August 29th, 2013 @ 12:26 pm
back in the early 1990’s, my BFF cousin marie and i were always trying to be cool/older than we were… i titled this “goals of your average 90’s teenager” because the desires/goals of your average teens/tweens back then are so different from now. i blame it mostly on technology.
i remember growing up wanting/looking forward to my own private bedroom phone line, a tv/VCR in my room, my own stereo, a perm (i never did this), a beeper, a scanner, my own computer, my own AOL account… now, i don’t even know what they long for. their own ipads? iphones? ombre hair? either way, on the technological side, all 5 things i longed for can now be found in ONE device.
i feel like my generation had it weird/lucky. we had such a major technological crossover in the mid/late 90’s that the newer generations will never experience, and we appreciate the technology as it evolved. i mean, sure someday we may have floating cars… BUT, will our cars of today feel like the rotary phones of yesterday? iiiiiiiiiii don’t know about that.
my friend amy and i were discussing pagers/beepers as of last night, and how back when we were tweens, it was SOOOOOOO imperative that we have them. back when i had mine, i had to BEGGGG for it. i guess the monthly cost must have been like $10-$20 a month before the $1.99 smartbeep franchise came along. at the same time that i had my beeper (with all like, five people that would even page me, one being my mother), i also always had my magic diary in tow.
it’s sort of funny how we were back then as 13/14 yr olds compared to the ones that exist now.
when i think back to these times… here’s a list of what were my steeze (no really, this shit was SO cool), the important things that made me, me (i’d probably be bullied if i were these things as a fresh teenager, NOW).
jessica leigh – circa 1994/1995: