Take a Trip in the Wayback Time Machine (WIAW)

I feel like I say this every week, but I seriously have a ton of homework due tomorrow- a Physics report on the reasonableness of Yoda in Star Wars Episode V (don’t even get me started…) as well as my part of a large business report having to do with that survey that some of you took awhile back.

But I’m never one to miss a good party, so I’ve decided to pop in real quick and share with you something a little cooky, but totally fun. It’s inspired in part by Carrots N Cake’s post earlier this week, as well as my previous nostalgia post that I did way back in September during my third week of college. Boy time flies!

Here are my top 9 things that I miss from the 90’s:

HIT Clips


These things were the bomb. They saved me fromΒ excruciatingΒ bus rides with kids I was too scared to look at let alone talk to. I still have them stuffed away in a drawer at home. “What was I listening to?” you may ask. The classic- Pink, Faith Hill, NSync, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Madonna, SClub7 and Destiny’s Child.

Boy Meets World


I looked forward to watching the re-runs of this show every single night. 8:00-8:30. No questions asked. I’ve seen every single episode and I still aspire to one day be like Corey and Topanga. Not ashamed! (P.S. Who’s excited for Girl Meets World?)

Power Rangers


Did any girls watch this show? Maybe it was just me, but I was addicted to the hidden identities and crime-fighting ways of these masked superheroes. I watched Power Rangers with my brother whenever we got picked up by my grandmother after school and stayed at her house. Of course my favorite was the pink ranger, and I always was madly in love with the guy dressed in red.



Again, I’m not sure if this was a widespread thing in female circles, but my friends and I had stacks of Pokemon cards that we used to swap during recess until they were banned. I didn’t really pay attention to the HP of the Pokemon, I just wanted the cute and shiny (holographic) ones.

Scooby Doo Macaroni and Cheese


I’ve professed my love for Scooby Doo countless times already, but this may yet be my favorite form of the iconic puppy dog. I swear, the special-shaped macaroni and cheese just tasted so much better! Maybe it’s just me and my slight aversion to cheese at times, but seriously, this stuff was addicting.

Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?


Having a mom who was a teacher certainly had its advantages. One was that she always had the best games to play on her computers at school. I remember on the weekends when she’d have to go to school to prepare lesson plans and make copies she’d ask if I wanted to come. Uh… Yes! Especially if it meant that I got to play Where in the World is Carmen San Diego.

Bubble Tape


The gum of my childhood. For those of you who have sat in the backseat of a car recently, remember those little pouches where you can store all kinds of junk good stuff? Well the pockets on the seats of my parents cars were always stuffed with books, pens, pencils, Burger King toys, and this stuff- Bubble Tape. I just love blowing bubbles. Plus, it helps that it was pink.

Rice Krispie Treats Cereal


This cereal does not show up in may grocery stores these days. I still think it is pure genius. Basically the creators of Rice Krispie Treats Cereal just made Rice Krispie Treats in a smaller form and packaged it inside cereal boxes for kids to enjoy for breakfast. I think parents soon caught on though that their children didn’t need even MORE sugar.

Sour Cream and Onion Cheez-Its


My favorite flavor of chip met my favorite type of cracker. Instant success if you ask me. I honestly don’t know why they stopped making this flavor because it was very very good.


Now it’s time for me to go to bed and get up nice and early tomorrow morning to finish some of that homework! I’m still hoping to do my usual post this Friday, so if all works out, a new recipe should be up soon.

Happy WIAW. After you leave a comment with YOUR favorite thing from the 90’s, head on over to Jenn at Peas and Crayons and check out some of the other awesome bloggers!


72 thoughts on “Take a Trip in the Wayback Time Machine (WIAW)

  1. Wait SCOOBY MAC?! What?! I need this right now. I think I’m going to go on a hunt for some of these foods. They’re too good to pass up. Although I do have to say that I’m partial to original cheez its.

    • You’ll have to let me know which ones you can find πŸ™‚ I don’t think they sell Scooby Doo macaroni and cheese any more sadly 😦 And same for the sour cream and onion cheez-its. I’m the same though with so many things- a traditionalist in junk food if you will! πŸ˜‰

  2. That yoda homework sound like fun! But I’m a geek girl. Ignore me.
    My fav thing from the 90s would be grunge music. I loved Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, and the like, listening to them all day long, wearing baggy sweaters and ripped jeans. Ah, those days.
    Guess I just dated myself.

    • Total Star Wars nerd over here! πŸ™‚ It’s kind of fun, but also ruins the magic of the movie at the same time!

      You dated yourself “just a little.” πŸ˜‰ But I totally did too with my list of super kiddish stuff from the 90’s. I’m not even sure what half the stuff you are talking about is. Lol.

  3. Hahaha. Pokemon. I love that stuff. Scooby mac and cheese?? Um, that sounds great. We didn’t have that over here. And I never got into Boy Meets World because it wasn’t on free tv when I was a kid so I have never seen it. Shame on me. haha

  4. Sigh. Boy Meets World!! I miss it so much and want desperately to watch it on a Saturday morning, curled up in a blanket with a box of sugary cereal. Maybe I can make that happen this weekend….

    • That’s sounds like a great idea and a perfect weekend. What sugary cereal may I ask? If I had to picky any right now I’d go with Frosted Flakes, or Lucky Charms, Or Corn Pops… Okay. So maybe not just one πŸ™‚

  5. First of all, I am mad at you for reminding me about Rive Krispie Treat Cereal because now I want to run out and buy a box πŸ˜‰ Seriously my favorite cereal as a kid! I also loved Boy Meets World, Pokemon, and HITCLIP! I still need to write my 90s tribute post πŸ™‚ Loved the 90s so much πŸ™‚

    • Haha. Sorry for reminding you about the goodness that is Rice Krispie Treat Cereal πŸ˜‰

      I’m looking forward to your 90s post because I’m sure you’ll remember and have a lot more to share than me! I was just a kid!

  6. This brings back memories =D I used to love love love Power Rangers. Me and my siblings, especially me and my sister used to argue about which power ranger we were. It was the same with totally spies as well. Don’t know if you watched that show? And I wish I still had my hit clips!

    • I guess I was lucky that my only sibling was a boy so we never argued over who was the pink ranger πŸ™‚ And yes to Totally Spies! That was actually on my LAST nostalgic post I think. Lol. So great.

    • I would argue that Hit Clips are still pretty cool πŸ˜€

      And yes, you definitely missed out on something great with the Cheez-Its. I think this should be a challenge to make your own!! πŸ™‚

  7. Clearly I was a sheltered child because I don’t even know what Hit Clips are! Man oh man, I would have loved those! uhhhh, Hubba Bubba Tape – rocked my world though, I also never ever wanted to share that bad boy with anyone.

  8. I don’t think I ever had that flavor of cheez-it! Have you seen all the new flavors that are out now? I still like the original (just like goldfish :)) Good luck with your paper- weird topic!

    • They don’t sell the Sour Cream and Onion flavored Cheez-Its anymore, so that’s probably why. And no I haven’t seen the new flavors. Are they any good?

      I like the plain goldfish too.

      Thanks. It kind of is a weird topic.

  9. I used to love Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese but my momma never bought it so I’d always request it whenever I went over to my BFFs house… We thought the shapes were the best and were convinced that they tasted better than the traditional shaped macaroni noodles πŸ˜›

  10. Your Stars Wars homework sounds ridiculous! I’m guessing your professor is a man?
    This post just makes me want to hop in a time machine and go back to 1998, and enjoy some Bubble Tape while listening to my Hit Clips. I couldn’t watch Power Rangers as a kid (my mom thought it was to violent!) but I did love myself some Sailor Moon and TGIF!

    • I like Star Wars so it wasn’t too bad, but analyzing it made me realize all of the flaws in the science and it lost a little coolness factor. And good guess- he is a man πŸ™‚

      Okay, you get the time machine and I’ll… I’ll pack our bags! πŸ˜‰ Haha. I totally want to go back to the 90’s now!

      That’s funny that you weren’t allowed to watch Power Rangers, because I wasn’t allowed to watch Sailor Moon! My mom thought it was too inappropriate.

    • I bet we would have been best friends πŸ™‚ Um. I totally forgot about Sabrina until someone mentioned it above but YES! And I bet I still have my yellow skip it somewhere in our garage πŸ˜€

  11. What a fun post. πŸ™‚ I actually never got into Boy Meets World until recently, but I really love it. It’s not as cheesy as something like Full House (don’t get me wrong, I love that, too) but it still has lots of good lessons and a good plot.
    That physics paper sounds ridiculous. Gosh. Good luck with that.

    • I loved Full House too, but I agree that it is definitely cheesy, even annoying at some moments. I’m not sure I could ever get tired of watching Boy Meets World though πŸ™‚

      The paper was a little ridiculous, but all in good fun I guess! Thanks πŸ™‚

  12. I’ll be honest. I’m more a product of the eighties and early nineties so while I remember most of this stuff, it was a click after me. Although I did play Where In The World Is Carmen San Diego. That game rocked, and it’s amazing how much video/computer games have changed.

    • I’m still in love with the classic PC Games like Nancy Drew πŸ™‚ They will never be replaced by the fancy scmancy new PS4 (or whatever it’s called)!!

      I’d be interested to hear what you remember from the nineties coming at it from a different perspective. For any of things that I listed above, did you find them as annoying as I seem to find this generation’s fascination with Double-stuffed everything? (Lol…. Hamburgers, oreos, you name it, it comes in double stuffed πŸ™‚ )

      • I read pretty much every Nancy Drew book ever. I still actually have them in boxes in my attic.
        I thought the power rangers and beanie baby explosions were crazy, but I did see an episode or two of Boy Meets World and realized it was my generations Saved By the Bell.

      • I think you were right about the Beanie Baby explosion- crazy. All of mine are still in the basement….

        Comparing Boy Meets World to Saved by the Bell is the perfect comparison (I always wanted to be Topanga or Kelly!). Both shows even showed a few seasons of them in college.

  13. You’re going to laugh but… Power Rangers is STILL AROUND and I audition to be the PINK ONE last year! Ahhhh ha ha ha!! Dude, don’t knock it though, they would have paid be $700 a day and I would have moved to New Zealand for 7 – 8 months! Aw man, that would have been amazing, but clearly I am not cheesy enough to be the Pink Power Ranger and you know what? I am okay with that! LOL! (Or maybe I am just pretending NOT to be bitter?)

    • No laughing here. When I was down for the count on my couch a year or two ago from my wisdom teeth removal, my brother found all of the seasons of Power Rangers on Netflix for us to watch.

      If you had gotten the part, you would have been my IDOL! πŸ™‚ New Zealand, great pay, being the Pink Ranger?! If you’re not bitter I’m impressed. You would have been a great Pink Power Ranger.

    • I used to make a “gourmet” rice krispie treat dessert by taking one, putting it on a plate, and topping it with a few chocolate chips. Then I’d melt it slightly in the microwave… Oh my gosh it was good! πŸ™‚

  14. Great, now I know for a fact I was missing out on something with “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?”. When renting it from the library once it didn’t work on our old PC so I had to return it wihtout having played it. Sure, I still had Barbie PC games but I’d just hoped I hadn’t missed out on too much …
    What else is funny is that many of the things you mention were unknown to me. At least back in my childhood as I’ve obviously seen them on many blogs during the past years. Hit clips, mac & cheese and Rice Krispies Treats Cereal never made an appearance around here.

    • I hated when our computer was too old for the new games. That stinks because ya, Carmen San Diego was in fact pretty awesome. But Barbie PC games were good too! I had the wedding and veterinary Barbie ones πŸ˜€

      That’s so odd that things that seemed to be such a fundamental part of my childhood were not a big part of yours at all! I bet you remember some things though probably that I never knew existed too πŸ˜€

      • Oh, you totally missed out on the Barbie horse game if you didn’t have that one ;). You had to search for a wild horse while playing lots of funny games in between. Aaaah, childhood memories. That being said I actually wasn’t allowed to play on the computer much but when I did I sure enjoyed it.
        Does anybody play “The Sims” anymore? Yet another one of those that didn’t work on computer but was all the rage amongst my friends.

  15. Oh my gosh, I LOVED Where in the World is Carmen San Diego!!! I would seriously spend hours playing it. Did you ever play Where in Time is Carmen San Diego? It was pretty good too.

    Some of my other favourite things from the 90s were 7th Heaven, the Spice Girls, Beanie Babies, and Sabrina the Teenaged Witch!

    • I think Where in Time is Carmen San Diego was probably my favorite version, but boy was the game hard to figure out at first! πŸ™‚ Maybe I was just a little too young. Also, some of those bad guys were seriously creepy and my brother and I would have to turn off the screen/volume whenever one of the scenes would play out. Lol.

      And I loved 7th Heaven, Beanie Babies and Sabrina! I didn’t listen to the Spice Girls much, because again, I think that might have been a year or two before me, but I remember one of my friends being obsessed with them.

  16. I feel so old after reading this πŸ˜› I looove the sour cream and onion Cheez Its. So so yummy! And don’t get my started on Scooby do mac n’ cheese. If I could eat those two foods for the rest of my life (and not get sick from all the bad ingredients) I wouldn’t mind πŸ˜‰

    • I loved chokers too! In fact, I probably still have one or two in my jewelry box at home. Although I would imagine that my neck is slightly bigger now than in Elementary school… Haha.

      And furbies. Ugh. Such a conflict of good/bad memories. I used to have a Furby that was dressed like a wizard. Loved it. I even convinced my parents to let us take it on vacation. Then about an hour into our trip the Furby began to talk in the back trunk! The button must have gotten bumped and stuck, because it continued for an hour or more. Sadly we were in the middle of the highway with not a chance to stop for quite some time. Lol.

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