If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, then you may have seen that I will be partaking in an Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Adventure in NYC this weekend courtesy of Netflix as a #StreamTeam member. I am beyond excited and look forward to “catching up on the present” with activities just like the characters in the show. My planner is ready!
If you have not seen the show, you really should check it out…it’s hilarious! It’s full of hilarious one-liners, situations, and a song that won’t get out of my head because it cracks me up (“Pinot Noir, caviar…Pinot Noir, mid-sized car”). Titus could just stand there and I would laugh.
So be sure to follow me on social media and look for #StreamTeamUKS to see the adventure along with the 4 other bloggers I will be with I’ll also have my camera and GoPro, so I look forward to sharing photos and video with a trip report too!
Last week, Netflix sent a “Mole Woman Survival Kit” to help me prepare for the trip, which included some 90s nostalgia.
One of the items in the kit was a composition book with the title “Things People Don’t Say Anymore” – in the show, Kimmy is stuck in the 90’s because that’s how she remembers the world before she was put in the bunker for 15 years. I’m a child of the 90’s, so the things Kimmy says and does really crack me up because it brings back memories.
Unfortunately for Kimmy, she doesn’t get the luxury of time and evolving mannerisms (darn you, adulthood), so the things she says, wears, and uses are no longer relevant and many people have no idea what she is even saying.
Here are some things from the 90’s that Kimmy may be shocked to know are no longer around and what she needs to update.
Dial up internet
Remember that sound? Ssshchhrreeeeeeeeooooooopeeeeoooeeeeoooo
Back then, you actually had to sign in to the internet and wait FOREVER! (ok, like a minute or so) while it connected. Oh, and no one could be on the landline at the same time! How did we survive?!
Update: Kimmy, get a cable modem and a smartphone (I hear Macintosh makes a good one)
These were actually kind of fun and my son currently has one with a dinosaur on it, but far from being considered fashionable by today’s standards. These were also big in the late eighties, but started being banned in schools in the nineties.
Update: Kimmy, if you put something on your wrist, it better monitor your steps and sleep, connect to the internet,work underwater, and do your taxes. Get a Fitbit and Apple Watch!
Commercials actually used to be indicators of current popular trends featuring celebrities that kids would talk about at school the next day.
Update: Kimmy, DVR those shows and skip the commercials. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Better yet, jump on Netflix and watch entire seasons without interruption.
Everyone used to have a little Tamagotchi that they carried around…a little electronic pet that you had to take care of and would leave little poops on your screen. It was fun having your own little pet until you left it at home when you went to a friends house for a sleepover and it died.
Update: Kimmy, they make robots now!
Things People Don’t Say Anymore
Here are some sayings for Kimmy to put in her notebook:
- “As if”
- “Da Bomb”
- “Talk to the hand”
- “I know you are but what am I?”
- “Word up”
(Although I think those are on the outs too, basically if an adult says it then it is no longer cool)
Be sure to check out the entire first season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt available now on Netflix. And follow along on my NYC adventure starting tomorrow!