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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Catwoman

Me as Catwoman from Batman Returns - 1992

There comes a time when you’re finally too old to go trick-or-treating. For me, that was age 12. I forget what my costume was, but I remember realizing that year that I was one of Those Older Kids going trick-or-treating and that I needed to hang up my plastic pumpkin. Teenagers aren’t allowed to go trick-or-treating anymore, and I remember feeling very sad about having reached my Halloween expiration date.

But then the following year, when I was 13, I learned to appreciate Halloween as an adult! Because while kids get to go trick-or-treating, adults get to wear better costumes and throw Halloween parties! Granted, at 13 I still couldn’t do that on my own. Luckily, I had my sister, who took me to our cousin’s Halloween party and helped me come up with a costume. We went with a cat theme – she made herself a cat costume inspired by the Broadway musical, Cats. As you can see in the photo above, I went the Tim Burton route and dressed up as Catwoman from the 1992 film, Batman Returns.

I was really happy with how it turned out, but also really self-conscious because of my weight. Slinky I was not, and that costume sort of requires a certain amount of slink. However, looking back at that photo now, I realize that I wasn’t nearly as fat as I thought I was, and I’m giving myself retroactive props for wearing that getup! And check out my snooty/sultry pout. I gave great face.

Also, sidenote: check out that big-ass remote control on the coffee table, amirite? Oh, having an 80s television in The 90s.

SONG OF THE DAY: "You Gotta Grow Up Sometime" (Theme to Swans Crossing)

This weekend, I realized a staggering truth. There are certain pop culture items of which most people under 30 are completely unaware. I’m not talking about big things like She-Ra or Thundercats or Diff’rent Strokes…I’m talking about the little things. The shows that only mattered when they were on (if then). The shows that we watched and loved as kids, didn’t stand the test of time, but nonetheless shaped who we are.

For example, most of you out there know that Sarah Michelle Gellar played Buffy on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. You might have even been one of the five people who watched her newer show, Ringer. You might remember her in the movie, Cruel Intentions. You might even remember that she won an Emmy at 17 for playing Kendall Hart on All My Children.

Sadly, you might not remember her as Sydney Rutledge on the 1992 teen drama, Swan’s Crossing, and that’s just a damn shame. (PS – Brittany Daniel was also in it) It taught me that I’d be feeling new emotions as a teenager. It taught me what to do when my body was going through a radical change. But most importantly, it let me know that, no matter what, I had to grow up sometime. The time that Swan’s Crossing was on the air was the best thirteen weeks of my life. However, this is what’s brilliant about the internet – people from all over who love the same things you do make sure that important pop culture gems like Swan’s Crossing NEVER DIE. Because, history.

So, check out the oh-so-90s-licious theme song to Swan’s Crossing, “You Gotta Grow Up Sometime.” Then go out there and get yourself a blazer to wear with a midriff-bearing top.

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SONG OF THE DAY: "HUMAN NATURE" – MADONNA

As I work on the outline for the webseries I’m developing, I’m envisioning a scene where one of the characters is singing along to this song. It’s very appropriate. Dunno if we’d actually be able to use it, music rights being what they are…but there’s no reason why I can’t post it here!

Today’s Song of the Day is “Human Nature” by Madonna off her 1994 album, Bedtime Stories. Enjoy!

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SONG OF THE DAY: "FEELIN' LOVE" – PAULA COLE

So, last night was really, really, really (really) good. 🙂

Today’s Song of the Day is “Feelin’ Love” by Paula Cole off of her amazing album, This Fire. Enjoy!

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SONG OF THE DAY: "Momentum" – Aimee Mann

I love this song. Because sometimes I feel exactly the way the narrator feels. And other times, the song reminds me of exactly how I DON’T want to be. This is one of those times. 🙂

Today’s Song of the Day is “Momentum,” by Aimee Mann, from her 1999 EP, Red Vines, and the soundtrack to the film, Magnolia. Enjoy! (but not too much! Don’t get stuck!)

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SONG OF THE DAY: "STEAL MY SUNSHINE" – LEN

I seem to be on a mid-late 90s kick lately, huh? 🙂

For reasons that will become apparent when I post my vlog later on, today’s Song of the Day is “Steal My Sunshine” by Len, off their album, You Can’t Stop the Bum Rush. However, I know it from the Go soundtrack. 🙂 (Who remembers that movie?! I loved it!)

Enjoy! And stay tuned for the TJEVlog later today!

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