Strolling through the campus store, searching for twizzlers and diet coke to beat the jet lag that is still clinging to my brain, the continuous stream of pop music that pours out of the speakers stopped me dead in my tracks.
"Candy" by Mandy Moore. I was 10 when this song came out, and I wanted to be Mandy Moore. I heard it playing today and had this intense desire to have a sleepover and paint someone's nails and french braid hair while talking about the cute boys in class. I was a middle school girl again, and I just had to find the video.
The green beetle. The tank tops. The colors. The choreography. It is so nineties. I had to share.