Nov 15, 2012

Stress in the 90's

Hey there PLL land, I'm Whitney and today I'm going to fill in for our resident blogging queen while she is off doing grown up things and perfecting her PLL Palace.

If you are wondering who I am or where I came from, my space (not to be confused with MySpace) of the interwebz world is called I Wore Yoga Pants to Work. Feel free to stop by and say hi!

I don't know about you all but after seeing all of the stress our girl is going through with her new digs and grown up life, I couldn't help but think how stressful life in the 90's was like. Even before we were forced to pretend to be grown ups.

From what I can gather, PLL has been getting a little bit of slack in the internetz department for not being the post master she once was. Well, aside from doing big girl, grown up things - let's not forget, if this was the days of Xanga she might not be posting as much because someone is on the phone, hogging all of the internet connection.

Cut a girl some slack... Aint nobody got time for that!

Who remembers the days when perfecting our AIM away messages were our biggest stressors?
The days when having an away message that resembled this one made you really cool, but it sure was stressful figuring out how to make it look that way.

I mean, Google was just a small twinkle in our eyes and there was no way you could just go ask Jenny how she made hers look so nifty. Nope, you were going to be cool all on your own - no matter how stressful it might have been.

Or maybe that was just me. All I know is that I lost some serious sleep over the infamous fading away message.

Then our girl found a SPIDER with legs longer than Sadie's up in her Palace. Can you imagine the stress that caused? I don't even want to think about it but I have a feeling if it were the 90's it would be comparable to waking up to your Furby talking to you in the middle of the night. 
The similarities between the two stressors are uncanny.

Waking up to those big, plastic eyes staring at you while he insists you tickle his tummy is just horrifying.
Once again, more sleep lost.

And then poor PLL's new sink made a huge mess in her new Palace. HORRIBLE.
You know what this would be equivalent to in the 90's?

Getting slimed was a reoccurring nightmare for me.
I mean, all of that green goo in my (not even fake, at the time) blonde hair? Talk about horrifying.

The good news about all of this?

Now days, we can reach for the box of wine instead of the box of Hi-C Ecto Cooler.
Way more effective, if you ask me. 

PLL, keep your head up sister friend. Your pretty Palace is going to be full of sparkles and faucets that don't leak in no time. In the mean time, pass around the Chardonnay and be thankful you don't have to wait for your mom to get off the phone with her BFF so you can post a new meme to your Xanga account!


Carolyn said...

HAHAHAAH! Love it! I definitely think people should give PLL a break... the blog is not her entire life!!

Brooke said...

The 90's stress was great.

I love juice boxes, and I know you do too, just like my bestie Whitney!

But I have to disagree - I'd be okay with getting slimed. Just once.

Whitney @ Everything Happens For a Reason said...

Forget AIM lol... ICQ was way better. I had to perfect my "info" and ended up changing it with every guy I dated. Plus, I had to include my "fave" quotes of the "moment."

Oh the days of faded text in your away message. Such a simpler time. Now, if only facebook had away messages HAHA

ty said...

Agro cragggggggg whyyyyy did I never get to climb it??? Just like space camp. I was a deprived child.

Sami said...

Ohh goodness I just love this. That Whitney is just so whitty ;) Ps. Love seeing my two favorite sparkle princessed on the same blog :)

kailyn marie said...

MY LORD! I remember Xanga! I think I still know my URL, hahaha

Sarah said...

I heard a rumor that Furbys are reappearing for the holiday season. If that isn't scary I don't know what is.

What's not scary is that some genius (I assume a woman) thought up those wine juice boxes. She should get an award for that.

Shayna said...

HAHAHA! Oh AIM! & We thought THOSE were the days!!! Hoping over to Whitney's place now!

Jenn said...

hahaha, I just did a post last week about some of the differences between when we were growing up and now. Love this post :)

Brandi said...

Oh the 90's!!! AIM, Furby's....Nothing can compare to those days.. HA!

You are so right though, box wine > juice boxes.

Love this post!

Nikole E! said...!

made me feel grateful & old at the same time!

KatyK said...

DAmn...I miss the 90s

Lauren said...! Too funny! :)

I have so many of these same memories!

Scribble-N-Dash said...

I can't even... I used to live on Xanga & AIM hahah oh jeez. So many saved away messages, stressing over the profile ahh!

Okay Furby's freaked me out, I felt like it wanted to steal my soul. What toy talks to you in the middle of the night?!? Something just wasn't right with it.

I wouldn't mind being slimed... Just to see what the fuss was all about!

Last but most definitely not least... Let's here it for the inventor of the grown up juice box! They deserve a standing ovation and a hug!

haha okay I'll stop! Love ya both! :)

♥ Marcy ♥ said...

90's were the shiz. period! Poor PLL love you girl! Take care of yourself and your true followers are 100% behind ya and would NEVER give you any hard criticism for not being around as much! You have a life and it isn't all about le blog! We miss you but in a good way ;)

Lindsey said...

This is A-Maz-Ing. I'll never forget the dial up. The greatest thing to ever happen to my house was the caller ID feature we downloaded, so while I was chatting with my besties I could see who was trying to call. Kids these days don't know what we had to deal with!

People need to give PLL some slack. Her world doesn't revolve around the ol' bloggy. Sometimes there are more important things. Like giant spiders, leaking faucets and your entire wardrobe taking up residence on your closet floor.

kaitlyn. said...

O gosh, AIM. I was that girl who perfected her profile every day. I'm pretty sure (ok, positive) that I tried to break up with my boyfriend via my AIM profile. (If he didn't understand "sometimes moving on with the rest of your life,Starts with goodbye" he was just dumb. thanks carrie for the wise words). The same boyfriend who tried to tell me he loved me over AIM. Pre-texting!

Loved this post!

Laura at Simply Lowcountry said...

AHHH I love this post!!!!!! Totally loved AIM.


Kelsey said...

haha I love this! I remember when your away messages had to be thoughtful and perfect and Furbys are making their back except they are like $70 that is outrageous for something that I used to have to lock in my closet so it would sleep.

Kate said...

The 90's was my favorite time ever, you two are my favorite girls ever. This post makes me so happy!!!

Kenzie Smith said...

Haha I love it! Whitney you totally crack me up :D

Alexandra said...

This was too funny!!! The away message was SO important. I mean I even broke up with a middle school boyfriend over my away message...super classy. Anywho LOVE your blog!!!

Kate @ Green Fashionista said...

Loved this! I kinda miss the old AOL days and being super excited when it told me I had mail and chatting online and thinking of clever away messages *sigh*

Chelsea Lennox said...

MSN messenger was also where it was at. when screen names were like

.;*cHeLs";. GoD mAdE mUd GoD mAdE dIrT GoD MaDe GuIz So I CuD FlIrT;););)<3<3<3

elizalouise.bell said...

I miss the 90s....there I said it.

I don't miss the scrunchies.
I still have my furby! :)

Emily Rehse said...

LOVE this post! And now I really want an Ecto Cooler...

Jill said...

Hahahah...perfect post! When I started on AOL, "AIM" existed within the software but it was NOT yet a standalone item. Now that is SAD.

And how are you gonna come knock on someone's door (i.e. blog) and yell at them for not coming out of their house enough (or posting for you to read)? Craziness!

Lisa { Showered With Design } said...

Considering that I have been slimed before.. yes.. its true.. I was slimed by Nickelodeon..

and it was.. err.. interesting at the time. But Im pretty sure I'd do it again..
The creepy crawley spider... is a no go.. Those things CREEP me out!

You know what else is scary? Furbys are back on the shelf-- new and improved-- and most likely more annoying

anyways.. i remember the good old days.. when i didnt have to worry about anything except .. boys.. and .. my grades.. sigh

Jaclyn Kaye said...

This is such a cute post. I love it. :)


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