Fear Street and Goosebumps

Hello friends!

I had my third boot camp class tonight!  Tonight’s class was actually pretty killer, and I thought I may die several times.  It was such a good workout, and definitely one I would never complete on my own.  The instructor was hardcore.  I will be sad when my TeamBuy coupon is all used up, because the class on its own is pretty expensive, and with a gym membership as well, it’s not really in my workout budget.  Ho hum.

Oh and I made sure I was stocked up on hair elastics so I didn’t have a repeat situation of my first time

Triple Threat

Here’s hoping to no kinky necks!

In Other News…

Looky looky who I found!

R.L. freakin’ Stine.  On Twitter.

Anybody remember this guy?  Let me help you out.

And also…


I definitely grew up in the thick of the R.L. Stine phase and was a HUGE fan.  I was a bit too old for Goosebumps when they started coming out, so I didn’t really get very into them, but you can bet I read every Fear Street book!  On the books front, R.L. Stine was a major player for me once I graduated from reading Babysitter’s Club (that is a story for another post) and before I moved on to Christopher Pike books.

Fear Street will always hold a special place in my heart.  I still have all the books, on a shelf in our extra bedroom.

Teenage Suspense-fest

My brother Eric was actually reading some of them recently while he was visiting.  I was excited to introduce a new generation to the greatness of the Stine 🙂

I love that R.L. Stine is now accessible, because I had a burning question for him that has been bothering my Bestie Lisa and I for years.

Catsuits!  The females in his books were always wearing catsuits!  Who wears a catsuit?!  Weird…

I guess in R.L. Stine’s defense, he doesn’t exactly look like the type of guy who would be very knowledgeable on tween fashion.

(source)

Just sayin…

Besides the catsuit references, I especially loved the way every chapter would end with a HUGE climax, and then it would turn out to be pretty anticlimactic.

One of my faves…

“She picked up the phone and it EXPLODED in her hand!”

CHAPTER ENDS.

“It took her a moment to realize the phone was just ringing.”

Shmanyway, I was excited to find R.L Stine on Twitter…and that is kind of an understatement.  I immediately had to tell my Bestie Lisa.

And oh, she remembered the catsuits.

Word.  I totally wanted to be those girls with the catsuits and the chokers and the hair scrunchies.  Epitome of cool.

Onto Eats

I  managed to stay on the healthy bandwagon today, except for lunch.

My Office bestie came in with her little baby Hudson, so another coworker and I hit up the cafeteria across the street with her and her babes for some lunch action.

Lunch Action

I was planning on just getting the salad bar…but then the pasta started calling my name, and I caved.  It was alright.  Not as creamy as I expected, but that was a good thing!  And though Caesar salad is my least fave kind of salad, it was pretty good.  And the company was fab also.

Baby Action...or Non Action

He’s getting so big already!  So cute.

The rest of my meals today were pretty decent health-fests…

Waffle Party!

Toasted whole wheat waffles topped with peanut butter and banana, and a little bit of “pure” maple syrup for breakfast.

And for dinner…

Naanny

Naan bread pizza!  Ando wasn’t feeling the naan pizza, so this was a solo meal pour moi.  I topped my naan with Prego pasta sauce, fresh spinach, mozzarella cheese and sliced green pepper and baked it for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees.

Delish.  And any green pepper that did not make it onto the pizza quickly made its way into my belly before the pizza was even out of the oven.  I just couldn’t wait to eat.

Time to wind down before bed.  Catcha lata!

Questions of the evening

  • Were you a Goosebumps gal, or did you have a Fear Street Fetish?
  • What is your favourite R.L. Stine book?
    I really liked the Fear Street Trilogy – First Horror/Second Horror/Third Horror, and Goodnight Kiss because it was about vampires.  And the lifeguard one.  So many.
  • What is your favourite book from when you were a kid/tween?
    Mine was Remember Me by Christopher Pike. LOVED that book. I have read it at least a billion times.

CHAPTER ENDS.

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24 responses to “Fear Street and Goosebumps

  1. When you wrote “R.L freakin Stine” I laughed — that’s what I thought when I saw him in your tweet last night!

    YO! Do you remember when some of the book covers came out w shiny “Goosebumps” font? I treasured those.

    My favourite one? The one about the crazed doll/ dummy. The “Night of the living Dummy”. I read them all – my book shelf looked exactly the same as yours. I wish I still had em!

  2. HAHA Oh my gosh thank you so much for pointing out that R.L. Stein has a Twitter! I’m on my way to add him right now 😀

    My favoriteeee books by him were the Goosebumps books that let you pick the ending to your stories and skip to certain pages to find it. I remember being so scared that I couldn’t even continue reading!

  3. I can’t believe you still have all the Fear Street books! That’s intense. haha!

  4. Wow I lovedddd this post!! Such a throwback. I am going to follow him on twitter now, thanks for the heads up 🙂
    There are too many to choose from.. I could never pick my favorite! And I actually have never heard of Fear Street..odd?

    • Fear Street came out about 10 years before Goosebumps, so that is probably why! Goosebumps were slightly more juvenile than Fear Street, I think he was trying to draw in a younger audience. Obviously worked 🙂

  5. Oh RL Stine!!! This post really brought back some memories. I’m pretty sure I’ve read at least 80% of the books pictured. I don’t think I have all of my old Fear Street books anymore. I wonder what happened to them. It would be interesting to pick one up again to read and see what I think of them now.

  6. Ohhh my goodness. I used to watch Goosebumps on YTV and it scared the bejesus out of me. I think I still have some of the books that I read too. Maybe he’ll write some new Goosebumps for our generation 🙂
    My favourite book(s) as a kid was the Babysitters Club series, obviously! Those books were amazing. I want to dig one up and read it again.
    That pizza looks fantastic. Whenever I make pizza, I’m always sad with how fast I eat it.

  7. Goosebumps gave me nightmares. I’m not kidding. My mom used to get mad at me for reading the books because of how effing freaked I’d get at night.

  8. I read both. I was OBSESSED!!!! And my fave was def the trilogy! So funny you write this. My sister found my collection a few weeks ago at my parents house. Those were the days …. LOVED Fear Street!

  9. I totally forgot about his books. They were huge here too! I was all about the Babysitter’s Club though. lol I wanted to be them! hehe! Great eats too! Have a fab weekend!! 🙂

    • Don’t even get me started on the Babysitter’s Club. I loved those books so much I started my OWN Babysitter’s club! I wanted to be them too! Except Kristy and Mary-Anne. Mainly just Dawn, Claudia and Stacey (without diabetes)

  10. ha! This is too funny. I LOVED Fear Street too, and I could never get into Goosebumps. I remember being in middle school and borrowing books from friends so I could read all of the Fear Street series. ahh- good times 😛

  11. RL Stine has a twitter. That is life changing. I need to follow him asap. I loved his books, and when they had the TV show I watched it all the time. I was more of a goosebumps girl because I had to share my books with my brothers.

  12. Oh man, I actually don’t think I ever read any of those books! I hated scary things when I was younger haha. When I was really young I loved the Boxcar Children series! I remember learning how to read “chapter books” with those 🙂

  13. I cannot BELIEVE you found R.L Stine on Twitter…and asked him a Q! Love it! 😛

  14. I used to love RL Stine books, especially Goosebumps. I love that you tweeted that question to him!!

  15. I never read R.L. Stein books really but I was pretty into the Christopher Pike books. I think Remember Me was my fav too. Was that the one with the cancer patients? If it was I think I liked it because it had romance in it. I think I was destined to like to read more about love, not war (or horror in this case).
    Yay! I love it when my ridiculously cute baby makes it into your post. It was a great lunch! I hope we keep up going out together for lunches throughout the year.

    • Ah, that would be The Midnight Club by Christopher Pike! I loved that one too. Remember Me was the one where the girl was pushed off a balcony and died, and then she came back as a ghost to find her killer.
      Trust me, you know I love the love. Fear Street had a bit of teen romance in it too, but I don’t think Goosebumps really did. Probably another reason why I didn’t really get into those.
      He is ridiculously cute! And I agree! It would be aweosme if we could make it once a month 🙂

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