Thursday, August 21, 2008

What year is it??

In the long process of moving across the country, my mom did that thing that you hope your mom will never do... she made me move all of my childhood crap out of her house. So the last time she was down she brought in box after box after box. I had no idea how much stuff I was storing up there. Nor did I ever have any sense of keeping a few mementos and ditching the rest, apparently. It's like all of 1986 - 1992 is in our back room right now. The best, of course, was the 1986 box that I opened today. Feast your eyes on these little babies....


Yes, that's right, you're looking at the My Little Pony stable and a crap ton of My Little Pony's. Unpacking it went like this "My Little Pony stable, huh? Well there's no reason to keep this, really. I mean, I don't know if our kids would ever want to play.... MOONBEAM!!! COTTON CANDY!! SATURN!!! What the Crap!! How do I know their names??! What is happening to me right now?! There is no WAY we can sell this!"


This little gem is - I guess - a pony that I made in some art class years ago. It's so perfectly sad that I can't throw this away. Plus, what if ceramic pony wants to play with the other ponies?



Trapper Keeper!! That's vintage, baby! I could get money for that on Ebay!


One of four Cabbage Patch dolls sitting in her highchair. Seriously, could you die? That's pretty much the cutest thing I've ever seen.


And saving the best for last... the dance costumes! Now don't think I didn't strip down and try to squeeze my 30 year old ass into that little gem just for the pleasure of making you laugh to the point of tears, but it turns out I'm too tall. Huge bummer. And those sassy little glitter tubes on the left? Yea, those would be the matching wrist bands. If you ever find yourself at our house and we're bored and drunk I'll whip out the tap dance video that belongs to this.


I also ran across some pictures of Feather Nester and I in 7th grade and if the term "ugly ducklings" never meant anything to you before, it would once you saw the photo. Also, not to leave anyone out, I found some sweet pictures of Marissa in senior year. Let's just say that she wasn't always quite as glamorous as she is now :) But not to be outdone by the picture of me in freshman year of college where I was determined to look as manly as possible with the baggy jeans, sneakers, and huge plaid shirt. I blame it on the Adirondacks - it breeds mountain girls, not fashion girls. Thankfully, we've all managed to catch up a little.

6 comments:

feather nester said...

Okay, (a) WHO'S THE UGLY DUCKLING IN THIS SCENARIO? Me or you? 'Cuz at least I never rocked the sky-high bangs. Just sayin'. And (b) remember that we were also in high school during the oh-so-flattering grunge rock era, courtesy of the Husband's hometown, so let's cut ourselves and the Adirondacks a little slack here.

You totally have to keep the ponies and dolls for your kids. Sell the Trapper Keeper; apparently, they don't let them have them in schools anymore.

Scarlet Lily said...

Oh my goodness!! We were BOTH the ugly ducklings Miss Sensitive :) It really is amazing that two such awkward girls turned into attractive adults.

Also - what's with the Trapper Keepers not be allowed??? That's the weirdest thing I've ever heard!

feather nester said...

Because they don't fit in the desks.

Anonymous said...

This is my favorite blog post of all time. Damn my mother for letting all my cousins play with my beloved 80's toys!!! -Jess

Paula said...

What fun!!! Your My Little Ponies are wonderful - and the Trapper Keeper is too much! T was sorting through things last week as well. We found four Cabbage Patch dolls (two were J's - do we tell him that?) complete with shoes and premie diapers your mom brought home from St. Mary's in West Palm Beach. She decided to give the Pound Puppies and (what were the kitties called?)Something Furries to her friend in the police department. It is amazing how we can recall some of the feelings associated with the things of the past. I'm praying for B - knowing how much you would like to be near feathernester.
Quinton Quilter (aka Paula)

ithaca_chick said...

My little ponies!!! Squeeee! Love love loved those. I think there may still be an entire box in my parent's basement!

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