I've noticed a heightened appreciation for nostalgia recently. Just this week, I've seen links to:

Plus, today I found this blog that collected childhood memories from its readers. I was almost in tears. AND THEN, "Too Close" by Next came on the radio. Is the universe trying to make me feel old?

On a related note, I rescued a favorite old toy from my childhood bedroom a few weeks ago:

My Talkboy -- a toy invented for the greatest movie ever, Home Alone 2 -- was well loved, if you couldn't tell. But I didn't even use it for the normal mischief it was intended for. No way, I had no brothers and sisters to torment, so my Talkboy's main purpose was to record pretend auditions for my singing career. A LOT of Little Mermaid was recorded on that thing.

This commercial makes me happy. It reminds me of flipping through the wonderfully fat Toys R Us Christmas catalog. And strangely enough, it feels like this commercial was just on TV yesterday.

Soo... am I the only loser child who spent hours alone in her bedroom singing Part of Your World into her Talkboy? What was your favorite 90s toy?

take that, justins bieber and timberlake

3 random things:

1. I added a links page (which almost got eaten by the Great Blogger Maintenance Issue of 2011) in case you need some new reads. Medical spouses -- what are some of your other favorite blogs, because I know I missed some! There's a link at the top of the blog (next to the "about" page, which you should also read)

2. I have a Facebook page! I started it mainly because some of my relatives (hi, sister!) thought I didn't update my blog unless Facebook said so, and I didn't want to clog up my actual FB newsfeed. Then, I decided to beg everyone I know to join it, because I thought it would be kind of sad if the page only had 12 fans. And look, it's already more popular than both Justin Bieber's page AND Justin Timberlake's page!

Oh... that's not what that means? What does it take to make you love me, America? Curly frosted tips?

3. This is my new favorite childhood photo:

Anyone have a good caption?

Have a good weekend, friends!