Stayin alive, class of 95!

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As it seems to happen so often these days, I found myself involved in a chat on Twitter about high school graduations and such, and soon a meme was born. Liz, from A Belle, A Bean & A Chicago Dog is hosting the first (annual?) “I was a #SeniorHottie” We're just group of folks who are finding, scanning and posting some selected photos from their own good ol' days. Go grab a few and post your own and link up! The linky will be open until Monday!

And so here are mine.

It's hard to choose, actually, and a lot of mine have been scrapbooked and are in albums, which made scanning a little more challenging.

I don't know why I've kept this ID card. It's the only one I still have, but thought it was a cute bit of ephemera to include! ๐Ÿ™‚

My co-worker saw this pic and said “Awww, doing homework!” But no, I was working on something SO much more important… making a mix tape! (Or as the really cool kids called them, a mixx tape) Please note the super awesome waterbed and giant crayon bank.

I swear I went to junior prom with Shaggy from Scooby Doo! A friend from my job at the movie theater, he fell asleep under the table. Not drunk or anything, just bored, I guess. Yeah.
Lovely gold shoes from Payless and gigantic updo from Awe-dacious hair salon.

The worst of my 4 years' photos, junior year. Awesome tail o' hair, right? I only had three ear piercings then, and would add 4 more before the end of the year. The dress I'm wearing was a mid-calf length empire waisted flannel thing. The epitome of girly grunge, or something. That moon necklace is still in my jewelry box as I type this…

I think we took this pic to send to my grandma to show her how tall I was compared to my mom. My hair is in my favorite style of the time, little half-up pigtail things, and I'm sporting my pseudo-feminist pro-choice t-shirt and Doc Marten mary janes. And my mom has a cigarette! I often forget that she even smoked, even though she did just that for the VAST majority of my life. She didn't quit until 2004, and she quit so that the doctors would let her give me a kidney. (She's pretty much a badass, even in those glasses that are eating her face)

I was in band. Yeah, baby. I wasn't cut out for marching band though. This entire parade, I pretended to play because I hadn't been able to memorize the Star Spangled Banner. Continuing the previous photo's trend of accessories eating people, that headband is taking over the world, and I remember that I intentionally didn't tuck in the back of my shirt.

Manners are important, but when Max graduates (kindergarten, junior high, high school, med school whatever) I shall remind him, no matter what, NOT to thank the person handing him the diploma. Because if you do, you get a photo of yourself sticking your tongue out when the photographer clicks on the “Thh”. Exhibit A:
I do however, still love those shoes! ^^ I called them my wicked witch shoes and L-O-V-E-D them!

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  1. Love it lady! You had so many pics! And you are absolutely adorable!

    And seriously? What's not to love about wicked witch shoes?! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Oh you're a riot, I can tell just by looking at these pictures. In a good way of course.

  3. What an amazing story about your mom and you look great in your pics! I always wanted a waterbed, and a tail.

  4. OMG – how cute were you!
    I so remember those moon necklaces and flannel shirts/dresses.
    I think it's hilarious you pretended to play while in the band.
    That's classic.

  5. Fabulous! I remember when it was totally uncool to tuck in the back of your shirt. My son had his shirt like that the other day and I told him he looked like a dork. Then I realized that I used to do that too!

  6. I love that you marched with the band but didn't play! Classic.

    You were so cute!

  7. I love that you marched with the band but didn't play! Classic.

    You were so cute!

  8. I love that you marched with the band but didn't play! Classic.

    You were so cute!

  9. Love the pictures. I pretended to play the flute in the marching band too. Memorization was a killer for me. Ahhh! And the mixx tape! So fun.

  10. I just learned A LOT about you in this post! Love it! And you are still just as adorable and you have a wonderful smile! Love all the pics, thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. LOL at you going to prom with Shaggy from Scooby Doo. If that was really the case then, true to form, he probably fell asleep (under the table!?) because he was stoned.

    Fun trip down memory lane!

  12. Oh I so want to be your friend!!!!!!

    I loved all your pictures, you were a HOTTIE!
    This is such a fun project to see where we all came from!!

  13. That is SO funny. You're hilarious! I've got the same thank you graduation picture. And also one of me tripping as I walked on stage and it looks like I was taking a bow.

  14. I just laughed out loud at my computer!!! ha ha ha. I love the tail photo and I ADORE the grad pic but you seriously made me guffaw at faking the star spangled banner! love it! you rock girl!

  15. LOVE the tail pic!! and the gold shoes!! and I think I had a moon necklace like that!! sadly, I no longer have it… *tear*

    AWESOME post! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. OMG LOVE it! You know what I just remembered? And I can't remember the time frame, but those "tails" and people putting beads on them?

    I so love going back and seeing all the old school pics and the trends!

  17. I love the bangs (just tweeted about them), I was in marching band, too, and you totally took me back about tucking in just the front of our shirts!

    God, we were lame!

    Thanks so, so much for linking up!

  18. Do you know that I still have my friend's tail. She cut it at my house one night and I put it in a baggy. I've kept it for 22 years. I have no idea why.
    Love the pictures! I think you should keep the necklace and give it to your daughter or daughter in law to be to wear on her wedding day. Something old. Do it without cracking a smile and see if they'll do it. lol

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