Rereading My Childhood – A Year With the BSC #22: Turkey is Gross, Deal With It

A Year With the BSC is an informal series wherein I explore the 1990’s CD-ROM video game The Baby-sitters Club Friendship Kit. The game is more of a personal organizer; it features with a calendar, an address book, a stationary kit, a flyer maker, and a personality profile. I’m focusing on the more interesting aspect of the game: the personalized letters and the journal entries. The full list of entries can be found at rereadingmychildhood.com.

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving, because the BSC sure has a full schedule, giving out dogs and cats and being on the radio.

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Weird flex, but okay.

How was the radio, Kristy and Claud? Was there a good response from the 60-year-olds who don’t know about Spotify or podcasts? I know, this is from the late ’90s, but I didn’t even listen to much radio back then. And when I did, I never listened to the DJ prattle on about the traffic or whatever “those yahoos in Congress” are up to. I just wanted them to stop talking and get to the Spice Girls.

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I miss my dad, but only on Thanksgiving. On July 7th, I couldn’t miss him less.

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Was the ’90s this judgemental? We didn’t even have turkey at my family’s Thanksgiving, as most of us actively hate turkey. Frankly, I’d rather eat tofu than turkey any day. So what if Dawn is a vegetarian, I think it’s a great personal choice. As long as she doesn’t force me to be a vegetarian, it’s not something to call attention to or think about. Also, the last sentence implies that Mary Anne is not thankful for Dawn and even resents her a little for having tofu at Thanksgiving. I normally like Mary Anne, but it’s not cool to chastise people for not eating turkey. Turkey is gross. Deal with it.

 

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Rereading My Childhood – A Year With the BSC #21: What Backspace?

A Year With the BSC is an informal series wherein I explore the 1990’s CD-ROM video game The Baby-sitters Club Friendship Kit. The game is more of a personal organizer; it features with a calendar, an address book, a stationary kit, a flyer maker, and a personality profile. I’m focusing on the more interesting aspect of the game: the personalized letters and the journal entries. The full list of entries can be found at rereadingmychildhood.com.

It’s a short one this week, and I’m thankful for that, so let’s just jump right in.087.JPG

Abby must be vying to take over Vice-President if Claudia neglects her duties. What shameless sucking up, Abby! And just volunteering Claudia for the job? If she says no, she looks like a dick, and if she takes on this responsibility, then she won’t have time for her other responsibilities. Like, um, having a telephone. Look, Vice-President is a really more of an honorary title than an actual position.

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Okay, VP, there’s a backspace key. Why didn’t you just use the backspace? Also, how do you spell “animal” correctly the first time and not the subsequent times? I just don’t know about you, Claude. I’m worried. We’re all worried.

Rereading My Childhood – A Year With the BSC #20: Animals and Thanksgiving

A Year With the BSC is an informal series wherein I explore the 1990’s CD-ROM video game The Baby-sitters Club Friendship Kit. The game is more of a personal organizer; it features with a calendar, an address book, a stationary kit, a flyer maker, and a personality profile. I’m focusing on the more interesting aspect of the game: the personalized letters and the journal entries. The full list of entries can be found at rereadingmychildhood.com. It’s been a tough day, but I’m here to update you on the BSC. And, luckily, it was a short week the BSC, too.
Cool thinking, Mary Anne. I think it’s a great idea. What about the rest of you guys?
Okay, Stacey, but we were talking about a food drive. Also, I’m pretty sure this little story indicates that Charlotte Johanssen doesn’t understand what “luck” is. It is not finding a dog at an animal shelter. There are many great animals in shelters. It would be lucky if you found an exact replica of your childhood puppy who ran into traffic. Sorry to bring it down – it hasn’t been a great day.
It’s not a bad idea, but how will we be sure that people won’t misinterpret the animal drive and think it’s for adopting animals for Thanksgiving dinner. I wouldn’t have considered this scenario in 2015, but we live in a new world where we have to explicitly state that Nazis are bad and maybe we should consider counting every vote cast in an election.

Rereading My Childhood – A Year With the BSC #19: Laughing All the Way to the ICU

A Year With the BSC is an informal series wherein I explore the 1990’s CD-ROM video game The Baby-sitters Club Friendship Kit. The game is more of a personal organizer; it features with a calendar, an address book, a stationary kit, a flyer maker, and a personality profile. I’m focusing on the more interesting aspect of the game: the personalized letters and the journal entries. The full list of entries can be found at rereadingmychildhood.com.

It’s a busy week for me, personally, with finals coming up soon and essays due, so I am happy to report it was a slow week for the BSC.

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I need to know what the set-up is for the punchline, “You’re just my type – – RH Positive.” A cursory Google search told me that to be RH positive means that you have the Rhesus factor, which would affect the birth of a baby if the mother is RH negative while carrying a fetus that is RH positive. Possible birth complication is just a gold mine of great comedy material.

Also, didn’t Logan already express interest in performing? Why was it a surprise when he performed?

Lastly, oh good, a white girl performing something called “The Mummy Wrap.” I’m sure it wasn’t as white as it sounds. Just kidding. It was whiter than I anticipated. She used Miracle Whip on a cheese sandwich while wearing New Balance shoes and wondering when Beyonce “got so political. Why can’t she just make fun music for the girls and me to listen to during book club? Why does she always have to use her massive, influential platform to talk about issues that directly affect her community?”

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I still think you guys should have just done a Haunted House like any good Halloweenies.

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There’s like ten people in town, of course Cokie Mason heard about your comedy club.