Friday, May 21, 2010

flashback on a friday: awkward teenager edition


Featuring Me
(because today feels like a good day to publicly humiliate myself)

That picture was taken with an actual Polaroid camera
(not just edited to look like it was taken with a Polaroid camera).

First Dance 1985
That means seventh grade, in the fall (I'm assuming, since I see pumpkins)

That's my friend, Rebecca. It was probably her idea to go.
I know I didn't dance with anyone.
And I'm pretty sure I didn't hate dances after this because I went to one in eighth grade too.
After that one, I did hate dances.

Here's the same picture, just zoomed in a little bit.



I'm not sure if you can tell, but I have on a sweater vest.
I remember that it was white with some kind of pink and blue pattern.
And I loved those shoes.

The best part of the outfit has to be my Swatch watch.
I had two or three.
I'm sure I chose that one because it matched my sweater vest.

See how I look at least three inches shorter than Rebecca?
That would all change in just a year and a half.
The summer after eighth grade, I lost a lot of weight and I gained a lot of inches in height.

I went from being short and chubby awkward to being tall and skinny awkward.
Oh, the joys of junior high.

Happy Friday!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I absolutely remember those shoes because now I have a navy pair just like them!

colds1 said...

I love that the classiest backdrop they could find for these dance pictures was the double doors!

steph said...

OMG! Rebecca would probably kill you for posting that picture! So funny! You are a brave woman to share this on the internets.

Dan said...

Brave is Cathy's middle name!

Dan said...

Sorry, I was wrong. Her real middle name is Ann. (Cathy Brave Olds does have a nice ring to it though, doesn't it?)