A Small Treat

Posted By on March 2, 2010

Apparently one of my old teachers from Junior High has joined Facebook and created a group for our school. He also has decided to scan the contents of the yearbooks from the years he was a teacher.

And because I’m generous, I figured I would share the photo of me from 8th grade. It’s a little small, but I think you can take in the greatness that is the BANGS and the GLASSES THAT ATE MY FACE, ZOMG!!

I wish I had a scanner. And I wish I had old photos of myself to share. Because this is actually one of the good ones. And this photo? Deserves to be in all color. Why?

  1. I’m wearing a gold chain necklace that I probably got at the dollar store.
  2. Those BIG glasses? ARE BLUE!
  3. That outfit, whoo boy do I remember that outfit. It was a two-piece thing, pants and a top. It was a dark blue, almost navy, and the things on the front of the top were gold. And these pants? THEY WERE HAMMER PANTS! And they had SUSPENDERS! Oh man, I loved that outfit.
  4. THE BANGS! In my head, I pictured them bigger. I think I did a better job with my bangs a few weeks ago.
  5. My God, the yearbook photos from this year are hilarious! SO. MUCH. BIG. HAIR.

And now I have to make a special trip to my Mom’s to find some other photos and go buy a scanner! Because people, there was a MULLET YEAR! Complete with Sophia Petrillo glasses.

If only I were kidding.


In other news, in a wave of guilt for not attending to my cats’ every need, I bought them some toys at Target over the weekend. Specifically, I bought them these cubes:

They sat untouched until today! Until I moved them to the carpeted room, figuring they might want to not sit on the cold hardwoods!

Simba clearly wasn’t happy I caught him utilizing his new toy.

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


23 Responses to “A Small Treat”

  1. Noelle says:

    I can’t believe you trapped your cats in cubes like that. What a cute capturing system…

    Last night I went to a diner in the more, let’s say, “rural” part of the area. Let me say, the big bang look was still alive and well there, and how.

  2. Jen says:

    That picture is all kinds of amazing. It’s so funny to look back at outfits we used to love back in the day. I had all of these awesome co-ordinated legging/oversized sweatshirt outfits w/puffy glitter paint. The icing on the top of the cake were that I wore them with huge matching slouch socks. I was a fashion icon!

  3. Schwerer says:

    I love looking at those old pics! But I am not tagged in them and cannot figure out how to tag myself… although I am not entirely sure that I want to!

    But, you look fantastic!

  4. Libby says:

    I have no pictures from junior high in my house. And I thank god every day for that. My haircut? Let’s just say it was bad.

  5. Alice says:

    oh i had SO MANY awesome “favorite” outfits, although doubtless to the regret of my hypothetical future children, my mom was a TOTAL HARDASS about what we could wear and i didn’t get to wear anything very trendy / name brand OR use any product in my hair. and this was in new jersey. a tragedy.

    i did, however, ALSO have blue glasses (replaced the next year with frames that were “raspberry sorbet” colored. those were totally my faves).
    .-= Alice´s last blog ..it’s march! i should write a post. =-.

  6. Those glasses look like something you’d see in an American Apparel ad right now. SUPER HIPSTER KRISTABELLA!
    .-= nancypearlwannabe´s last blog ..Never =-.

  7. Mr Lady says:

    I still wear suspenders whenever I can find the excuse. Which is harder than you’d think.

    .-= Mr Lady´s last blog ..I Want To Be A Supermodel =-.

  8. heather... says:



    .-= heather…´s last blog ..Sleeping Beauties =-.

  9. MauraLessa says:

    I had Hammer pants, too, that I sewed myself! In olive green. I also had this ridiculous bowler hat. With curly hair, glasses and braces? FUG.

  10. Rhi says:

    I had very similar glasses in MAUVE. Seriously. I was like 12 going on 60.

  11. Jennie says:

    so that’s how those year books got uploaded! i keep meaning to scan old pics, but who has the time? Hooray for retired teachers that can’t let go!

  12. Angella says:


    Oh, man. those years were tragic. (SHOW US MORE!!)
    .-= Angella´s last blog ..Color Me Happy =-.

  13. Kerri Anne says:

    I totally rocked a mullet for most of my elementary existence. And oh, the photographic evidence. I like to imagine someone has a box with all the greatest mullet pictures in the universe inside, and the label on the outside says: “For a good time, open this box.”
    .-= Kerri Anne´s last blog ..My Heart Is A Nautical-Themed Pashmina Afghan =-.

  14. Maureen says:

    Did you see that hammer pants are back in style now? Only they’re calling them “harem pants.”

  15. Moplo says:

    OMG – Hysterical. LOVE the picture and have a few of my own that were similar. My favorite item of clothing were my WHITE go-go boots. I was the BOMB!

  16. Fairy Godmother says:

    I remember those glasses! And the bangs! You were so cute. But I can top that. When I was in the 6th grade I had white glasses with rhinestones in them. I’m sure Mahnee remembers them. The boys used to call me white owl. How the heck do I remember that?!! Oh man I’m getting old.

  17. slynnro says:

    Oh Kristin. Oh Kristin. At least you don’t appear to have a perm? A mistake I made several times. WHAT WERE OUR MOTHERS THINKING?
    .-= slynnro´s last blog ..Speaking of Gender Identity. =-.

  18. Deidre says:

    I LOVE the picture.

    I have seen an unbelievable amount of rat tails since moving to Australia (more than 1). it is tragic.
    .-= Deidre´s last blog ..LIfe Listlessly Part Deux. And some other stuff… =-.

  19. -R- says:

    It makes me happy that everyone’s junior high pictures are so awful. I’m not the only one!
    .-= -R-´s last blog ..I’m Back =-.

  20. Sheri says:

    Love it….I keep on waiting for big hair and mall bangs to come back, because I so can rat and flip like it is no one’s business. I was voted the best big haired bitch in my sorority in college. Doesn’t seem to be happening…..Maybe one day I’ll rock old lady hair. I’m a little older than you, (10 years, maybe not “a little” but that’s what I’m going with) and so I have a ton of pics of me in Flashdance stuff…..freaky.

  21. alimartell says:

    you don’t need a scanner. you just need to take pictures of your pictures with your camera. that’s what I do!

    NOW BRING ON THE PICTURES. i need to see!
    .-= alimartell´s last blog ..Cut It Out. =-.

  22. Simba is saying PRIVACY PLEASE!!!
    And that picture is, well, fantastic! It should be involved somehow on the sidebar or header!
    .-= Sensibly Sassy´s last blog ..The Same Boat =-.

  23. Vic says:

    Not cool! So not cool. How could old teacher do that? I would be pissed! But that’s the problem with Facebook, we hold very little control over things, very little.
    .-= Vic´s last blog ..Japanese Hair Straightening =-.