Thursday, June 5, 2008

High School Flashback

Time for some humiliation fun!


Where should I begin..........the giant irridescent bow, the perfectly dyed to match shoes, the bright pink nails, that poof on my head or those sleeves?? Let's pause a moment to take it all in. Now, please, stop laughing I have more entertainment pics for you!




Don't ya just love the background on all of these? It's all so breath taking. Now to dissect some more.

What exact shade of white would you say I am? Good thing I live in Florida or else I'd be really white. And for whatever reason, the photographer would not let my hand be on top....didn't he know I had beautiful pink nails to show off. Really, he wouldn't let me. I moved my hand after he posed us and he came back and changed it. Chauvinist pig!!



Look! I got a tan while walking from station 1 to station 2. I love Florida! This picture was in one of those plastic key chains. You remember them, go ahead admit it! Finally, you can see my beautiful nails. Don't you love how we're not looking directly at the camera.....it makes it seem like such a candid picture - not posed!! Let's move on.......


Senior Prom! The theme: "Moonlight & Roses". What? You didn't get that from the background? What do I love about this one? The natural pose, of course. I always stand by my man like that! Again, I'm a little white and I still couldn't get away from that shade of pink nail polish. At least my hair poof is a little smaller. And I only have partial bangs - love it!!

The funniest thing in this picture is the story of my man's vest. He went and picked it out All. By. Himself. And then he told his Mom and I that he picked out a vest with "silver spermy things" on it. I was sooooo dreading what I would see when he picked me up. Apparently, "silver spermy things" is man code for paisley!!

Well, that's enough humiliation fun for today!

128 comments:

Keeper Of All Things said...

Adorable!!!

I dont think you guys have changed that much at all. Except his hair looks a lil high on top.

P.S. He loves you... said...

Great post!
Those were the dayz we live for ...what happened to getting dolled up?!

Ok, Where Was I? said...

Great photos! Spermy things--LOL. I so forgot about those shoes that you could die to match. They were all satiny and got snags the second you even looked at them.

marky said...

oh yes the first dress is the best!!
I am pretty sure I have a few of those photos hidden away somewhere!

Valarie said...

Oh I am loving that last dress! Those puffy sleeves are great! :o)

insane mama said...

Moonlight and Roses has got to be my favorite! The decorating committe even put a rose around the moon.. nice touch! and that dress, ah it's to die for.

By The Seat Of My Pants said...

If we could only be that coordinated now...

World's Greatest Mommy said...

Nice post,and awesome photos! Love the dresses. You had a nice variety. The spermy thing is hilarious. Guys!

Jamie in RoseCottage said...

Loved it! The hair, the poofy dresses, the extremely awkward poses, the cheesy backgrounds! And yes, I had a plastic photo keychain.

Muthering Heights said...

I LOVE these! Great pics!!

Bethany said...

I love the "spermy things"! That is hilarious! Great pics!

Heather said...

I. love. your. blog. Seriously. It's bookmarked now and everything.

These pictures are hysterical, and yet eerily familiar. I know those bangs. I used to aquanet mine up and then use the hairdryer to really set the hairspray. *shudder*

I can practically hear the Pretty In Pink soundtrack.

We are THAT Family said...

Is that the same guy in all the pics? I'm impressed. Way to stand by your man!

Love the hair, the bow, the whole thing!
Thanks for playing along and good luck on the Atari giveaway!

Tammy said...

Wow, the first photo.... the shiny dress and all. Had my ADD attention for at least a minute, then I had to refocus to read the rest of your post! Funny!

jennifer said...

OK, yes the bow was, um, yeah.

But how cool that all of your prom pics are with YOUR MAN. Your forever man. I just love a love story like that.

Regardless of the style, you were Gorgeous!

Be blessed.

Jen

Mrs. Romero said...

The bow on the green dress is killing me! I think I had the same one in coral....

Bahama Shores Mama: said...

Did the dyed shoes dye your feet? That was always happening to me!

Sue said...

OMG that is hilarious (sorry). But we all did it, and at the time, looked in the mirror and said "Oh, yeah."

mannequin said...

Oh dear! "Silver spermy things". Spermy is not a word that was allowed in our house, missy!

TJ said...

LOL Silver Spermy things... I admit paisley looks that way to me too!

I remember my friend had almost the exact same dress as your first photo! Why exactly were those fashionable???

I thought you two looked good in the second set of photos.

Oh and they were Penny Loafers! I still have em to this day! My parents paid $50 for them and made me swear to wear them and take care of them.

Ann(ie) said...

OMG!! How adorable were you??? What a fun flashback. I was never that skinny. ever.

my wonderful men... said...

Oh, I love old pictures and these are great!

I always say, if you changed your hair since these old pictures then your doing good! If not well we should talk.

Amy

ConversationsWithACupcake said...

How did iridescent bows EVER go out of style, again?

Thanks for sharing! It makes all of my photos feel all the better.

Saundra@An Italian Mama Gone Crazy said...

Why oh why did we all curl our hair and spray it with the curling iron still in it? Then... NOT BRUSH IT OUT!

I cringe every time I look at old photos.

Esther said...

I'm so glad that I seemed to have missed the worst of the 80's. Instead I can laugh at my sisters' photos.
I hope the photos were from the
80's or you've got some explaining to do.
OK, I guess tha 90's had some fashion crime too!

Tranquility said...

OMG - Silver Spermy Things?
I nearly fell out of my chair from laughing!!!

Really, the photos aren't as bad as you might think. The backgrounds are a bit cheesy, but typical of all school dances. And the dresses were, well, that WAS the style (at least you don't have to admit to being a clothing designer) - and the blue is a really pretty color. Luckily for you, YOU look great. MY dance photos on the other hand... well, that's another story!

trashalou said...

That was some serious hair happening there huh? Loving the bling clothes though.

Barb said...

I agree, the first dress is the bestest!

Marie said...

ROFL @ "Silver spermy things".

That really cheered me up this morning! Gotta love how those menfolk think.

xMx

Susan said...

Those are great! Takes me back to highschool. Seriously, I think all highschool photos looked the same.

Melanie said...

The days you want to remember or is it forget. Still it's memories just the same.

Astrid said...

LOL at "silver spermy things"!!!!!

I loved looking at your photos. I should see if I can dig up mine...I had a crazy hairdo for one dance that I wouldn't be caught dead wearing ever again. :)

Heather said...

You've got way more guts then I do. You won't be seeing the prom or homecoming pictures of the hubby and I any time soon! The sperm thing is so something my husband would say, too funny!!

Kimmie0270 said...

How sweet that you've been together for so long. Thanks for sharing those pictures.

jewelstreet said...

Ha! Great pics! Loved the commentary to go with them.

pink green & southern said...

I have the same exact pictures--well, almost the same! Do they still make kids do this at dances?!

HeatherY said...

Those are great! I love 'man speak' when it involves clothing descriptions. Spermy things lol!

Michelle said...

Wow. Our prom didn't have such ummm lovely background or repeated photos. Truly impressive. And that bow. Wow. I love it. I'm not going back to look at any of my pictures for certainty that they'll embarrass me! But I know in what decade you went to high school....

Creative Junkie said...

omgosh, those are funny!

Sigh - what were we thinking back then?

Jennifer said...

"Silver spermy things!" I'm laughing my butt off right now!! Great blast from the past! Enjoy your SITS spotlight!!

Honey Mommy said...

Those are some gorgeous dresses. I hope you still get them out from time to time just to wear around the house!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Great flashback. And more amazing - the length of time you have been with your husband. I remember the 80s well - not embarrassing, just the sign of the times. Great photos. Happy SITS day!

Sadiebug and her Mom said...

Wow, that took guts to post your high school photos. I'm not sure I would be that brave. Well done!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Spermy things? I need to clean my keyboard now.. I hope it still works after being sprayed with Diet Mt. Dew....

Happy SITS day!!!

Lula! said...

Hey--I call paisleys "sperm-a-ma-jigs!" I get your husband...I do.

And I loved the trip down memory lane...brought back memories of my own teal prom dress. I thought I was so 90210 back in the day. Sigh...

April said...

Oh, the memories your pictures bring to mind!! You're way braver than I am! I don't think I can muster up enough courage to show what I looked like back in my high school days. No siree!!!

Blicky Kitty said...

So fun! I think you looked totally cute. It's hard to get away with those retro fashions. I just think it's so neat the same guy is in every picture and you married him. Cue "Stairway to Heaven."

Wolf said...

haha. the memories...

i actually am not ashamed of my prom/homecoming pictures (at least not yet). now if you were to ask me about my sister's...she probably would be embarrassed... :)

Mrs. S said...

Luckily for me, I'm not old enough to have lived through the 90s prom scene! But I personally like the pink nails...at least they match.

Casey's trio said...

Gotta love the 80's! I've got some embarassing dance pictures also.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

My Christmas dress was similar to the first image but in Royal Blue. Had the shoes to match~sweet!

Karol said...

That's awesome. Oh, if only I had a scanner, the fun that could be had.... *sigh*

sassy stephanie said...

Ahh. Memories. Gotta love the 80s!

Cassandra said...

Oh my! It's so... Pretty in Pink-ish! You are totally rocking those puff sleeves.

ScrappinAway said...

Oh how cute! I had the last dress, but in red...it was really obnoxious! I may have to post some of my pics now! Good Times!

Grand Pooba said...

Ah, I love flashbacks! Those pictures are great!

Ashley. Unscripted... said...

LOVE the dyed to match shoes. I remember how you were screwed if it rained and your feet would be permanantly scarred.

koopermom said...

Isn't it funny how we thought we looked SO GOOD that night and now we look back and don't know whether to laugh or cringe???

Rhea said...

haha Love all the cute poses and outfits. Such a fun trip down memory lane. You guys are adorable.

Smoochiefrog said...

Those are great! When did you graduate? Those look like late 80's early 90's duds. (I have my own poofy hair prom pic from 91 myself.)

Heather said...

I would've killed for prom pictures like these, seriously!

My junior year, one of the chemistry teachers took all the prom pictures. She was *not* a professional photographer, by the way... So, she had us stand in front of a large window that had sheer curtains in front of it, and set up some lights behind her.

The end result? The lights showed up reflected in the glass behind us on either side, so it looks like some Truck of Doom is barreling towards us as we unknowingly stood there grinning for the camera. Oh, and she only shot in black and white, so the gorgeous, iridescent pink of my first ever prom dress is a flat, boring gray forever and ever in posterity...........

Then, senior year, we didn't even have the chem teacher to photograph us, so NO pictures at all!

Good thing my dad took a few rolls of my date and me before each of the proms, WHEW. Wouldn't want those crimes of fashion escaping undocumented out of the 80s...

Cheers!

Jaden Paige said...

Those are great memories! Don't worry, I'm not laughing- my Mom still has photos of me with semi-buzzcut hair that was dyed an orangey-yellow color. I have vowed not to laugh at anyone else's "pouf" after that hair mistake!

Have a great day, and congrats on being SITS featured!

Ronnica said...

Love all the poufyness!

cat said...

Thanks for the great laugh! Those were the days! Love the plain black dress though. You still have them around?

Tamie said...

that was a FABULOUS flashback! yikes...i'm not sure if i should be dragging out my old pictures...mine are all from college though (but just as scary, i think) thanks for the good monday morning chuckle!

a simple seeker said...

Nothing beats '80s style. :)

The Tripp Family said...

too funny! my favorite were the dyed shoes. So 'bridesmaid'

Mandy said...

That's great! I love old photos.

Marrdy said...

Very much Pretty In Pink or 16 Candles!

Laurel Plum said...

Those are really great photos! I suddenly have the urge to dig out my yearbooks and high school photo albums. I doubt I'll have the guts to share them as you did. But a trip down memory lane would be good for a few laughs and warm fuzzies to start the week off properly.

Elizabeth said...

Great photos! :) How does it happen that we never notice how ridiculous a trend is while we are in one? lol.

Elizabeth said...

Great photos! :) How does it happen that we never notice how ridiculous a trend is while we are in one? lol.

Legal Diva said...

My favorite is the last one- it reminds me of my own black & white with poofs number that I wore to my senior prom! Including the poof with side-angled bangs! Thanks for the trip down memory lane :)

Blessings Abound said...

Those are great! It's nice to see how your style has gradually went from total 80's into the 90's!

Laura said...

My favorite is definately the turqoise colored dress! haha!

And I've never heard paisley described like that!

mommaof4wife2r said...

super fun! i love the hot bangs!

Reluctant Housewife said...

I love old school prom fashions... I had a poofy floral dress for my prom - it looked like really ugly curtains, only in dress-form.

Braja said...

Ha! Ashley! Good comment....

Braja said...

I'm picturing those dyed feet

braja
http://lostandfoundinindia.blogspot.com

Momma Trish said...

Great pictures! Photographers always have this skill for most unnatural poses, don't they? I have a few pictures of me on my wedding day where our photographer got me to stand "just so" and photographed the dress from a variety of angles. I look like I have cramps! Heh!

Columbia Lily said...

OMG I am a high school teacher and I can SO SEE one of my kids calling paisly "silvery spermy things..." that is FREAKING AWESOME!!!!

Brandy said...

Spermy things...well better they are on the vest than other places...Monica Lewinsky anyone?!? Okay, that was just wrong.

Anyhoo...cute pictures!

Shannon said...

Cute post!

Brooke said...

OH that was a fun trip down memory lane! You are a good woman to share those with us. I SO remember those dyeables shoes or whatever they called them. I was too young and never had a need but I sure remember seeing them and dreaming of owning a pair.....lol

Rayna said...

Love the flashback! Looks like we went to school together, JK! Didn't everyone's prom look like that.
I've been snooping around and I feel like I know ya already.
It's been fun!

Noah's Mommy said...

The last one is my favorite by far....I think Tim Gunn would approve

Annikke said...

What a fun post! I cracked up at the "spermy things" vest - ha!

april kennedy said...

I will NEVER use the word Paisley AGAIN!

Love the dresses....look a lot like mine....late 80s!?

dddiva said...

LOLOL silver spermy things is too too funny.
You make an adorable couple, thanks for inviting us to laugh at (err totally meant with) you.
Adding you to my blog list for when you are over your block. ;)

Tabitha Blue said...

Haha, great post!!! Loved seeing your pics. LOL

meg said...

I'll have to agree that the first dress was pretty heinous, but your hair really wasn't that bad- head to TX to see seriously BIG HAIR!

Felicia Eis said...

LOL I Love it!

HAPPY SITStas DAY!!!! :D

Kat said...

I posted my prom picture from 1988 on my blog recently. I went with my high school crush. And he thought we were just friends. Recently, I tracked him down and told him that I was going to blog about that day...and about my lust for him...and I asked him how to pronounce some Greek recipe. He totally ignored my "confession" and just went on and on about the cooking. He must have been gay.

ChezChani said...

Thanks for those great pics. I never went to a prom nor did I go to schools that did that sort of thing. It's probably an American thing.

Amy said...

I love seeing old dance photos. Too cute :D

Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh yes, gotta love the old prom pics!!!!! Brings back memories. Congrats again on being featured.

Poetikat said...

Very funny. Good thing is, we all have those shots in our past, so we can only laugh so much before we remember our own humiliating photos and then we have to SHUT up.

My personal fave is the first one. I don't know whether it was the bow or the sleeves or the entire ensemble, but it was (I can't find the words).

Kat

Amanda-The Family News! said...

Oh I love these flashback posts!!!!

Heather said...

Awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Adrian said...

At least he's smiling. My husband never smiles in pictures - ever.

Michelle said...

Oh you are a brave girl for breaking out these bad boys! Isn't funny how when you get these pictures you think you look so darn good.......then year's later you are so "What was a thinking."

I always think about that when I think I look good in some outfit!

Michele said...

I have never heard paisley described in quite that way, but I think he's right. I'll have to tell my hubby about that one! Funny.

La Pixie said...

ha ha, you have a good sense of humor. thanks for posting those pics. yikes, the 80s!!

Becky D said...

Oh, my... what a great look for you two!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Wow, I have seen all those dresses before! We must be from the same grad class. Seriously. Love the nails, irridescent bows, big bangs. You go girl!

Hairline Fracture said...

Oh the days of big bows and big hair. At least you had pretty nails though--mine have never been pretty enough to show off.

Silver spermy things--that is too funny!

Clippergirl56 said...

Thanks for sharing. The last picture has got to be my favorite.

angie said...

He said 'spermy' in front of his mom?!

nikkicrumpet said...

What's so adorable is that you have the same spermy vest man in all your picks...you two were definitely highschool sweethearts! And I love me some big hair! HAPPY SITS DAY!

Melodie said...

I'd love to know when you graduated. I swear you must have been in school around the same time is was.

EmmaP said...

whoa! I totally remember Paisley! loved it! couldn't get enough of it!!! Also - on your senior pic i LOVE the dress! I can't quite decide if it looks like a cocktail dress or a sexy-halloween-french-maid uniform! bwahahaha! too funny! tomorrow we are going back to the 80's on my blog. come and visit if you have a sec!

Elisa said...

oh wow. I just cannot stop looking at your dress in that last picture. The 80s were such a train wreck with fashion, but it's still fascinating to look at it.

WheresMyAngels said...

I love the first pic with the big poofy sleeves. Those are something to be proud of. I love them.

I remember a friend of mine wore a pink gown with big black poka dots and some Madonna black laced gloves.

Those were the good ole days!

Bebe said...

Hi Tami,
You two look like a cute couple! Reading this made me want to get out my old high school annual and look back!
Hugs, Bebe :)

nicole said...

Enjoy your HS pictures, we never got any done in school and do not have proms like that. It seems like I missed out on something.

mylitlbratz said...

OMG!! How cute were you??? What a fun flashback.

Vicki said...

Valtrex...silver spermy things...your guy has a way with words :) I love the pictures and that you're so brave to post them. I'm not with the guy who shows up with me in all my 90s glory pics so they won't see the light of day. And what ever happened to the pretend posing!?! Those were the days.

littleeverydaythings said...

Gotta love that iridescent bow -Too funny! Thanks for sharing and bringing back the memories.

Anna Lefler said...

Oh, these are awesome.

Right ON.

:^) Anna

TattooedMinivanMom said...

How did you get the curl in the bangs so perfect in the first picture? I must replicate this timeless look. For a GOOF Halloween costume!!!!!

No offense.

i'm black betty said...

those pics are AWESOME!!! the last one reminded me of napoleon dynamite when he commented on her sleeves...LOL!!!!

you ROCK!

The Boss Lady said...

If you saw my Senior Homecoming picture, with my teased, Aquanetted hair and my eyebrows that start in the middle of my eyes, you'd feel better. :)

elle @ pret-a-party said...

these are adorable!

TMI said...

The bow on that first pic just made my day!

Z's Mom said...

hahahaha....you are brave. I do love these pics......but there is no way I'm showing you mine. I wouldn't even know where they are.

Jori-O said...

Hi. Lar. Ious.

Kudos for posting 'em!

Lavender n Lattés said...

That is so adorable! I have similiar pictures :) And to think we were at the height of fashion at that time!

Abounader Photography said...

OMG You're so brave! I can't go back through my highschool photos without going blind from embarrassment!