03 March 2009

A lesson in high school self-esteem

A friend of mine uploaded this picture onto Facebook, and I so vividly remember it; I simply must share.

Junior Year in High School

This was taken my junior year in high school at the winter dance (10 years ago). I made that dress at home. By myself. I'm positive that I no longer have those skillz. I'm wearing character shoes (we were all very into swing dancing at the time). In fact, I think I still own those shoes. Is that possible?

I remember how much I hated my hair. I used to have very curly hair, which I hated, but seriously? It was like, perfect ringlets. WTF. This was a failed attempt (by Mira) to straighten it, which lasted all of 40 minutes before it degraded into an early 90s frizz.
I was also fairly convinced that I had horrible saggy boobs so I was super self-conscious the whole night because I wasn't wearing a bra. No bra! I'm sure fellow mothers can appreciate this miracle because THAT IS SO NOT EVEN A CHOICE TODAY.

Anyhow, I really wish that when I was 16 I knew the following:
  • Curly blonde hair is desirable.
  • If you wear size 4 pants, you're not fat.
  • You're really fucking cute.
  • Don't DON'T REALLY DON'T wish that you had bigger boobs. This wish will come true, and (aside from their useful function as Wobbly Bit Distractors) they're quite obnoxious and in-the-way.

9 comments:

  1. I can't believe you still have those shoes... upteen moves later, I am lucky to have the few things I have from times past

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  2. Dear lord, you guys look so young! I don't think I ever looked that young. Very cute all the way around, and I can't believe you made such a kickass dress. You need to recall those skillz and make yourself some sassy things ;)

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  3. Swing dancing was awesome back then, wasn't it?

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  4. How come my wish for big boobs never came true? Maybe it has something to do with never being able to wear size 4 pants either?

    Wait - that is backwards. SHENANIGANS!

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  5. I know... if only we realized how cute we really were!

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  6. You look so hot in that outfit. I'm digging the shoes. Gosh if i had worn size 4 pants ever, I would never thing I'm fat. EVER.

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  7. iunno, i think im cuter now than i was in highschool.

    though, i nevr wore a size 4- ive been pretty much a 9 all my adult life.

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