Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Turn Back the Clock Tuesday and Previewing Tomorrow's Random Dozen

*Edit: Many of you asked-I bought those two racing grannies from yesterday's post at Books-A-Million.

Oh have mercy. The year is 1974, and I'm about 12 years old. We were the Franklin Flyers because Benjamin Franklin flew a kite, you know. Doesn't "Flyer" sound like a fierce mascot?? Yeah I know, not so much.

Here is my official 8th grade picture, and I apologize for the teeth, which look like the tongs on a fork. I never wore braces, but miraculously, my teeth straightened themselves out, moved closer together and look pretty decent today. I don't know what happened, but boy am I thankful. I'm sure my husband is, too.

Here is the 8th grade Franklin Flyer volleyball team, on which I was a nondescript member. In 6th grade, I won the MVP trophy, but by 8th grade, other girls' arms were bigger and stronger and they could serve "floaters." I'm not happy in this picture, not smiling because 1. The teeth 2. The lack of volleyball talent 3. There were some girls on this very team who were "mean girls," and you know what I mean by that. 4. Heartbreak over two boys, both ironically named "Bryan" with a "y." By the looks of my hairstyle, you'd think I was going bald in 8th grade and had a Trump comb-over.

And this "Turn back the Clock Tuesday" leads us right into the first question on tomorrow's Random Dozen meme, if you choose to participate. I will post my own answers Thursday. So if you'd like to get in on this one, come back tomorrow and link your post up so that we can come see your answers!


1. Please share one middle school memory. It can be good, bad, ugly, funny. Pictures or words, I don't care, just share.

2. What's your favorite Beatles song?

3. If I asked you to describe your most comfortable outfit, what would it be?

4. Would you rather host a party or be a guest?

5. Do you think we will move completely from traditional books to digital ones, and if we do, are you OK with that?

6. Do you learn best by reading, listening or experiencing?

7. If you are (or when you were) single, what is the kiss of death for you concerning the opposite sex? (That is, what is one trait or behavior or habit or anything at all that immediately turns you off from considering that person a potential match for you?)

8. Snacks. Salty or sweet?

9. Look around you in a four foot radius. What object is around you that you didn't realize was there or forgot was there? How long has it been there?

10. What is your favorite Tom Cruise movie?

11. You buy a bottle of shampoo and discover that you don't like what it does to your hair at all. What do you do with that full bottle?

12. Your favorite Fall comfort food? (Last week it was beverage.)


Quilldancer said...

I have very few pictures of me to turn back the clock with! This is not necessarily a bad thing. ;)

Looking at your photos I see that you just keep getting prettier every year.

Mrs. E said...

We're not getting older--we're getting better!! Well, at least you were!

The Bug said...

Fun! I want to turn back the clock. I was such a geek that I wanted to show the whole braces experience. In my 7th grade picture I'm wearing those blue "spacers" you got before you got braces (they looked like little rubber dog bones). My 8th & 9th grade pictures show the metal mouth & I'm wearing my retainer in the 10th grade picture. Such a nerd.

Mocha with Linda said...

Love your pics.

And after most of us said we had painful junior high/middle school experiences, now you want us to dredge them up?!

Kay said...

Thanks for sharing where you got the old ladies! I LOVE those! : )

skoots1mom said...

getting prettier every day...
your youngest looks a lot like you :)

Susanne said...

I think every girls team has mean girls. I didn't know you played volleyball. That's something new I've learned about you.

I wish my teeth would have changed. I remember holding out that hope. But no such luck in my case.

Susan said...

I SO wish I had a scanner to turn back the clock!! My scanner is dead and probably won't be replaced for a while. Still, I LOVED reading your post, Linda and seeing your pics.



Yolanda said...

You are still pretty and don't look like you haved aged much.

Mama Belle said...

Awww ... you were so cute then, but even cuter now.

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Mean girls. Yep, I know their kind. Good questions -- I'm planning on linking up again!

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

Thanks Linda! This is so fun!