Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, peeps! I’ve rounded up some nerdy nifties to get your weekend started right! And–added bonus–today’s FGF is chock full of 90’s nostalgia!

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If you were like me in elementary school, you yearned for the days that the book fair came to town. Because then, you could buy up all the new Goosebumps books (especially those awesome “choose your own adventure” ones) so your weekends would be set. Ever wish you could be in that world? We’re one step closer with this:

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The game, for 2-6 players, lets YOU be the monsters from R.L. Stine’s creepy books competing to make it to the end of Madison Street and evading the author himself!

 

Miss the good ole days before mortgages and water bills? The days when you dreamed about sipping Shasta on the beach with JTT? Bring those daydreams home with this whimsical pillow from Etsy shop Dirtsastudio:

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Even if you didn’t get that mansion like the game promised, at least your living room will be awesome!

 

Anyone else excited for the reboot of Rocko’s Modern Life? I’m just desperate for a day-long binge of my fave Nickelodeon shows from the 90’s! In the meantime, I can grab these cute Vinyl Pops from Think Geek!

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I mean, come on. Look at the adorable Tommy Pickles! Squeeeee!

 

And speaking of our favorite diapered dude, this Rugrats-inspired top from FreeBirdApparelUK is AMAZE-BALLS!

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Just don’t be a total Angelica while you’re wearing it, mmmkay?

 

Happy fangirling!

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!

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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:

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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!

Fan Girl Friday

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Another week in the books, folks! And what better way to welcome the weekend than with a plethora of nerdy news and novelties just for you!

Avengers: The Age of Ultron hits theaters in a little less than two weeks! I think I need to prepare for the premiere by scoring one of these A-DORK-ABLE dresses from Hot Topic!
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I REALLY want the Loki one! Seriously, how cute are these?! Sadly, they’re not available in stores yet, but they will be soon! You can actually head over to Hot Topic’s website and pre-order yours now!

You guys know I love The Muppets, so when I heard that there was a newly-discovered animal that looked just like Kermit, I did the arm flail:

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Isn’t he a cutie?! Technically, this little guy’s name is Hyalinobatrachium dianae but I’ll call him Kermit for now.

Being a child of the late 80’s/early 90’s, I was around for a lot of the great, new Disney classics as well as some smooth R&B. So when I saw this mash-up, I squealed with delight:

With the new Star Wars trailer hitting the web, there’s tons of new SW swag hitting stores, too! Like these awesome Han and Leia rings:

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I think I know what Huff the Hubs can get me for Mother’s Day!

Happy fangirling!

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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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:

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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!

Remember That One Show…?

The other day, Huff the Hubs and I were talking about shows we watched as kids. We tried thinking of the titles, but mostly we kept saying, “Remember that one show…?” because we couldn’t remember any of the titles.

 

Well thanks to boredom and the Internet, I’ve found some of my favorite old television shows (and happily, some are on DVD! Woot woot!). So now I’m going to take you down Nostalgia Lane!

 

SeaQuest DSV

The captain even has a Picard look to him, don't ya think?

The captain even has a Picard look to him, don’t ya think?

I don’t really remember too much about this show other than the fact the Jonathan Brandis was the star and he was to Seaquest what Will Wheaton was to Star Trek TNG.  I know it had something to do with being in a submarine…They were basically the Star Fleet of the sea.

 

Ocean Girl

Sorry, honey. You're not a real Disney mermaid unless you have a pet talking fish.

Sorry, honey. You’re not a real Disney mermaid unless you have a pet talking fish.

This was another Disney gem. I don’t remember actually watching the show, I just remember the commercials during The Muppet Show that my sisters and I used to make fun of. It was two brothers (one was good-looking, the other not so much; which always made me refer to them as the Prince William and Harry of Disney) standing on the beach and they see a girl in the ocean. And what do they say? “There was a girl, in the ocean.” Yes. That was the whole commercial. And the name of the show? Ocean Girl. This reminds me of Jim Gaffigan’s “You buy Mennen” stand up.

 

Flash Forward

"So you're saying you're really a mechanic on a space ship called Serenity? What are the odds?"

“So you’re saying you’re really a mechanic on a space ship called Serenity? What are the odds?”

This show was watched religiously in our house! It came on either right before or right after Bug Juice (AKA, America’s first reality show) so I was not to be bothered for that hour. This show tells the story of Tucker and Becca, two best friends since birth/next door neighbors that repeatedly tell people they’re “just friends” even though they secretly love each other. The episode where they kiss (the last episode!) is my favorite. Even as a twelve-year old I was like, “Its about freaking time!” (Also, a young Ryan Gosling is in a few episodes, vying for the attention of Becca. Sadly, he keeps his shirt on the whole time.)

 

Ready or Not

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This was another one of my favorite Canadian imports. Ready or Not was about two best friends that could not have been more different. Amanda was a whiny, spoiled, princess whereas Busy was a butch, sunflower seed spittin’, tomboy. The possibilities were endless! Well, not so much, seeing as how it only ran for four years. but I still watched!

 

Teen Angel

Is that Devon Sawa?! And Marcia Brady?!

Is that Devon Sawa?! And Marcia Brady?!

Please tell me I’m not the only one that remembers this TGIF show. It only ran for a season, so you may not unless you were a big TGIF nerd like me. The premise of Teen Angel was: boy dares friend to eat 6-month old hamburger that had fallen under his bed. Friend takes the dare and dies. Dead friend is assigned by God’s cousin to be live friend’s guardian angel and hilarity ensues…I’m starting to see why this show only lasted a season.  

 

What about you? What obscure television shows do you remember/miss?

Lost Heartthrobs

The other night at dinner, I made a crack about reading the intelligent periodicals of my youth: Teen Beat, Bop, and of course, the thought-provoking Tiger Beat. Afterward, I started thinking: What happened to the guys that used to line my walls?

 

(Well, technically speaking most of my walls were covered in Hanson posters and I know what those guys are up to. I’m in their fan club, friended them on Facebook, and follow their tweets. But its not like I’m obsessed or anything. Honest. Sidebar: Taylor’s favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip. In case you were wondering.)

 

I started thinking about the “top four” heartthrobs that used to garner squeals of delight from my sisters and I. I also wanted to know what in the heck happened to my boys after the 90’s and the fall of ABC’s TGIF! What, did they fall into some alternate dimension with Jaleel White and Bob Saget? WHERE ARE THEY?

 

1. Josh Hartnett

I didn't know Teen Beat magazines were so heavy-duty!

Sometimes I just like to sit on my dresser and think.

We all know Josh Hartnett as the soft-spoken, girlfriend stealing friend of Ben Affleck in Pearl Harbor. But I first saw him in Halloween: H20. And no, it wasn’t about a well-hydrated holiday. From the looks of his IMDB page, he’s been busy. Although, I doubt anyone’s seen his movies lately. What, you didn’t see Bunraku? In the land of straight-to-DVD-movies its got to be right up there with Killer Sauna.

No wonder he got Kate Beckinsale.

No wonder he got Kate Beckinsale.

 

2. Rider Strong

Oh that middle parted hair. *Swoon*.

Oh that middle parted hair. *Swoon*.

Rider Strong will forever be burned in my memory as the hilarious, yet slightly dim-witted friend of Corey Matthews on my favorite Friday night show, Boys Meets World. Since then, Rider has been a little quiet. (However, Rider did find time to go to college and earn a degree in English from Columbia University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Bennington College!). When rumors of a BMW re-make flooded the internet, there were also rumors that “Uncle Shawn” was not going to make an appearance. If the peeps over at ABC want this thing done right, they’ll bring back Rider!

What's up, Suave? Er, I mean Shawn?

What’s up, Suave? Er, I mean Shawn?

 

3. Andrew Keegan

Its a boy, its a plan, its a SUPER TEEN!

Its a boy, its a plan, its a SUPER TEEN!

Some remember Andrew as the jerk that stood up DJ on Full House. Others know him as the boyfriend of Randy Quaid’s daughter in Independence Day. And many know him as Joey Donner from 10 Things I Hate About You. Wherever we know him from, we can all agree: Andrew was smokin’ hot. I don’t know if it was the hair or the surfer-guy ‘tude, but Andrew was a staple on my MASH list. Since his stint as single teenage father on 7th Heaven ended in 2004, Andrew has done some work here and there, but has pretty much fallen off the radar. But, one things for sure. Dude still looks good!

Anyone else think he's got an Orlando Bloom look?

Anyone else think he’s got an Orlando Bloom look?

 

4. Erik Von Detten

Kids, in the 90's, we all washed our hair with olive oil.

Kids, in the 90’s, we all washed our hair with olive oil.

Back when the Disney Channel was awesome and made a “movie of the month” each month, I longed for the weekends when they’d show Brink. What, you don’t know about Brink? Let me educate you. Brink was a kid who loved to skate because of how it made him feel. However his nemesis (think Draco Malfoy in roller blades) was skating just because he made money off of it. Insert cheesy dialogue, a few predictable plot twists, and an overly-critical father and you’ve got the greatest Disney Channel movie EVER. Seriously. I’ve still got it recorded on VHS. You can totes borrow it. Anyway, since then, Erik’s done some work here and there (did you know he’s the voice of Sid in Toy Story?!), courting the Princess of Genovia and winning Celebrity Mole: Hawaii. Since 2010, he’s been a little M.I.A. Hopefully he hasn’t gone the way of Sid and is now a garbage man.

I'm a soul skater!

I’m a soul skater!

 

Any heartthrobs you wish would make a come back?