Nastalgic Thursday: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

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What y’all know about this here?! Do you remember the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers? The costumed superheroes who could morph into one big robot hero machine thing. Haha! I don’t know why I felt that description was appropriate but it felt right. I was a bit of a nerd growing up so I wasn’t interested in tv as the rest of my siblings so I can’t speak on a lot of shows from the past with vivid recollection because I wasn’t watching a lot but I do remember watching  this show and, man, was I excited. My favourite was…wait for it….. PINK RANGER!

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Typical of a girl, right? But I didn’t like her because she was pink (at least, I don’t think this was why). It could have been because she was the only girl I truly noticed as a girl. Yes, as evidenced by the first picture in this post, we see that it was mostly males and then we got the token female character or two, one of which got a neutral (read: unisex) colour. I remember actually disliking pink because it was seen as commonly feminine but then I grew up. All the same, we were also blessed with having another female Ranger. Yaay!

This series has been going on for quite a while (about twenty years, in fact) and in the spirit of longevity, they would  change  the storylines, teams/characters and the costumes. Point to note: Only the Rangers that were a primary colour were there on every team (ie Red, Yellow, Blue). The most common colour that was not on every team was Pink.

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The above team is the team I remember watching I remember Kimberly clear as day. I remember Zack (Black Ranger), I remember Trini (Yellow Ranger), Billy (Blue Ranger) and I remember Tommy (Green Ranger) Fine ass Tommy. Whoo! Oh, I also remember Zordon. Hi, Tommy!

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Hey, boo!

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I do love a man in red! But my FLAVRIT memory of Tommy was when he was White Ranger. Owww!

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Wait, is this post about Power Rangers or one specific Ranger? Tommy and Kimberly were together at one point so this must be why I loved him so. I’d find it funny when the Power rangers had their evil alter egos and had to be saved. They were always so appropriately badass. Hehehe.

As I said, the Power Rangers have been around for some time now so there’s still some version on t now. I no longer watch it. I suffer from old-coloured glasses in that I believe that this best time for this series was when I was young and watching it. “It’s just not as great as it used to be back in my day”. 🙂

All the same, I must thank all of you for journeying with me down memory lane.

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Nastalgic Thursday: Giga Pets

It’s been a while since I did a Nastalgic Thursday post, I know. Let’s not waste time on the past and— wait, I see how that is problematic given that this series is about nostalgia and whatnot. Ok, ok! I’m sorry. Forgive me. I still love your faces! Can we start now? 🙂 Awesome!

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If you don’t know what this is, I sort of need you to not speak to me for at least a week.

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What was so special about a palm-sized toy with three to five tiny buttons below a ridiculously small screen? Um, just everything! These little gadgets were awesome sauce when I was younger. You pulled out that little tab at the back and you were hooked for days, weeks even. I don’t remember their cost but I know I saved my money and bought quite a few and they were cheap enough that I could replace one after I ruined it by sticking a pencil in the back too often to restart it.

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Your Giga Pet, Nano Baby or Tamagotchi was your virtual baby or pet. You fed it, cleaned it, gave it exercise and it rewarded you with a smile and the precious gift of staying alive. If your pet died, your poor little heart broke. To help you out, the game– life experience, had sound alerts to let you know your pet was in need of attention/ some form of activity.

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I swear, us 80’s/90’s kids really did have the best childhood and this was part of the reason. Don’t test me on that! I think a Giga Pet would still have me caught up in this present day. Simple and fun. Don’t test me on this either.

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Until next post, Nasmaniacs!

Random Act of Nasness: Interracial Toast

Yesterday, on the beloved Easter Sunday I decided to make breakfast lunch and dinner at once so that I would not be tormented by laziness at a later point in the day and then have to choose between getting up when I didn’t feel like it and have gas mute the sounds of hunger my stomach is prone to emit when left unfulfilled.

I had the energy in the morning and that was all fine and well. I took my two slices of bread (in Barbados, I tend to store bread in the fridge so that it doesn’t go bad because it does not get consumed as quickly as it would back home and the bread here seems to age quicker than the bread back home) and placed one on top of the other to begin my carefully developed method of warming/toasting. But then I became distracted midway between making breakfast and I left the bread warming up just a bit too long while I was sucked in by my trickster of a phone to reply to messages. I left the stove (I warm or toast bread in a pot- usually a frying pan) on high because I did not expect that I would be away from le stove at all much less long enough to have anything happen to the bread.

Well, well, well….when I came back, this had happened:

 

Love is colour-blind
Love is colour-blind

 

Disclaimer: there’s a sexy filter on the picture. Just a small one. It made it more romantic in my eyes!

On the upside, I didn’t have ti utilize my entire warming method (it includes flips and stuff, you have to see it. Ha!) because the heat warmed both slices of bread all the way through.

I don’t know if I should call this interracial toast as it’s really just the shade of one that changed and they are arguably still from the same race. However, while acknowledging the shadist argument, I will go with the race one. I feel it sends out a stronger message.

Happy Monday, Nasmaniacs!

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Random Act of Nasness: When left to my own devices

As you may or may not know. I am a student at a university away from my home- an overseas one, at that. This means I do not have all the comforts of home that I would necessarily want. I am not the best packer and no one saw fit to help me this time around so I was pretty much on my own as it regarded ensuring I brought all necessities to survive. Yikes!

Among the many things I unintentionally left back home was my pack of disposable shower caps. I brought one that was of a thicker material and it served the intended purpose of keeping my hair dry while I frolicked in le shower. However, shower caps are used for more than that. You don’t only use them to keep liquid out- sometimes you use them to keep liquid in. This is where the disposable, cheap ones prove to be most practical.

So what do I do when faced with the dilemma of wanting to dye my hair but not wanting to stain the more permanent shower cap? Make my own, of course. And this is where the innovative side of yours truly comes about. I decided to use a plastic bag. Oh, yes. I should patent this, I know.

Of course I felt I needed photographic evidence of this in case I, let’s say, decide to blog about it later on, share with my friends or just look back on in amazement of how silly I can be. I planned to post the picture here but at the last minute I decided against it because not everyone is kind on the internet and not everyone will take the picture the way it was intended and I really did not feel up to being slandered.

But have no fear, I have done a lovely recreation of the picture in Paint, no less and that I am more than willing to share. Enjoy!

You're welcome! :D
You’re welcome! 😀

 

Until next post!

Sexy Funky Fridays: Beyoncé does Sex On Fire

Now if you really want to feel like a sexpot, check out Beyoncé’s rendition of Kings of Leon’s Sex On Fire. She never actually recorded this, as far as I know but in her “Live At Glastonbury 2011”  show, she rocked out to this along with her rendition of Prince’s The Beautiful Ones which I also love.

But back to the sexiness. Miss Bey turned it OUT while performing this. Those seductive stares,  her writhing on the ground, trembling lips n licking of said lips had me feeling like it was me up there putting on the most alluring show of my life. I listened to the song on repeat for days after first catching the concert on YouTube. It outshines the version by the original artists in my opinion. Watch both below and let me know if you agree.

Beyonce- Sex On Fire (Live At Glastonbury)

Kings of Leon- Sex On Fire

Beyonce- The Beautiful Ones and Sex On Fire (Live At Glastonbury) [for good measure]

Nastalgic Thursday: Lisa Frank

OMG! OMG! I don’t even think I need to write words for this post!

Y’all remember Lisa Frank accessories? Silly question, how can you forget?

When I was growing up, these were so coveted. Lisa Frank Inc., run by a woman actually named Lisa Frank, is still in business (Mashable even did a feature on her) but it’s not nearly as hype now as when I was a young’n. It was the stuff! Man, if you had the stickers, you felt you were so hot…until you saw someone with the pencil case and books. Oh, those who had the pencils were basically stabbing in the pain every time they used one of those around the rest of us who didn’t. I think I am just now getting over being green with envy as I watched another girl flash her neon-coloured goodies. I no longer think my parents did not love me for not ensuring that I was decked out in Lisa Frank swag…kinda. I mean, these feelings take a while to leave, peeps! Chah! Anyhoo, take a stroll, skip and hop down memory lane with me by looking at these pics. I pray the colours don’t trigger anyone’s seizures.

1885 STICKERS?! Look here! Everything is getting STUCK on. Ok!
1885 STICKERS?! Look here! Everything woulda been STUCK on. Ok!

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So first we have this fly *ss pony with her side pony tail.

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Then they put the pony on a book and added some peace symbol folders. Eek!
Then they put the pony on a book and added some peace symbol folders. Eek!

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She had our dolphin friends covered underwater
She had our dolphin friends covered underwater

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This almost makes me forget that I am not here for cats
This almost makes me forget that I am not here for cats

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This one, not so much. Where you get all dem jewelry from, cat?! I oan trust you sneaky butt!
This one, not so much. Where you get all dem jewelry from, cat?! I oan trust your sneaky butt!

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So I won't even classify this as a cat because I want to be able to love it for the awesome thing it is. I almost called it a tiger though so my classification means nada. But is it a cheetah or a leopard? Is this just Simba with chicken pox?
So I won’t even classify this as a cat because I want to be able to love it for the awesome thing it is. I almost called it a tiger though so my classification means nada. But is it a cheetah or a leopard? Is this just Simba with chicken pox?

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As if I needed another reason to be jealous of Mila Kunis. She did commercials and ads for Lisa as a kid. Ugh!
As if I needed another reason to be jealous of Mila Kunis. She did commercials and ads for Lisa as a kid. Ugh!

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I imagine this is how Cruella de Vil sees the world on acid
I imagine this is how Cruella de Vil sees the world on acid

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I just--- gah! *faints from the cuteness*
I just— gah! *faints from the cuteness*

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It ain't fun if the penguins and polar bears can't have none!
It ain’t fun if the penguins and polar bears can’t have none!

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So you thought we left this stuff back in te 80s and 90s? Ha!

Lisa Frank nails, y'all! How would you get me to clean these off EVER?!
Lisa Frank nails, y’all! How would you get me to clean these off EVER?!

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DIY Lisa Frank phone cases, y'all! YASSS!
DIY Lisa Frank phone cases, y’all! YASSS!

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Because this is a image you want to see before and after you get drunk
Because this is a image you want to see before and after you get drunk

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Aaand now I have a headache from seeing all dem colours! Popped a Lisa, I’m sweating. Whoo! Did I do that right? Hahaha!

Thank you, Lisa Frank, for helping to make my childhood so purdy!

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Until next post!

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Nastalgic Thursday: Brandy

Last week I read a post on Necole Bitchie’s blog about r&b and pop songbird Brandy and how she made the life of a fan/ makeup artist with a wonderful act of kindness. You can read about it here.

The post really touched me and it gave me hope for the many of us out there struggling who find it so difficult to look forward to tomorrow because we don’t know in what circumstances it will catch us. I was left impressed with Miss Norwood (that’s Brandy’s surname- for now- FYI) and it had me thinking I should share this story and throw some love her way. Struck by another bout of nostalgia, as I have been so often lately, I thought I would make my first Nastalgic Thursday (I felt like being cute and not naming it the typical Throwback Thursday and y’all should know I love puns with my name) about Moesha’s alter ego.

Speaking of Moesha, that’s one of the two tv series that Brandy starred in in her younger years and my pick for her Read More

Google makes my biological clock tick

I recently stumbled across an ad via my Facebook feed for Google with the title “Brand New Baby” and for some reason, I am now thinking of being fertilized. Haha. I phrased it that way on purpose. Alas, law school and my other responsibilities (read: my mother said she isn’t ready to be a grandma as yet) will see a delay on me adding to the world population. Ah, well. Here’s hoping I have a partner who is as excited about us having a brand new baby as the man in this video. Actually, here’s hoping my partner is more active. I didn’t see him Google how to give great foot and back rubs. Hmmph!

Check out the ad below and let me know your thoughts in the comments

Until next post!

Happy International Women’s Day!

This one is for me and all my sisters (literally every other woman in the world)!

Today is a day to celebrate ourselves and each other while we continue on in the fight for equal economical, political and social rights as men.

Every year on March 8, International Women’s Day is celebrated. In some countries, the celebrations are bigger than others. I, for one, am a fan of the way they celebrate it in Russia. The theme for IWD 2013 is The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum.

You may find out more information on International Women’s Day and the activities taking place globally here:

http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

 

Be thankful for lady parts, they are awesome!

Until next post… xx <– These are my chromosomes, y’all! 🙂

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Smile A While: Poor Michelle

Now y’all know you wrong fo’ this! What did Michelle ever do to you?!

I just cannot! I am without the necessary facilities to be able to can!

This is so much better than any “this one time at band camp” stories. Michelle, boo. Keep ya head  up and keep them gospel albums coming. Shimmy for Jesus. He’d never do you like these folks.

In the meantime, me and my readers will just enjoy—er, observe and review the offerings of Poor Michelle.com