Fan Girl Friday!

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Oh yassssss, it is finally Friday! One more week until chocolate bunnies, egg hunts, and everyone dressed in their Sunday best! Today, I’m going to share some nerdy nifties that you’ll want to drop in your little nerdling’s Easter basket!

 

Fan Girl Friday Easter Egg

This ThinkGeek creation and exclusive looks almost good enough to eat! (I wouldn’t, though… those bricks would hurt coming out!) This Build-It Brick Easter Egg kit comes with 4 individually packaged pastel DIY egg packets with one set of instructions! This is a great find for families with lots of Lego lovers!

 

Got a Minecraft-playin’, marshmallow-lovin’ geekling? Then grab a package of these sweets!

Fan Girl Friday Marshmallow Creepers

Each box has four fluffy marshmallow Creepers ready to be devoured!

 

Got a family member who is trying to watch their weight and has specifically said, “NO. CHOCOLATE. BUNNIES.”? Don’t worry! I’ve got something for them as well!

Fan Girl Friday Chocolate Bunny Plush

This chocolate bunny plush has all the festive-ness and nostalgia of your childhood Easters but without the calories! Woo!

 

Need something to get your hubs who daydreams about the “good ole days”? (And by “good ole days” I mean like, 1997). Yep, I’ve got something for him, too!

Fan Girl Friday Coloring Book

The Colour Me Good: 90’s coloring book is full of 90’s nostalgia sure to make you say, “This Easter basket is so fresh!”

 

Have a fandom find you want featured on FGF? Hit me up on Twitter: @thehuffmanpost!

Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, peeps! We’re one week closer to Thanksgiving, or as I like to call it, “Gorge Till Puke” Day! And to celebrate, I’ve rounded up some fantastically awesome finds for my fangirls and fanboys!

Y’all, when Nickelodeon announced that they were going to dedicate a channel solely to 90’s shows, I was ecstatic. Then, I saw this video from Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo!

*Cue the 90’s fangirl screams*

 

Huff the Hubs and I have been working on decorating our new home. Our style can be best described as: “Twelve-Year-Old-Left-Alone-In-A-Home-Decor-Store-With-Our-Parent’s-Credit-Card”. Case in point, I really, really, want this:

Fan GIrl Friday Potty Piano

This “Potty Piano” from Perpetual Kid is the best addition to our house! Seriously! Imagine having friends over and then, instead of hearing terrifyingly gross sounds coming from the loo, you hear a nice concerto! Or, you know, Three Blind Mice. Because that’s basically all I know, ha!

 

With Christmas approaching ever so steadily, I think I need to pick up a pack of these to drop under my sister’s Christmas tree! Its Author Paper Dolls!

Fan Girl Friday Author Paper Doll

Each pack comes with 16 different authors including Jane Austen, George Orwell, and Franz Kafka! This is a must for bibliophiles everywhere!

 

We all know that the holidays are awesome. Yes, we get to see family and friends, but most importantly, we get yummy treats that we don’t get throughout the rest of the year! Like my mom’s pumpkin bread! Seriously, y’all…This pumpkin bread is da bomb! The only thing I think that would bring it over the top would be this cake pan:

Fan Girl Friday Dragon Cake Pan

Seriously, how much more kick-a would Thanksgiving be if my mom rolled into my Grammy’s house with pumpkin bread baked in the shape of a dragon guarding its eggs?! If only we could make it breathe fire…

 

Happy fangirling!

Throwback Thursday (Or, R.I.P. to My 90’s Girl Dreams)

This morning, I got some terrible news.

Delia’s is going out of business.

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My teenage self was absolutely crushed.

 

Even though I never was able to order anything from that catalog, I was always super stoked when one would come in the mail.

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I remember folding down the corners of the things I would order if I had the money (or the teeny, tiny body shape to fit into it, because, let’s face it, those models weren’t real and neither were the sizing charts).

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I loved all the dresses, Mary Janes, and peasant tops. I had to have the peace sign mood ring set for me and my besties and there’s no way I could get through junior high without a pair of wide leg jeans and a clear choker.

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Plus, if I would’ve shopped through Delias, I could’ve looked like Bianca in 10 Things I Hate About You. 

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But, alas, I never got the chance to order those “righteous duds” and now I never will. Le sigh. 

 

Bye, Delias. We’ll miss you. When you get to “Failed Company Heaven“, say hi to ShowBiz Pizza,  KB Toys, and Blockbuster Video for us, okay?

Try It Tuesday

Happy Tuesday, folks!

While looking around on Pinterest (mostly on Doctor Who-themed boards) I found an awesome pin! Apparently, you go to this website and you’re in the Tardis’ control room! You can click different areas and it will “teleport” you to a random place.

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So I went to the website and was a little disappointed. I mean, the views were amazing, don’t get me wrong.

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Teleporter Japan

 

But, when I first went to the site, there was no Tardis control room (super sad about that!). And, honestly, its like a glorified Google Maps. So, double sad. But, like I said, it was nice to get to see some of the pretty views!

 

Recently, Huff the Hubs has really been into playing video games on my old NES. Last Friday he spent about two hours trying to beat Super Mario Brothers. While on Pinterest, I saw this and did a nerd girl squeal:

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THIS website did NOT disappoint! There were tons and tons of video games! I chose a game that I never played as a kid but always wanted to:

snes animaniacs opening panel

 

I was actually pretty cool! And really got me all nostalgic. I mean, check out those awesome 90’s graphics:

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I think I’ve found my new procrastination website. Look out, Pinterest, another site’s gunning for your crown!

The Whole Package

This weekend, my sisters and I walked did the Roger Rabbit down memory lane.

(Back story: When we were in elementary school, we all got straight A’s. Because of our awesomeness, my parents bought us all tickets to see New Kids on the Block. You have no idea what this meant to a bunch of NKOTB-crazed, pre-adolescent girls.

Fast forward 23 years to June 29, 2013.)

This past Saturday, Samantha, Bridget and I had tickets to The Package Tour (I found the name of the tour highly inappropriate. But that’s because my mind is in the gutter. Anyway…). The tour was: Boys II Men, 98*, and New Kids on the Block. Yes, you read that right. All of these groups are still touring and making music.

Inappropriate.

Inappropriate.

I’m not going to lie; I was a little worried that the years would not have been good to the guys and that someone was going to break a hip before the night was through.

When we finally got to our seats, the excitement in the arena was palatable. The DJ was awesome, spinning music from our “old school” days (its pretty awesome when an entire arena of people start rapping Ice, Ice, Baby in unison).

Before B2M came out, a video played on the screen. The words said: 133 Weeks at Number One; 9 Grammy Awards; 5 American Music Awards; The Highest Selling R&B Group of All Time. Then, the lights shone down on the guys and the decibel level was off the charts. Bridget started freaking out, making me think back to when we saw Johnny Depp at Comic Con (when he walked out she said: “Oh my gosh, I’m sweating!”).

The guys still sounded AMAZING! They were super high energy and really got the crowd ready for the next two acts. They made me all nostalgic; thinking back to my skating rink days, couple skating with a cute boy. (The stuff raining down from the ceiling in the video is rose petals. Each one of the guys had a dozen single roses they passed out to fans).

When B2M left the stage, Bridget leaned over and said: “Even if we left right now, this would be the best night EVER!” Soon after, we noticed a light shining on the stages that read: 98°

Again, the screams were deafening.

When the guys came out on the stage and Nick Lachey smiled, I swore I heard the audience collectively sigh in admiration. Samantha leaned over to me and said: “He’s so much hotter in person!”

I didn’t know all of 98° songs, but I knew the ones that were played over and over in the summer of ’97. At one point, Hottie-McHot Lachey said: “Man, Oklahoma summer’s are HOT! Mind if I take off my shirt?” And again, I was waiting for every woman in the arena  to pass out. Then, each guy went out into the audience and picked a girl (I seriously thought Bridget was going to pull a Gimli and ask me to toss her down to the floor). They brought each girl on stage and serenaded her with I Do {Cherish You}.

Sigh.

The fourteen year old inside me was swooning hard core.

After 98° finished their set, the house lights came on and we waited with furious fangirl excitement. When the lights went dark, we all screamed until we were hoarse. As the light came up, I felt like I was a kid again.

Each one of us–me and my sisters–had/have a favorite New Kid. Sam’s was/is Jordan, Bridget’s was/is Joey (or “Joe” as he goes by now) and mine’s Donnie. As the spotlights came up on each guy and a close up was shown on the screen, each one of us took our turn swooning. (Poor Danny and Jonathon, they don’t get any love from the Akers’ girls.)

Oh, Donnie...

Oh, Donnie…

They started out with a few songs I didn’t know and then finally got to Summertime, their first hit after coming back from the dead. Then, it got real.

They went straight into Step By Step and The Right Stuff. When they all did their signature dance, the women in the audience lost their religion.

This concert was unbelievable! The guys still sound great and can move like they did back in their teens! Even though it looked like Jonathon was SUPER nervous (he has crazy stage fright and even walked off the stage at one of their earlier concerts in this tour) and wasn’t putting as much heart into it as the other guys, they still did wonderfully. (Jonathon eventually seemed to warm up to the crowd and even went into the stands and hugged/took pics with fans).

Their last song was the one I had been waiting for all night. Donnie started to talk about how their home state, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma had had a rough year. What with the Boston Marathon bombing and multiple tornadoes, we all felt like we had been put through the ringer. However, Donnie said: “We all knew what to do…Because we’re tough.”

Then they all threw on Boston Red Sox jerseys that said “Boston Strong” on the backs and started in to Hangin’ Tough. Be still my heart.

Some of my favorite quotes from the night were:

“Abs must run in the family!” (Bridget, when Donnie took his shirt off)

“I think I may go into premature labor!” (Me, referring to NKOTB)

“He just gets better with age!” (Samantha, whilst drooling over Nick Lachey)

“I cannot stop smiling!” (Bridget, during every performance)

“Did that just happen?!” (All three of us, after Donnie Wahlberg totally made out with a chick from the audience)

“BEST. CONCERT. EVER.” (Samantha and Bridget as we left the ‘Peake)

It was, by far, one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to. If I would’ve known it was going to be THAT good, I would’ve bought floor seats; no matter the price. Plus, it was such a blast to get to hang out with my sisters, just us 3, and jam and swoon to the groups of our youth.