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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

School daze.

Melissa - Class of 1990

I had planned on a long, photo heavy post today, but the evening got away from me. Instead, in honor of back-to-school I thought it would be fun to post our high school photos. It's hard to believe that these were taken over 20 years ago (Well, at least for me they were).

Getting your photos taken for senior portraits was a huge deal, even in my day. Depending on the package you chose, you could model several outfits. My package included three outfits, including the velvet drape thingy that they provided to you to wear for your yearbook portraits. You also got to have your photo taken with several different backdrops inside and outside the studio, including lying on a floor of mirrors, sitting in a director's chair, sitting in a wicker chair, leaning against a tree, sitting in a flower bed and lying on some rocks (See above).

I don't know why I chose to wear orange for these all important photos because I've only owned like two items of orange clothing in my life, including that dress. That dress also included a smart looking bolero jacket, which I am casually dangling over my shoulder.

Militia Melissa

Now we're talking! Oh how I *LOVED* that jacket. It was referred to as the "Militia Melissa" jacket. Mark my words - I will be replacing it this year *rubs hands together gleefully*. By the way, check out the fake rose. What is up with that?! I had to hold that thing in multiple photos too. DOWN WITH TACKY FAKE ROSES.

Oh, and just for the record because you can't see my legs, for the first and last time in my life I am wearing PANTYHOSE WITH SHORTS. Plaid shorts at that. Yikes.

Prom 1989

Here's a prom photo. This is from 1989, the year before my own senior prom. A friend of mine was graduating that year, so I got to go. The nautical theme was due to the fact that our school district held its prom on the Gateway Clipper (A riverboat, for all you non-Pittsburghers), which was both cool and kind of lame all at the same time. It was cool because, hey, it was a boat! And it was lame because, well, it was a boat.

Anyway, you can't tell in this photo, but I had unintentionally dyed my hair GREEN earlier that day. That summer, I had used evil in a spray bottle, otherwise known as "Sun In" to lighten my hair. The parts of my hair that were lightened by the Sun In didn't take too kindly to the dark hair dye and resulted in a green cast. My parents graciously arranged to have it fixed by a professional stylist (after the prom of course). Anyway, I always seem to have a hair mishap for important events. Remind me to tell the story about the rogue hair that was sticking out of my wedding veil (That NO ONE bothered to fix for me) as I took my vows. Maybe when we reminisce about the wedding day during our anniversary later in the month.

On an unrelated note, Are those fingerless gloves FIERCE or what?!

Mark -  Class of 1992

*swoon* That is all.

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