I recently acquired a box of my old yearbooks out of storage. In the spirit of bloggable material I decided to share the pure awkwardness contained in those yearbooks. Enjoy.
Apparently the cool thing to do in 2nd grade was to “decorate” your yearbook pictures. How do you like the blush, eyeshadow, lipstick, and heart-shaped choker necklace I added to my oh-so-fashionable windsuit?
If one bow is good, three bows are great (four if you count the one in my hair).
Commence the beginning of the one-way flip hairstyle…don’t worry, it will show up again.
Glasses, braces, and pierced ears? What a year! (you can’t tell from this picture, but the glasses are pink…just like Karen’s in the Babysitter’s Little Sister books)
Fun fact: June of 1997 is when Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone came out.
An upgrade from the pink glasses to the ever fashionable tortoise shell frames.
A word to the wise – it is not a good idea to wear huge circular glasses when your cheeks are the size of small mountains
Jumpers. I had many of them.
The one-way flip makes a comeback.
What a difference a year and ditching the glasses for contacts makes!
Ahhh…there are those pearly whites! I’d started to forget what they looked like after five (yes, five!) years of braces.
Clearly someone forgot to brush their hair before pictures.
And my 2nd grade self finally got to fulfill her wish to wear a choker in a yearbook picture.
Land’s End men’s polo shirts – one of the few collared shirts that were dress-code appropriate for our school.
Looking very academic.
My grown-up short hair cut.
That hat. I have no words.
I know I’ve already blogged about this, but just for kicks…
4th year teaching
Good times, my friends. Good times.