Monday, January 4, 2010

adolescence revisited: oh, the humanity!

I am currently knee deep in my childhood (well, my adolescence) as I am cleaning out my bedroom at my parents house since my mom has been using it as her office for about a year and my junk continues to get in her way. Today I boxed up memories, revisited bad hair and even worse fashion choices. Wondered why in the world I wore so many pairs of overalls in high school (no wonder people thought I was 12 when I was really 17!) and so on and so forth.

It is true that there is something cathartic about boxing up ones mistakes and embarrassments (and even the all the fun and nostalgia too). After all that's how we move on.

In the meantime, anybody want a Friends trivia game? How about a Caboodle or a Debbie Gibson cassette tape?


DSS said...

As silly as it sounds....visiting my closet at my mother's is my favorite way to spend a rainy day. Some of the memories are embarrassing as can be! BUT...some make me smile and remember how it is that I got to where I am today.

Happy cleaning!

Anonymous said...

Oh I miss my caboodle! I still can't believe the height of my bangs in junior high. What was I thinking?!?

Laurnie said...

Im new here by way of DSS and I laughed at this post - I recently had a clean out like this, and thought the same thing about high school pictures. What was I thinking?? Love your blog!

Jenny DB said...

umm, i wore a pair of overalls in my SENIOR PICTURES in 2002. were they cool then or something? WTF was i thinking? hehe glad i'm not the only one!!!