It was the best of decades, it was the worst of decades, it was THE 90s! Last week a few Kru members took it waaayyy back and went to the I Heart the 90s concert.
The Kru is a good mix – some of us were already young adults living it up in college, some of us were born in the nineties, and some of us are true Nineties Kids! Since we’re throwing it back, here’s our perspective on this defining last decade of the 20th century:
Signature Catchphrase: “That’ll do, pig, that’ll do”
Describe Your Hairstyle: Topsy Tail and bangs with a cowlick I’m only just now learning how to manage
Essential Accessories: Plastic tattoo choker, Sticker earrings (til Dec ’98), and basically anything you could buy from a quarter machine
Describe Your Favorite Outfit: There was this white dress with big purple polka dots that I probably wore until it was shirt length on me
Signature Scent: Clinique Happy (because mom didn’t wear perfume, but it always came in the free sample tote)
Novelty Drink & Snack Pairing: Hi-C Ecto Cooler & War Heads
Favorite Book: The Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Favorite Movie: All Disney Movies of course and then stuff like The Secret Garden, Babe, Clueless, The Little Rascals, My Girl, A League of Their Own, Anne of Green Gables
Collection: Polly Pocket – I had a village worth!
Mode of Communication: 1) walk or ride bike to neighbor’s house 2) knock on door 3) ask the adult who answers if my friend can come out and play
Y2K Survival Kit: awesome 2000 glasses, kazoos/noise makers, confetti…. and the hope that I would look less awkward by 6th grade
Signature Catchphrase: “This Shilsnill’s Kinda Widaxx”
Describe Your Hairstyle: Longish & Fluffy
Essential Accessories: Mixtape & Bookbag
Describe Your Favorite Outfit: Band or Artist T-shirt – Gap Pants – Saddle Oxfords
Signature Scent: Woods by Abercrombie & Fitch
Novelty Drink & Snack Pairing: Goldfish & Tap Water
Favorite Book: none – I was into music
Favorite Movie: Singles
Collection: Compact Discs & Cassette Tapes
Mode of Communication: Fate
Y2K Survival Kit: Hope for a Better Tomorrow
Signature Catchphrase: “Whatever”
Describe Your Hairstyle: Very long with bangs (until my sister brought lice home – RIP long hair)
Essential Accessories: My grandma’s costume jewelry and a lil’ purse (that had no purpose but made me feel fancy)
Describe Your Favorite Outfit: Anything with sunflowers
Signature Scent: Too much Calgon Morning Glory Body Mist
Novelty Drink & Snack Pairing: Bugles w/ Sunny D (and maybe a cosmic brownie for dessert)
Favorite Book: The entire Goosebumps series
Favorite Movie: Ferngully!
Collection: Gel pens, stuffed animals, and every Disney VHS ever made
Mode of Communication: My parents calling the other kid’s parents
Y2K Survival Kit: “This is dumb – why is everyone freaking out?”
Signature Catchphrase: “As if, whatever!” That didn’t go over well with my mom and dad.
Describe Your Hairstyle: Bangs and huge bows. I was a tiny person, with big hair!
Essential Accessories: Hair bows, Tweety Bird high tops, chokers, a fanny pack, and a tamagotchi
Describe Your Favorite Outfit: I was super into the movie Clueless (really age inappropriate), and I was obsessed with how they dressed…but I was WAY too young to dress like that. So needless to say I’m super pumped that it’s come back around.
Signature Scent: Lip smackers, Bath and Body Works fragrance mists…and the unmistakeable candy scent of roll on glitter.
Novelty Drink & Snack Pairing: Dunk-a-Roos and Kool Aid Bursts
Favorite Book: I was super into Ramona Quimby, and of course all of the American Girl and Babysitters Club books
Favorite Movie: It Takes Two, Clueless, Hocus Pocus, and everything Disney
Collection: Beanie Babies and Barbie Dolls
Mode of Communication: Passing notes in class and land-line phone calls
Y2K Survival Kit: I feel like we knew it was coming but really didn’t freak out about it…I did however receive a little stuffed animal bug at Christmas that year that when you slammed it on the ground it made a glass breaking sound and had y2k written everywhere. Midnight came and went and it was really a huge let down….
Signature Catchphrase: “Talk to the hand”
Describe Your Hairstyle: Long hair, don’t care (it was down to my butt).
Essential Accessories: Scrunchies and Claire’s earrings (I had my ears pierced in the third grade)
Describe Your Favorite Outfit: Anything with a Disney character on it
Signature Scent: Anything from Bath & Body Works
Novelty Drink & Snack Pairing: Kool-aid Squeezit & Gushers
Favorite Book: All of The BabySitters Club books
Favorite Movie: Aladin
Collection: Gel pens…milky pens and gelly rolls were the best!
Mode of Communication: Folded notes (check yes or no)
Y2K Survival Kit: My Walkman
Signature Catchphrase: “Guile Lee”
Describe Your Hairstyle: Bob, Fade, Cornrolls, Finger wave, Slickback perm.
• Bandanna in backpocket or tied around arm or leg. (looked cool and useful during hot southern days).
• A watch (there were no smartphones) and looks great. (Fossil watches were my thing)
• Sometimes, I used to wear earrings as well.
• Pen and small notebook for notes and phone numbers.
Describe Your Favorite Outfit:
Shirt: Dickies Long-Sleeve shirt
Pants: Levi’s Silvertab jeans
Shoes: white K-Swiss or Brown Eastlands shoes.
Signature Scent: Drakar / Cool Water
Novelty Drink & Snack Pairing: Didn’t snack much
Favorite Book: A Wrinkle in Time
Favorite Movie: Desperado (1995)
Mode of Communication: Pager
Y2K Survival Kit: Be home with food and beer, and not traveling.
Signature Catchphrase: “I know you are but what am I?” (burrrrrn)
Describe Your Hairstyle: Half up with a big ole bow courtesy of Mama Rainwater
Essential Accessories: My slap bracelet, mood ring, and my mom’s old beeper that didn’t work but made me feel like a sophisticated little woman
Describe Your Favorite Outfit: Overalls and keds man
Signature Scent: Melon Mania from Bath & Body Works’ Art Stuff line
Novelty Drink & Snack Pairing: SqeezeIt and Trix Yogurt
Favorite Book: Every Junie B. Jones book
Favorite Movie: Escape to Witch Mountain, Aladdin, and Lion King
Collection: Beanie Babies and imaginary friends
Mode of Communication: Through my mom
Y2K Survival Kit: My walkman, tapes, read-along-books, and my parents
Signature Catchphrase: “look at my belly butt” aka belly button
Describe Your Hairstyle: untamed blonde afro..usually half pulled up in a spout pony on the top of my head or frizzed out into a lion mane..
Essential Accessories: stuffed animals and stick on earrings
Describe Your Favorite Outfit: Usually faded wash jeans, some type of jeweled shirt, white socks and white sneakers.
Signature Scent: Strawberry Kiwi capri sun
Novelty Drink & Snack Pairing: Lunchables and fruit juice
Favorite Book: Cookie’s Week
Favorite Movie: Bug’s Life
Collection: Beanie babies, ty pillow pals, scars (from trying to keep up with my brother), and bath and body works lip balm pots I took from my sister and tried to eat
Mode of Communication: play dates by momma
Y2K Survival Kit: Little Tikes red car and my PIC brother Baylor!