Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Christie through the years

My Dad (or who shall now be called He Who Gets No Presents Because He Emails Bad Pictures) sent me some classic moments in my history. And I am nothing, if not totally into making fun of myself. So indulge me, dear internets, on a little look back through time:


A girl can dream, can't she? Little did I know that it would take several years and thousands of dollars in plastic surgery before I'd fill one of those out. Sad, sad, sad.

"Me likey these super cool green goggles. They go so well with my ruffled peasant shirt and my sporty reversible vest. These will look super good when I go out at recess with my friends and we do handstands on the back fence in our dresses." (Yes, that is what I did. We always loved it when the truck drivers would honk. YIKES).

"I don't get why all the girls my age want to dress up for Halloween and be dumb princesses or fairies. I think one can best draw positive attention by cross dressing as a homeless person. That is a surefire way NOT to get teased in the easily-forgiven world that is fifth grade."

"Oh my gawsh. Like how much longer do I like have to spend with my FAMILY looking at these stupid airplanes? I like SOOO have to get out of here and get home cause maybe a Boy called and like I might miss it. Plus, I've totally got this new Erasure tape that I can't wait to put in my boom box and listen to while I think about ways to make my hair like more bigger and more crunchier. Plus, all this like fresh air is like totally making my bangs go FLAT."

"Man, it only took me two hours in the bathroom to get my hair this big and I am lovin' it. And I am so glad I figured out that wearing a sofa pattern as a shirt is like so RAD. I mean, big, floral prints don't make you look wide at all. Wait! Don't take the picture yet. I don't have enough lipstick on. Somebody hand me some Wet-n-Wild, STAT! Okay. I'm ready. Hurry, okay? Cause like 90210 starts in like 30 minutes and I so need to find out if Donna and David are finally going to do it."

So there you have it...me in my finest moments. I share these with you only to illustrate JUST HOW ATTRACTIVE I AM NOW, people. I have come a long way. And no, I don't do handstands in dresses anymore. And I do spend a lot of time in the bathroom, only it's making sure my hair is neither big, nor crunchy.

And yes, I still think I'm like totally awesome.


14 comments:

Kimberly and Devon said...

That is just like so hillarious! I did always envy your hair and your bangs!!! I could see a little bit of Chase (on his crazy day) in your homeless costume.

Marty: said...

I love the hair, bangs and makeup. I'd say the little nuts didn't fall far from the walnut tree!

gab said...

thanks for such a good laugh. i have got to show gabi. these are hilarious!! and you are one brave girl. how could a beauty like you look so beastie!!?! yikes.

luckily you've turned out. good thing you've grown out of the perms. thank goodness triangle head is now out of style!!!

Amanda said...

Love these pictures and your commentary! Thanks for sharing!

Holly said...

Okay, this was too funny! Thanks for sharing all of your awesomeness over the years. I was right there with the permed, double-wide crunchy (sometimes a scrunchy too) hair. I think the best was the floral sofa print outfit. I had several of that variety, and I honestly don't know what I was thinking, but I sure thought it was cool then!

Bridget said...

Those were so funny! I rarely actually laugh out loud reading something funny but you really did make me bust a gut. Love the appropriate commentary per decade. Gotta love the 80's. I am afraid my pre-teen and teen photos would be by far scarier though.

dcrmom said...

LOL!! Love the curling-iron bangs in that last picture. Klassy. ;=)

Amber said...

We like SOOOOOO would have been friends. Only I still have the big hair. Sadly, I was born with it while most have evolved away from it.

And RAD. My favorite word of the 80s. I'm working on a project for the local newspapers and we were trying to come up with taglines. One of my writers suggested "Colorado Mamas: Bringing the RAD back in Colorado."

Too bad it's not the 80s...

Kelly said...

look at you, you hot little mama!

Gramafolly said...

I never realized Josh married such a beauty!!

Anonymous said...

love the treasured pictures.......didn't think they would ever be public. Your rock. Imagine what we could have photographed if we would have used M & M's.....

Annie said...

Admit it, you still like it when the truckers honk! :)

Diane said...

I especially love the picture of you and Matt (is that Matt?) in front of the air force helicopter!! Such a classic teenager expression! You gotta love the 80's crunchy, permed hair!

Kristi said...

I am sooo going to dress up my kids as homeless people for Halloween. How is homelessness NOT funny?