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Bananas in Pajamas

I was watching some weekday morning television (which is a rarity) and while flipping around I came across an old childhood favorite…Bananas in Pajamas! I was shocked to see that the show was still on the air, although it has changed form as it’s now a Computer Generated cartoon version. This classic series which was just a couple of Aussies in giant banana costumes lasted from 1992 – 2001. “Are you thinking what I’m thinking, B1?” “I think I am, B2!”.

The Big Comfy Couch

Normally when I’m talking about the big comfy couch, I’m referring to the worn-down, mismatched and lumpy couch in my living room that my girlfriend has been nagging to get rid of for years. But in this case I’m talking about the 90s Canadian children’s series The Big Comfy Couch. Nobody does kids programming like the Canadians, I would know…I am Canadian and spent my youth watching Loonette the Clown and her dolly Molly solve everyday problems while sitting on their green sofa. The show was such a success in Canada that it was picked up in the USA in 1995 and became a staple of afternoon TV. After a 10 year run the show saw a reboot in 2006 with a different Loonette and the same dolly Molly. I was kind of ashamed at the time, but I use to have a crush on Loonette. She had those cute little freckles and pigtails that say “I’m innocent during the day, but a wild child at night”. Here she is today… You can sit on …

Holiday Lottery Tickets in My Stocking Every Year

. I was introduced to gambling at a very young age. Almost dangerously young. Actually I would definitely say dangerously young as I just re-mortgaged my house to pay off debts to my bookie. That was a lie, but I did start gambling when I was about 6. I lived behind a convenience store during a large part of my childhood years and the owner graciously (foolishly?) allowed me to purchase tickets if no one else was in the store. Enough said. Every year for Christmas, I would receive a couple of the holiday gift pack lottery scratch tickets. A winner in every pack. Now, I never won more than 20 bucks, but still. I was 8. So it was a big thrill. Did your parents buy these for you? Do you think my mom and fake dad were horrible people for introducing me to a potentially life ending addiction so early in my life? Get at us!

I Loved Opening My Advent Calendar

Every year by the end of November, my mom or fake dad would bring me home one of these awesome creations. The pieces of chocolate were so tiny, but so good. And it was such a thrill for a twenty…. 10 year old to search for the next day of the month and open up the slot. I might just buy one of these for myself this year. Just for Nostalgia’s sake.