“Jocelyn let me use her Body Shop Fuzzy Peach perfume in the girls’ bathroom once when we had both sneaked in there to make feeble attempts at mascara application, but that was about as close as we ever got to being friends. Our lives were at once parallel and intersected – we went to the same high school and graduated the same year, and later we lived three train stops away from each other in Brooklyn. But when she died suddenly in a car accident last week, it didn’t seem right to do anything other than mourn. I might not have mourned for her, exactly, neither a friend nor an enemy but a fellow grad of a close-knit suburban high school, but I mourned for the mutual friends we had, the ones who started posting Facebook messages at 6 AM once the news broke about her death.”—Status Update: Jocelyn Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
If you grew up in the ’90s like I did, you are about to die of joy – the TeenNick channel is resurrecting some of its best programming, with classic episodes of Clarissa Explains It All, All That, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, and other popular shows. The new programming block, “The ’90s Are All That,” will air on the channel between midnight and 2 AM, perfect time for 20somethings with insomnia to catch up on their favorite nostalgia programs.