Friday, April 9, 2010

Flashback Foto Friday

Are you as highly entertained by the title of my post as I was?  No?  Okay, it's just me then.  *giggle*

I always tend to think about my posts as I get ready for work in the morning.  I've known for a while that I wanted to do a Foto Friday post but I've been busy and, until now, it just hasn't happened.  As I thought about it one word came to mind:  Rad.  I thought, this is going to be one rad post.  Followed quickly by the thought:  wow, when was the last time I actually used the word rad in a sentence?  And thus the idea for Flashback Foto Friday began as I took a trip down memory lane this AM. 

What types of things did I pass on my drive through the good 'ole days?

*My sister and I on rollerskates in the garage choreographing dances to Paula Abdul's "Cold Hearted Snake".  Come on, you know you know the words. 
He's a cold hearted snake, look into his eyes, oh no, he's been telling lies.  He's a lover-boy at play... 
Wow.  Good stuff.  Too bad there wasn't a career in roller skate choreography because we were all over it.

*Atari and more specifially Q-bert.  I loved Q-bert.  It rocked.

*Reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys.  Loved those books.  And wasn't there a series involving two sisters?  Sweet Sixteen or something?  I can't remember the name but I was really into them and always imagined myself as the brainy, dorkier one...

*I had a horrible outfit with black pants and an attached pink skirt with black hearts.  I loved it and when I wore it I thought I looked totally cool.  It was hideous.  My poor mother.  I never wanted to take it off.

*Sideways pony tails and those t-shirt clips that bunch your shirt on the side.  Wow.  It was special and yes, I rocked them both.  At the same time.

*Rolled up jeans.  That roll was tough too, you had to get it just right and nice and tight at the bottom.  Alot of work went into the rolled up jean phase.  And don't forget your Keds.

*My first kiss as the Extreme song "More than words" played in the background.  It wasn't a good moment but I still love the song.  The boy, however, not so much.  He pushed me down and tried to kiss me, it was totally gross. times change.  *grin*

And for your entertainment this Friday, an entertaining pic of yours truly from back in the day:

Apparently I knew that bow-headband was a horrible idea.

And another one:

I feel the need to apologize to my sister for this one.  Wow.  And yes, I'm the one on the right and this was my "perm" phase.

And because the above two were hideous:

My girlfriend and I before prom.  If I had professionals style me at all times things would go much smoother....

And now, time for work!  TGIF!

So what about you?  What memories have stuck with you???  What things do you remember or what things make you wonder WHAT WAS I THINKING?!?



  1. Cute pics, thanks for sharing. It's a good thing all my pictures from growing up are safely tucked in my sister's basement (100 miles away)!

    I had NO style and my hair was always a mess...and yet I always had a comb in my back pocket, I just apparently never used it. I wonder why SOMEONE didn't take me aside and say, "You know, that really doesn't match" Instead, I have to guard the evidence of my total dorkiness forevermore.

    Happy Friday!

  2. My favorite T-shirt clip was a giant parrot. I loved it, and wore it proudly. And those hair scrunchie things were this weird, synthetic fabric that apparently only came in neon colors.

    Man, I loved my roller skates too! Do kids even skate anymore? Sadness!

  3. I have an award for you today, Kristi! Happy Friday! :-)

  4. Oh, man. I was a kid in the 80's/early 90's so I remember the side pony tail and the clips and the hammer pants and the paisleys and that horrible, horrible green color. (I loved to wear it, even though I look at the pictures and look like death warmed over.) Thanks for the memories!

  5. look at you!!!

    ohhhhhhhh the 80's. i have to search for a pic of my in like, second grade with crimped hair wearing a peewee herman sweater. i also had bangs that were sprayed with so much hairspray they wouldn't move one tiny bit. they were those side poof/swoop bangs like Ariel from The Little Mermaid!

  6. Aw, you're too cute Kristi!! I love looking at 80's pictures, as long as they're not mine. LOL. Scary. :)

    And your prom pic is so pretty. In mine, my eyes were closed in like every single picture. LOL. OMG... horrible. haha.

    Have a great weekend!!

  7. I think I might have burned all my photos from that era. As soon as I graduated from high school and out from under my parents roof, I let my hair grow down to my shoulders. *Sheepish grin*

    Love your photos. Definitely not camera shy. :)

  8. Wow, the good old days, er sort of.

  9. All that I have to say about that era and me (the time when I was dancing to "Cold Hearted Snake" and singing the words; bi-level hair, too much make-up, peg-leg "Gelato" jeans, Flashdance sweatshirt, and leg warmers with heels. Can you say "Hot" oh wait! I mean "Not!"

  10. My bff and I used to choreograph roller skating routines in her basement constantly. I think we were pretending we were like professional roller skaters or something, can't really remember now, but I know there were a lot of Tostitos involved.

  11. Yes! Loved "Coldhearted Snake"! LOL!
    I remember I had a bad perm and brassy hair.
    I remember when designer jeans were all the rage and you had to wear a comb in your pocket, too, to complete the "look". LOL
    And I remember curling my feathered hair to get a bad "flip" and spraying it with hairspray until it wouldn't move.
    ah, the good old days...

  12. You look adorable! I love old pictures. Having said that, you don't want to see any of mine.

    I do wish I could find my old prom photo though. My friends and I posed with a life size Pee-Wee Herman cutout. Don't ask me why the venue had one of those, but lucky us . . .Darn, where is that picture?