I recently discovered that a “90’s themed” party does not mean the same thing in both the real world* and the college world. It’s very different, and frankly I miss the college version.
*”real” here refers to Brooklyn, which in some people’s mind’s I realize is still far from “real”. Also this comparison is just from my one experience this past Friday night
college: Backstreet Boys, Nsync, New Kids on the Block, TLC, Fresh Prince of Bel Air Soundtrack, Destiny’s Child, everything awesomely pop.
real: Madonna, Smile Empty Soul, Alanis Morissette, Whitney Houston, The La’s, and some bands that I still have never heard of. Some 90’s stuff is just a little before my time, especially considering I was born in ‘91.
college: Dress like a specific 90’s TV character (I once went as Spinelli from Recess #sassy), sport a fanny pack (which is strangely almost cool to wear at parties without a theme, I dunno man, college fashion is weird), spice girl motifs, scrunchies, spandex, plaid, weird windbreakers
real: Plaid, plaid, more plaid, and people who don’t love to dress in any themes. Perhaps I just thought people were dressed for the 90’s but they were really dressed for Brooklyn livin’. Just a thought.
college: Do I really need to say it?
real: Standing in front of a projected screen that is playing 90’s music videos complete with lyrics, and then proceeding to belt all the lyrics out because you can. Also, there was a stage. Not sure who loved who first- regarding me and the stage but I’m going to go ahead with my unbiased opinion and say the stage loved me first.
Also today was great. Being lazy and a little sick is so much more enjoyable when you are lazy and a little sick with people you love, plus I got to do some crafty ish.
Making my next DIY necklace, post pending, while Penny the cat helps. And by “helps” I mean she sat on my safety pins and would not let me get them from under her. It’s okay Penny, I still love you and the entire cat population. No harm done.