Friday, August 29, 2008

Adena, A Retrospective...

Okay, let me preface this by saying that up until a few days ago, I had NO pictures of myself from my youth. None. This is mostly due to the fact that my parents and I don't really see each other all that often, and when I was a kid my dad was BIG into a film slide stage....so, no print pics, other than school ones.

So, the other day, my daughter brings home a folder that my mom gave her...filled w/ pics of me from grade/middle school. Nothing of high school, which is sad, because my senior photos? Smokin'!!

Anyhow...after I giggled and snorted for a while, a post idea emerged in my head.

So, behold...a small Adena retrospective:

Now this is me in 2nd grade. I think I'm laughing at the fact that I'm wearing a velvet dress w/ a lace bib. LACE!! ME??

*laughter interlude*

Apparently, I was in a "mood" that day, because the class photo shows me flashing the photographer some knee:


Now, on to 4th Grade, shall we?



What. The. Hell. am I wearing?? Holy hell! Let's forget that ever happened.

On to 5th grade. Did I mention I was a skater kid? Behold the bi-level haircut, and the homage to "Pretty in Pink", which I freaking love(d).


On to 6th Grade. Still a skater, but deep into the mid-80's clothing, apparently. Yes, that IS an Izod shirt....COVERED WITH A FISHNET VEST!! Go ahead, laugh. I understand.


Ahem. On to 8th Grade. This may be the worst yet. Note the fluffy hair and bangs. The mock turtleneck and V-neck sweater...and THE BOW IN MY FOOFY HAIR!!! I'm tempted to burn this one....seriously.


That's it for school photos. BUT, to redeem myself, here is a pic of me at 18. Why I didn't bask in my hotness, I don't know. I'd kill to look like this again.

7 comments:

Jessie said...

OMG you look like the Wendy's girl!

Bec said...

I would have (and still would) kill for your hair... Big points for bravery putting the fishnet vest up!

Hilly said...

I was like, cute, cute, cute, cute and then I got to the last one and my bisexual bone was tickled a bit.

Heh, I said "bone".

Stacey said...

OMFG, is that last pic the fateful day in WOODBURN? Bwahahaha! memoriieeeeeeesss!

Iron Fist said...

Wow. We need to go to Blogger Prom together.

SJ said...

Wow, looks like you were a little spitfire! Still are, no doubt.

There must be a virus going around that gives bloggers a mad compulsion to post cute/embarrassing photos from their past. Mine had the same effect as yours - God, I wish I looked like I did at 18!

martymankins said...

Wow. Pretty cool pics from the school days. And yes, you are a hottie in that last pic.