Category Archives: General nostalgia

“Everybody wants a rock to wind a piece of string around.”

I’m not sure if I can even tell the difference between pointless nostalgia and meaningful nostalgia anymore. A conversation with my husband last night led me to listening to They Might Be Giants’ 1990 album Flood while I was working … Continue reading

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“Everywhere you look,” or, Fuller House

*Minor spoilers ahead* It’s no surprise Netflix wanted to cash in on the nostalgia-fueled success of Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World. Full House was the logical choice for them, because literally NO ONE cares what Urkel or the family from … Continue reading

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On Anxiety. Or, Horton Hears a Who

I was a weird kid with a lot of anxieties and fears. Most kids would fear things like a boogeyman or stranger danger. Maybe they’d be afraid of being left alone, forgotten by their parents. Or they’d sneak in a … Continue reading

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“Mom, Dad. I’ve quit graduate school to become a racecar driver”. Or, A Very Brady Christmas

I was crazy for the Brady’s growing up, and only in a partially ironic way. I don’t know why, but the Brady Bunch brought a lot of comfort to me, even when I knew the show was ridiculous and trite. … Continue reading

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I was a Sassy girl

I can’t believe it’s taken me over three and a half years to finally blog about one of the most important aspects of my teenager-hood. I’ve covered The Baby-Sitters Club, Judy Blume and Jerry Spinelli, et al extensively. But one … Continue reading

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Defending my reading hobby

When I was a kid, my family would usually go to Ocean City, Maryland for about a week most summers.  OC was awesome to me then, though now I think it’s trashy.  To a child, the boardwalk is exciting, OC … Continue reading

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What Doesn’t Kill Us Will Make Us Stronger….or Roseanne

I’ll admit it. I’m addicted to Netflix Instant. Since I have a baby who I’m breastfeeding, I get a chance to watch too much television. And even though I love to read, I’m finding myself completely unable to turn off … Continue reading

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