Thursday, October 16, 2008

Static

Does anyone remember the The P.I.T.S. List? I was short of inspiration this morning and decided to dig it out of the archives, the January 2007 archives to be exact.

What fashion crimes did you commit in High School?

High School wasn't that long ago for me. So let's go back to Elementary and Middle School instead. Back in Elementary school I wore a lot of turtlenecks. The ones that stick out in my memory the most had little flower patterns on them. Sometimes I'd finish off the look with a "nice" matching vest. I'm not even shitting you. I think my Mom might have hated me. Or maybe it was just an 80's thing, along with LensCrafter's inability to make glasses less than an inch thick.

How did my nose even hold those things up?!

In Middle School I fell into the 90's crap-bands trap. I wore overalls, or "bibs", sometimes backwards or with only one strap connected. Who started that? Was it Criss-cross? At one time I even attempted the single black line under my left eye. Thanks TLC. Thank God I didn't attempt to recreate their condom jackets. My Mom would have killed me, walking around like a damn rubber dispenser. Belly shirts were in, as were acid-washed jeans and Koolaid stripes in the hair. No one told you the Koolaid didn't come out until it was too late though.

So, what fashion sins did you commit?

August - October Search Terms:
(What people put into search engines that bring them here)
1. Gown for big Mom I think they call that a MuuMuu.
2. How do you spell scratch? Um... Scratch.
3. Carmeltoe Sex Mmm, carmeltoe. But, nothing beats a good carmelbicep.
4. Mom peed on me!
5. Zombies dreams mean Zombies don't sleep, silly!
6. free pictures of male hairy assholes They better be free.
7. klingon lesbian
8. Jalapenos Punishment Penis What? Oh... OH! Nasty.
9. t is a social pariah Poor t. He never could measure up to T.
10. What are the large berries on my potatoes? They're eyes. Ooooo.

P.S. I won't be on tomorrow. I'm taking a play day (Yay!). Have a safe and fun weekend. Hoop and I will be spending ours at Halloween Horror Nights getting the crap scared out of us.

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38 Comments:

At 16 October, 2008, Blogger furiousBall said...

you looked like a really cute little race car driver with those things on

 
At 16 October, 2008, Blogger fiwa said...

Why did we wear our glasses so BIG? I mean, it's not like our cheek bones need to have better vision.

When I was in elementary school Staying Alive was a big hit, and I had an older sister in high school - so she dressed me like I was her doll. Except she dressed me in polyester pants and shirts. I think she secretly resented having a little sister so she took it out on me in the clothes.

Your search term hits always crack me up.

Have a good time at Horror nights!
love,
fiwa

 
At 16 October, 2008, Blogger Knight said...

I committed all of the same fashion crimes. I also wore the really huge sweaters that came to my knees. Paired with hideous stirrup pants of course. I didn't have glasses but my grandmother was kind enough to put a perm in my bangs and fluff them up and out to the largest extent possible. Thanks Grandma.

 
At 16 October, 2008, Blogger Hilary said...

Look how cute you were.. I'm not at all surprised. Have fun getting scared.

 
At 16 October, 2008, Blogger Peggy said...

Ok - This one I know. . . A potato plant will bloom and produce fruit. The green berries of the potato plant are naturally quite poisonous. The potato is related to the deadly nightshade family and the fruits of the potato plant are NOT edible. The tasty tubers in the root system of this plant are quite popular when fried or peeled and boiled.

I TOTALLY have you beat when it comes to huge 80s style eyeglasses. I was in my 20s in the 80s and racked up every fashion don't there was. Big hair, big earrings, shoulder pads, very short skirts (had the legs for it) the works! I'll dig out and scan some evidence for you sometime.

 
At 16 October, 2008, Blogger HalfAsstic.com said...

OK, I know when you ask what fashion sin we committed you mean according to fashion today. Cause you KNOW you were totally rocking the koolaid striped hair!
I did the feathered bangs with pale, pale pink sparkly lipstick. Oh, also a lot of metallic threads shot through the fabric of whatever I was wearing.
I am kind of glad you are taking a day off tomorrow for a play date. You can use it to "collect yourself" so that you can come back with a kickass post where you play out the second half of my meme. I am tagging you dear, but don't hate me....
Just head on over to my site and check it out! It won't be that bad. No pain... OK, not much pain. ;)

 
At 16 October, 2008, Anonymous susan said...

Peggy wrote what I wore. Only I leaned more towards the leggings instead of the minis (I can't believe they are trying to bring those leggings back!)

I wore huge glasses like those only at night only when I couldn't stand my contacts another second. They made my eyes look tiny because of the perscription.

 
At 16 October, 2008, Blogger Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

KLINGON LESBIAN!!!!!!!!
Aw, you were a cute kid. Maybe the outfit was a little dorky, but we have all been there...

 
At 16 October, 2008, Blogger Ginni Dee said...

You're still cute...even in a turtleneck and big glasses!!

I was a child of the sixties...you don't EVEN want to know about my fashion sins...you'd have nightmares for weeks!!

 
At 16 October, 2008, Blogger Mouse said...

As a child of the 80's I had horrible glasses, a perm (OMG.. I can't believe I'm admitting this shit)and I wore slouch socks (multiple pair in various colors.. wtf was with that?) and suspenders were really big in middle school. In high school I abused hair spray, black eyeliner, heavy metal shirts, skinny jeans, boots, and a black trench coat. I *still* have that coat.lol.

 
At 16 October, 2008, Blogger Jay said...

You were a really cute kid. Still are. ;-)

I wore whitewashed jeans, heavy metal rock band t-shirts with the sleeves cut off and cowboy boots in the 80s. Oh and I had a mull... long hair.

 
At 16 October, 2008, Blogger LL said...

Let's not look back... ok? NO? Damn...

Ok... I rocked the members only jacket. And maybe a slight mullet.

I too noticed that you didn't comment on the Klingon Lesbian...

 
At 16 October, 2008, Blogger Catutes said...

Spiked hair
parachute pants
sleeveless concert shirt
bandana wrapped around the wrist
And big ass glasses

Nerd trying to be cool. I don't think I pulled it off.

Need I say that I have hidden all photographic evidence so my kids will never know?

 
At 16 October, 2008, Blogger Reb said...

Unfortunately like Peggy, I was in my 20's in the 80's! Picture Brigitte whatshername from the Stallone movies of the same era - no not the Rocky ones. Tall blonde, Viking, wearing 4" heels and shoulder pads - that was pretty much my look.

 
At 16 October, 2008, Blogger persuede said...

I love the glasses. At least you're not wearing day-glo neon. Like I did. Frequently. And much to my everlasting shame....

 
At 16 October, 2008, Blogger Chris said...

Hee hee - I had similar glasses. The damned things left a bump on the bridge of my nose! Then, when I was in my contacts phase, my then-boyfriend and I had a tickle fight and his elbow broke my nose when we fell off the couch. Never went in for it, but that straightened the bridge of my nose!

 
At 17 October, 2008, Anonymous Ellie said...

Oh Tink, i dont know whats worse - that these people actually use those search terms or that they link to you... :P
Anyway enjoy Halloween - im going to a crazy house party and then we have a gig so it will be fun

Ellie x

 
At 17 October, 2008, Blogger Mike said...

Chris Cross .. it's good they didn't make it because I would have had to assassinate them.

Also, in grade 8, I had a frullet. A cross between a fro and a mullet.

Yay me.

 
At 17 October, 2008, Blogger rudecactus said...

Your search strings rock. I don't even want to know about the jalapeno penis thing.

 
At 17 October, 2008, Blogger coffespaz said...

Yeah, I had those glasses too. I honestly think they were worse than the Madonna look that was in when I was in Middle School. YIKES. One of the other faux pas that stick in my head were those plastic/rubber band bracelets that came in all colors. The more you wore on your arms, the cooler you were. I guess they were great if your scrunchy broke or you needed a band for your school books.

 
At 17 October, 2008, OpenID kcinnova said...

Your search terms beat out mine anyday. Yours are funny...I had a few scary ones (looking for little boys...makes me hesitate posting pics of my kiddos)

I tried hard for the skanky rocker look in the mid-80's. The chick on Ratt's Round-and-Round album cover? I wanted to look like her. Since I didn't...I wore my tight nearly-ratty jeans with bandanas tied around them in various places. Definitely bandanas, even to hold my hair back from my face.

True confession: I still love to wear big sweaters and denim leggings. SO COMFORTABLE even if they are a fashion faux-pas.

 
At 17 October, 2008, Blogger Dianne said...

you just can't hide your adorable-ness!! I love that picture

even though I can't believe going back to high school is too recent - stop showing off ;)

Have a great Halloween Horror weekend

 
At 17 October, 2008, Blogger Fortune Cookies said...

I'm relatively sure that the ginormous glasses from my youth are what ruined my vision. I mean, who's eyes can actually focus with those gargantuan lenses propped up against them?
Oh, and my fashion mishap would have been the legwarmers over the jeans...remember that? yeah, maniac alright! LOL
Enjoy getting the crap scared out of yourselves!

 
At 17 October, 2008, Blogger Fortune Cookies said...

...and I'm willing to pay to see Jay's mull...long hair ;) !!!

 
At 17 October, 2008, Blogger mamatulip said...

Oh god. I had glasses like that. They were pink and they touched my cheeks. No lie.

I used to french roll my jeans and pin them. I wore Polo shirts and Bass shoes. And penny loafers, with actual pennies in them. I also teased my bangs and assaulted them with hairspray on a regular basis.

And then there was the white eyeliner...

 
At 17 October, 2008, Blogger mrspao said...

You look so cute!

I had very tight curls - scary.

 
At 17 October, 2008, Blogger Jiff said...

Legwarmers with shorts. Ugh. And big hair. AAAAHHH.

 
At 17 October, 2008, Blogger Jen said...

I think the tip of my nose is so big today, b/c mine had to hold up 2-inch thick coke bottle glasses & thus things got squished down to the tip of my nose.

In theory this really works. Promise.

 
At 18 October, 2008, Blogger Chelle Y. said...

I am so thankful LensCrafters makes better glasses, or else mine would be five inches thick! Haha!

 
At 18 October, 2008, Blogger womaninawindow said...

I wonder if your eyes today will be half the size of your eyes in that picture as the crap IS being scared outta you...

 
At 19 October, 2008, Blogger CRUSTYBEEF said...

you and hoop will have some stunning lil tinkettes..

fashion; ugh...Esprit and Coca Cola and imitation Guess jeans--exclamation points..NICE!
don't forget the jean tuck and roll..

blah!

BOO!
E

 
At 19 October, 2008, Blogger Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

The glasses are hilarious.

I got to visit Google over the summer. Yeah-huh. Inner circle. I know. Anyway, they have big screens here and there with live Google Searches (the X-rated ones edited out) running constantly. Funny stuff. I am always amused (and sometimes creeped out) to read what brings people to certain blogs, including mine.

 
At 19 October, 2008, Anonymous apathy lounge said...

Glasses. Overbite. So skinny that the pants that my ass could actually HOLD UP were too short because I also had legs like a giraffe. White skin and a nose that hadn't quite grown into my face. I was not an attractive kid. By comparison, you were a miniature Brooke Shields...without the aspy eyebrows.

 
At 20 October, 2008, Blogger captain corky said...

Um... I still where alot of turtlenecks. They go really well with my light grey Members Only jacket.

 
At 20 October, 2008, Blogger Chris said...

More amusing headphones... tragically not available in the US yet.

 
At 20 October, 2008, OpenID freakazojd said...

I always figured you for a mini stylista. ;) Also, you get the WEIRDEST search terms. What the hay?!

 
At 20 October, 2008, Blogger ETK said...

That is a really hot vest.

 
At 21 October, 2008, Blogger Orhan Kahn said...

OHMYGOD!

You are the cutest little thing!!

 

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