When it comes to the Internet, things are getting a little exciting in Charm City! For the past six years the Baltimore Sun – aka the only hometown newspaper that really matters around here – has hosted the Mobbie Awards which recognize excellent blogs and various forms of social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
The Mobbies are quirky and fun and when all is said and done there is a great big party that I hope to get a chance to attend. It would be even cooler if I were attending as a winner of something. I actually have a chance to do just that because I’ve been nominated for THREE AWARDS!
More on that in a minute though.
The theme of the Mobbies this year is none other than what I think would be one of my favorite decades if I could remember it more clearly…the 1990s. The 90’s were my high school and college years hence why I’m a little fuzzy on some of the details. The blogger challenge this year is to write a post or somehow otherwise broadcast one thing from the 90’s that I wish I could bring back.
This is tricky because in a lot of ways I feel like a lot of popular things from the 90’s have either resurfaced or never left. NKOTB reunited; I never liked them, but I feel like I know an excessive amount of women in their 30’s who have seen them in concert recently. Plenty of people still wear baseball caps backward. As a runner I have an exorbitant amount of neon in my wardrobe. Lots of classic 90’s toys have been revived too. One day maybe I’ll get out of Target without Betty bugging me for that creepy Puppy Surprise.
I had to do some digging and dig I did…through a vault of embarrassing photos from my past and found the perfect answer to this intriguing question.
Never mind the fact that my hair is a particularly unnatural shade of blonde or that I’m randomly holding someone’s boa constrictor. The point here is OVERALLS. Hell yeah. That’s what I would bring back. And I don’t mean for farmers or toddlers because in both of those cases they are still socially acceptable.
I remember the night this photo was taken well. I was 18 years old here and I actually got asked out on a DATE. By a CUTE GUY. It wasn’t even Halloween and he thought I looked hot dressed like this. Could you imagine if I walked into a bar wearing those overalls now? I can assure you it would result in exactly zero date requests. (Unless maybe it was a bar in rural Idaho.)
They were unflattering and downright awkward, but dammit I loved my overalls. I know the vast majority of you will disagree with me, but I say bring ’em back. And if we’ve reached max capacity for terrible clothing items, I say we throw back the adult sized zip up onesies that I saw in Walmart the other day. Speaking of things that should only be worn by toddlers.
Did you ever have a pair of overalls? What bad 90’s fashion fad would YOU bring back??
So back to this whole nomination thing…as I said I am up for THREE awards!
Best Label Defying Blog: This makes sense to me because while I run and blog primarily about running, I also talk about other things like Betty, and stuff that goes on in my life that isn’t related to running, and toilet seats that glow in the dark.
Best Health/Wellness Blog: I’m not going to lie…I’m pretty flattered. I also know a couple of the other nominees in this category and they are really great blogs so to be thought of in the same capacity as them is really an honor in itself.
Best Instagram Account: I know and follow a lot of these and there are some AWESOME accounts on there. Stiff competition!
The voting starts today at 9am and if you feel so inclined to give me a little boost, I would love you forever. Thank you all so much for reading my blog and hopefully still wanting to be friends with me after seeing that ridiculous picture that I just posted.
Some guy was just walking around with that snake. What a weird night that was. Ohhh the 90’s.