Annndddd, just like that…1999 became 20 years ago!!!
Were you even born??
1999 - The year Pamela & Tommy divorced, Jen & Brad Pitt were still in love and the Y2K scare got people paranoid that the end of the world was near.
Times were a lot different back then, things were much simpler. Technology was not advanced like it is today, but was slowly heading towards bigger & better things! cellphones were still bricks and I broke my neck, NOT my back …MY NECK!!!
But, we're not here to read about a broken neck - nope! We're here because I’ve got 20 things turning 20 this year and I wana talk about em!!
It’s hard to believe we're already ONE MONTH down in 2019, I swear times/years etc. go faster & faster the older I get!
So, from sex scandals in high places, in & out of love celebrity relationships, best-sellers, singers & songs hitting Top – of – the - Charts to movies and cartoons to the technology that we today, wouldn’t even think twice about now!
I’m a 90’s kid and this makes me SO excited! Jump on the memory – lane bus and reminisce with me over, 20 things turning 20 in 2019!
Everyone knows her. You don't even need to be a 90's kid to know her! She's the Queen who never ages! It's been 25yrs since CHER had topped Billboard charts --- then in 1999 she shocked everyone with her single “Believe”.
“Do you believe in life after love?”
Since the success of her first album “Baby one more time”, Britney Spears has been a pop superstar for 20yrs. This song definitely made it onto my “mixed sounds cassette tape” ha ha!
“I hate the way you talk to me and the way you cut your hair” – everyone knows this classic movie! Julia Stiles & Heath Ledger’s (r.i.p), 10 Things I Hate About You premiered March 31st, 1999. One of the most popular movies of that year.
“Who lives in a pineapple under the sea” – Spongebob Squarepants! The most annoying fucking cartoon (imo) that had ever been created 😐! It first aired May 1st, 1999. But… “Two hours later”
M&M fan?? well, Crispy M&M’s were introduced 20yrs ago. Sadly, discontinued in 2005 due to being Limited Edition. The company said these crispy M&M’s were the most sought-after discontinued flavor.
M&M Lovers were pleased when the company brought the Crisp back in 2015 and these badboys are still in store today 😊. personally, I’m a peanut slab kinda’ girl!
Did you know, Bluetooth was invented 20yrs ago!? Facts.
As the year 1999 got closer and closer to ending and hitting the new millennium, there was a fear that a lurking doomsday was about to go down once the year 2000 kicked in.
Known as Y2K or the Millennium Bug due to the fact that computers weren’t programmed to display 2000. This caused people to panic, they thought computers would fail, sending networks into crash mode, resulting in people expecting the world to descend into a fuckball of chaos.
20yrs later and THE WORLD STILL HASN”T ENDED.
20yrs ago he was acquitted of two counts. White House intern Monica Lewinsky and President of the United States of America at the time, Bill Clinton had been exposed for a sex scandal. It had been revealed that the two had been having a sexual relationship.
Four children and two decades of marriage later, Victoria & David Beckham have been one of the worlds hottest couples out! July 4th, 1999 is when these two tied the knot.
"This one time at Band Camp… I stuck a flute up my…” HONESTLY! If you haven’t seen American Pie, then we CANNOT be friends!! July 9th, 1999 this movie blessed our screens and the world was introduced to Stifler, Shit-break, Jim, Oz and the rest of the crew.
I think it’s safe to say that, warm apple pie has never been looked at or thought about, the same since.
“A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me” – T L C! 3 beautiful and talented female artists and a song of many that will never die. This badbitch hit the charts Feb. 2nd, 1999.
Final answer? FINAL ANSWER! Everyone wants to be a millionaire! August 16th, 1999 – Who wants to be a Millionaire first aired! …though, I’m still not a millionaire -_-
For all you Tony Hawk fans out there, did you know that September 30th, 1999, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater for Playstation game came out! And IRL he landed the first 900 ever, at the 1999 X-Games.
Since we’re talking games – Nintendo combined a few of its most popular and successful franchises. This included the well-known little character & game “Mario,” “The Legend of Zelda,” and “Pokemon” --- to create “Super Smash Bros.,” which was released in 1999, making this badboy 20yrs old! Of course, back then there were only 12 characters.
Now though, there are five times as many!
TV’s fav. Big boobed, blue eyed, blonde, Bay Watch babe – Pamela Anderson filed for divorce after her husband (at the time) Tommy Lee physically abused her whilst holding their infant son in her arms. It’s been 20yrs this January.
“Living La Vida Loca,” at the time, being the hot new sexy Latino on the block with an ear-catching song Ricky Martin was probably every females’ wet-dreams!
This hit song turns 20 this year! *.*
1999 was attack of the boy bands – I shit you not! Backstreet boys, N*Sync, O-Town, 98 degrees, etc.
Speaking of Backstreet Boys; May 18th, 1999. They broke the record with first week sales of their fourth album Millennium. The album sold over 1.5 million copies! P.S – I use to drool over Nick C. ha ha!
VHS tapes were still holding on before becoming a “thing of history”. They were still the more affordable and popular way to watch movies. But, within the next 3yrs DVD players inevitably out-sold video recorders. Ahhhh! Video’s! I remember having every Disney Classic on tapes!… I can hear younger generations questioning wtf a “video tape” is ha ha!
NAPSTER. You may have heard about this… but then you probably haven’t, unless you were around during 1999 and getting into the whole internet – world.
The launch of Napster in 1999 had whispers happening throughout dial-up connections! It gave downloading and sharing a completely different meaning. Napster helped users illegally obtain music, download it and then share it with friends/strangers from all over the world.
According to research, at Napster’s peak, it sat at 70 million users and is still considered one of the fastest – growing businesses of all time.
That was short lived though, as the company ran into major legal – trouble due to copyright issues and shut down in 2002.
Nonetheless --- Napster turns 20 this year!
MARCH 1st , 1999 – it’s the day I changed mine & my family’s lives forever.
This day, I broke my neck (c5 – c6).
This day, was the last time I ever walked!
This day, was the last day anyone saw me walk again…
This day, my accident turns 20yrs old!
I grew up in a little country town. The nearest city being 45 minutes away, so going to the movie theatre was a novelty.
But I remember how excited I’d get when the opportunity to go, came up! It didn’t happen often, in fact, I could probably count on one hand how many times I went.
So, the excitement of it all was warranted!
Fast forward through the years and now we have evolved! Our favourite animated characters and movies are coming to life on the big screens!
Beauty and the Beast was a winner for me and so, it intrigues me to see what other movies they have in-store for us!
So, with a little bit of hunting round', I threw together (in no particular order) –
My 2019 MUST-GO-SEE Movies List. (I haven’t chosen these for anyone! These are just the one’s that I personally want to see! + not all have little write-up's under their titles, only ones I choose)
The Lion King –
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My first time ever going to the movies was to see The Lion King, AND, yes! I cried my eyes out when Mufasa died! – who didn’t!?
So, you can only imagine how fucking batshit crazy I was when I had heard about the 2019 trailer of the remade movie, revealed itself!
I've always been a Disney addict, I grew up collecting all of them! Yaknow, when VCR's & video’s were the “technologies"🤭 (if you're born in the 80’s & grew up in the 90’s, you'll know what I mean)
God. I’m so ancient!
Admittedly, when I first saw the trailer, my initial excitement I had, had before seeing it, had now turned into saltiness. I wasn’t impressed. In fact – I was thinking my biggest fear was coming to fruition, which was the “remake” of one of my most loved movies of all time, was about to be ruined.
I refused to watch the whole trailer at first. Friends of mine convinced me to re-watch it though --- they were actually offended by my reaction to the trailer.
LUCKY! I listened and gave it another shot!
I’m inlove and cannot fucking wait for it to hit the big screens!
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Everyone knows about the magic Genie, the flying carpet, the beautiful Princess Jasmine and the cheeky but handsome street boy Aladdin with his fav. Little monkey Abu – And if you don’t know who I’m talking about, then we can’t be friends!
Aladdin is another one of my childhood favorites! Again though, if you’re not familiar with this movie... we CAN’T be friends and you are still living under a rock!
Although the trailer for it is not very impressive and it doesn’t show much, I am still intrigued and excited to see how they have remade the movie.
Pixar Toy Story 4 –
Everybody’s favourite Toy squad is about to be back on the biggest screens in your towns!
With the trailer not really revealing MUCH! You get to see all of our beloved characters AND a sneak peek of a new addition – a spork? Called Forky? But insists he's not a toy? Hmmm interesting...
Can't wait to see what adventures the toys take us on this round!
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To be honest – I’m debating whether to go and watch this or not!
I don't cope well with animal movies (Lion King excluded, only cos I know what happens) and with this one – I’ve never actually seen/read about Dumbo's story, but that damn trailer! His cuteness, his sadness ....ugghhh! I don't know if I'd cope (I'm a sooook, ask Kate!)
Dark Phoenix –
Now we all know about them. We've all seen the animated series at some point. & we all have our favs. Whether they’re a villain or a hero!
And ever since they came to life on the big screens, we seem to not be able to stop watching them each time they have a new movie out!
We know them as X-Men! And going by the trailer, it looks goooood!! So, I’m hoping it’s not a let down!
Pet Sematary –
Have you seen the original? It is fucking scary! And I’m guessing this remake will be just as fucking scary!
Go & see for yourselves!
Sonic The Hedgehog –
Anyone that knows my Kate, knows how much she LOVES this little blue guy! This ones for her! X
IT: Chapter 2 –
I HATE CLOWS!!!! But I’ll go see this…
And anything else that comes up throughout the year, I will add to the list :)
Get your popcorn ready, bitches!
It's never been a dull moment in the Sidney/Connell household.
The back story needs to be told before anything else, because, it just does!
What started off with ONE cat - Shadow, soon turned into 1 cat, 1 dog - Lily. Eventually (probably the same year we moved in) I begrudgingly said yes to ANOTHER cat - Candy.
2 cats, 1 dog.
I could cope with that. But then... said cat got pregnant. There were no plans to keep any yet we ended up keeping ONE kitty - Sephora.
Yes, you've read correctly!
3 cats, 1 dog.
Are you keeping up?
Because, one day – I was minding my own business doing what normal people do on the internet... FACEBOOK 🤭 somehow I ended up seeing a post that a lady had just put up minutes before I saw it...
“ just born, will be ready in 8 to 12 weeks if anybody is interested in these little Balls of Furry cuteness! $200, long haired chihuahua X pappiPom"
It was instant LOVE. Yaknow, when you see something for the first time and you know that you just have to have it... Well , that was me with this puppy, he captured my attention straight away!
The lady selling him and his siblings told me they were selling fast and that I’d have to let her know if I wanted him ASAP!
But Kate said no.
Don’t worry, I didn’t listen yo! Hehe!
In fact, I used her Visa to pay the $200 that was required in order to be able to have him – only thing was... he wasn’t ready until he was 12 weeks. He was only 6wks at the time :/
I broke the news to Kate – not about the wait, but about using her visa and money to pay for a puppy I wasn’t allowed 🤭
that, we would need to drive an hour from our home to go and pick him up… hehehe😈
Got him at 8wks – Jirugi.
3 cats , 2 dogs.
FIVE fur babies! I mean, the more the merrier but! 🤭
Ask the landlord for permission, said no one ever. Oops hehe! But like ...there was uhh..no time for questions!
Somehow though – Candy disappeared. We’ve chosen to believe that she moved away with the neighbours when they left!
2 cats, 2 dogs.
It was quiet for a little bit, we kept to our 4 babies.
But that very quickly jumped back up to 3 cats & 2 dogs. Kate paid me back by bringing a kitty home that I had said no to keeping! – Harvest is his name.
Suddenly, we lost an OG squad member, Lily 😥😔 she was 15 but it was still so fucking heart breaking!
And there were; - 3 cats, 1 dog.
THEN on May 23rd a new little butterfly boy was born into this world.
TRUST ME when I say ;- I was not ok with getting another puppy!! BUT, we believe, Lily died so that we could save the New boy in town. (As well as Kate & Jirugi, cos those two didn’t cope well with Lily’s death. FOR REAL)
Which brings us to –
3 cats, 2 dogs (Maverick, New addition)
Now look... we gave it a year before anything else was brought home haha!! I mean, did you really think that would be it for us? MATE! YA DREAMIN’.
It actually wasn’t our fault this time! SERIOUS!
A friend of ours thought it would be a good idea to tag me on good old Facebook in a post that had been put up asking if anybody wanted a dog that needed to be re-homed.
3 cats, 3 dogs (Princess is welcomed into our crazy little squad)
NOW! Without further ado , meet the squad...
Our semi-wild boy. The only one that has ever worn and kept his collar on! He was born and found in an old wreck of a car. The only kitty left that nobody wanted.
Our Panther, SHADOW
Our big fat baby-little. She’s our bitch cat. VERY VERY unpredictable. She will suck you in and make you think you are safe and she is lovely and then she will strike and destroy 🤭
There is literally only one human she will not attack... ME!!! And I’m not even the one that feeds her haha!
Our baby-little, SEPHORA
He's our special boy. Our little Alsatian look alike. He is a sensitive soul but likes to be in charge. The strong little Protector of us and our home. His face and eyes are so expressive, it’s easy to get lost in them 😍. He’s weird and a social introvert just like his mama (ME).
His name means punch in Korean.
Our little wolf boy, JIRUGI
He's our cat who thinks he’s actually a dog. He is Mavericks best friend. He makes all of the streets dogs think that cats a very safe to be around...(they’ve learnt very quickly, they’re not safe haha). He is so daydreamy and dumb that it’s actually so so cute, but can you not be so friendly, we don’t want him to be food for something else!
He's our stinky-bum boy, HARVEST
Our little miracle boy. He came to us at a time where we were grieving and heartbroken over the loss of our Lily. He also came to us with a rare life-threatening sickness. But he’s cheeky and independent as fuck. He’s a tiny little guy with the biggest ears ever. He has selective hearing. And is too clever for his own good, he’s a know-all just like his human dad (Kate haha! It’s actually my fault the animals think that she is known as their dad haha)
Named after the pilot from the movie Top Gun.
Our beautiful Purebred Papillon, MAVERICK
And then we have our newest member to the squad –
She has such a beautiful little nature. & although we got her in a state that wasn't very nice, she's learning more and more every day that we love her so much. She needed us & we're so glad we're her humans now! She’s gentle & shy. Scared but loves, LOVE!
She fits right in with our little squad!
Our very own , PRINCESS
Now that you've met the squad, follow them over on The Gram (@2dykesandtheirfurs), right now!
It's their world & we just live in it!
Get your coffee ready, bitches!
It has been a long ass first week of 2019, so I'm gonna need a STRONG double shot, BLACK!
Those that have been around me may need, Vodka🤭.
It's been a ride, guys! Not a pretty one either!
I knew. I knew the week before, it was coming. And I knew it was going to be a rollercoaster one. Cos I mean, when isn't it?!
Oh , I had all the symptoms...well, for me & my body anyway. The signs - thick discharge, twitchy af body, borderline moody but not, sore stomach, fucking pimples - & not just on my face either🙄 .. i told you it wasn't pretty! you were warned xx
Safe to say I came into 2019 on my period, without the blood (don't worry! I've been to the doctor for it). I go through certain symptoms and emotions and pains but never bleed. I swear - I'm an Alien.
The little fire pit that lives inside was starting to ignite. I could feel it. It's the same feeling that comes knocking on my uterus once a month. The burning.
Emotions were heightened. Things that would usually be funny to me, weren't. My paranoia turns into a whinging-anger.
Shit Mum or Kate said or did, was either going to make me she-hulk or Jeffery Dahmer. With the occasional waterfall of tears.
Everything offended me.
Everything was against me.
I was just a nuisance or not good-enough.
And Kate & Mum were my best friends but my worst enemies, even when they did nothing..they still did something.
The "bloated" look/feeling converts into "I'm fat & ugly" , then tears & wailing happens.
& reassuring me, that I'm beautiful will only earn yourself a minute or so in the dog box because I'll accuse you of lying.
Oh shit! and then there's lack of sleep, and the heat factor likes to join the fucking party too. i do not cope with heat.
Welcome to the inner-workings of my period monster.
The bitch that comes in all kinds of shapes and sizes. I'm a surprise when it comes to this time of the month.
Coincidentally, this round happened to fall on the first week of 2019 and she was out in full-force. My timing has always been impeccable🙄.
A male friend said to me once;- "it's just a period. it's only blood bla bla bla" ... My response? if only you were a female so that you could have a cunt in agony & pain along with clots of blood coming out of your hole & your entire insides are having a party putting you through misery :)
Here are 5 things I did/do to get rid of the period monster – well...to help cope/survive.
1.ART – atm this is my “escape” mechanism. Drawing/Painting is a soul soother.
2.WRITING – being this fucked up/vulnerable is when I write my best pieces imo.
3.FURBABIES – these little beings are my heart strings and even though they can piss me off, their cute furry faces & individual personalities always fix me. I mean, come on now! LOOK AT THEM!!! #iwanasqueezetheshitoutvethem
4.MY KATE – even though she’s the top of my slaughter list at the time, she’s also the only one that can pull me out of it. DAMN HER!! i rather slaughter hehehe ^,^
5.AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST – MaryJane ^.^ ! need I say more??!
How was your first week of 2019?? Mine wasn’t all period monster... 10% of it was shits & giggles 😊
Did I just say -; FUCK 2018 & THE RESOLUTIONS BULLSHIT?!... Yup!
Do I regret?, NO!
Oh girl, cos' it needed to be said.
& come on now, I can't be the only one thinking it.
& don't you get sick of reading the mass posts about celebrating 2018 and welcoming in "amazing new resolutions" for 2019? Because, I'll be honest - I DO. Infact, I avoid them now. Not all but most.
(No offence to my fellow blogging bitches<3)
I mean, I'm not anti-reso's for others, I'm anti for myself! Yaknow, it's just where I'm at for ME, don't Crucify me for it!
Although admittingly, I have been known to be a writer of new years resolutions & reflecting on the year that becomes the past within moments.
"That is a bandwagon I jumped off a long time ago though".
But, there were still times where, good old guilt showed its ugly face. Almost as if it was a form of punishment, cos I'm a bad girl and didn't come through with my prevoius resolutions.
Yaknow, the 2018 ones I set for myself in 2017 and the same goes for the 2017 ones that I set for myself in 2016 --- Clearly, I'm a failure, and guilt was stopping in to say so, right?
I'm not a failure and guilt can fuck itself.
Why the fuck do we determine our lives / actions / feelings or changes based on a particular DATE or TIME at the end of every year?!
"New Year, New me, New beginnings"
TOTALLY ME over the years.
It was once my most "fav" motivational "get up & do shit" line. Safe to say its now a "my eyes are bleeding from rolling so far back in my head" from hearing that line.
And well, I also hate to break it to you sweetheart but, it's all BULLSHIT; the "new me, new beginnings, new year"!
Well, for me anyway and probably for many of you too.
IT'S OKAY, I'M HERE!!
& It's not like the "year 2018" or the "date - January 1st" made me skinny ---> repeated resolution for the last 6 years of my life. Guess what? I'm still fat.
It also didn't make me save any money ---> another fallen, repeated resolution for the last 6 years of my life. If anything, it took more from me & I'm still fucking broke *where the fucks my refund!?
Nor did it improve my self-loathing / sabotaging.
Oh and the motivation side of things? YeaaahhhNAH.
Ever heard the saying (and I've used it in older posts), Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results - Albert Einstein.
uhh, ME! That's been me since forever!
For some reason I must have thought these New Years & resolutions were magical or something? Either that, or I'm on some serious drugs!
And I may be 32, but I am still out here learning how to life it and I've come to realise that no amount of calendar dates are going to make shit happen or change.
So, don't wait for it. It's insanity otherwise!!
Instead of unrealistic/drastic "changes" or "new me, New Year, New beginnings" bla bla bla... I'm going to focus on trying to "Accept" & "embrace" with the options to alter, rather then slaughter with dramaticness or irrational shit. Chuck in procrastination & you've got yourself the perfect disaster to accomplishing JACK-SHIT!
Do you know who Jack-Shit is?? He doesn't exist, just like the unaccomplished resolutions/goals.
& I'm also not blind to the fact of needing to change a few behaviour-related things about me, BUT!
"My Changes" will be, because of ME! Not a fucking calendar date.
KUDOS to anyone out there who love the whole resolutions-stan and make it work for them but like I said above this is just my own personal preference.
Basically, I'm going into 2019, still me, still fat, still can't save $$, still can't walk, still have ailments and the list could go on!
& I'll accept & embrace them. Somewhere along the way, I will more than likely alter & change some shit.
so, in conclusion - DON'T WAIT! BE YOUR OWN CHANGE, NOT A CALENDAR!!!
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Enjoy shit & be kind!