I think it may just be Leah from MTV’s Teen Mom 2 that keeps the stocks at Lunchables up now but in the 90’s it was my parents and millions of others. According to Wikipedia:
Lunchables is a brand of food and snacks manufactured by Kraft Heinz and marketed under the Oscar Mayer brand in the US and Canada, and manufactured by Mondelēz and marketed under the Dairylea brand in the UK. They were initially introduced in 1988 in Seattle before being released nationally in 1989.
Back in my day, I’m only using this phrase to serve the purpose of letting you know how long ago Lunchables were THE lunch, we had a variety of Lunchables. Tacos, chicken nuggets, burgers, pizza, and other meals you’d assume would need to be cooked made the list. Chocolate bars and Nerds came as dessert too. The height of health you know?
There are of course the OG Lunchables, crackers and cheese, the true childhood charcuterie board if you will. but, no one wanted those if there was a choice of the other trash pile.
I imagine the sounds of my talking Tamogotchi really stuck with my parents, Nanopets if you will. Also on their list of haunting sounds had to be Furbys and of course Robo-Chi pets. I think I had a pink, or purple dog version, never got around to a cat version despite me being a cat lady today. Anyway here is the advert to play very loudly while you Facetime your parents and bring back the trauma for them.
Given I have spent every day since August 20th on the road, or in motion on an art car at Burning Man this week’s throwback needed to be a song that helped encompass that. Roadtrip music is easy to put together with ballads everyone can sing along to but I think the key to a good road trip song is one that reminds me of the things I saw in passing. The hours I spent looking at the mountains, and the white lines painted on the road.
There was a good toss up between this song, and Everything Now by Arcade Fire but I believe that song was more of my journey to the burn and not the journey home.
A historic date for all pop culture lovers is September 28th, 2004. This is the day the world met the iconic cast of Laguna Beach on MTV. The day we all chose sides between Lauren and Kristin and who deserved Stephen. On this day in 2004 Hilary Duff’s ‘Come Clean’ would become an anthem.