Back in 1994

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Who were you back in 1994?

I was 13-years-old about to turn fourteen. I was in the 7th grade. I played the flute. I hated math. I liked ballet, soccer, and art class. I also had an impeccable fashion sense. (Clearly, I couldn’t dress myself.)


1994 really doesn’t seem that long ago, right? Well, for Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric, it’s been a very long time. The clip below shows the two of them trying to explain the Internet. I thought this video was hilarious and just had to share!

What is the Internet?


After breakfast, I headed to the gym for a Body Pump class. We ended up doing Body Pump 74 in its entirety instead of the new release. I know a lot people don’t like doing the old releases, but I love it! It’s like hanging out with an old friend again. Although, I forgot how damn long that squat track is! My legs were en fuego by the end! 😯


After Body Pump, I returned home and immediately reheated lunch. I was famished!

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I ate leftover Asian Rice Noodle and Shrimp Soup, which tasted a zillion times better today because all of the flavors had time to soak in overnight.

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After lunch, I took a little break and enjoyed a hot mug of tea and a piece of banana bread.

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A little while later, I got back to work and snacked on a Granny Smith Apple.

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Which I ate to the core.

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And just now, I ate two halves of a toasted English muffin with almond butter spread on top… and, somehow, I could still eat.

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I swear, Body Pump makes me hungrier than usual!

Bonus Question of the Day

Who were you back in 1994? What was happening in your life then?



  1. Body pump always leaves me STARVING! I took a class this morning and have been a ravenous beast ever since. Glad I’m not the only one!

  2. In 1994 I was 8. I think I would have been in 2nd grade then. I hate math, had HUGE glasses and a crush on a boy named Nathan. He’s the one that got away 😉

  3. Ha! Very cute.
    I was 19 in 1994. Yep, apparently I’m an old lady in this bunch. 😉 I remember I didn’t even use the internet much until my senior year of college, so my entire childhood was internet-free! It’s so funny to think that some people don’t remember a time without it now.

  4. In 1994 I was in 4th grade, going to an elementary school where my mom taught – and yes, you could say I was a “privileged” student because of it. 😉

    LOVE that video. Who would have thought 1994 was so long ago!?!

  5. January 1994, I was in 3rd grade and halfway to my 9th birthday. I passionately loved country music but hid it from people at school because that was VERY uncool. I loved music and social studies, and I hated art and reading class, even though I would read anything I could get my hands on outside of class. I was the smallest girl in my class, and that would be the last blissful year before my mind would be consumed with what I was wearing.
    Can we go back to then? I think I’d be OK with that, actually.
    And, that video is hysterical!

  6. Ha! That video is hilarious. Welllll I was only 6 in 1994, so I don’t remember much. 😉 However, I do remember when my parents bought us our first computer for Christmas one year. I was totally bummed because I had been hoping for a “my size Barbie!” Haha.

  7. oh wow. i’ve seen a couple other people link to that video before, but i haven’t watched it until now! that’s so strange to see them so confused about the internet. we’ve come a long way in 17 years!

    in 1994, i was 8 years old at my catholic elementary school! i also had some pretty great fashion sense – i remember flower-patterned leggings with the stirrups attached! haha.

  8. In 1994 I was in 4th grade. Wow…I can’t remember anything else about myself except that I wanted to be a 4th grade teacher. (It changed each year. :D)
    I also had “impecable” fashion taste. My favorite dress in 7th grade was a pink denim dress, same style as yours. Yeah, I cringe just thinking about it.

  9. Ahhh, the heinous days of 7th grade. I had super-frizzy hair (hadn’t yet embraced the natural curl), braces & wore silk shirts – HA! 🙂 I’d like to forget those days!

  10. I was incredibly awkward and as a result, begged my parents to allow me to return to a private school. They couldn’t afford it, and so I started working to pay my tuition. (And as far as private schools go, it wasn’t a ritzy school or anything like that, just a little school in the middle of the country surrounded by mountains and valleys and trees.)

    I was in eleventh grade, and Australia that’s basically the first year of college. (The US diploma equivalent is Year 10).

    Fast-forward two years, and I would find myself at one of my university’s THREE computers (one of which had internet access), and thus became my love affair with all things geeky and computery.

  11. OMG! That video clip is hilarious! I can’t believe there was a time that we actually didn’t have the Internet? Kinda weird!
    I was 13 in 1994 and in 8th grade. I had no idea how to flirt, hated to shop and do my hair, and was totally self-conscious of myself. I’m the opposite of all of those things now-thank goodness:)

  12. hahaha oh my gosh I saw that video the other day…it’s crazy! It must seem even more outrageous to people who were born after that time. My little brother was born in January 1994 so I always remember the year… I was in 3rd/4th grade & was in my EXTREME tomboy phase.

  13. In 1994, I was a freshman in high school. I didn’t really fit in. I dressed awkwardly – thanks mom. I played the flute, too. I have to admit, it was a pretty awful time. I was so glad when high school was over.

  14. In 1994 I was a freshman in high school. Don’t worry, I wasn’t the best dresser back then either, but that was the style. Your hat reminds me of Blossom. I played the flute, was in marching band, had frizzy hair, glasses, braces and was chunky. Basically, I had a big ol’ target on my back for being teased. That’s ok. Things change. 🙂

    I wish they had Body Pump at my gym. I keep hearing great things about it, but can’t seem to find it in my area.

  15. I was 11 and I was probably in the most awkward phase of my life. Whew, I’m so glad not to be there again, but I know going through that phase only made me a better person. 🙂

  16. in 1994 I was shopping at the same store as you. I definitely strutted around in that exact same dress. obviously we were totally little fashionistas.

  17. I’ll just suggest that I think you can definitely bulk up your meals. Your bowl is such a small serving; you can easily get more nutrition by eating more food itself (and all the ingredients in the stew are healthy, so why not). You can even add more fats to the stew. Also, put nut butter on your apple even.
    Just some thoughts!

  18. In 1994 I was a senior in high school, ready to embark on the world of college. I was also trying to tame my naturally curly hair – didn’t happen until last year. 🙂 Love the video. Man, how things change.

  19. I can remember this day clearly in 1994…I was laying flat on my back in the hospital, 27 weeks pregnant, and my water had broken 6 days before. I was on 24 hour a day bedrest. I was 28 years old and scared to death.

    I had a teeny tiny baby boy the next day. He weighed in at a whopping 2 pounds 3 ounces! Today, he is on the verge of 17, plays football, and is finally happy to say he is now taller than me.

    I feel like such an old lady, hanging around with so many who were little kids back in 1994!

  20. Hmm, I believe I was 12. I was about a year away from going through my “alternative” stage. (It made me more creative!) So, I would have been in 6th grade, listening to Green Day and Ace of Base simultaneously, and just staring to wear an actual bra…

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