@large__marge Got a pedicure this weekend - went with a shimmery navy blue and immediately realized it's all I wore in middle school. And if you count the pedicure it was about 8 times as expensive.
@Bittersweet Damn, apparently I have a biased recollection of this movie. I did see it on my first date with my husband, so...selective memories? I do remember it being a bit of a downer, but also somewhat uplifting. I guess it didn't age well. I'll have to watch it again then of course, just to see how trainwrecky it is for myself.
But no, never took the plastic bag seriously.
Putting the fact that I loooved this movie when I was 9 aside, I just came here to ask why American Beauty is currently out. What did it do wrong?
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@Sarah H. This weekend I started a campaign of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles RPG (from the 80's, of course) with my husband and a group of girlfriends. It was SO MUCH FUN.
@Lucienne Can someone please make this the next Hairpin quiz or something?
This afternoon's subject line: "What else do I need to say?"
I might not have shuddered before, but now I just did. Thanks, Hairpin!
@olivebee I read that article after it was mentioned in the comments too, and for most of this comic I felt anxious, even though I knew the kid would be ok in the end since it was the author. Eek!
I want to be friends with #9. Actually it sounds like something a few of my friends would say, so who knows? Maybe I already am?
@iceberg I told my mom that I needed to go to the ER for stomach pains once when I was in college, and she gave me a ride but said, "You know I'm missing Stargate for this!" Turns out I needed my gallbladder removed.
This thread is huge! So no idea if it's been mentioned, but Francesca Lia Block's Weetzie Bat series pretty much got me through high school. It opened up a world that was much more accepting of differences and eccentricities than the place I was living. I'm also pretty sure that it ended up influencing me far more than my closed-minded high school church youth group. It made me want to travel to Southern California and never look back. I haven't read it since because I'm somewhat afraid of finding it silly, and not in a good way. The "adult" sequel was somewhat of a disappointment.
Also, I saw that it was already brought up, but Harry Potter x1000! I was just the right age for it when it came out, and nothing has brought me so much pure joy than that series. It's my comfort food when I'm having rough times.