. great post! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

Oh my lanta! I miss the 90s. I didn't have a conair phone but I had an all white one that I plastered with stickers to make it colorful.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

I used to love Dream Phone!! Great memories.. and Devon Sawa? SWOON!

Enter the iPhone Case Giveaway here!

Katie said...


Getting excited just thinking about it HAHA

Do you remember GO GO MY WALKING PUP? My aunt supposedly searched diff. STATES to get me one for Xmas hahaha

KAH said...

Ohhh dream phone! I loved that game. I really wanted the DJ Tanner lip phone but was never allowed to have it!


Lauren said...

I now feel like I was extremely deprived. I don't remember over half of this stuff? I mean, I know Dream Phone existed, but I never had one... NEVER heard of that TV show... I don't think I had any scrunchies or remember the tee shirt clips. I wasn't really into all the boys everyone liked and found those things like Tiger Bop or whatever they were to be super creepy.

I'm suddenly realizing why I wasn't popular growing up. Haha.

jessica said...

omg i am laughing out loud right now. oh memories.

i used to love getting those teen magazines. oh JTT was so fine!
and surge! loved it. wish they still sold that.

my sister had that phone..(so cool) she also had a beeper and her own line.
oh and we used to make mix tapes using a tape recorder and the radio.
great post!

Kayla said...

Okay girl. This was a FABULOUS post.

I sat here nodding and grinning reading this!!


Wanna go play Dream Phone now?

Lia Joy @ life is aMAYESing said...

I LOVE this post!! I am a proud child of the 80's/90's!!! I never had the game Dream Phone.. I think I asked for it for at least 2 birthday/Christmases!! But I used to play at my friends house all the time! And I totally rocked the t-shirt clips.. I even remember tying my tshirts to the side with big hair bows!!

And when I was 10ish, I just knew that I was going to marry Jonathan Taylor Thomas!! :)

Colette (Little Lion) said...

Before I even read your caption, I muttered out loud in my office "Pretty sure I had that exact issue..." Great post!

Miss K said...

memories!! ohmygosh all that stuff is so crazy and fun!

Hollie Ann said...

JTT!!!!!!! How'd you know? ;)

Sarah @ 90 Percent Blonde... said...

These were the good times. They just don't make awesome stuff like the use to! Luckily, I still have some of my stuff in my parents basement that I plan on breaking out once I have kids (they will probably hate me and the stuff haha)

Ashley said...

great post ... I must say!!! This should be a link up!! :) just sayin ...

anyway ... I never had dream phone but I did have the game dream date!? I think it was called that ... LOVEDDD ITTT... Also, I TOTALLY had a see through phone - it was the coolest!!!

Why did times (back then) seem so much simpler?? those were the days ...

Joelle said...

Love love love this! Oh my gosh, brings back so many amazing memories. The nineties really were special...

And JTT? Duh.


Meg {henninglove} said...

oh my gosh chelsea i love this post!! so many great memories and i loved the dream phone game. and i totally forgot about zoobilee zoo, thanks for bringing that back! and the see through phone who could forget? thanks for taking me back to my childhood today!

Emily said...

LOVE this!! It brings me back!! Wow -- those teeny boppers were such heartthrobs!! :) and scrunchies on the wrist were definitely the coolest thing ever. xoxo

Raquel said...

Omg this brought back SO many childhood memories!!

Beth Dunn said...

So much has changed!I hope I can keep up

Britt said...

Dream Phone, JTT and AOL...oh those were the days:)

Carolyn said...

OMG! Zoobilee Zoo! I loved that show! HAHA

Julie said...

My parents finally got rid of my Dream Phone last sad! And I also loved Shopping Madness. Oh those were the good ole days! Love this new series!!

Torie said...

Oh gosh, this is hilarious! :)I can't wait to see more of these. Gets me thinking about my way back whens. ;)

Amanda C. said...

Awesome! I love this post. What happened to JTT anyway?

CMae said...

WOW> ZOOBALIE ZOO seriously I hadn't thought of that since well the 80s perhaps?!?! LOL

dana @ wonder forest said...

ok, tshirt clips were amazing. i have scoured my packed up boxes looking for mine from the 90's because so many times have come up when I needed one haha. LOL @ AOL on floppy disc!!!
i totally remember all of this!
xo dana

whitney said...

OMG. i was just talking about dream phone the other day.

and all the other ones...brings back a lot of memories!

so glad i found another fellow dc blogger!

Dayna Leigh said...

Such a blast from the past! I cracked up over here at most of the stuff I had growing up that I had forgotten about!

Thank you so much for posting this! I am now your newest follower, glad I stumbled across your blog!

natasha {schue love} said...

This is an AWESOME post! I loved Dream Phone...we played it a couple years ago in college and my husband totally won! AHAH! :)

Lindsay said...

1. I'm pretty sure we still have Dream Phone somewhere in my house... and I also am pretty sure my friends and I took it out a few years ago to play it again! That game was so much fun!

2. You weren't cool if you didn't have AOL.

3. Those Teeny Bopper magazines were my life! I remember spending (what felt like) hours in the grocery store carefully looking through each one so I was sure I was buying the one with the best posters. My walls were seriously PLASTERED with pictures of "cute boys". haha. Do you remember the pen pal section that Tiger Beat used to have? I was featured in it once! Never in my life had I ever seen so much mail. It was insane!

4. I had that phone. As cool as it looks, I remember that it sucked. It was all staticky and sometimes I would be on the phone and it would get crossed with someone else and we would hear a random person's conversation. Weird.

Ohhhh now I want to be little again! Thanks for this post, it was so much fun to read :)

Sophie @ threetimesf said...

Hahaha, I used to LOVE Dreamphone! I have a few posts like this waiting too... :)