Sunday Social


1. Biggest Middle school fashion mistake?

That is an easy one (aside from everything I was doing with my bangs in 7th grade): Abercrombie (Kids) windbreaker sweats. I had them in about 5 different colors and I thought they were so cool. They unzipped at the bottom like the ones in the picture (pretty sure I had that exact pair) and I'd wear them around unzipped like that, feeling like I was wearing bellbottoms (also very popular in the early 00s) and feeling the breeze on my ankles.

In high school I went a little overboard on the low-rise jeans. It didn't help I always wore little kid's shirts that were way too short for me. And the padlock necklace (with a padlock and chain bought from Home Depot because I was PUNK ROCK) and the red aviators? Lord help me.

This wasn't really the best look either... (I have some really embarrassing Myspace selfies saved on my photobucket.)

2. Who were your best friends in HS? Pics?

I don't have many pre-college pictures on my computer (and I deleted most of them , but I had a really neat group of friends I cycled in and out of in high school while dealing with my own issues and natural anti-social tendencies. When I was in high school being "emo" or "scene" was starting to be a big thing, and while we sort of bordered on that we were mostly just "alternative" geeks/ smart kids. We were hipsters before hipsters were even a thing, which I think makes us more hipster than ever.
Just found this picture that I was tagged in on FB. I'm on the right, somehow wearing 3 different shirts?
3. What was a typical weekend like for you in HS?

There were lots of typicals depending on what I was going through at the time. Freshman and sophomore year my girlfriends and I would cruise the new AMC 24 and "see a movie" i.e. scope cute guys. We'd also hit up local "shows" and oogle the cute band boys. And occasionally we'd frequent the local skate park too since there was nothing I loved more than some cute skater boys. ;) (I ended up marrying a BMXer- my high school self would have been appalled!) Junior year I got my first "serious" (LOL) boyfriend and I spent just about all my time with him. Senior year I'd get home from school on a Friday afternoon and immediately go up to my room and sleep until the following Monday morning- occasionally getting up to go to the bathroom. That was a really difficult year for me.

ETA: Senior year when I wasn't sleeping it was a big thing for my friends and I to go to a coffee house downtown and drink black coffee (yeah I was getting banana milkshakes and sandwiches) and chain smoke cigarettes while talking about "philosophy." All my friends were uber intelligent and I always felt like what they said went way over my head. But I tried to fit in. And lord knows I chain smoked enough during that short period of time to probably doom me forever. Thank god that awful habit didn't last long!

4. Did you have any boyfriends/girlfriends? Tell us about that.

Oh god can I not? As soon as I hit high school I was completely boy crazy, and the most obnoxious flirt ever. I met my first boyfriend ever when his band (he was the lead singer) preformed at my school and we exchanged numbers: i.e. I gave him my number and never contacted him because I was too embarrassed. Turns out I had given him the wrong number like an idiot, but we met again at a Battle of the Bands at some church. That ended when I told him I'd date this other guy if the other guy was interested in me, I was such a brat!

I had another boyfriend after that (a friend's super cute older brother who had come to stay with him in the Summer) but that ended when he left in the fall. My next boyfriend (I think?) was my first serious one and the less I say about all that the better. I was head over heels but struggling severely with untreated Bipolar disorder (I was prescribed medication but refused to take it), and I was just not a nice person to him. Eventually he got into drugs and we mutually broke it off. I was utterly heartbroken, and to make things worse had completely ignored all my friends while spending almost a year with this guy. I tried to get back together with him a few times but nothing ever came of it- thank god. I dated a few other random guys towards the end of high school but that was it until I met N. (Now hooking up with guys is a different story. Oh college!)

5. Did you have any secret codes with your friends? Spill your secrets!

Oh. My. God. Ok, so my freshman year one of my friends (who I recently re-connected with and adore!) and I used to sneak off to "smoke pot." Lord knows what the guys at school were selling us because we were NOT getting high. I got actually high for my first time in college so I can affirm that. Anyway, for some reason we called it "burning CDs" and thought we were so sneaky. I laugh so hard thinking about those days!

6. If you could relive one day/moment/experience from middle school or high school, what would it be?

My parents were super anti-sleepover after my freshman year (for good reason obviously) but somehow I got to ok to sleepover at a friends house, and my entire group of friends ended up spending the night at one of the guy's houses since his parents were out of town. Of course there was a good deal of debauchery going on, but we were all just having such a good time. I struggled so much in high school and remember so little of it (yay medication!) that it's hard for me to pick something out. I have a lot of regrets, but I don't think I'd do it over. Unless I could do it over and meet N earlier. ;)


  1. Gotta love our fashion mistakes! So nice to meet you! Stopping by from the Sunday Social!

  2. stopping by from SS! :) I remember those zip/button pants, all the basketball girls in my school wore them!

    1. It's funny because I was the least athletic person ever- still am, haha! I was mostly into the comfort but I thought I was pretty stylin' too. Oh goodness!

  3. I didn't have the Abercrombie pants but I did have Adidas ones :) lol. I hated anything to do with exercise or gym class so I don't know why I had them but they were comfortable.

    1. Ah yes I had some Adidas ones too! Did you ever have those Adidas flip flops that had all those little rounded spiky things on them (that is a terrible description but I don't know how to describe it, haha.) I used to wear those all the time too and would always wear socks with them and get lint stuck in them. I don't know what I was thinking!

  4. Hello from the Sunday Social! I get the whole "regrets" from high school but not wanting to do it over again... Live and learn! I am going to be keeping a close eye on my girls though and pray that they don't do the same shenanigans that I used to get into!

    1. I am going to be the same way with my daughter. If she is anything like I was in high school I am in big trouble! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Ohh the pants.. I totally had those too. Why? I have NO idea lol


    1. I'll give us the benefit of the doubt that they were comfortable but fashion wise? Oh lordy!