The 90's for me were my high school and college careers. So, just... keep that in mind as I reveal my list of awesomeness. This list will be comprised primarily of movies, music and television because, honestly, I can't remember what I was reading back then.
Saved By The Bell episode "Jessie's Choice"- This was the show about a group of high school kids— Zack Morris, Kelly Kapowski, Jessie Spano, AC Slater, Lisa Turtle and Screech— and their not-at-all realistic misadventures. The episode I've chosen to highlight is the (now) infamous ep where Jessie gets addicted to caffeine pills and eventually has this total freak-out/meltdown:
Point Break- the movie where Patrick Swazye plays a wave riding bank robber and Keanu Reeves is the undercover cop who's going to stop him. Besides being totally awesome, this happens to be the very first R rated movie I ever saw. Just don't tell my mom.
Beauty and the Beast- the animated Disney film. I used to love Disney animated movies. I still do. This one featured a smart girl who liked to read. And while I was never (and still aren't) particularly smart, I do like to read. Plus, I love to sing the songs.
Aladdin- I told you I loved Disney animated films. This movie I saw on the night of my Junior Prom with my BFF, Heidi. We said we were skipping the prom because we didn't need no stinking dates. I can't speak for Heidi but in my case, it was probably more that I didn't have one.
Counting Crows- Anna Begins (from "August and Everything After"). One of my all time favorite songs.
The Lion King- I can't even begin to tell you how many times I saw this in the theater. And how many movie snacks I snuck in with me.
Dave Matthews Band- Lover Lay Down from "Under the Table and Dreaming... I worked backstage security for one of their concerts and fell in love with the music. This song was the one I listened to the most. Much to the delight of my dormmates.
Pearl Jam- Better Man from "Vitalogy"... another of my all time favorite songs.
Alanis Morissette- You Oughta Know from "Jagged Little Pill"... my dormmates were glad when I bought this album because, at least, they got to listen to something new.
Jewel- Foolish Games from "Pieces of You"
Twister- I love big dumb action movies. This has remained one of my all time favorites. Most quoted line in the house? "This is like Bob's road."
Liar, Liar- This Jim Carrey comedy just kills me. The most quoted lines in the house are "The goddamn pen is blue!" and "Even the wonderful Jerry lies!" We also like that one outtake where Jim Carrey crumples a piece of paper and says, "A goose!" It's possible we're strange people.
Small Vices by Robert B. Parker- This Spenser novel remains one of my all time favorites in this entire series. A routine case takes Spenser places he never expected to go. There's some quality bromance with Hawk and I don't hate Susan in this book as much as I do in most of the others.
Finally! A year where I remember what books I was reading! I don't think I need to say anything more than...
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Buffy The Vampire Slayer episode "The Prom"- while it remains true that season three of BtVS was one on its best, I've always had a soft spot for this particular one. The prom, Buffy getting her Class Protector award, and... oh yeah. Buffy and Angel's dance to "Wild Horses". I would've posted a video of this moment but I couldn't seem to find one. Very disappointing.
Angel episode "I Will Remember You"- the episode where Angel becomes human (however briefly) and he and Buffy get a taste of what their life together could be like before Angel decides to go back in order to protect them both. Bring on the kleenex.
That's gonna do it for me today as I have yet another action packed shift at The Store. Thanks for stopping by!