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!

Time Gone By…

I don’t know why, but here lately I’ve been feeling super nostalgic. Maybe it’s all the things from the 80’s and 90’s I’ve been seeing on Pinterest and Buzzfeed. Maybe it’s because I’m pregnant and really feeling like a “grown-up”; but I find myself constantly yearning for the days gone by.

 

The days before cell phones were in everybody’s pockets, when there was no Facebook, and social media meant passing notes in between classes.

 

I miss the days when the internet was new and people talked on the phone or *gasp* in person. But mostly I think I miss the days when we were so much more innocent.

 

Think about it. When I was in elementary school, there had not yet been a Columbine, the attacks on NYC or the Pentagon, and the biggest question on everyone’s mind was: “Are Ross and Rachel ever going to get together?!”

 

So in light of all my nostalgia, I give you the things I miss most about childhood:

 

1. The skating rink.

The club for underagers.

The club for underagers.

When I was a tween, the hottest place to go on Friday night was South Skate. I LOVED that place! Every Friday night, from 7-11 pm, me, my friends, and my sister were on 4 wheels. I had my first kiss at the skating rink, got my heart broken there, and was introduced to gloriously unhealthy mixture of cheese-from-a-can nachos (made with Doritos).

 

2. Cartoons.

I'm Buster Bunny. And I'm Babs Bunny. No relation.

I’m Buster Bunny. And I’m Babs Bunny. No relation.

Call me old fashioned, but I really don’t think that today’s cartoons are that funny. Honestly, I think they’re a little dumb. What happened to the intelligent cartoons like Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, and Batman: The Animated Series?

 

3. Electronics were not mainstream.

I can make you sound like a chipmunk with the press of a button.

I can make you sound like a chipmunk with the press of a button.

The closest thing I had to electronic devices was a Yak Bak and Casio My Magic Diary I got for my birthday when I was 11. We actually had to use our imaginations and we didn’t text—unless you include intricately folded handwritten notes.

 

4. Not having to make so many decisions.

Do I want to paint my nails or eat another Otter Pop...?

Do I want to paint my nails or eat another Otter Pop…?

Even though I wanted some independence, it was nice to not have to constantly know what was going on at a given time. I loved how freeing that felt. I didn’t have to worry about marking things on a calendar, making sure I was on time for an appointment, or checking that I bought a birthday present for someone. It was all done for me!

 

5. Knowing less about the world.

The more you know, the more you worry.

The more you know, the more you worry.

Yes, I know knowledge is power. But, sometimes, I wish I wasn’t so informed. Being overwhelmed with such a wealth of information can really grind on your joy. I hate when I turn on the television or pick up a magazine that its like an episode of Fear Factor. I feel like people in the media get together at night and say: “Okay, what can we totally blow out of proportion so people will freak out? *Maniacal laugh*”

When I was a kid, the only thing I wanted to know was if it was going to rain that day (meaning we’d have inside recess).

 

What about you? Do you miss the “good ole days”?