because public humiliation is FUN
Time to FLASHBACK TO THE 90sssssssssss!!
Yes, I'm posting my old high school yearbook photos. Just for kicks. For reference, I'll include the year the photo was taken.
LEFT (1997) Ohhh freshman year. I was a freshman during 1997-1998 and I was 13 when this photo was taken and it totally shows. Also, my eyes were closed in this photo which is just great. Not sure how evident it is given the photo quality and all, but I'm wearing one of those shiny satin-y shirts that I thought were cool back then. Actually, they might have been cool back then but I'm pretty sure I wasn't cool enough to pull it off so it doesn't really matter. This shirt was in a beigy-gold color. I also wanted ones in shiny purple and silver/gray but I think we'll all agree that sometimes it's good that your desires aren't fulfilled.
RIGHT (1998) Sophomore year...I was 14 when this was taken. I know it seems like I was a little young, but these photos were always taken at the end of the previous school year or at the waaay beginning (or even before!) of the current school year (September) and my birthday is in October. ANYWAY. This was my phase of too much makeup that I had no clue how to apply. You girls who grew up/are growing up in the era of the fashion blog and YouTube makeup tutorial? You have no idea how lucky you guys are. Seriously. But more on that later (really more on this later and by later I mean another post). In this photo I guess my hair is okay (relatively speaking) but my eye makeup is kinda janky and so is my skin. Thank goodness for the low quality black and white print. Also, I have braces.
LEFT (1999) JUNIOR YEAR ohhh the crappiness of it all. Thankfully this was taken before the hell that was junior year so my face was still relatively intact. I pretty much spent half that year sick and exhausted and my eyes were almost always completely swollen from allergies/exhaustion/sickness. There's not anything especially horrible about this photo and it's actually my favorite out of the four. It's a good thing I decided not to smile because I'm pretty sure I still had my braces.
RIGHT (2000) Senior year, the color photo. I guess I was 16 when this photo was taken. I'm not sure what it is I really don't like about this photo. Actually that was a lie my face is what I really don't like about this photo, though I can't really pinpoint why. All I have to say is thank goodness my hair is pretty conservative and that I didn't have the balls to apply makeup with a heavy enough hand to make it visible because I'm certain the photo would be far worse than it is if that weren't the case.
As you can see, I haven't changed a freaking bit. Except I was a little thinner when I was 13, but who wasn't? Oh, and I guess I don't have braces anymore and my undereye bags might be a little more prominent now than they were before.
And that's the end of my blast to the past! Maybe next time we'll go through my ID cards. That'll be total awesome sauce.