11 Times As Told By Ginger Got Real

11 Times As Told By Ginger Got Real

Someone once told me the grass is much greener on the other side...

Someone once told me the grass is much greener on the other side...

1. When Carl and Hoodsey's teacher, Ms. Gordon, passed away.

*The voice actress for Ms. Gordon, Kathleen Freeman, passed away shortly after post-production

2. When Darren cheated on Ginger

This is the one episode where Dodie actually did the right thing by calling Darren out on his growing feelings for someone else. He had to be the one tell Ginger the truth.

3. And then dumped her to date a cheerleader

Ginger and Darren were supposed to be forever! Let's be real, Simone never would have given Darren a second glance if he wasn't on the football team (or if he still had his headgear).

4. All the times Ginger's father doesn't show

It's pretty clear that Ginger's father, Jonas, walked out on them leaving Lois to be a single working mom. In the episode Hello Stranger, it was particularly heartbreaking when Jonas doesn't show up to Ginger's poetry reading, especially since the poem is obviously about an absentee parent.

5. When Ginger wrote the poem And She Was Gone poem and everyone was convinced she was depressed

I'm not gonna lie, this poem was pretty dark, and the rendition of the poem at the end was just plain creepy- definitely the darkest episode of the whole show.

6. When the nurses went on strike and Lois had to clean houses for money

Lois was willing to do anything for her family, and even though Ginger thought cleaning houses was below her mother, Lois never batted an eye.

7. When Carl didn’t want Jonas to come for Thanksgiving

Ginger definitely forgave Jonas much easier than Carl did, which is evident in how she kept trying to incorporate him into her life. The conflict between Carl, Ginger, and their father made for quite the awkward Thanksgiving dinner and a tough episode.

8. When we found out how miserable Courtney’s home life was

"Sometimes she gets a little caught up in herself and needs to be reminded she has children." - Courtney Gripling (referring to her mother)

9. When Courtney’s father gets arrested and her family loses all of their money

Courtney's dad was a white collar criminal- who knew?

10. When Macie’s parents forget her birthday

And then when they found out, they began to treat her like a toddler instead of a thirteen-year-old, and Macie, who was so starved for attention, didn't even care.

11. When they had to watch the “puberty video” in gym class

I'm pretty sure this was the worst part of middle school for everyone. Macie and Ginger's faces say it all.

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A Letter To My Go-To Aunt

Happiness is having the best aunt in the world.

I know I don't say it enough, so let me start off by saying thank you.

You'll never understand how incredibly blessed I am to have you in my life. You'll also never understand how special you are to me and how much I love you.

I can't thank you enough for countless days and nights at your house venting, and never being too busy when I need you. Thank you for the shopping days and always helping me find the best deals on the cutest clothes. For all the appointments I didn't want to go to by myself. Thank you for making two prom days and a graduation party days I could never forget. Thank you for being overprotective when it comes to the men in my life.

Most importantly, thank you for being my support system throughout the numerous highs and lows my life has brought me. Thank you for being honest even when it isn't what I want to hear. Thank you for always keeping my feet on the ground and keeping me sane when I feel like freaking out. Thank you for always supporting whatever dream I choose to chase that day. Thank you for being a second mom. Thank you for bringing me into your family and treating me like one of your own, for making me feel special because you do not have an obligation to spend time with me.

You've been my hero and role model from the time you came into my life. You don't know how to say no when family comes to you for help. You're understanding, kind, fun, full of life and you have the biggest heart. However, you're honest and strong and sometimes a little intimidating. No matter what will always have a special place in my heart.

There is no possible way to ever thank you for every thing you have done for me and will continue to do for me. Thank you for being you.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.



You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.


You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.


The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers


You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.


The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"


The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution


This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi


Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters


You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs


Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.



Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets


Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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