Steven: Dude, do you know what you're getting into?
Sean: Yeah! A lotta free food!
Steven: Just remember, you get what you pay for.
Niki: Oh, don't look so shocked. Even the shallow pray.
Niki: I'm sixteen years old. I don't wanna spend the rest of my life in hospitals. I'm scared and I don't want to die...
Time Capsule by Leona Nuss
Over a Great Wall by Gus
Everything Falls Apart by Russell Simins
All I Wanna Do by Sue Ann Carwell
Niki: It keeps droning in my head like some endless remix of a Ricky Martin song.
Singer Ricky Martin was skyrocketing in popularity at the time. A former lead singer of the vocal group Menudo, his Latin dance-pop records of the time were the type that were likely to remixed into long dance versions for play in nightclubs and such.
Niki: All I need is a spicy tuna roll and some veggie tempura.
Items likely to be found in a sushi, bar, though the tempura in this case would be vegetables dipped in batter and deep friend instead of seafood.
Alecia: Too bad. You could have been Moldy Spice.
Another Spice Girls reference. All of the women in the group took a nickname with "Spice" in it, including Scary Spice, Sporty Spice, Posh Spice, Baby Spice and Ginger (originally Sexy) Spice.
Cris: ...she walked up to me and said my Garanimals were so over.
Garanimals is a clothing line for children with mix-and-match combinations that are indicated by tags on the clothing featuring cartoon animals.
Cris: Who needs Yahoo when you got Sierra.
Yahoo was at the time probably the best-known of the internet search engines and they provide other internet services also.
Niki: ...our Not Martha Stewart cooking club.
Martha Stewart is America's leading how-to guru for homemaking, cooking, gardening, arts & crafts, etc. Some say, though, that she promotes a relentless standard of perfectionism, which is probably why the girls formed a "Not Martha Stewart" club.
Niki: The thing appeared mysteriously. I figure it'll disappear mysteriously, much like the Spice Girls.
For anyone with a short memory, the Spice Girls were five young, sexy British girls who were recruited to form a dance-pop band with a (supposedly) new-feminist outlook. Their first record releases, helped along tremendously by videos and tons of publicity, were world-wide smashes and they were the hottest act in show business for a while. But they always had their detractors who derided the group as manufactured and questioned their musical talent. By 2000, though they were still together in a slightly altered form, the Spice Girl boom was pretty much over.