Did you think I forgot? Nahhh….Well, almost. Anyhow, I’ve had these pictures chosen since last week. Remember that January’s theme is “Personal History”.
You asked for it; you got it: Erica’s Crazy Get-Ups Through The Years
Nana made this Batgirl costume for me. Isn’t it cool? I thought I was so hot. I wanted to BE Batgirl. (This was before I discovered Mrs. Peel from “The Avengers”, Julie from “The Mod Squad”, Pepper from “Policewoman”, Pinky Tuscadero, and Patty Hearst.)
I’m not sure if Nana or MY Nana made this outfit. Can you say early 70′s?
Sophomore year in high school. I weighed 99 lbs the day this picture was taken. Yupp. 99 pounds. Dontcha just love them glasses?
But wait! There’s more!
I think I was imitating a Calvin Klein ad or something. I remember that this was one of my very favorite shirts. Dolman sleeves? Can you see that? Does it hurt your eyes?
I’m sorry. I didn’t know any better. It was the 70s. Everyone wore gauze, cords, and sandals together with hair that was growing out. Really. We all did.
My official high school graduation picture. Yes, I made sure to say, “Thank you, SIR.”
Ashland, OR, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 198something. Perm. Oh, yeah. Perm.
Halloween 1992 or 1993. Babs, are you out there? Remember this? To most normal people, it probably looks like I’m dressed as a vampire. If you could see the rest of the costume (specifically, the file folder on my front with a print-out on it), you would know that I was dressed as a bat. Not just any bat, but an autoexec.bat (ya gotta be a tech weenie or a wannabe tech weenie like I was to get it).
Auntie’s college graduation day, June 1994. This picture is affectionately known in our family as “The Butthead Picture” (YES, that IS thong underwear on our heads. I take the fifth.). Oh, I loved that dress. Yes, I loved that dress. Think I got rid of it shortly after hubby & I got married, though. This picture is actually quite significant b/c it was when I came home from this trip that I got a message that hubby had called me out of the blue. When I called him back, he asked me out on our very first date. Awwww…..
Halloween, 1994. Hubby and I had only been dating exclusively for a couple of weeks. The really cool thing about this is that he came up with the costume idea and bought the costumes. The really embarrassing thing about it is that we went out to dinner dressed like this before the party. Oh, and did I mention that the party was a couple of days before Halloween, so this wasn’t actually October 31st, but more like October 28th or 29th? I wanted to die! Know what, though? It was good for me.
I’m thinking this was 2001, when Grandma came to visit for a couple of weeks when Thing Two was first born. Don’t Thing One and I look stylish in our Turbie Twists? I don’t know if you can read it, but the milk carton she’s holding says “Got Milk?” on it, and it held a onesie for Thing Two that also read “Got Milk?” on it. Very cute.
Halloween 2003. Thing One was in kindergarten, and Thing Two was two years old. Thing One’s costume was a birthday present. For that dress, I took up sewing after a 20+ year hiatus (sound familiar here?). The pattern said “Simple to Sew”. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Satin. Lined bodice. Zipper. Tulle. Ribbon. Elasticized spaghetti straps Right. For those of you w/o small children who are, therefore, NOT familiar with every Disney Princess ever conceived, Thing One is Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Thing Two is Snow White. Me? In my bridesmaid dress from Auntie T and Uncle Will’s wedding, I was “The Queen of Everything”.
October, 2005. This is how I look when I’m “Monster Mommy”. Dani, do these look familiar?