Thursday, October 22, 2009

Because I had a bad (hair) day..

I am about to humiliate myself. 

All in the name of a photo contest. 

Manic Mother is hosting a Bad Hair Day photo contest.  Please please please visit her and PARTICIPATE so I can know I am not alone. 

The year: 1985.

The grade: 6th. 

Okay. 

Here goes. 

Bad Hair Day?  How about bad hair years...

I think the earrings really make this ensemble pop.

I can remember shopping with my mom and WANTING her to buy me this shirt!

I must have been using about a can of aqua net a week back then, and let’s not forget how my left side is so coolly slicked back with a little gel. 

When you’re done laughing be sure to visit Manic Mother to submit your own entry.  She is giving away a blog header and button to the winning entry!!   

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32 comments:

CGBG said...

HAHA I love it! Very 80s! Thanks for sharing!

Yaya said...

hehe!

Sadly, if I were to post my own picture from this era, I fear people would run away screaming....

Helene said...

I actually think the picture is pretty cute!! At least you were smiling in the picture!!

It's been awhile since I've gone back and looked at old school pictures. I do remember my hair being feathered for almost every single school picture from 5th grade to my senior year. Talk about boring!

Sarah Brown said...

Is wear I had those earrings too....I will try and find an old one of me but we are in the middle of packing so I will have to check the contest rules to see how long I have=)

Great pic though=)

2 Toddlers and Me said...

Funny. I can't believe some of the trends when we were little. I remember some of the clothes I had to have and I think about them now and shudder a little.

Jen said...

Um, wow! I forgot about this one, Sis. You are a brave, brave woman! :)

Molly said...

omg, I wasn't sure if you had cut the side real short or slicked it back!

Tamela said...

Wow, you have got guts! I don't think I would be able to post one of my pictures from back then!

Lucy said...

Girl, I had those earrings in junior high too. Only mine were a lovely teal blue. What fashionistas we were!

James (SeattleDad) said...

Wow that is stylin! I especially like that very cool shirt.

I Had several bad hair years. Here is a link to my shcool picture post from last year. http://liayf.blogspot.com/2008/11/school-pictures.html

Heather's Hacienda said...

OOOOO EEMMMMM GGGGGGGGGG, is all I know to say!

otin said...

That is funny! I graduated in 84. The 80's had really strange fashion styles.

blueviolet said...

Ok, you win. That's it. You win. How do I vote because you really, really need to win. Good Lord, you need to win. ;)

Lee said...

You know, with the right belt that shirt could work now.

Jennifer said...

As much as I would LIKE to laugh, I can't: I have a picture somewhere, where I'm wearing a shirt just like that. In the 80s. With crazy hair. And bifocals. Uh huh. BIFOCALS.

I so feel your pain. ;-)

The Rambler said...

I believe I burned all of them pre-high school. If any surface....I will deny deny deny.

You brave brave soul :))) I hope you win!

Xoxo

Twincerely,Olga said...

histop back by I changed the Aloha Friday question!!It was too deep for me

Three Js said...

Wow, you're brave. Unfortunately I don't have a working scanner right now, so I can't play along. Although you probably have a circa 7th grade picture you can scan for me :-)

Trac~ said...

LOL - sorry - couldn't help myself - however, you are NOT alone - I just don't have any pictures handy right now to submit or you could LOL at me too! HA! :o)

Tangerine Kitty said...

Oh those were the days!! You were rockin the 80's girl....just like I was.

The Blonde Duck said...

There's a reason I don't post my hs pictures! :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

*giggles*

I graduated HS in 1985. I feel old now...

Emmy said...

The hair, the outfit, classic!

So did you win, that is pretty bad hair? :)

Stopping by from SITS Saturday.

Stacy said...

Oh, Teri.

I laughed out loud at your I think the earrings really make this ensemble pop comment. Indeed, they do.

I cringe at what my fifth grade outfit looked like, and I seem to remember a print fairly like this one- large geometric primary-colored shapes on a white background. But MY shirt was button-up. And I had black stretch pants on. That were actually more like capris. And Keds. So clearly that was TOTALLY in style back then. And if my ears were pierced I SO would have yearned for those earrings.

You're cute.

Bill and Lorie Shewbridge said...

OMG, I love this picture, because I used to have one of me that looks JUST like this, even the gelled back one side. I wish I still had my pictures, but they are gone... otherwise I would be participating in the contest.
Can't wait to see more on Manic Mother.
Good luck with the contest!!

Midwest Mommy said...

This is great! I haven't heard of this yet I am going to have to go check it out.

Bethany said...

Hahahaha!! Oh wait. I had that shirt. Dangit. ;)

Jennifer Bowen said...

I think I burned all my photos from this era. LOL I do love that your earrings match the coil-looking graphics on your shirt. I do remember the hairspray days. Why oh why we did that back then, I'll never understand to this day. =D

wife.mom.nurse said...

Is it mean to say I'm ROTFL.

Ha, especially love the slicked back left side :)

pam said...

Classic! I do love the shirt though. The elementary school I went to just closed and I went to the closing ceremony. It was so fun looking through all the old class pictures. There were many photos just like this!

Megan said...

Like, Awesome man!!! LOL The shirt, the earrings, the hair...cool dude!

I've been tempted to send my 6th grade photo to Ellen for her bad paid for photos!

Sherrie said...

I think I had some of those earrings. LOL! Cute!