What I Would Do Differently If I Went Back To High School?

by MARIA on May 10, 2011

Where do I begin?

  • I would date the cute rocker dude who turned out to be a very smart, still cute prof.

Total dumbass move on my part.

  • I would NOT date the dude that looked like Rick Astley, just because he looked like Rick Astley. He couldn’t even sing.

I was a dumb teenager – what do you want?

  • I would invest in tweezers.


  • I would probably not channel the saddest Dynasty character ever at my grad formal (also known as PROM).

That’s HAWT …. if hawt means teased to all hell.

  • I would avoid shoulder pads at all costs. Also, blazers and bandannas.

And, that blazer was LIME GREEN. Sad on so many levels.

  • I wouldn’t PERM my hair. EVER.

Spiral perms were the dirty little secret of the 80′s – scalp burns for little return.

I could go on for DAYS.

High school was hideous.

This is pretty much how I felt about high school 95% of the time:

Read into it what you will, but many badly satin wrapped asses does not a happy high school make.

Disclaimer: My 13 year old sister/formal photographer thought our asses deserved their moment.

Mama’s Losin’ It

Thanks to MamaKatsLosinIt for the fun writing prompt!

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Christie Hooper May 10, 2011 at 5:26 am

WHO is the cute prof?


2 MARIA May 10, 2011 at 8:47 am

No comment. :)


3 Chantal May 10, 2011 at 10:32 am

LOL high school was not my time either. Between bad boyfriends and pinples I was a mess. I didn’t come into my own until I hit college. Now if I could relive my college years… :)


4 MARIA May 10, 2011 at 10:34 am

Yes, post high school was miles better. And I looked less frizzy for sure.


5 Finola May 11, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I hated the high school too AND had the spiral perm (of course I did!). But I will not be posting pictures…nope, never.


6 Stasha May 12, 2011 at 12:16 am

Whatever happened to real Rick Astley? Anyway, learned form mistakes,moved on. I would not want to go back to high school either.


7 Bruna May 12, 2011 at 12:29 am

I forgot about blazers and bandannas! Those were SO ugly too. Oh dear high school, how I loathed thee too. I love how your post included pictures. Good move!


8 MARIA May 12, 2011 at 8:11 am



9 Paulette May 12, 2011 at 12:57 am

I pretty much hated high school too. It had it’s moments but really it was a hot mess at times.


10 MARIA May 12, 2011 at 8:11 am

You are so my people. :)


11 Alison@Mama Wants This May 12, 2011 at 1:49 am

LOL that was pretty funny! What’s it about high school and bad hairdos??


12 Jessica May 12, 2011 at 2:34 am

Shoulder pads were terrible.

This is the first butt picture I have ever seen from a prom.


13 MARIA May 12, 2011 at 8:11 am

Ha. Butt pics were all the rage – didn’t you know?


14 Jenni May 12, 2011 at 10:35 am

This had me laughing so hard…oh yes the spiral perms. I still do not think my scalp has forgiven me for those.


15 Jen May 12, 2011 at 12:48 pm

I know of this spiral perm. I had one too and you made my scalp tingle just thinking about it.

And not in a good way.


16 JDaniel4's Mom May 12, 2011 at 3:05 pm

I loved the blazers. It is the shoulder pads I could have lived without.


17 Caroline May 12, 2011 at 3:19 pm

But, if you were in High School now, the fashion would be totally different *mistake* anyway. I totally understand on the dating front! I would do that ALL different!!


18 Miel et Lait May 12, 2011 at 9:31 pm

I did the spiral perm, too. What can I say, we all make mistakes!

Visiting from Mama Kat’s! I love how you framed your photos, btw.


19 MARIA May 12, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Thanks!! I used the Instagram app!


20 Carrie May 12, 2011 at 11:21 pm

I remember so much of that 80′s joy though my true high school times were the 90′s…almost as bad in some respects :p

Love that hair!! I tried to perm mine…it didn’t go well


21 kimberly May 13, 2011 at 12:30 am

Spiral perm…yep. I remember getting those. For all my golden locks I spent four hours with 80 rods in my head, my eyes stinging from that awful solution. Gah! (And it didn’t even look that good in the end).


22 Carla (@chickmae) May 13, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Dear God there would be so many things I would do different. Like not get a spiral perm as well.


23 Shannon @ AnchorMommy May 14, 2011 at 12:44 am

Oh geez…I applaud you for even contemplating what you’d do differently, because I don’t even want to THINK about high school! Bad hair, bad clothes…just bad.


24 Muffy May 14, 2011 at 11:20 pm

“Scalp burns for little return”?! HAHAHAHA!!!
Loved your spin on this prompt- so funny and GREAT photos!
New follower :) found you at MamaKat’s.


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