It’s been a few weeks, so we thought we’d better check in with The League of Extraordinary Bloggers and pull our weight. This week’s assignment is “What’s on your Christmas wish list this year?” Since we’re adults (allegedly) with little impulse control (this part is fact), we just buy all the fun gadgets we want throughout the year for the most part. Our holiday wish lists this year are comprised mostly of socks and groceries.
So, we did what any rational person would do—we time traveled back to 1991 to re-experience the awesomeness of what was on our wish lists back when it mattered.
The year was 1991: What do you think I begged my parents — I mean, Santa — to deliver? That’s right, a Super Nintendo Entertainment System. I was already blown away by the regular Nintendo Entertainment System I received in 1989, so my mind could barely fathom that there was a super version of that.
Nintendo didn’t really permit you to want other forms of entertainment.
Since the SNES delivered on its promise of amazing graphics and game play, I tried the same parent-begging logic a few years later with the impending release of Nintendo (Ultra) 64. I made a pretty strong case for purchase, including comparing the internal processor and memory to our home computer. When the system finally came out, I was a little disappointed with the direction video games were taking and lost interest. That said, I was only mildly disappointed when I received Sonic 3D Blast for Sega Genesis that holiday season.
I don’t really talk about Barbies much on here for fear of losing my street cred, but truth be told: I was a big fan. Upstairs at my parents’ house, I had a whole Barbie room. I had a Dream House plus three homemade houses consisting of appliance boxes and magazine cut-outs (they were big pimpin’, let me tell you). I probably had 50 or so dolls, tons of play sets, furniture, accessories… it was a problem. I’m almost thankful that no pictures of this exist, but at the same time I’m also a little sad that I never took photos. It was majestic.
In any case, it shouldn’t surprise you to know my Christmas list was comprised mostly of Barbies. Going through a list of ones that came out in 1991, I can confirm that Santa brought me Ski Fun Midge, Lights & Lace Teresa, and Teen Scene Jazzie that year.
Eff the adult world.
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