Thursday, November 20, 2008

It Was 1991

Two of my besties--"Frita" over at My Myriad Life and "Predo" at Spartacus Wore a Skirt posted their high school photos last week.  Always willing to make a total ass out of myself (though usually I do it without trying), I will introduce you to mine.  

BUT!  Allow me to set the stage.

Things That Make You Go Hmm was a hit, as was Hush Hush by Paula Abdul.  And for the white trash in me, Signs by Tesla was also in the top 100 that year ...  I had just turned 17 and went to a restaurant with my family for dinner.

This is my lovely Gam ... excuse the photo quality, but it was 1991 peeps.  Please note the keyhole opening in her top, the stylish jacket thrown over her shoulders and the ever present glass of "chablis."  LOVE HER and I'm glad to hear you guys did too!  

And then there was her granddaughter.  

Who never met a bottle of Aussie Scrunch Spray she didn't like.  She also never met a pair of tweezers she DID like because look at those brows (Digs, don't you say a WORD about that picture of us in Berkeley!)  

Oh my ...

Two questions:

1)  How did I walk upright with that hair?
2)  WHAT FFFFFFFFF was I thinking?!

I feel naked now ... and totally not in a good way.

Hold me.


Molly said...

It could be worse. Trust me on this. And that's all I'm willing to say.

belladella said...

You are gorgeous! And let me tell you it could be way worse. Way worse!

I have a beautiful coworker who has natural spiral curls, sort of big hair for this day in age, but pretty. Yesterday we went across the street to a deli for lunch and she was standing at the soda machine and thought someone was beside her so she said pardon me- turns out it was her hair! Ha. We laughed about it all day.

Big Hair Envy said...

I. Want. THAT. Hair.

I failed miserably in the '80's. Is big hair making a comeback? PLEASE tell me no. I don't want to re-live that awful chapter in my life.

Predo said...




I opened your blog while listening to Notorious by Duran-Duran - Fitting, right?

So, I am free all week-end! Come over for lemon drops and maybe a little perm! I can slap the salon together in no time!!!!!

Seriously. No, really. Seriously. No, really! I have lemon drops!!! and of course spiral curlers......and I have Aussie- IN A PUMP BOTTLE!!! You know you want it, don't front!!

You saw my photo - Pah-LEEEEZE SISTA!!! You were FABULOUS AND SPICY - TWO OF MY FAVORITE THINGS!!!! (just tell me you didn't wear "in living color" spandex!!!)

Candy said...

i would have committed murder for that hair in 1991.

Anonymous said...

Dude. We all had that hair, or at least STRIVED for it. I was actually thinking that your picture is pretty awes. Total cutie!
We are the same age and trust when I say that you were FIIIIIINE. It would only take a posting of my own Glamour Shot to prove this theory correct. Trust.


Frita said...

OMG you HOTTIE!!! I've never seen that picture before. Where or where have you been hiding that little piece of lusciousness?

The 80's are making a comeback you know. I'd start growing out my hair if I were you!

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

You guys are the sweetest peeps ever! Not that I didn't know that already, but STILL. Me, my 90's bangs and can of Aqua Net THANK YOU!

And welcome to Auntiepeep! I think we need to see that Glamour Shot miss thang.

Lys said...

OK, SSG - stunning. Girl, I would have killed a wench for that hair - it's "Show Quality". I can think of a few show dancers that might have been impressed with the height factor.