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

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


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.


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


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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