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7.23.2013

8 Things I Wish Were Still Acceptable

now this isn't a list of things from my childhood that i wish still existed.  because a lot of them, most of them, do.  i just wish i was at an age where they were still socially acceptable.  or that i can just once again make them acceptable, at any age.  my life would be a vast improvement.  no, really though.

blow up furniture. do you know how much easier my life would be in terms of moving and furniture replacement if it were still acceptable to have a bright orange blow up couch?! seriously. 
blanket and pillow forts. i would like to build a blanket and pillow fort in my living room and hide in it for hours until i feel like dealing with the world again. and then have a mommy clean up the mess. 

scrunchies. modern day hair holding devices hurt my head and damage my hair. can't it be time to bring back scrunchies please?! 

eating lunchables every day. busting out the occasional lunchable - don't even tell me you don't still do it. but i wish it were acceptable to eat pizza lunchables every single day.  and dunkaroos and koala yummies.  so basically i wish eating healthy never became a thing.

owning a hamster. some days i really want a rabbit, but my college roommate had rabbits and those things are a bitch to take care of. so then i think that i want a hamster, but since i'm not 10, apparently i can't get one any more. sad. 

clap lights. that was my favorite part of my room as a kid. clap on! clap off!  my mother eventually hid it from me because it annoyed her so much. when i finally found it some 10 years later, it didn't work any more. 

candy and dessert disguised as cereal. sure they still have lucky charms but for the most part they've done away with the truly terrible for kids cereals, and that's a shame. french toast crunch, oreo o's, rice krispie treats. i'd actually eat breakfast if those were still acceptable "cereals."

shaquille o' neal movies.  perhaps they never were acceptable but there was a time you could admit to watching kazaam.  whatever, it was awesome, and if he made another movie, i'd watch it.



what would you still do if it were socially acceptable?

39 comments:

  1. Ok I eat lunchables all the time. That's acceptable dammit! Forget society. Lol. I wish it was still ok to make up dance routines to songs and perform them in my driveway. Yeah, we did that.

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  2. Dunkaroos were freaking awesome! I tried to talk about them with my 6th graders - all of whom are now born after 2001 (yikes) and they're stunned...cookies AND icing, NFW!

    The 90s seem be be coming back so I'm sure scrunchies are going to be adorning our wrists very soon.

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  3. I still wear scrunchies and eat sugary sweet cereal!! It's OK! :)

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  4. Ooohhh totally forgot about Dunkaroos. I would always lick out the frosting. I miss having gushers with my lunch too- maybe some extra groceries in my cart next trip!!

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  5. I eat Cap'n Crunch when ever possible! LOVE IT! Phwaa! and we have guinea pigs and hamsters at school so I get that fix as a teacher :0)

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  6. Wait...I'm not supposed to be eating pizza lunchables every day??? Cause I totes do. Also, do they still make dunkaroos??

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  7. K I would definitely eat lunchables and koala yummies...actually I still do both on occasion, who am I kidding?! I would also want to have those make your card machines come back into targets, you know where they laser-printed cards for you? Random but nostalgic!!

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  8. My brother had an orange inflatable chair when we were younger. So easy to move but not the most comfortable thing in the summer (sweaty!).

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  9. I wish it were socially acceptable to go to the park and play on the slide without looking like a creeper! I realized I either have to have a child with me...or no dice. :( Slides and swings are my favorite way to destress.

    Raewyn
    Be A Warrior Queen

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  10. Oops, I eat all of those "unnacceptable" cereals. Haha. Also, that blow-up furniture... YESSSS! I totally used to have a huge blow up, blue chair. I now miss it. Thank you.

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  11. Dude I am soooooo with you on scrunchies!!! I hate having a hair headache every time I wear a ponytail.

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  12. Oh hey, Dunkaroos! Can I have them all?! Also, I vote to reinstate the law that we can play with tamagochis and nano pets.. because those were the ish! Who needed a pet rock when you actually were responsible for a electronic animal.

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  13. Love this list! Totally still sneak in a lunchable and enjoy every minute and I miss scrunchies. I'm with the comment up there would be nice to play in a park on a swing or slide w/out a kid in tow and not be seen as a creeper!

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  14. Dude I LOVED my blue blow up couch. When my parents built a new house, I got this huge walk in closet so I turned half of it into a "sitting room" with my blow up furniture. It. Was. Awesome.

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  15. i am tearing up reading this. hahahahaha... CLAP ON *CLAPCLAP* CLAP OFF *CLAPCLAP*.
    i need that in my lazy ass life.

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  16. I still buy dunkaroos sometimes, but I have to be careful eating them at work so that nobody sees me! You should get a hedgehog, I think that they are acceptable!

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  17. i would fart in public (when kids fart, it's cute and you laugh; when adults do it, you give them dirty looks and are disgusted).

    when i used to rave, we used to bring blow-up couches all the time! but they would always get ruined because some idiot on drugs would drop his cigarette on it and fuck it up.

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    1. HAHA you would pick farting in public. You would.
      I'm pretty sure my cousin popped my blow up couch. Not with a cigarette, but still. I was pissed.

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  18. Blow up furniture?? I cannot believe you went there! You just made my life!

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  19. Furry butterfly chairs! Those were the most comfortable chairs around!

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    1. They still make ones that are this super fluffy long white fur to make them more adult and chic. They're soooo cute and comfortable!!

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  20. im laughing so hard at "owning a hamster". hahaha i had one named harriet tubman. so weird.

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  21. I knew we were friends for a reason. Except hamsters, ew, they remind me of rats. I used to take my blow up furniture right from my room to the pool. Also, I totally bust out lunchables at work occassionally. Makes packing lunch much easier that way. I also do easy mac too :D

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  22. I absolutely had a blow up chair in my room back in the day!

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  23. My husband and I eat lunchables most days for lunch at work! One thing about having a kid that is pretty nice....I can make pillow and blanket forts with him and mommy can enjoy it too! The downside is clean up, but so worth it! :)

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  24. I wish having the pool be your bath was ok as an adult like it is on a Saturday when you're a kid.

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  25. Gosh being a child in the 90s was seriously the best. I still sneak in a Lunchable every now and then too!!

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  26. So funny! We just did a run and all the furniture in the VIP area was blow up... loved it! Just bought my son a hamster, I had them as a kid and loved it, now I cannot put his down. Don't know why I ever stopped having one.

    My 50 year old boss has a scrunchie collection, it is so funny they match her outfit daily!

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  27. I put my hair in a scrunchie every night when I get home from work. I'm sure my husband thinks I am sooo sex-ayyy!
    I need a hamster right now. Because having 9 as a child wasn't enough!
    I wish I could still wear a slap bracelet. Or maybe just slap other people with it when they annoy me? No?

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  28. yes to all of this. I want lunchables nachos stat. also I laughed so hard about you wanting a hamster

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  29. I don't wear scrunchies because of the Sex and the City episode that references them, BUT I do wish they'd come back.

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  30. I had a purple couch and blue chair! awww yeah!
    I STILL have a good amount of scrunchies...I just don't wear them anymore.
    And I for sure still bust out a lunchable every now and again. Yum.
    And I'm pretty sure I saw Rice Crispy Treat cereal not long ago but I can't remember where.

    I say we build an humongo fort equipt with blow up furniture with a fancy meal of pizza and nachos ala Lunchable.
    Oh & Shaq is in Grown Ups 2. :)

    I AM
    KAZAAM!

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  31. I fully endorse clap lights. They still sell those things.

    I totally had an inflatable couch but that thing would not survive now, much like our air mattress.

    AND. I still own scrunchies BOOM. For when I'm fixing my hair and I don't want to get creases!

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  32. I say do it all anyway! Especially blow it up furniture!!

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  33. what i really wish existed was for someone to just take care of all the serious things in my life for me and leave me to do all the fun crap. like being a kid all over again but being able to do all the adult things.

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  34. Blow up chairs were pretty great... except for when they would get holes... dang.

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