And when I get my license, I fully intend to brake for animals...

Ah, nostalgia.

Last night while the hubs was at work, I decided to transport back to 1995 by indulging in one of my favorite and most influential movies:  Clueless.  Although I was a tomboy, this movie really spoke to me during my adolescent years, and truthfully, still does.

As a pre-teen / teenager:
  • I had the poster hanging in my room of "'isms" (?) that defined words like "boink," "Betty," and "hymenally challenged."  
  • I wore spaghetti strap tanks over crew neck tees.  
  • My hair was exactly like Cher's.  
  • I learned and used a new word every day to expand my vocabulary.
  • I used the word "like" about ten times in a sentence. (annoying!)
  • I got my Pop saying "buggin' and wiggin'" 
  • I dreamed of one day having an automated closet like Cher's, but what girl didn't...
  • Carrot sticks became my favorite after school snack
  • I listened to the soundtrack all. the. time.
  • My best friend Kelly and I bought dresses like the white CK dress Cher wore to the club -- mine was white, Kelly's was red; although, ours were cheapo's from Wet Seal.
  • two words: FEATHER PENS
  • I had a huge crush on Breckin Meyer (Travis)
I really did look up to Cher, and her character taught me to be nice to my fellow peers in school, even if we didn't run in the same crowds.  She was never outwardly rude or condescending to anyone, except in her spat with trampy Amber, but she deserved it.  ;)  I love how Cher was all done-up and lady-like, but had such a strong presence like she could kick your ass if you had it comin' to ya.  She remains one of my top female role models today, and I really hope I have a daughter with whom I can share this movie.  Not only to expose her to Cher, but to the 90s pop culture! OMG, the grungy skateboarders, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, exposed lip liner!

All of it.

How did this movie have an effect on your life?  What do you remember most from the 90s decade?  Did anyone else beg their parents for a white bikini top Jeep Wrangler?


A.J. said...

One of the greatest movies ever...

vicki fab said...

I still want a white jeep like hers but my parents never thought it was a safe choice for their daughter to drive :(

Dani said...

I can't see myself ever getting sick of this movie. That amazing closet will forever make me jealous :)

Thanks for the comment on my (500) Days of Summer review. Such a cute movie to reminisce with loved ones after! Also I have found that unlike other romantic comedies, this one has gotten rave reviews from every guy I know who has watched it. Maybe they just feel for Tom.

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