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The Typical Day Of A Kid In The Early '90s

What life was like before getting sucked into the vortex of the internet.

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7. Beg your parents to buy 10 rolls of wrapping paper for your school fundraiser.

Then bug every family member and neighbor in a 500-mile radius. You realllllllly want that double cassette player as a prize, but need to sell at least 100 rolls.


12. Read Scholastic News in social studies.

Pretend to understand who Saddam Hussein is. Debate whether George Bush, Bill Clinton, or Ross Perot will win the presidential election, based on whom your parents are voting for.


19. If you're home, watch Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? and pray the winning gumshoe doesn't get the Africa map.

Be baffled when the winner chooses Minnesota as the state she wants to visit. Switch the channel to Double Dare when you're done and wonder why anyone would want to win a set of encyclopedias.

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