4.15.2008

way back... wednesday

Back when scarves and bows were THE thing! My word... do you see the size of that scarf! I was actually picked as best dressed! What were they thinking?

That hair... that perm... oh yeah NOW a bit reminiscent of bozo the clown! The cream tights... I wore tights constantly! Tights... flats... big hair... big bows... big shoulder pads... white socks with black loafers... pleated pants... all rounded out the 80's... I was a graduate of 89.

Friendswood High School... go Mustangs! We had lived in Corpus Christi my entire life... only to move right before freshman year! Crusher! That was difficult! Even as a fairly "with it" adult... well I think I am... I can still admit... that WAS tough! I did make my way though... made some great friends and some silly memories! Oh and maybe I did a few stupid things too... right mom & dad!

My favorite subject in HS was English... loved writing...my most dreaded... could not stand... could not get... History! My brain just can not wrap around all those dates and events. Still can't!

There are those who said they would love to go back to high school... I am not one of those people... no thanks. Too many hormones... too much drama... too much homework! Would you go back (do it over) if you could... the whole high school thing?


p.s. sorry David (the male best dressed)... if by some crazy, far out, nutty, chance you were to see this. He WAS the "hip" guy... always had style.

17 comments:

Gini said...

I am not even "going there". High School days?? Yuck. Glad you got a kick out of my Freak-Me-Out Friday post!!! I love this post - how we change.....how it all comes back.....WOW

Lanny said...

Oh My, how funny is that. you were even cute back then,perm and all...


Hugs! Lanny

CourtneyP said...

Too funny, I graduated in '88, and foundly remember tights and loafers. I still get memory rushes from the songs.... funny how all of that is coming back. There is a college aide in my sons preschool and she is dressed head to toe in '80's clothes! Too funny, and I am with you.... I would not want to go back .

Melissa Ellen said...

I'm so thankful high school is over! I never want to go back. It wasn't all bad, but it wasn't the best time of my life either.

You were too dang cute then too! I didn't like trying to remember dates either. I liked learning history, but dates just throw me for a loop...

You are such a dear friend! Thanks for everything, I so mean it!

Big ol' jar of love headed your way!

dragonflyjourneys4women said...

I recently reconnected with some of my high school friends. THAT was fun, but I wouldn't want to go back to that AGE for all the tea in China! Love your picture - you look just like Elizabeth Shue in Adventures in Babysitting... http://youtube.com/watch?v=Nly-bfguf4k!!

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

see giddy me... I look like Elizabeth Shue! I'll take it! that clip is great! thanks!

Amy said...

I was in high school during that time too...I remember saying...I will never ever stop 'pegging' my pants...goodness! What were we thinking?

You were very stylish! Oooo-la-la!

Kellan said...

You were a-dorable!!! No - I would not want to go back and do HS over again. I was not good at History either - still not good at helping my kids with their History.

Have a good day - Kellan

cjs said...

you DO look like elizabeth shue in that pic!

writing was my favorite as well!

Hipmomofboyz said...

You are so funny. I too had the Way to BIG TEXAS hair. In my prom picture I have my bangs in a i sausage roll and a big black satan bow in the back. And to think I thought I was all that and a bag of chips....lol
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Trish said...

I'm a 1989 grad too. Would I go back? -- only if I had the life knowledge that I have now and there would have to be some promise that I wouldn't have to take any math classes. If I could do HS over again I definitely would have studied more; got involved in what I wanted instead of what the crowd dictated; would include some people that didn't deserve to be excluded and would definitely do without the drama.

Jennifer DeDonato said...

I had the big hair and it was so "in"...I thought I had it going on! Toooo funny

Honorary Indian said...

Oh, yeah. Big hair. Big bows. True signs of the 80s. Girl, you were stylin' and profilin'!!!!!!!

Yes, it was a Walk to Emmaus I was on this weekend. Yes, there is one in July that I would LOVE to sponsor you for.

How cool would that be to tell people we met via BLOGLAND?!

The internet can be used for good ater all...

XO!

One Wired Woman said...

Those were the days! I had that same "Molly Ringwald" curly bob... except you were in high school and I was in college. Love the scarf... you little best dressed girl! ~Jill

Liz said...

What a fun picture! You were seriously stylin!

rachel carlson said...

SERIOUSLY, did you SAY corpus christi??!! i'm from a very small town just northeast of cc, i'm sure you know it, odem, TX! i'm an '87 graduate and very familiar with the stylings of coolness! LOVE that scarf - hee, hee! cheers, rachel in colorado

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Gypsy at Heart said...

Not in a million years. I like this time and this place I am in too much. That photo is so much fun. Does it ever take me back. Like you, I wore lots of tights and long white shirts and the perennial flat. I adored the shoulder pad look then. The bigger the better. I wonder how that is even possible to conceive of now. Great way back Wednesday.