February 02, 2006

hnt from back in the day..

you know how some girls just totally know they're beautiful? they've known it from about the age of 12, because it's true, and because boys have been tripping over their own feet trying to talk to them for as long as they can remember?

uh, yeah. that wasn't me.

i'm aware that these days, i pass for pretty decent looking. i mean, it's been years since people cringed when i walked into the room. i am totally down with my body now, have a great body image blah blah blah... i just know where i came from. and thus am humbled.

i present to you: some extremely embarassing photos of Alice In Progress.

HOW HIGH are those shorts?? i mean seriously. SO HIGH. my lord. also, can you see how far my glasses extend past the edge of my face??


this was highschool. awww yeah. quite the sex kitten, as you can see :-)

er. yeah. folks, these aren't just fluke pictures that i found. these aren't exaggerations. sadly. :-) you know how everyone "goes through that awkward period"? uh.. yeah.. mine was from about the age of 8 to about the age of 20.

i am happy to report that thanks to the miracle of contacts, the removal of braces, and the onset of something magical called "puberty," this awkward period is now (mostly) in the past. although maybe not as distant as i might like.. :-)

20 comments:

  1. I hated the way I looked in my teens. I've come to grips with it and I filled out nicely too!

    GNDTX

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  2. When I graduated from college I weighed 125 pounds. I was a scrawny kid. Now I'm 60 pounds heavier and happier.

    Jr. High is so brutal I wish I could let my kids skip it, but they learn some good lessons.

    Glad you shared with us.

    ~Jef

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  3. That first picture TOTALLY could have been me. I had the huge glasses and the super high shorts. I even had a horrible perm and was trying to grow out my bangs at the same time. Ugh. Now I want to track down those pics and post 'em.

    Unfortunately I think I'm now entering another awkward phase known as, "Your Metabolism Is No Longer As Fast As It Was When You Were 16."

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  4. I can totally imagine the Alice in the lovely blue shorts (and p.s., they HAD to be high, or else they'd be pants -- those are some loooong shorts) being chased by a rooster. Awesome.

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  5. at least you were able to escape your awkward, geeky phase ...
    some of us are still waiting for that day, i sure hope it comes soon!
    :)

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  6. The second one is DEFINITELY the best, and makes me want to ask you out right now.

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  7. I have been looking all over for those shorts! Classic!

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  8. Thanks for sharing! I hope someday I will feel comfortable with myself and my body, but at 46, I better hurry up!

    Happy HNT!

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  9. Oh, how I don't miss those days. I can completely relate. Great way to confront the past, and happy HNT.

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  10. I could find pictures like that too!

    And I can't imagine having to go through high school in this day and age. It was bad then, but it's even worse now.

    Happy HNT!

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  11. My oldest stepdaughter is one of those cute and knows it girls. Lucky little biotch! hehehe

    We should make this a theme for HNT one week sometime...everyone posts geeky pics from when they were younger.

    Happy HNT! :)

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  12. I hated the way I looked from age 10 through about age 17. lol Thanks for sharing these pictures, girl. :) And thanks for your comment earlier. *hugs*

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  13. But see, glasses and braces were SO COOL back in the day! I remember for a while, everyone wanted them, I (like you) was lucky enough to have BOTH for a while!!

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  14. These are going to be worth a fortune when you acheive rock goddess status!

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  15. Better build a bigger boat, 'cus I'm jumping in.

    I, too, suffered the same adolescent fate.

    But DAMN, I got better!!

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  16. it seems that those who were pretty early on also hit the skids early on. I have had occasion to run into some of our High School Hotties over the years. Many of them look like they had been ridden hard and put away wet. The more awkward of my peers seem to have developed a mature beauty. I am glad for them

    At 5'11" I was always awkward and grew tired of hearing the Jolly Green Giant jokes. I may still be 5'11" but the jokesters are FAT.

    33 years gone and I have not been to a High School reunion.,.....and never will

    Sorry, you tapped a vein of vitriol in me

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  17. I was 17 when Janis Ian released "At 17"...it hit way too close

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  18. OK ... well after careful examination... I am happy to report, that all the women on this blog comment have been officially vindicated from said previous geeky phase. From the innocents of the girl next door to the topless shots of Amber (that should get you a few more hits Amber) and yes even Alice is in a new Wonderland looking well past those early photo shoot days... yummy! Isn't time good for some! ;-)

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  19. dang bayybee I would be following you around like a puppy.

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