June 16, 2006
Because self deprecation is funny
June 1991, Northern New Jersey – 17-year-old filly with two bottles of Aqua Net in purse and ample poofage on shoulders grooves as seen here to the Divinyls, a little More than Words, Motownphilly, and of course - the theme of the night - Kenny Rogers’ Through the Years. Can’t wait to hit diner on Route 10 in East Hanover with semi-mulleted date after prom. Although sober, will scarf down a Taylor Ham, Egg & Cheese sandwich and steak fries at 3 am. Will sleep off carb coma and hit Seaside Heights in morning, playing Roxette in ’87 Chrysler Le Baron all the way there. May indulge in two Bartles and James wine coolers and fend off I-don’t-like-you-like-that friend from A.P. English before passing out in Solarcaine haze.

Awesome.


49 Comments:

Anonymous Jorge said...

Ah, the memories.

Sometimes I don't know what's more fun. Making the memories, or remembering them.

:)

Blogger Finn said...

That picture is classic!

At least you got to the prom. No one asked me. :(

Blogger Okie said...

That's awesome.

Blogger Genevieve said...

awesome. I personally am especially fond of the boy in the white tux in the background. yikes!

Blogger Blackbeard said...

Dyarrr . . . flashing gang signs?

Blogger Miss Scarlet said...

I hope the guy in the white suit was the date!

Blogger Mel said...

I have to ask..
Are you wearing Lee Press On Nails?

Wow. I know everyone else seems to have said it, which must be because the most appropriate word is AWESOME. To your credit, you look pretty damn good--and the 80's are back so if you still have that dress somewhere, you should rock it on out.

Blogger missbhavens said...

TOTALLY awesome!!!!

Blogger Reid said...

Awesome indeed. And thanks for putting "Through the Years" in my head. That "thanks" was sarcastic.

Blogger JJ said...

Those were the days.

Blogger KassyK said...

AHHHHH almost identical to mine except mine was in Wildwood, NJ--1996. Oh the old days!!

Blogger mamalujo1 said...

My crush on Kelly Clarkson? Over.

Blogger Amanda said...

sounds like high school reunion time...

i think i know that diner of which you speak...but i guess in new jersey, if you know one you know them all.

Blogger Guinness_Girl said...

Ohmygod. That dress is AWESOME. As is the hot pink one peeking out from behind your puffed sleeve.

Blogger t2ed said...

I always cause one of my friends to cringe when she talks about her daughter's prom and how nice the dress looked. The tormenting involves how nice it will look in a ball on the floor of some boy's car.

Of course, I would never do that here.

I'm willing to bet the song playing was something from either Flock of Seagulls or Howard Jones.

Blogger Heather B. said...

So rad man.

'Hottay' indeed.

Blogger ❉ pixie ❉ said...

I love the face and the very animated hand gestures. The way only a very small portion of your bangs are acutally still on your forehead—instead of plastered in a mass high above like the rest—really take me back.

Blogger Chantel said...
Blogger playfulinnc said...

Those bangs took skill and years of practice to acheive. Congrats.

Blogger Margaret said...
Blogger Jon said...

Are you sure it was Northern NJ, and not "WEST-SIIIDE"?

Blogger Brookelina said...

Darker hair, eight years earlier, Southern NJ, Great Adventure in the morning.

Anonymous Jurgen Nation said...

I cannot wait to re-enact this at BlogHer. I know you still have the dress, Kris.

Blogger Melliferous Pants said...

This picture is the best thing I've seen all week. I heart you and your cat humping sensibilities.

Blogger twobuyfour said...

Life doesn't get any sweeter than that. When you're 18. Twenty years go by and I've started to realize that I don't have to get drunk EVERY night. I even cut the mullet off. But man, give me some Ramones or Clash or old Van Halen and I'm right smack dab in the middle of highschool, mentally.

Blogger Keith said...

I can still hear the bangs crunching as they go higher and higher.

Anonymous Anne Glamore said...

That's the greatest!!

Blogger Paige Jennifer said...

The dress? The pose? The hair? The guy in all white with black accents in the background? Classic. Just classic.

Anonymous Maliavale said...

Oh, badass. You look HOT. I hope that was in the yearbook spread the next year.

I spent my prom night doing The Hustle to "I Will Survive" over and over while drinking God knows what at the older-boyfriend-of-my friend's mobile home.

Wow, that sounded even more awesome when I typed it out than it did in my head. And it's true, to boot.

Blogger femme d'espoir said...

i love it.
change the drink to TJ Swan apple wine and it could have been me.

cheers!

Blogger Marcia said...

The first time I saw this picture, it didn't register in my mind that the white shit at the bottom was part of the dress.

I miss the early 90s. Those were crazy, crazy times.

Anonymous Eileen said...

One can clearly see that the music has moved you based on the orgasmic O mouth. You look fab

Anonymous Caryn said...

Hilarious--both the picture and the description.

Blogger Cheryl said...

Totally awesome!

Blogger JMai said...

Thank you for that. I'm not yet ready to face my early 90s poufage with humour. I'm still living down the big-hair/big-glasses combo. Owwch.

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Blogger Egan said...

Happy 15 to you as well Kris! The look on your face says it all. You bring the fun as they say.

Blogger Jackie said...

HOTT! The bottom of the dress is awesome. I also like the watermelon pumps (Dyed to match) on the girl behind you. Yes!

Blogger Nat said...

This would only be better if you said you had dyed your shoes to match...

Blogger Sizzle said...

you look like you are having the best time. i love it!

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Blogger kitkat said...

I too was wondering about the gang signs, but the white shoes in the background clearly steal the show.

Blogger Cheetarah1980 said...

get it, get it girl! shake what ya mama gave ya!

I'm enthralled, yet disturbed.

Blogger Spinning Girl said...
Blogger bandick said...

See, now, t2ed has guessed Flock of Seagulls or Howard Jones. My thought is...too early. They were all about the 80s. Krisser is clearly mouthing "cold" as in "Ice, ice, baby. Too cold. Too cold."

Word to your mother.

Blogger Plunky said...

OK, hilarious that I too put up a 1991 picture of myself on my blog. Yours is much more priceless. Poofy selves and all and white girl mouthing the words to what ever early 90s anthem we had at the time are just too precious. Precious.

I'm from PA, so I think we also had the same hair.

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