Toy Trend

May 21, 2010

Every Year there is an insane and often, for those working retail, annoying toy trend. This year it’s Zhu Zhu Pets (toy hamsters) and Silly Bandz (gummy animal shaped bracelets). I feel as if these toy trends are getting stranger every year, and maybe that’s because I’m getting older, I dunno. I asked my little cousin once why she like Zhu Zhu Pets and she said to me “Cause they do everything like real hamsters” so I asked her why not just get a real one? She just stared at me.

I admit to being sucked into toy mania, so I am going to list my top 5 childhood toy ‘gotta have its’. note: I’m not including My Little Pony’s or Troll Dolls because although I did play with them, the 80’s had already passed so they were not that hard to find.

1.Cabbage Patch Dolls-If it was socially acceptable, I would probably still play with these, and Barbie’s.

2.Beanie Babies -You had to get the Holiday kind practically in a back alley. Mothers would cut a b—h to get the Princess Di beanie for their daughters.

3.Nano Pets– There were a variety different of these that came out later. My friends didn’t want those kind though because they were “generic”. I didn’t see the difference since they always let theirs die anyway.

4. Razor Scooters– Like the Nano pets you had to have the real deal or else you weren’t cool.  I of course had a Nike scooter because the Razors were very hard to find…my cousin deemed me unworthy of coolness..

5.Furby- I only wanted a Furby because my best friend had one, and I wanted ours to talk to each other, because I was told that is what they would do. Lies. Furby caused the end of my trend because it started talking in the middle of the night and scaring the crap out of me.

After Furby came tickle me Elmo which, I was tempted by, not because I liked Elmo(I didn’t at all) but because everyone else wanted it so bad. Even my cousin who was 4 years older than me got one!

Don’t buy into it kids unless it’s what you really want, or else it’s just a waste of money and stress. True Story.

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Best Holiday Songs

December 23, 2009

Just in time for the Christmas Holiday, I’m gonna give you a present. Here are the 6 best pump-me-up-for-some-gift-giving Classic, Religous, Oldies, and Modern Christmas songs. There are so many to mention, but I tried to narrow it down to most memorable. Hope your favorites are on here.

Classics:

6. Twelve Days of Christmas

5. Frosty the Snowman

4. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

3. Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer

2.  Sleigh Ride

1. We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

Religous:

6. O Holy Night

5. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

4. Mary Did You Know?

3. Ding Dong Merrily on High

2. We Three Kings

1. Silent Night

Oldies:

6. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus-The Jackson Five

5. Blue Christmas- Elvis Presley

4. Little Saint Nick- The Beach Boys

3. Santa Claus is Coming to Town- Jackson Five

2. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

1. Feliz Navidad- Jose Feliciano

Modern:

6.Great Big Sleigh- The Killers (The rocker’s version of a Christmas song. I jam to this every year!)

5. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)- Mariah Carey

4. Santa Can You Hear Me?- Britney Spears

3. Jingle Bell Rock

2. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

1. All I Want for Christmas is You- Mariah Carey (This is my all time favorite!!I could listen to it even when its not Christmas!)

Honorably Hilarious Mentions:

Grandma Got Ran Over By a Reindeer

Don’t Shoot me Santa Claus (Another Killers song)

I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas

The Hanukah Song (Adam Sandler is a Jewish God!! Tehe)

Merry Christmas from the Blowholes!!

>Heather<


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