Thanks a million to A.L. Waddington for stopping by this week and talking about her new EVE series. There were some fantastic answers to her question — If you were to live in two different time periods, what two eras would you choose and why? — with the most popular being the 1920s, 1960s, and Recency England. Huzzah for Jane Austen!
(I just picked the winners of her ESSENCE giveaway out of a nice blue bowl, so Tiffany Dominguez, Emily Charpentier, and Cosegrove Julia, check your email shortly.)
For me, being a woman made A.L.’s question more difficult. As romantic as Regency England sounds, being forced to marry for money sounds like Hell on Earth, and I treasure not having to walk outside to use the bathroom.
The Roaring ’20s is tempting, but personally I’d jump past World War II and go for the 1950s — poodle skirts and the birth of Rock & Roll, baby!
Then for my second option, I’m going to say the 1990s. Yes, the 1990s. True, I was a teenager then, so perhaps I was just sheltered … but that was before the real estate bubble burst, before 9/11 changed everything, and before social media turned privacy into a dirty word. We still had these cool new things called “Instant Messaging” and “E-mail,” putting us in touch with the world like never before, but we didn’t eat dinner with our smart phones in our laps, and our children weren’t tweeting with total strangers (or schoolyard bullies).
Plus, we still had modern medicine, hot water still came with the turn of a knob, and MTV actually played music videos. What wasn’t to love?