Manager Mom recently had a birthday. The same birthday I celebrated in May. Yep we are both 38 years old. Friday she posted pictures of herself from grade school. And giggle, giggle isn't that just the cutest idea ever? Okay, I know it's been done. But something about being born the same year, well, those pictures take me back and I just know she would've been my friend. Then Sunday Manager Mom took it one step further and posted part 2 of her Gallery of Shame. And OMG! Cause yes huh, we all like, totally dressed like that and we like, had hair like that too. We like, totally did!

So this morning when I should've been grocery shopping and doing dishes I was pulling out the old photo albums. Of course I knew right where they were because dude, my closet is organized now, yes huh, it is so!

While flipping through my high school photo album/ scrapbook I found the above comic. Appears procrastination has always been my middle name. Actually, I meant to pull out the pictures this weekend (so I am putting off procrastinating, that is impressive, no?) as friend after friend was finding me on Facebook. Are you all on Facebook? It's yet another black hole of the internets. One person seemingly innocently invites you then all of the sudden everyone is updating and posting old pictures and OMG you just have to join them all in the walk down memory lane. Then it hits you after you wake up on Monday morning that you did nothing all weekend. And then you realize that person who invited you to join Facebook was just making sure they weren't the only ones wasting away an entire weekend! Damnit, it's a conspiracy!

On the upside I have some fun flashback photos to share here and on Facebook. Not sure any of the college pictures are safe for my family friendly blog. I'll be forced to search long and hard for some... um, a few... um, one that doesn't have beer can pyramids or worse. Just kidding... sort of.

Now I really should get to the grocery store, so my kids aren't forced to take dry cereal for lunch tomorrow. It was a close call today. Oh settle down. You know I'll give you a sneak peak at my adorable childhood photos. How else will I hook you into coming back?

This is me in 1976, spring of my kindergarten year. What are those ribbons my mom tied in my hair? Looks like she crocheted those herself doesn't it? And just like my oldest daughter, can't get a straight middle part to save our lives, gotta love the widow's peak. How come they don't make fun jumpers like that for kindergartners these days? Note the snowflakes and apparent long sleeves, have I mentioned I grew up in FLORIDA? We don't know snow!

So what are you putting off today? Make me feel better here people.

14 comments:

This is cute. And just so you know, my girls learned how to make those crazy crochet ribbons this summer...they of course did nothing with them but leave them sitting around.
Love the picture.
I actually have been on a rampage about cleaning out cabinets the weekend. Don't hate.
It is kinda scaring me though, either I am going to Die, have a baby or Move really soon. I really don't like any of those choices.
I am putting off my anual pap.
Each year I am a month or so late for it.....whcih of course puts the next year later...oh brother.
Just dreading it.

September 15, 2008 at 11:08 AM  

You make me want to macrame! I'm a tad older...but not too old to remember!

Love the pig tails!

September 15, 2008 at 1:29 PM  

Holy cow. You were ADORABLE! Nothing like my parade of pain. I would totally have wanted to be your friend back in the day, but you would have laughed at me like the rest of the kids. :-)

Can't wait to see the rest, whether they be here or Facebook. Email when you get them up! And, if you think Facebook is a black hole, do NOT sign up for Twitter. I thought it was about the stupidest thing in the world. Until i tried it. Now I'm an addict.

September 15, 2008 at 1:55 PM  

Awwww, us 38 year olds have to stick together. I don't have a copy of my picture from that year - but I don't have any front teeth;)
Can't wait to see the 80's hair pictures.

September 15, 2008 at 2:06 PM  

:) Little bit of Bre, whole lot of Brookie!!! And really...what am I not putting off!! :)

September 15, 2008 at 2:07 PM  

Everything! Laundry, grocery shopping, dishes!
And I always wanted those curls you have in that picture. Too cute!

September 15, 2008 at 2:55 PM  

Madeline thinks you look just like Breanna!!

September 15, 2008 at 4:35 PM  

You are going to force me to fire up the old scanner..i too have an adorable 5 year old pic of myself..except mine is better b/c i have a boy haircut.

September 15, 2008 at 4:59 PM  

You were seriously rocking the ponytails!

September 15, 2008 at 9:15 PM  

I totally used to have some of those ribbons for my hair. And in a pinch, would use colored shoe strings.

September 15, 2008 at 11:37 PM  

I love it! I had hair ribbons like that too, and my mom and grandma did macrame them! :) Look at your cute ringlets! awwwwwww

September 16, 2008 at 8:18 AM  

It's ALL about the ribbons. All this macrame talk is making me want to buy yarn... and I'm not even crafty.

September 16, 2008 at 8:29 AM  

woohoo! I love that pic!

September 16, 2008 at 9:59 AM  

Great pic! I'm a bit older, though. Now I have to see how organized you really are...maybe you will inspire me?
I hear ya about Facebook. But oh, how I love to throw those sheep!! *grin*

September 16, 2008 at 3:19 PM  

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