The Color Purple & Macaroni and Cheese

So as I sit here in my cubicle listening to LFO (yes, you read that right), I was thinking of all of the 90s comebacks that have been made in 2013, as well as the ones planned for 2014. While not everyone may be on this bandwagon, my teenybopper self is beyond thrilled. And lets be honest, if it wasn’t for my co-blogger, it is entirely possible that this site would become a shrine to everything late 90s. While much of the fashion can be tossed to the wayside, pop culture still reigns strong.

Thus, I bring you my top 5 comebacks of 2013/2014:

#5: Brand New

They had some cool songs back in the day..and maybe aren’t entirely the 90s. But regardless, I’m excited and you should be too. I know folks driving long distances to see some of these shows they’re playing.

 

#4: BSB

Backstreet’s been back for a while, but really.. 20 years! That’s a pretty big feat. And they had a cruise this year (which I’m still crying over having not gone on). How can you NOT love these boys for never going out of fashion?

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#3: NSync

JT, again, never really gone out of style. But the VMA’s were a sight to be seen. Having all the boys together again will make any millenial’s heart melt.

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#2: Boy Meets World

More specifically Girl Meets World, the story of Cory & Topanga’s children (they have children…that are old enough to have their own Disney Channel show. Feel old yet?). Filming has already started and it’s set to air in early 2014. The blogosphere will provide you plenty of BMW love and spoilers for those of you who (like yours truly) can NOT wait.

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#1: O-Town

Okay, so very little details have been released about this one yet (and I’ve tweeted/insta-chatted my dismay at this many times already to the boys), but it’s happening. We know for a fact they’re back in the studio recording together, even if it is sans-APA, and have a Twitter account for the band that they’ve been working hard at getting certified/gaining support for (@OTownOfficial). My inner teeny-bopper can not handle this level of excitement. Judge away. #BabyIWould

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What is the 90s comeback you’re most recently excited about?

xo SA

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It’s a shark. It’s a tornado. It’s SHARKNADO!

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Okay so I am little late on this bandwagon, (I need to get a little more up to speed on using and staying connected to twitter) but apparently Sci-fi’s infamous “Sharknado” tsunamied social media to a level that even news broadcasts did their fluff pieces about the movie.

I just saw the movie with some friends and honestly I believe it was made for the purpose of being the worst movie ever. Not only did it have the worst graphics but it was so poorly made and edited that the plot drowned and was difficult to follow. Although, the inconsistencies only made it even more entertaining.

Based on some sort of storm where sharks were capable of surviving and attacking people without being immersed in ocean water, the movie had its fair share of love triangles, family drama, a mysterious scar on a the sexy girl, cheesy lines, sharks falling out of the sky, helicopters managing to fly near tornados, and of course, terrible accents. And that wasn’t even all of it. The nonsensical progression and “solutions” to the sharknado were nothing short of extraordinarily outrageous and the end, which I wouldn’t want to ruin for you, is definitely a cheer out loud kind of moment.

There isn’t much more I can say because really I was just in awe but then again it was “Sharknado: enough said.”

Just be sure to grab some friends and maybe a little extra liquid courage if you plan to watch the whole thing. I promise you’ll have a hilarious night ahead of you! (because the entire population of all species of sharks are attacking California from the sky while only 5 people seem to notice)

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And obviously I am eagerly anticipating this:

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So did you see Sharknado? Will you hunt it down and watch it now? What did you think?

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“It is not down in any map; true places never are.”

A few months back I was over an old friend’s apartment for a dinner party. It was the first time I had visited his apartment and was expecting the usually college-y minimalism in design given that he was a mid-20-something bachelor. For the most part, I was right. However, what I did notice was that on one wall he had a huge nautical map, framed. Given that his walls were relatively bare otherwise, I made a comment on it, to which he pointed out that it was a gift from a friend. The two apparently had been discussing their love of nautical maps, and it seemed like a natural housewarming gift when the time came. I thought it was a nice, classic, understated piece, that really went well with whatever post-college decor he really would’ve chosen.
Since then, I have seen an abundance of maps in all shapes, sizes, and forms incorporated into artwork and wallpaper in interior design. This probably has a bit more to do with Ralph Lauren than my friend, but we won’t tell him that 😉 See below for a few of my favorites.

What are your thoughts on this interior decor trend? Would you do this to your walls?

xo SA

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