April 7, 2011

Blast From The Past!


I drove past my old high school the other day and the sudden realization hit me... Holy cow, I'm gettin' old! I graduated ten years ago, which means I'm currently 28. Which also means that there are high school freshmen who are literally half my age.


Sometimes I get a little hyperventilate-y about how quickly the last decade has passed me by, but it's also fun to reminisce about my teenage years. You know what I love to reminisce about the most? My days singing and dancing in my high school rock 'n roll revival show, "Blast From The Past." (It was a lot like Glee actually!)

Happily, my high school still does a Blast From the Past production every year so my best friend Amanda and I are going to watch it this weekend. Back during our high school days, Amanda and I OBSESSED over our productions: about the songs we got to sing, about our costumes, about the cute boys we had crushes on. Ah, memories...

If you're interested, here's a video of the opening song from Blast 1999. If you watch closely, you'll see my nerdy self at the 0.59 and 2:46 minute marks... Go ahead and laugh at me. Yes, I'm totally wearing a denim vest. And yes, I totally winked at the camera. What was I thinking?!

Okay, now that I've showed you an embarrassing moment from my past, you have to spill one of your less-than-proud moments from your high school days!  


  1. My 10 yr reunion is next year and it's freaking me out! Great video by the way. I did so many embarrassing ridiculous things in HS it is hard to pinpoint a specific one. Mostly they involved extreme awkwardness and clumsiness in front of cute boys.

  2. That video was awesome. Love the vest. ;)

    I never made our school plays because my dancing skills are laughable. Looking back, that's probably a good thing.

  3. It is so fun to look back! I can't believe how quickly time passes. I will brainstorm on an embarrassing story from my teen years, but in the meantime, here's me just being goofy as a freshman: http://twitpic.com/4i1fkz

    Also, Caroline! Quite the moves you've got there. And your vest is fabulous :)

  4. Hey! I'm half as old as you. ;) Does that make you feel older? I'm sorry. I never want to grow up, though. WHY ARE THERE ONLY FOUR YEARS OF BEING A TEENAGER?

  5. My 10 year high school reunion passed, but I didn't attend. Didn't regret it either. :)

  6. I agree with Pam.. I didn't like the people I went to high school so I had no desire to drive three hours, PREGNANT just to hang out with douches. I was pregnant, I was already cranky there was no reason for me to be bored too. :-)

  7. Such a timely post. Today I was talking about Discmans and walkmans with some friends--and how they used to be considered cool devices--and we realized that many kids today would have NO idea what those devices are. Ha! I understand how you feel, though. But one good thing (of many): The things that seemed so important back then just aren't anymore. ;)