(Blast from the Past) Favorite TV Shows from High School Years

Last week’s post about High School notes inspired me to start a new series “Blast from the Past” depicting all things nostalgic from the 80’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s.

Blast from the Past a beautiful little adventure

This week as I was snowed in for a few days and catching up on my DVR (does anyone else get stressed when the DVR gets to be around 98% full?!) I got to thinking about TV. Teen shows have surely changed since the 90’s. Back then there were no vampires, far less sex,  kids weren’t always dressed in unobtainable designer duds, and story lines didn’t revolve around text messages. There I go again, sounding like an old lady complaining about “youth of today”. Sigh. Here are high school Katie’s favorite shows during 1997-2001.

my so-called life 90's tv

1. My So-Called Life


Okay, so I was in middle school for this one, but I watched my VHS’s of the show non stop in high school. I wanted to be Claire Danes like no other and Jared Leto was my biggest crush (behind Leo of course!). The shows depiction of a 15 year-old girls coming of age in the 90’s was raw and real, with no over the top dramas or bubble gum pop music and characters. I guess too real for the teen drama niche of TV as it was canceled after only one season.

PartyOfFive 90's tv

2. Party of Five

1995 – 2000

Five siblings are left orphaned after a tragic car accident. Instead of being split up they decide to stick together and raise one another with Matthew Fox taking over as their immature and womanizing guardian. Scott Wolf was dreamy.

Dawson's Creek 90's tv

3. Dawson’s Creek

1998 – 2003

4 oversensitive teenagers with the largest dialect known to man over analyzed their changing hormones and growing pains. How could I not love this show? My best friend and I toured all of the filming spots in Wilmington, NC one summer, we were obsessed. Pacey and Joey for life!

Boy Meets World

4. Boy Meets World

1993 – 2000

Two words: Topanga’s Hair. I also loved following the journey of the whole gang, Cory, Topanga, Shawn, and Eric into adulthood. The stories were sweet, honest, sensitive with the right level of cheese. Who will be watching Girl Meets World?

Seventh Heaven 90's teen tv

Seventh Heaven

1996 – 2007

Hailed as the longest running family drama ever! I loved sharing in the Camden family’s ups and downs. The show dealt with an array of moral and ethical themes. Who could resist this sweet family? Lucy was my favorite.

3rd Rock from the Sun

3rd Rock From the Sun

1996 – 2001

4 aliens pose as ordinary humans to observe life on earth. The perfect fish out of water tale. This charming sitcom first gave us Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I loved laughing at this killer cast try to understand the human condition.

sister sister 90's tv

Sister Sister

1994 – 1999

The most unlikely plot ever – two twin sisters are adopted by two separate parents and don’t meet again until 14 years later…when both families decide to live together… chaos ensued. Twins are fun. 

What were some of your favorites?

xoxo Katie







Jennifer Lawrence Love Fest

I have one thing on my mind right now and that is how I’m going to be seeing Catching Fire in a few hours.

catching fire

I like to make a point to go to the midnight premieres of fun movies – just makes it more of a celebration – an event. We all know how much I love celebrating everything I possibly can! But, I’ve been feeling old lately and when my friend Ashley and I went to go buy our tickets back in September, I was SO HAPPY that they also had an 8 p.m. showing tonight, before it is “officially” released nationwide tomorrow.

This  means I can get home and into my PJ’s and get all snuggled up at a reasonable hour. It also means I won’t only get a few hours of sleep and have a very long Friday at work.

So, like every other woman in America I LOVE Jennifer Lawrence. I thought she was amazing in Winter’s Bone, rocks it out in Hunger Games, and stole my heart in Silver Lining’s Playbook. In spite of being in a blockbuster trilogy and winning an Oscar she appears to be so down to earth, funny, and NORMAL. I have no doubt in my mind that if she was my next door neighbor we’d be best friends.

I would love to sit around in sweats all day with her eating cheesy fries and watching reality TV.

I also love the fact that she’d probably roll her eyes at what I just said.

There are countless articles, buzzfeed lists, and gifs out there highlighting the hilarity of Jennifer Lawrence. She just keeps the funny coming! I feel the more famous she becomes, the harder she tries to make sure her “real” self is shining through.

So, today, I’m simply sharing some of my favorite JLaw quotes and gifs because she is just so fun and real. See you tonight girl!


On making movies: “Not to sound rude, but [acting] is stupid. Everybody’s like, ‘How can you remain with a level head?’ And I’m like, ‘Why would I ever get cocky? I’m not saving anybody’s life. There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I’m making movies. It’s stupid.'” – Vanity Fair


 “If I don’t have anything to do all day, I might not even put my pants on.” – Glamour magazine

Premiere Of Liongate's "The Hunger Games" - Arrivals

I too plan my days around my meals. “What is for dinner?” is my first thought after finishing lunch.


On the contents of her Oscars purse: “Candy, almonds, my phone, a Baby Ruth, Laffy Taffy.”


Woody Harrelson, recalls his first meeting with the actress for the mag: “I was on my bus, and on my bus I have a yoga swing. Jennifer comes on, and she goes, ‘Hi, Woody, I’m J– is that a sex swing?’ Her first sentence to me.”


On an early Abercrombie & Fitch photo shoot: “None of my pictures ended up getting used, and when my dad called to ask why, they sent over the negatives — like, here’s why! All the other girls are looking cute, modeling while playing football, and my face is bright red, my nostrils are flared, and I’m mid-leap, about to tackle this girl, like, ‘Rahhrrr!’ I’m not even looking at the camera. The other girls were like, ‘Get her away from me!’” 


On red carpet appearances:“It’s so scary. And then I end up getting so nervous that I get like [I am] now. I get really hyper. [Squeals.] So then I go in interviews and I’m like, ‘I’m like a chihuahua! I’m shaking and peeing!’ And then afterwards, I’m like, ‘I just talked about peeing on the red carpet.’”

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 “We have the ability to control this image that young girls are going to be seeing,” she explained. “Girls see enough of this body that we’ll never be able to obtain . . . It’s an amazing opportunity to rid ourselves of that in this industry. And also, I think, it’s better to look strong and healthy. I feel like somebody like Kate Moss running at you with a bow and arrow wouldn’t really be scary.”


Don’t you go changing! 


xoxo katie