Tuesday, August 19, 2008

If you ask me about this in person I'll deny it

The thing about getting older is that people younger than you find your younger self hilarious. As in—nice mile-high bangs and what up with the parachute pants? I have to say that I was quite stylish in my Forenza sweatshirt (Benetton T-shirt underneath) and my Guess jeans rolled or pinned depending on the current style. Never mind that I probably couldn’t fit one of my legs in the waist of one of my teenaged-self’s pair of jeans. And you can bet that I sported not one, but two pairs of socks, different colors, that coordinated with my fuchsia and green sweatshirt.


So, it turns out that it’s not only fashion that provides endless mirth for future generations, but celebrities do as well. Honestly, how could girls have thought David Cassidy was groovy? I Think I Love You, well, NOT.

I asked for questions to help me think of things to write, to get me un-blocked. (um. That sounds icky.) My cousin Chelsea is a few years younger than me, and most of the time I don’t feel that much older than she is. Although once in a while I’ll mention a celebrity and she’ll look at me blankly. And that’s when I know that I’m old.

So, for Chelsea’s entertainment, I give you a short (by no means exhaustive) list of celebrities whose magazine photos graced the wall of young Heather’s room. Those photos may or may not have been kissed a few times. I admit to nothing. Even if they were, they liked it. You know it.

1. Michael Jackson. Didn’t every girl have that poster of him in the white pants and shirt with the yellow sweater-vest? That was back when he was cute. And sort of normal.
2. Corey Haim. I have to say that I’m very happy I don’t have cable television so I can’t see what he’s become. Or not become.
3. C.B. Barnes. I watched Starman solely to look at him.
4. Andrew McCarthy. Oh Blane. What about prom?
5. The boys from Limited Warranty. Hey, they were from Minneapolis.
6. Ralph Macchio. Karate Kid II was better than the first movie in my eyes. It had a love story. Sigh.
7. Kirk Cameron. Who didn’t love him?
8. River Phoenix. What a waste.

Who were your crushes??

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slouching mom said...

ricky schroeder?

Bikini said...

I agree - Rick Schroeder was the only picture I had up on my wall. My sister had the guys from "Rock n Roll Express", who were a tag team in professional wrestling.

chelle said...

hahaha I totally had a Micheal Jackson poster!!! w00t!

Kirk Cameron was on my list :P

growingapair said...

1. Duran Duran - loved Simon LeBon
2. Wham - Someone in the fourth grade told me that George Michaels was gay but I told her she was a big fat liar and then I went home and asked my mom what "gay" meant.
3. Kirk Cameron - FOR SURE!
4. That Say Anything Poster - I would still leave Hubs for Cusack
5. Mikhail Baryshnikov - I was a ballet dancer, and he was HOT! White Knights, anyone?

growingapair said...

That would be White Nights. White Knights is the KKK.

Damselfly said...

I didn't really have celebrity crushes. But I did think Andrew McCarthy was cute.

Chels said...

Awww I feel so special that you picked my question! haha You are right though, several of those on your list I have no idea who they are, the only ones I knew were Michael Jackson, Corey Haim, Kirk Cameron, and River Phoenix.

My crushes, when I was younger it was Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys, and Justin Timberlake. Now, mine are ones like James McAvoy, Michael Phelps, and I do have to admit Michael Cera from Juno, he's cute in a nerdy kind of way...

Kara said...

I'm with the rest-- Corey Haim, Kirk Cameron (from the Teen Beat magazine!) and Brian Bloom with those ice colored eyes. Brings back adolescent memories for sure!

louann said...

I remember River Phoenix only he already died when I "discovered" his poster potential teehee.

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