My Birthday Wish List- from 1998

Friday, May 9, 2014


This might as well be my wish list from 2014 because I want all of these things. Including the bear stickers with goatees drawn on them. I went through an intense goatee phase in the late 90s where no magazine or newspaper was safe around me. Dogs, humans, TVs, it didn't matter, if there was a photo of it within my grasp it I was going to draw some facial hair on it.

But let's take a closer look at this list.

1. Blink 182 CD- I didn't get it for my birthday, but instead I waited a year until "Enema Of The State" came out. Enema Of The State as in the album with the porn star nurse on the cover, a perfectly normal gift for a little girl living in Norfolk, Nebraska. And yes, I still have every song memorized from that album.

2. Kid Rock CD- oh yes I got this CD. And I would head bang the hell out of it in my room when I'd scream my name is Kid...... KID ROCK ROCK ROCK. I don't know how parents do it. If I ever saw my kid doing half the things I used to do I would run for the hills.

3. White Nike viser. Somewhere I have a photo of me on vacation looking super sweet in this viser. I wore it right side up and upside down because I was just cool like that.

4. Bass Master game. AKA the best game ever. I believe this was a Christmas gift a few years later given to "all the kids." But I basically ruled it. Here's a visual just so you can relish in the greatness of it. I was a really good mechanical fisherman back in my day.

5. Blue face Fossil watch. So chic. So classic. I felt like Paula Abdul when I got my first (and only) Fossil watch. And of course I was just as excited about the sweet tin it came in. It held all of my two dollar bills and 50 cent pieces.

6. Tub Thumpin single.  I get knocked down, but I get up again. You're never gonna keep my down. Anthem for my life at that age.

7. MP3 player. Clearly I didn't know what it was back then and to be honest I still don't understand what those are today.

8. Butterfly clips. You know, so I could have something to hold my hair back when I wore it in "knots" or "horns." Fun fact: in middle school I wore my hair different to school every single day. I am not exaggerating here, I had a hair calendar to ensure I wouldn't repeat hairstyles. Fun fact #2: I never had a boyfriend in middle school.

9. Superstars by Adidas. I don't need to say these were the coolest shoes ever. It's simply a given.

10. Blank CDS. So I could burn a new CD every week obviously!

11. Roll on Glitter. So my arms and legs could shine like my face.

12. Fleece Old Navy vest. Because those commercials were so damn catchy. Go ahead, say it with me: Old Navy. Old Navy. Old Navy Performance fleece. As opposed to those damn fleece that don't perform. Obviously my parents didn't want me to look like a douche so they continued to refuse to buy me one.

13. Cool picture frames! So I could ruin them with puff paint of course.

14. Teen Bop Mag. Because how else would I look at pics of JTT and Devon Sawa? Google didn't exist.

Could this girl get any cooler? I don't think so.


What a list. And if you look in the bottom left corner it simply says "Jordan Smells."

Drop the mic, I'm out.

Have a great weekend! Follow along on Instagram @taylorgracewolfe while I take photos of Bloody Marys and Harlow for the next few days.


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34 comments:

  1. This is epic. I'm especially loving the "awesome possum" comment at the bottom and the "I <3 cats." Thanks for making me dream of my childhood this morning!

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  2. This is by far the best birthday wish list ever. I think my birthday list probably had all the same things except the Bass Master because Tamagotchi is where I drew the line.

    -Jackie
    http://ournashvilleife.com

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  3. all of these were on my christmas/birthday list when i was younger too....and can I tell you when I not only got the blink cd but tickets to the concert too... i simply freaked my funk.

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  4. "I didn't get it for Christmas LIKE I ASKED"

    Oh my god. I love you.

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  5. LMFAO best post ive read all day! Only because you just took me way back! See on my list though i had platform shoes like Mel. from the spice girls HAHAHAHAHA

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  6. "Because how else would I look at pics of JTT and Devon Sawa?" my exact words to my parents back in the day. Except I think I included Andrew Keegan in my plea.

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  7. This is great. "Kid Rock CD (PG version if I have to)" hahaha I literally LOL'd at this. Love it. This definitely took me on a trip down memory lane.

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  8. Never knew you were a cat person! meow!

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  9. haha omg roll on glitter! i totally forgot about that fad, along with the butterfly clips and performance fleece vests. god the late 90s were bad!

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  10. This basically sums up 1998 perfectly.

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  11. let's be honest, the best thing on this list is the butterfly clips. classic.

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  12. hahaha! I love the "because I didn't get one for Christmas like I asked" for the Fleece...it's so accusatory and hilarious! it's like 1998 you was like "how dare you deny me!?! do you know who i am!?!"

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  13. I love the "I didn't get it for christmas like I asked" what a lil shit! I beleive my list at this age was probably the exact same!

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  14. And of course, no blue butterfly clips, what were they even thinking making blue ones! lol This is hilarious.

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  15. oh this was excellent. "Fun Fact #2: I never had a boyfriend in middle school" HAHA Please Please find one of these crazy hair pics!

    and JTT + Devon Sawa = <3, had every damn poster. Thanks for the "you're old as hell" reminder about google not existing!

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  16. This list was my life in elementary school..you knew you were cool if you wore your visor backwards AND upside down.

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  17. Man, this is right on - we must be the same age. 1986? Anyway, you weren't anyone in middle school if you didn't have a blue Fossil watch...unfortunately, I didn't have one.

    I still have shimmer lotion and powders that I got 10-15 years ago...why?? I guess I keep thinking that, at some point, they will be useful. Maybe I'll throw away that stuff and have confidence the next time I move that wearing THAT much glitter will NEVER be cool again....or maybe I'll keep hoarding.

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  18. oh my gosh! this list is great!!! I was going to comment on the numbers I like the best, but really the whole list rocked! luckily I work alone so no one heard me laughing while I was reading! =)

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  19. glitter roll on AND glitter lotion? And you know those butterfly clips had glitter too. You were one sparkly sunflower.

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  20. omygosh! I used to wear my visor upside down!! haha I thought I was so cool.

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  21. hahaha! I think number 8 is my favorite! and I think growing up in Nebraska looked a lot like growing up in Indiana.

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  22. I literally cracked up about the butterfly clips.

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  23. Loving the groovy in the top corner ;)

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  24. I love the note "I didn't get it for Christmas like I asked" regarding the old navy fleece vest, such a subtle reminder. Enjoy your weekend!

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  25. LOL This is seriously great. The bass master game... Haha you have me cracking up. I wish I had my lists still. It would be very similar to this, I'm sure of it!...kewl.

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  26. I can't believe you didn't touch on that sweet ESPRIT sweatshirt you are rocking in the picture! I LIVED in my ESPRIT sweatshirt (and had a matching schoolbag thankyouverymuch). Love this Taylor, thanks!

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  27. Ummm this is amazing. How about a Baby G watch? Fuzzy, oily, or scented stickers?!

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  28. Roll on glitter - that is fantastic! I had some truly magical stuff from Limited Too that was neon purple and that I wore to Britney.

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  29. Oh Devon Sawa, he was the dream. We had that bass master game, I totally ruled at it too.

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  30. this is the most amazing thing I have read in a while! I totally wanted all these things in the late 90's as well. Especial the Old Navy Performance Fleece and the roll on glitter. Pair those two babies together and you had a total winning ensamble.

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  31. Hahaha this is awesome. I specifically love the old navy vest that you asked for on christmas but did not receive and settling for the PG version of the kid rock cd. Amazing.

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  32. I relate to this post on a deeply spiritual level.

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