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Ready for My Gallery Debut

As a woman in my 30s, I'm well over the target age of the new Disney series Girl Meets World. But, of course, how can I not watch it? Cory and Topanga are back! They're just like me! And they're sooo old! Cory and I grew up in a time without the internet, digital cameras, cell phones, hybrid cars, iPads, and reality shows. We grew up in the age of Paintbrush for Windows, a pre-Photoshop time where your photos were limited to looking more or less exactly as you took them (which was a surprise in itself, as you only got 24 photo opportunities per expensive roll.) And it was glorious.

Why is this suddenly on my mind? I was browsing through my backup CDs from more than a decade ago (I could go back even further, but computers can't accommodate any of my floppy or zip disks anymore.) I found all kinds of nonsense. My first ever conversation with Sexy Nerd was saved, which seems like a wonderfully romantic bonus of meeting your soulmate online...until you actually read through it and cringe each time you said something stupid, dorky, or flirty in a way that no one should ever be. I was pretty much cringing through the entire conversation and can't bear to read it ever again.

I also found one of my most quintessentially 90s things - Paintbrush "artwork" that I'd saved (because, obviously, why wouldn't you save your Paintbrush drawings?) You know Paintbrush was awesome because Blogger was able to upload all 17 in just a few seconds.

Bonus points to anyone who can figure out what each picture is supposed to be. Enjoy!




The poor little guy looks so happy!