Thursday, September 25, 2008

looking back

I’m using the transition to fall as a time for reflection. I’ve been doing a lot of reminiscing lately; just thinking back to music and tv that were a part of my growing up years. I was on youtube watching intros to some of those shows, having ‘kid on Christmas morning’ moments when I would see a show that I had completely forgotten about! It’s so fun to look back and remember; it seems like it was so long ago but at the same time, it doesn’t. Life is short. We need to enjoy every second of it – there are no do over’s. Life seemed much less complicated back then and I think we can somehow hold onto some of that innocence when we do take the time to remember. So while looking back is sometimes necessary, we can’t become stuck in the past, refusing to move forward. I once came across the quote, “Our eyes are placed in front because it’s more important to look ahead than to look back.” So enjoy remembering these shows but don’t forget to look forward; you might miss your rowboat (see Sunday’s post).

Angry Beavers
Captain Planet
Hey Arnold!
Rocko’s Modern Life

All That
Caitlin’s Way
California Dreams
Charles in Charge
Clarissa Explains It All
Hang Time
Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper
Hey Dude
Pete & Pete
Salute Your Shorts
Saved by the Bell
The Secret World of Alex Mack
Sister Sister
USA High
Welcome Freshmen

Game Shows
Double Dare
Figure It Out
Wild & Crazy Kids

My side of laughter is the theme song for California Dreams. Take a trip back to the 90’s and enjoy.


  1. Wow, I didn't even remember California Dreams until I saw that video.
    I think I watched more cartoons than anything. Lots of random ones, like:

    Darkwing Duck (my favorite!)
    Tail Spin
    Spider Man
    Gargoyles (You can tell how my tastes changed as I got older)

    Good times. I really miss Darkwing Duck. :-)

    - Alicia

  2. ok now were on to something!
    These, well most of these, i know. Of course, probably from reruns, but hey, why does that matter.
    i used to reenact double dare with morgan while we watched it, simpler times...

  3. Oh, I can't forget Family Matters or Boy Meets World. I remember when ABC would have a TGIF thing on Fri. nights and they would air these shows along with other family-oriented shows. I'm so glad younger generations (like Carly) can enjoy these shows through re-runs and dvd's.