Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Some 90s Slang

In retrospect, all slang seems outdated and it's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of hype and celebrity endorsement of certain words and expressions and abandon your principles of not sounding like an idiot.
Don't even try to deny it. You used these phrases, or you witnessed them being used and didn't do anything to stop it. You thought you were cool, admit it.


Remember this old phrase? How could you forget it really!

Definition: How are you? What's new?

It went global in 1999 with the Budweiser ad..

As If!

This came about after the movie Clueless...I used to say this alot just to be cheeky haha

Definition: Ugh, as if.


Probably came about from watching too many episodes of the Simpsons!

Definition: "Did you clean your room?" "Duh!"

My Bad.

Ha I still say this! Again it came from the brilliant movie Clueless when Cher nearly knocks over a cyclist with her white Jeep.

Definition: Admission of a mistake. "Oops, my bad!"

Psyche! (Not!)

This one got particularly annoying!

Definition: It was a 'fake-out'. So you make a statement, eg. "Hey Michelle I love your dress" and then you retract said statement by shouting "Psyche!" or more commonly I rememeber "Not!".
All very childish really!
Though it was funny with high 5s I'll admit.

Talk to the Hand!

OMG I think this defines my childhood; looking backing I probably said it like a million times a day...too much anyway.

Definition: A pretty straight-forward form of avoidance. If someone you don't want to talk to talks to you (or like me you just wanted to annoy EVERYONE) then you simply said, "Talk to the Hand!"
Other variations went on to include, "Talk to the hand 'cos the face ain't listening!"

You Go, Girl!

This one probably came about around the time of the Spice Girls; female empowerment and all that.

Definition: Lets put it this way, "You Go Girl!" was to feminism, as "Going Green!" is to environmentalism.

Take a Chill Pill

What the hell is a chill pill anyway? Who comes up with these?

Definition: It was mostly used by kids and teenagers at their parents; basically if their parents are 'bossing them around' they would say this line effectively telling the parents that they need to calm down. Clever.

None of your beeswax

Not sure where this one came from, but it was used quite alot.

Definition: If you felt someone was being 'nosey' you could just use this line and you're sorted!

Save the Drama for your Mama

Not sure where exactly it originated.

Definition: Saying this will tell whoever you said it to, to basically stop complaining or giving out, to essentially "Save their Drama for their Mama". Good one, eh?

Well hope you enjoyed my list of catchphrases from the 90s!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

90s Party Playlist

Well I thought I'd throw up a few of the 90s big hits! There was a big pop/dance craze then so alot of the songs were aimed at getting us to dance. Enjoy!

Ice Ice Baby-Vanilla Ice

What is Love?- Haddaway

Can't Touch This- MC Hammer

This is how we do it- Montell Jordan (Ok, I've been watching Glee alot recently and they had this but I like the song alot actually!)

Will Smith- Getting Jiggy With It

C&C Music Factory- Everybody Dance Now

Vengaboys- We Like to Party

And my personal favourite- Aqua- Barbie Girl

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fad Toys of the 90s

Recently I was chatting to some friends about just some of the toys we all had when we were kids and the 2 that everyone could really remember were Tamagotchis and Furby's. So I just had to write a little post of course! :)


I don't have my old Furby anymore but just looking back at old photos, thses things looked so weird! Yet they were a huge craze among girls in 1998. I mean they were a 'must-have' toy; you weren't cool if you didn't own one! And all the girls in my primary school called their Furby's Coco, I'm not sure why but that was just the done thing in our school!

To see just how 'must-have' they were; in the year they were launched (1998) over 1.5million Furby's were sold, in the next year this had increased to over 14million and in the 3 years of Furby's original production they sold over 40million toys. That's a lot of weird, furry toys with beaks.

A new Furby started out 'speaking Furbish' and the whole aim was to love your little robot, nurture them and they'll speak English. Little did us kids know that the toys were programmed to eventually say a few words in English, and no matter what country they were sold in that's just what they did. But of course we thought it was because of how great we cared for them!

I remember loving the Furby I had but looking back, wow that was a weird craze!


The Tamagotchi was created in Japan in 1996 and it swept the world. The name is split into 2 and in English it means 'egg' and 'watch'. Which is a pretty good description of what it actually is too.
It kind of seems that in the 90s there was a bit of a craze for toys that you had to care for, feed and love and all that jazz.

The idea behind Tamagotchi was simple; a child (much like myself) got hooked on these little things and wanted more and more as a sort of family. Great marketing plan guys :)
Tamagotchis were small, little egg shaped devices with a small, pixelated screen and few button. Your Tamagotchi lived in the screen, so to speak. It was only a small bunch of pixels that formed tiny, weird shaped animals but we loved them so much! You had to press the little buttons to feed them, play with them and clean up after the them or something and these little guys LOVED attention. You had to press these little buttons a few times an hour I seem to remember and so Tamagotchi's went EVERYWHERE with us. I can distinctly remember once leaving my Tamagotchi in the car for a few hours and when I found it again my little guy had died. When your Tamagotchi died it looked so pathetic as it sprouted angel wings and then disappeared from your screen. But yep, you guessed it, I cried. Well for at least 5 minutes until my Dad pressed the Reset button and then everything was good again!

Here's a song by Los Angeles duo Looner called, "I love my Tamagotchee". It's odd, but it sums up the craze perfectly!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

90s Cartoons

For today's post I've decided to write about the first 5 kids cartoons I can remember when I think back to the Saturday mornings I spent watching cartoons. Now I know there was alot of really great cartoons from the 90s and everyone has their favourites but these are just the first 5 that spring to my mind when I remember back. So enjoy!


I'm sure everyone has seen an episode of the Rugrats at some point and it honestly was the first 90s cartoon that came to my mind. I loved watching the Rugrats when I was younger and I so wished I had been on some of the adventures that Tommy, Chuckie and the gang had been on.

The Rugrats first aired in 1991 on Nickelodeon and ran until the early noughties. It was a hugely popular cartoon and it even earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! The original show was the best in my opinion, but it did spawn 2 different series and 3 successful films. Talk about a craze eh?

Here's the opening credits. I was singing them in my head before I even thought to upload the video! Sorry for the bad quality.

The Animaniacs

The Animaniacs was a variety style show starring the Warner siblings; Yakko, Wakko and Dot. It aired on the Kids Warner Bros channel from 1993 to 1995 and was a huge hit with kids everywhere. It actually spawned the next cartoon I'm going to write about, Pinky and the Brain, as each Animaniacs episode featured different, often slightly insane, characters with their own stories.

Here's the opening credits!

Pinky and the Brain

Pinky and the Brain is a spin off show from the Animaniacs about 2 lab mice who do the same thing every night; make plans for world domination.
Brain is a genius and Pinky is a bit of a bumbling, yet lovable, nuisance who wrecks Brains' plans every night.

The famous catchphrase is;

Pinky: What will we do tonight Brain?
Brain: The same thing we do every night Pinky..try to take over the world!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Ok so strictly speaking the TMNT started in the 80s but it was such a successful cartoon and I can vividly remember it from my childhood so I'm going to let this one slip!
The TMNT are 4 mutant, ninja turtles, from New York, named after famous Renaissance artists; Leonardo, Donotello, Michaelangelo and Raphael, and they are trained by a talking rat sensei. Still with me so far? Basically they're the good guys (heroes in a half shell- to be precise) and they fight the bad guys and save everyone. They're pretty awesome.

And last but not least... Biker Mice From Mars

Not many of my friends say they genuinely can remember this cartoon so that's why it's at the end of this post. It seems to have been forgotten, yet it was my favourite cartoon of the 90s. It seems I really had a thing for talking, cartoon animals eh?

It was released in 1993 and only had 3 short seasons but it was such a cool cartoon!

Basically, 3 cool-dude, biker mice called Throttle, Modo and Vinnie escaped from their home planet of Mars that was wiped out by the gross, weird Plutarkians who are hell bent on destroying Earth next. Anyway the biker mice land in Chicago on Earth and meet a female mechanic, conveniently named Charlene 'Charley' Davidson. The biker mice learn that Chicago's main businessman is a Plutarkian in disguise and so every episode the mice have to foil his evil plans, all while having some fun.

If that summary right there doesn't make ya wanna watch this cartoon then I just don't know what will :)

Well hope ya liked that!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Spice Girls V Boyzone

Spice Girls Versus Boyzone... Who you chose to follow as a fan had a huge impact in the 90s. Personally I was all about the Girl Power myself (as were a huge proportion of my friends) but I still loved the Boyzone boys and their catchy tunes (again, as did all my friends). Howver, Spice Girls really started a whole new wave of feminism, eh, kinda. Whatever they stood for, their songs were catchy as hell! And the fact they all had different personas meant you could idolise any one of the girls and almost feel like they understood you. Spice Girls meant Girl Power and boy, did we love them.

The Spice Girls were an English girl-group formed in 1994 after a series of auditions to find the perfect mix of personalities for the group. 5 girls later and Spice Girls was formed and ready to take on the world.

They were signed to Virgin Records in 1996 and released their debut single, "Wannabe". This is a snippet of the girls singing "Wannabe" in their movie, Spice World.

"Wannabe" spent 7 weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart, becoming number 1 in over 30 countries and it helped to establish the group as a 'global phenomenon.
The girls gained their nicknames after a review in the Top of the Pops magazine and thus the Spice Girls were born; Ginger, Scary, Baby, Sporty and Posh.
The Spice Girls were hugely famous and had loads of number 1 and top 10 hits because their pop songs were catchy and got a lot of radio time. They became idols for girls everywhere with their slogan of "Girl Power" and their can-do attitudes. The Spice Girl image even became a franchise and they sold so much merchandising such as; a movie "Spice World", lollipops and chocolate, dolls, posters, tshirts and much much more. The Spice Girls essentially became a brand and according to the BBC they are the best-selling girl group of all time.
Alas all good things must come to an end and in May 1998, Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice, left the group due to professional differences. The Spice Girls released their 3rd album after Geri left but it flopped and eventually the Spice Girls split and went their separate ways. Young girls and boys everywhere were heartbroken. It was the end of an era.
However the girls regrouped in 2007, released a Greatest Hits album and did a reunion tour in 2008, which was huge and although it was finished prematurely it gave alot of old fans the hope that they would maybe return to make some more songs in the future.

Here's the girls on Top of the Pops in 1997 singing "Who do you think you are".

Boyzone was the boyband that vied for our attention in the 90s. Boyzone is an Irish boyband and they were set up in 1993 by Louis Walsh. They had huge success in the early 90s and they famously made a comeback in 2007 and they haven't looked back since. The boys have released 6 #1 UK singles and 5 #1 albums.

Sadly one of the band members, Stephen Gately, passed away in October last year, shocking family, fans and band members.

Boyzone were a huge success (and since their comeback they have been continuing that success) in Ireland, the UK, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and they had varying levels of success across Europe. However, before they had even recorded any material the band made a, now infamous, appearance on RTEs the Late Late Show which included dungarees and impromptu dancing. Gaybo was shocked as was the audience. Must see TV!

'Nuff said about that the better eh?

Here's one of my fave songs by the band, "Love Me for a Reason".

However, as I mentioned already, I was a huge Spice Girls fan (and still am!) along with the majority of my friends at that age. Nothing like a bit of female empowerment when you're 7 years old! I had all their songs on tape and I'll still throw them onto my old cassette player if I'm feeling nostalgic. Although I am ashamed to admit I actually had the Spice Girls dolls...yeah looking back that's pretty uncool. Oh well, the Spice Girls were super cool, can't deny that!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Best Disney Movies of the late 90s

Ok so to continue on from the last post! Disney-fest! :)

Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame was released in 1996 and it was inspired by Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Like all good stories it is a love story where Quasimodo, the deformed, sweet bell-ringer at the cathedral, falls in love with the beautiful gypsy Esmerelda who is kind to him and shows him that his soul is beautiful even if his exterior is not.

The movie dealt with alot of adult themes such as lust and infanticide, but they were approached with the view to being child-friendly. It is a age-old story of acceptance. It was also the first Disney film to use the word "damnation".

Here's the song "Topsy Turvy".

101 Dalmations

101 Dalmations is a live-action remake of the 1961 animated film One Hundred and One Dalmations. It was released by Walt Disney Pictures in 1996 and it was a huge hit that year.

The plot goes; Roger takes his dalmation Pongo for a walk one day where he sees Anita, a clothes designer, walking her dog Perdy. Both humans and canines fall in love and soon after Perdy has puppies. Anita designs a spotted coat but her evil boss, Cruella, wants to use actual dalmations and after Roger and Anita reject her money she has 2 henchmen steal the puppies. Chaos ensues and in the end Cruella loses and Anita and Roger adopt all the puppies she has stolen and end up with 101!
It's a great family movie full of action as we see the puppies and dogs around England try to sabotage the evil Cruella. And they are such cute puppies! I badgered my parents for years to get a dalmation after seeing this movie :)

Here's a snippet from the start of the movie.


Mulan was released in 1998 and was a huge success because it was different from Disney's other movies in terms of music and artistic design.

In the story, there is a war in China and when Mulan's father is injured she disguises herself as a boy in order to take his place. She is accompanied by her guardian dragon, Mushu, and a cricket. At the start of the movie she is clumsy but as she gains experience she becomes independent and courageous. And like all Disney movies it seems, she falls in love with a handsome warrior and China is saved and everyone lives happily ever after.

Mulan is probably my favourite Disney princess because she is determined and strong-willed and she really is a great role model for that.

Here's my favourite song from the movie when Mulan is training to become a warrior, called "I'll make a man out of you".

Toy Story 2

Toy Story 2 is the sequel to Toy Story and was released as a CGI film in 1999. It is the last movie in the Disney Renaissance. The movie keeps most of the original characters and voices from the first movie with a few extra thrown in. It's a great family movie full of action and excitement and I must have watched it weekly or about 2 years after it came out I loved it so much :)

The story goes that Woody is left behind when his owner goes to camp and he is stolen by a toy collector for his collection and of course the rest of Andy's toys rush to his rescue. It's a great storyline and it follows on nicely from the first movie. And as I mentioned before I truely cannot wait for the 3rd Toy Story that's coming out this Summer, it's gonna be so great to feel like a kid again!

Here;s the bittersweet song, "When Somebody Loved Me". Jessie, the cowgirl doll, sings it to show Woody how kids grow up and forget about their toys.

Well that's all the Disney classics from the 90s decade. Beauty and the Beast is my no.1 favourite and then Toy Story 1 but then it gets confusing and I just love them all. They all have amazing animation and the soundtracks are so inspiring and even catchphrases from the different movies like "Hakuna Matata" have filtered into everyday life. Even now, at the age of 19, I still love to watch a good old Disney movie. They're timeless and they will never get old.
Hope you liked the post!
Til next time :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Best Disney Movies of the early 90s

Well I had to definitely include a post about some of the greatest childrens movies from the 90s, mainly because I was a child in the 90s and so I didn't watch anything apart from these and cartoons :) ...Ok so it is just a list of Disney's finest movies from the 90s but what can I say, I think they're the best! Also there was a Disney Renaissance during the 90s, starting with The Little Mermaid in 1989 and finishing with Tarzan in 1999. During this time Disney produced loads of films, many using new computer technology, and all of them were brilliant in their own way.
So lets reel back the years and remember all those Disney classics from the 90s. Enjoy!

First up in the Disney lineup-
Beauty and the Beast

This was and, lets be honest here, still is my FAVOURITE Disney movie of all time, maybe my fave movie of all time Disney or not. Beauty and the Beast was produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released to theaters in November, 1991. It is widely considered one of Disney's greatest animated films, and is the first of only 2 animated films to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture (the other being Disney/Pixar's 2009 film Up). The story is based on the fairy tale La Belle et la Bete by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont.
Now I'm pretty sure everyone reading this post must have seen the movie so you'll know the storyline but to sum up; a young, selfish prince is turned into a horrible beast and to break the spell he must find true love, then conveniently he imprisons an old inventor whose beautiful and smart daughter, Belle, swaps places with him and to make a long story short Belle and the beast fall in love and the spell is broken. And they all live happily ever after. Oh, and the servants of the castle were all turned into walking, talking objects like a candelabra, a clock and a tea-pot. What more could you possibly want from a movie!? :)

Heres my favourite scene from the movie. The servants who are objects are giving Belle an extravagent dinner at the castle and the musical number, "Be Our Guest", is totally amazing. I know all the words off by heart and I'm totally proud of that.

Next up- Aladdin

Aladdin would be in my top 5 Disney movies, I love the genie especially; Robin Williams did a great job in that role in my opinion.
Aladdin was released in 1992 and was the most successful film of that year. It is based on the Arab folktale of Aladdin and the magic lamp from One Thousand and One Nights. The film won many awards and was nominated for many, many more, most of them for it's soundtrack.
The storyline goes; poor boy meets rich girl and tries to win her affections, but this boy has a genie (who will grant him 3 wishes), a magic, flying carpet and a pet monkey who weas a fez. Needless to say he gets the girl and all ends well :)

Here's a video for arguably the most famous song from the film, "A Whole New World".

Next up- The Lion King

The Lion King was released in 1994 and it was influenced by Bible stories and by the Shakespeare play Hamlet. The film was the highest grossing animated film of all time until the release of Finding Nemo and it still holds the record as the highest grossing traditionally animated film in history.

The storyline goes; Mufasa is king of all the animals in the Pride Lands and he teaches his young son Simba to appreciate all life. He is murdered by his evil brother Scar who convinces Simba it is his fault and he runs away and eventually meets Timon, a meercat, and Pumbaa, a smelly warthog, whose famous catchphrase is Hakuna Matata, which means 'No worries'. A young female lioness, Nala, finds Simba and begs him to come back and save the Pride Lands from Scar's tyrannical rule, which he does and everything is restored. There's some very tragic moments but in the end it's a heartfelt story of how Simba discovers himself and becomes a good leader and saves everyone.

Here's a video of "The Circle of Life", one of the first scenes in the movie.

And now- Pocahontas

Pocahontas was released in 1995. It is the first Disney film to be based on a real historical character, Pocahontas, and it features a fictionalized account of her encounter with Englishman John Smith and the settlers who arrived from the Virginia Company.

It is a beautifully animated movie that has a touching story and an amazing soundtrack. Pocahontas meets John Smith and falls in love with him but his comrades have ideas for taking over the native's land and so their love is forbidden. A battle ensues and John is injured and must return to England to be treated and so he and Pocahontas bid farewell and continue on with their lives.

Here's a video of one of the most famous songs, "Colours of the Wind".

Toy Story

Toy Story was released in 1995 and features the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. It was the first feature film released to only use computer-generated imagery (CGI) and it has since set the tone for CGI movies.

Its a great storyline all about friendship and it's action-packed, it's definitely my 2nd favourite movie of all time after Beauty and the Beast. It is so bright and colourful and it has a great soundtrack. Also it made every kid who ever saw it believe their toys came alive when we weren't looking and got into all sorts of trouble.

I love Toy Story and I can't wait for the upcoming Toy Story 3! I'm like a big kid :)

Here's a video of the opening scenes and my fave song of the movie, "You've got a friend in me".

In the next post I'll continue on from 1995 til 2000. Hope you enjoyed the post!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

B.I. - Before Internet...

Sometimes it's hard to imagine what life would be like without the Internet. The Internet has officially taken over the world and has changed so many aspects of life for people of all ages. Speaking from experience I know the Internet has taken over my own life since my early teen years, round the age of 13, so that would be around 2002/03. I use the Internet every day without fail; I actually couldn't live without it, I'm pretty sure Internet addiction should be a proper condition!

The Internet has everything we could ever want or need; it entertains us, informs us and with the advent of social networking sites such as Facebook, Bebo, Twitter and the like, the Internet basically means we can socialise and meet new people all from the comfort of the couch. To sum it all up in 2 words; it's great.

But think back to when it all started, I bet nobody could have guessed how big the 'Net could get.

Not everyone who goes online is aware of the history of the Internet. Here are some of the basic facts and it's a striking example of how technology that we now take for granted has evolved so much.


It all began in the late 1950s during the Cold War when the US military devised the ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency). ARPA then set up the MIT (Massachusetts Intitute in Technology) in 1965 and the goaol was to create a network that could function in a place savaged by nuclear warfare.


The end product was ARPANET. It was a small network and in the 1970s ARPANET went global by linking with a London University. An important part of the history of the Internet happened in the 70s when UNIX was created and email became possible.

The 1980s

Alot of stuff that I don't quite understand happened in this decade. This period saw the establishment of the Internet's major protocols. These included the TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol). This was one of the earliest times that the word itself was used to describe the network.

The 1990s

By the 1990s the network had come to resemble the interface we have today. In 1991, Time Berners Lee created the World Wide Web. This invention changed the history of the Internet forever. With the hyperlinks it became easier to access information.

Mid to Late 1990s

Streaming software was introduced. Servers like America Online and CompuServe emerged. Along with these 2 servers came various service providers, offering access to the web and email. At this point Netscape and Internet Explorer would emerge as the leading web browsers. In the early days of the Internet only computer companies had web pages. However as it became more established business saw the Internet's potential and set up web pages. The open source nature of the Internet system guaranteed its success.

It has been estimated that during the 1990s the number of online users doubled or tripled every year.

The history of the Internet and its evolution has been amazing. There is no question that as the world become more connected, the 'Net will continue to have a huge impact on people and the world in general. Nowadays the Internet is everywhere and everyone surfs the web pretty regularly. It's amazing to think that less than 2 decades ago, in the early 1990s, it was basically unheard of and was still out of the reach of everyday homes and businesses.

Socialising would have been very different in the early 1990s as teens and young adults alike didn't have sites like Facebook, Bebo, Twitter and Youtube to socialise, share information and discover new things. For instance, before Facebook and Skype made it so much easier to see your friends all the time, people would have to agree well in advance of meeting up with mates and make alot of phone calls to organise get togethers. The Internet has brought us all closer at the touch of a few buttons and the flick of a mouse.

All hail the Internet! :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

90s Nostalgia...

Well the title of my blog pretty much speaks for itself really; this is a blog dedicated to that late, great decade - the 90s. The blog posts could probably be pretty cheesy at times but hopefully it'll put a smile on your face to read all about the last decade of the 20th century. I'm a 90s kid through and through and I love sitting with my friends and remembering all the old cartoons and games we had when we were younger. Things have changed so much since the 90s and in this blog I want to fondly remember everything that made the 90s great.

So just sit back, relax and take that trip down memory lane to a simpler time when mobile phones were the size of suitcases, when the Internet was only beginning and when silly phrases like 'Talk to the hand!' ran amok. Oh, remember the days...

For this very first post I've decided to write about just some of the toys that every kid or their sibling had in the 90s; mainly because when I think back to my own childhood I can distinctly remember all these games and toys that we played with as kids, as if it were only yesterday.

Remember how popular pogs were! :)


Ah pogs... Such a simple game that was loved by so many! These little discs kept us all entertained for hours and some people built up impressive collections. The game was simple yet entertaining, but for me and my friends, and many others, it was all about the designs on the pogs themselves and how many you had won from your own friends. Pogs rose in popularity at an incredible rate and then became old news just as quick. The game became very competitive amongst kids and eventually pogs were banned from many schools for being too distracting. It's amazing looking back that something so simple was so big in our lives. Personally, I don't think pogs would stand a chance in today's technological world. Shame.
Beanie Babies:

Much like the aforementioned pogs, these cute and cuddly, stuffed animals created a collecting frenzy in the early 90s that has lasted to this day. It seemed everyone, young and old, had a beanie baby or several. Although unlike the pogs that were collected by both boys and girls, beanie babies were mostly a girls toy. And some of the limited edition beanie babies can even fetch you a fair bit of money nowadays if found by an obsessive TY collector.

Pokémon Cards:

Don't worry, I'm not going to just cram Pokémon into this tiny little space in the first post and forget about it... Pokémon was HUGE! I just felt it really needed a mention here as a collectable toy along with pogs and beanie babies :)
As I already said, Pokémon was MASSIVE in the 90s. Thinking back Pokémon was a big portion of our childhood days. I remember watching the cartoon before school, trading Pokémon cards with friends at school and then watching more Pokémon cartoons after school. And there wasn't just cards to collect, you could collect actual Pokéballs too and pretend you were actually Ash, a Pokémon trainer, from the shows - very cool. There were Pokémon games too and everyone went crazy for them. I still have friends who are now 19 and 20 who still play Pokéon on their Nintendo Gameboy. It was the biggest craze of the 90s and I imagine everyone would agree with me on that one. But I'll write more about Pokémon in a later post, it needs its own post!

And now I think its time for abit of promotion :)

There's a 90s Night next week (Wednesday 24th March) in the Button Factory on Curve Street in Temple Bar in Dublin and it looks to be a great night out with great student drinks promos and free stuff like glow sticks and hats and sunglasses. It's over 18s and entry is €8 or €6 if you find a flyer round the city somewhere!!!
I heard about it on Facebook and it looks like it'll be a really fun night!
Ok well that's all for the first post, I'll be back soon with more memories from the 90s!