At the risk of embarrassing myself

Are you on Facebook?  I am…and recently some old pals of mine from junior high/high school have been posting old pictures.  Embarrassing pictures.  We’re talking big hair, pegged jeans, K Swiss without the laces.  And it has been a blast!

So I thought I would share some doosies that I came across in our basement.



My friends and I were OBSESSED with the Beastie Boys.  We even went so far as to ride our bikes 4 miles to the nearest White Castle b/c that’s what they rapped about.  This was the night of the RUN DMC/Beastie Boys concert that we went to.  We thought we were so cool – coorindinating outfits.  And we were SO in the know – no one else had figured it out – that the letters on the back of the airplane read EAT ME backwards.  He he he.  Silly 8th grade girls.


Here is a couple of us – after band practice.  Not band as in clarinets & flutes – we are talking AIR band.  Seriously, if they would  have had Guitar Hero in 1987, we would have kicked everyone’s ass.  And that’s Duran Duran on the TV.  They were #1.  I was going to a marry Nick Rhodes or Simon LeBon.  Pipe dreams…


Senior Prom.  Yeah – that’s hot pink and taffeta.  My mom made the dress.  Check out the dyed-to-match shoes.  But wait….it’ll get better further down the post.


My coveted Chuck’s.  I begged and pleaded.  Finally, my dad gave in.  I spent hours coloring on them.  And notice the orange hair – this was in September – my 15th birthday.  I spent the summer with a bottle of peroxide.  It took forever to wear off.  (You probably thought it was b/c the photo was so old.  I wish.)


9th grade farewell.  Good thing I said farewell to the bubble dress and white plastic earrings.


Homecoming – 11th grade.  Did I mention that my mom made this one too?  Peach?  YUCK.   I do still have the pearls though.  They were my grandmas.


Now, this beauty of a dress (again, made by mom) made 2 appearances.  The first was my junior year and I went to prom at another school.  That’s my friend, Jeanne, next to me.   And this is her hair – all of it.  She claims it’s a shadow, but it’s  not.

Then, it made it’s second final appearance at homecoming the following October.  I ditched the shawl for a “new look”.  I wish I would have lost the lace gloves.  Who the hell did I think Iwas?  Madonna.  This was the 90’s – and the Madonna gloves were SO 80’s.  Duh.

So there is some embarrassment for you all.  I hope you laughed as much as I did when I found these beauties.  There are plenty more, but I will spare myself you.

ETA:  I severely lacked the boobs in High School to hold up a strapless dress which only added to the freakish embarrassment of these dresses.  Maybe now I could hold one up, but certainly not 20 years ago.


14 Comments (+add yours?)

    Jan 09, 2009 @ 13:27:48

    this post should win an award.

    girl, you rocked the 80’s!! also, i STILL love the beasties…there is no shame in that. party people goin’ places on the D train! 🙂

    facebook rocks.


  2. Dana
    Jan 09, 2009 @ 13:34:26

    Oh, thanks! I’ll admit, I loved the 80’s. Still do. Especially the music. Take me out dancing to 80’s music and you’ll see a whole other side to me. 🙂


  3. arual1977
    Jan 09, 2009 @ 15:14:11

    OMG Dana, these are GREAT! I wish I knew you back then…



  4. Tatiana
    Jan 09, 2009 @ 15:20:39

    Haha, I definitely got a little giggle out of these pictures! Now they look silly, but I bet back in the day you were one hot & stylin chick 😉


  5. Anissa
    Jan 09, 2009 @ 16:03:02

    Love the pictures and the hair — at least you didn’t do the New Kids On the Block thing — we did and I still have those pictures.. LOL



  6. Linda
    Jan 09, 2009 @ 18:49:46

    These are great. I was going to marry John Taylor with Duran Duran – they were the best. I saw them in Dallas when I was in college.


  7. Dana
    Jan 09, 2009 @ 18:58:17

    John Taylor was a runner up, but my friend Angie had dibs. LOL.


  8. Shannon
    Jan 09, 2009 @ 23:46:30

    Thank you sooooo much for the laugh! This is great.. maybe someday I will be so brave!


  9. Michelle B.
    Jan 09, 2009 @ 23:58:19

    Now I’m going to have to search for the pic that may top your pic of you and Jeanne and her hair. I have a pick somewhere in the archive of me and “a shadow” 😉 I showed all your pics to my mom and we both got a good laugh…you are so brave woman!


  10. Life, Love & Lola
    Jan 10, 2009 @ 09:07:53

    Gotta love the 80’s!


  11. shannie
    Jan 10, 2009 @ 12:23:19

    I’m on the floor laughing… OMG! Too freaking funny. I probably have very similar pictures. Somewhere. Somewhere hidden away where nobody can EVER find them… You’re a brave soul!


  12. Jeanne
    Jan 10, 2009 @ 23:04:37

    It was a shadow!


  13. Shannon
    Jan 10, 2009 @ 23:29:00

    Yes, I am laughing.

    With you… not at you!

    Ah, the fashions of the 90s.


  14. Cake
    Jan 13, 2009 @ 13:41:51

    OMG, those are awesome! I have a huge smile on my face, ahhh the memories!


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