Post # 77
Red velvet cake! I know this was more popular in the south earlier on, but for a long time (starting 14 years ago) I was obsessed with this kind of cake and lots of people had no idea what it was. Now it’s everywhere and all over Pinterest!
I can take some credit for a few books, too, The Time Traveler’s Wife amongst them.
Post # 78
LOL, as I was reading through this board, I was thinking about the 21 Jump Street movie too 🙂
Post # 79
I was about to put up the same thing. I was really into 1950s clothing by the time I left high school (11 years ago). I got teased somewhat for showing up to a rehearsal for the school musical in an original 1950s dress (with a corset underneath, because I was already hooked on those) when I was heading to a garden party. I still have the dress, although I haven’t worn it for a while.
On a related point, I was really into corsets back when the only two brands that were readily available in the UK were Axfords and Vollers and you could either order them direct from the manufacturers or buy them in a goth shop. Long before Corsets UK made them cheap and accessible and What Katie Did were on the cover of every blinking magazine.
Oh, and Dr Who! I was obsessed with the Doctor back when he was Sylvester McCoy (I was born in 1984). I actually liked him as the Doctor and worshipped Ace. One of my friends was talking about bringing Sylvester to our wedding as her date (they’re friends) but she didn’t in the end because she couldn’t come.
I’ve always been a girl geek and now it’s fairly acceptable, but I think that’s partially growing up.
Post # 80
I can’t think of much off the top of my head…
A wedding-related one: halo rings. Before I even knew they were called “halo” (I described them as “framed by little diamonds”), I loved them. I had only seen one before (an emerald halo ring), and I knew I wanted one like that with a diamond when I got engaged. By the time I got engaged, they had become quite popular for several years, but I don’t care, I still got one because I like them.
And papillon dogs. Not sure if you would call that “before they were cool”, but I liked them before Kirby won Westminster; ever since then they have became more popular.
Post # 81
The girls at my school were notorious for teasing people (including me) about things we would wear, and then would show up a few months later wearing the exact same thing. Sheep. haha
Post # 82
UNION JACK DECOR!! Were British and since moving into our home over 4 years ago we collected bits of union jack stuff – bedding, foot stool, cushions. We even have a full flag in our stair way. This year because of the jubilee and the olympics there is union jack decor every where and recently people have been saying, have you got that because of the jubilee? — no, because it’s cool!!! Gah! Also, it’s really cheap every where now! double gah!
Also…. I watched the VERY first series of come dine with me…. like when it was on at 2 in the afternoon on an obsure TV channel, everyone was like waaa? That sounds lame. Now it’s on repeats, and people don’t stop talking about it.
Post # 83
Harry Potter, although no one believes me. I was at a book fair with my mom and brother and we came across it… I’ve always been an avid reader, while my brother acts like he’s allergic to books. My mom bought the book for him hoping it would spark his interest. It didn’t, so I decided to read it and my life was forever changed… now my brother claims that I would have never known about Harry Potter if it wasn’t for him 😛
Also, being a nerd. Apparently, nerds are new cool kids and the jock/cheerleader types are the losers. I sorely wish this had been the case when I was in high school.
Post # 84
How about The Format? If you love Fun., you’ll likely love Nathan Ruess’s work in his Phoenix band. There’s just something about his voice! I’ve always loved it!
Post # 85
Had one of these iPods back in the day. Does it count?
Post # 86
The Black Keys – I somehow downloaded some of their music years ago when I got really into blues. Then they had a song on the Black Snake Moan soundtrack and I thought they’d make it big. Oddly though it took another 5 years or so for them to really get huge.
Yellow and gray. I’ve been wearing this combo for years and our whole apartment is decorated in these colors. When I got engaged everyone said, “Well, you’re using gray and yellow right?” I wanted to use those colors but by then it was becoming really popular for weddings so I looked into other options but in the end went with gray and yellow. It’s just us!
Future before it was cool moment: My ex is a very talented musician. I sincerely hope he makes it big. Marking my words here!
Post # 87
@Regina Phalange I so agree with the nerd thing, ha ha I have always been ( what I call) a closet nerd, I love to read, and I am a huge science and history buff!! That wasn’t cool in high school so no one knew except my closest friends!!
I can claim a lot of books before they were movies and tv series though…I am a deep follower of certain authors and while I am waiting on books to come out from an author I tend to pick up random books to keep me busy….Twilight, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Wicked, just to name a few.
Marie Antoinette, Henry the VIII, and the whole Tudor family are some of my favorite history topics so I was super excited for those movies and TV series to come out!!
Post # 88
Naval piercings, nose piercings, peasant skirts, and emerald cuts…
I have been a bit frustrated as these things have become more and more popular over the years.
Post # 89
Oh…and Dave Matthews Band. That should say something…
Post # 90
I still have that iPod and it only stopped working last year! I’ve upgraded a few times but still like pulling out the ancient ones to play with. it wouldn’t hold a charge very well and I couldn’t upload anything new to it… but it played! that thing was a tank!
Post # 91
A tank it was! It held together up until the day it got lost in the shuffle a couple years ago when we moved. Haven’t seen it since:(