Friday, October 24, 2008

Flashback Friday

I saw this on a blog I was "skulking" --does anyone read blogs of people they don't know? I don't follow any (per se) but I do on occasion (OK TWICE A DAY) click on the blogs listed on friends and then go to a blog of someone I don't know, then click on a blog of their favorites and so on and so on and so on. Anyhoo, I do get results and happen across old friends that way, but I do kind of feel like Gladys Kravitz when I do.. I'm drawn to read the innerworkings of people I do not know, yet at the same time repulsed by my own compulsion....

I digress, back to Flashback Friday- If any of you out there remember me when I reigned supreme in my 1976 SR5 Toyota Corolla Sportscoup, (five speed standard transmission, it could go 0-60 in like 15 minutes, it was saweet) please validate me, if you didn't know me then, please validate me with laughter. This picture was taken 20 years ago, back when Boy Bands were unheard of, Bon Jovi had long hair, Rob Lowe was a discrace because of a naughty video, (now similiar videos, well they make you a star) we were still iving in the Reagan/Bush years of peace, prosperity and no inflation, the mall was an important destination, not a necessary evil like today, Thursday night TV included shows I could actually watch with my children now, and I was still planning on dancing on the hood of Whitesnake's car, I had a little fantasy going that I was Tawny Kitaen....What happened to her man? I just googled her and she's nothing like I remember,( I won't even put a link to her- it's that bad!) maybe she peeked to early- ANYHOO DIGRESSING AGAIN- here I go again on my own!

I call this, I love the eighties-Look closer you'll see blue mascara, yes blue mascara. Do they even still make the blue mascara? Should they have ever made the blue mascara?

I'm still trying to figure out Photoshop elements (I aint' much on book learnin') so I can't scan real well, so here's a digital picture of a regular picture- it's not soo awesome, but I'll figure out these new fangled machines one day...

like totally, gag me with a spoon

11 comments:

Kristy said...

Totally forsure, like gag me with a spoon!!! Loved the 80's. I was going to merry Jon Bon Jovi, and Scott Baio, and the cute kid in Karate Kid. ( I can't remember his name, Ralph something). Love the picture:) I would have been your friend back than too. Your so cool. Did you carry a comb in your back pocket? I did. I wore blue mascara too!!! I love it, I even had hot pink, and glitter eye shadow. Wow, those were the days.
OH, and don't forget about my leg warmers, I had a pair in every color.

Renae said...

I love the picture! That's how I remember you, and I recall how you did love your car. I felt special riding in your car. I think I rode in Derek Schwebach's car once, with Aryn, and he asked us to sign his yearbook!? I said, I didn't even go to his school. I remember acid washed jeans and "Girls Just Want to Have Fun".

Jan said...

I'm just giggling at this picture. Nothing to add to that -- this is totally you.

Brianne said...

I only wish I could add something totally rad to this already rad post! Needless to say, I was born in the 80's so I don't have that much experience. I do, however, I did actually wear some blue mascara in the 90's, loved Scott Baio and the Karate Kid boy (as mentioned by Kristy) and I remember dressing up in high school on 80's Day....wish I could have really experienced it.

ps. I did have leg warmers, but they really were for wearing to my dance class and not just a fashion statement!!

BigQ said...

Your car looks cool mom.

Yennigirl said...

I LOVE this post!! The side notes are great too. I want to see a close up of that picture!!

KCsMomma said...

OH MY HECK!!!!!!!!!!! I DROVE THAT SAME CAR>>>>I called it the lemon...It was yellow!! I've GOT to find a pic for you!!!

Aryn said...

I remember this girl!! What a great vibe - love it!

April said...

You totally crack me up!! I had skin tight hot pink wrangler pants..And not because I was a "kicker" I just thought I looked hot in them.(back when it was cool to have every color) Love the comment on the blue mascara..Big hair with air blown wings and blue mascara!

Amy said...

Kareena,
I am laughing soooo hard! I loved the 80's!!! I almost miss the blue mascara, almost.....

Thanks for making me giggle today!!!

Amy :)

4Girls4Me said...

SO funny!! This is the Kareena I know and love - not to mention my sweet ride many a day to Doherty High School. The Def Leppard cranked up, along with the heater, so that we could ride to school with the windows down in the winter!! I have to show my girls - the very spot where I met their father... We owe it all to you!

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