14 Things That Will Turn 20 in 2014

Why should Buzzfeed be the only nostalgic site that makes you feel old? I'm currently mentally time-traveling back to 1994 to relive all of the things that defined a year in which I started to come of age. And by "come of age," I mean "hit the wall of puberty like a crash-test dummy."

1. Speed - Sandra Bullock made a bus jump off a highway ramp. And Los Angeles public transit is never the same.

2. Dave Matthews Band's "What Would You Say" - An anthem for the summer before I became a high school freshman.

3. The wedding of Billy Campbell and Alison Parker on Melrose Place - Because weddings in which the bride ditches the groom by jumping out of a window after learning her dad molested her are the best!

4. Forrest Gump - Life is like a box of chocolates...shit gets old and expires, and you can only enjoy it for so long.

5. Friends - The Central Perk gang came into our living rooms for the first time, and it was instant love. Could we have been any more infatuated with this lovable group of Manhattanites?

6. Torvill and Dean at the Winter Olympics - ...And inspired my mom to buy the double-VHS set of the sporting event just to replay their beautiful ice dance over and over. And over. (BONUS: Nancy Kerrigan gets beaten up)

7. The O.J. Simpson freeway chase - My friend's 8th grade graduation party was overshadowed by the live news footage of this development leading up to the court case of the decade.

8. Pulp Fiction - Welcome back, John Travolta. Enjoy it while it lasts.

9. Kurt Cobain's death - Pretty much ending the Era of Grunge.

10. The wedding of Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley - Even the Melrose Place writers couldn't have come up with something as bizarre as this.

11. This song:

12. Wes Craven's New Nightmare - The first movie I saw in a theater by myself. Shout-out to the multiplex at Cross County!

13. The Lion King - Hakuna matata y'all.

14. Four Weddings and a Funeral - America, meet Hugh Grant. Hugh Grant, America.

What else am I missing?


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