Into the wayback machine

Time for more old pictures of me, the not-so-bad version! Unless you think 80s fashion was of the devil, in which case, you might want to look away.

My senior year was really the only year I participated in anything. It took me that long to finally realized that it was fun to hang out with people (or to get a driver's license so I could get myself to and from activities and work).

This is the Woodwind Quartet (notice there are seven of us. Perhaps the director couldn't count. He never was known for being particularly smart). I am second from the left. Call me a band geek, but I LOVED being involved in music.
I only went to Prom my sophomore year but I managed to repurpose the dress for a theater awards function during my senior year (I didn't win anything). You can see the tip of my show peeking flirtatiously out from the hem of the dress! (I wish I could still fit into that dress. Too bad Katie wore it for Halloween several times and destroyed it. YES, I'LL ADMIT IT. I STILL LIKE 80s FASHION)

Here, I have slipped the puffy sleeves of the dress off my shoulder and I am toting around a black fan. My friend, Mike, was willing to pose with me despite my delusions of flamenco dancer grandeur.
You've seen the girly side of me, now on to the sporty side. I once waited at an airport for a sports team to deplane. The team was the 1984 Minnesota Twins. They had just missed out on the playoffs to the Kansas City Royals and my friend Frank and I wanted to show our team support by welcoming the team home (along with a few hundred other people who cared enough to show up).
I got to touch one of my favorite Twins players that day. Kent Hrbek. I got to slap his hand as he drove away and held his hand out his car window for us fans to touch. I smiled all the way home! I still harbor a soft spot in my heart for Kent. Everytime I see his show on latenight TV (it's on either Saturday or Sunday nights) I want to shout, "I still love you, Herbie!"

Comments

Jen said…
Good for you for being able to look back (and post publicly) the pictures from your high school years. I, on the other hand, have no record of those wonderful years at my access. I plan to keep it that way.

I kind of like your maroon dress with puffy sleeves. It's very Scarlet O'Hara.
froggybaby said…
I love the wayback machine! 80's rock. And the dress was great, if not monumental!
Wow-chi-wow. And you little tart, pulling your dress off the shoulders like that. ;)
TaterBean said…
um...i wore it ONCE for halloween...you let me...and i didn't destroy it...i just made it look a little used. you're not gonna wear it anymore...it doesn't fit me any more either...it hardly did in the 7th graded when i actually wore it..