I'd love to tell you all about the fantastic time I had at the concert last night,
but I am tired and not in any condition to recap the amazingness quite yet.
Anyways, today I want to have a little chat.
What about you ask?
Oh, just what in the world I was thinking when I made some of my past decisions.
So today I give you..
Why did I think this was cool again?
ONE. Platform Flip flops
I believe that these gems had their peak of popularity around 2003-2004 because that is when I had them in every color and style. The scary part is that when I found this on Google Images, it was from a website that is STILL selling them. They are so goofy looking to me now, but back in the day I thought they were awesome because I was so short and these made me so tall. I'm shocked that I could even walk in these, but let's face it I probably wasn't as graceful as I remember.
I have only one question for the person that invented these little creatures. Why? I mean just look at them, they are freaky looking! Plus, I can't even think of a toy that was more annoying. But of course, I had to have one! I'm pretty sure it lasted all of an hour before I had to find the secret trick to make it "go to sleep" and then it got thrown in a box never to be seen again. Until we moved and someone turned it right side up and that thing started up again. That story doesn't have a happy ending aka someone threw it out the window.
THREE. Four Loko
Alright so in a perfect world, I would have remembered to get the picture of me and my friends dressed as Four Loko cans off of my computer. But I forgot.. so here is a picture of someone else who did a way better job than we did and hopefully I will add the other picture later today. This was my senior year of college when Four Loko was the most popular and before it was pulled from the shelves and reformulated. This stuff was insane and was ALWAYS sold out in liquor stores. Why? Because one can at the tiny price of $1.50 would leave you drunk beyond belief. College students=poor. Let's just go ahead and state that no good decision ever came from drinking a can of Four Loko.
FOUR. JNCO Jeans
Well this is embarrassing to admit, but yes I had a pair. Just one pair yes, but I wore those things into the ground. When I see pictures now I can't even imagine what would posses me to wear such a thing but in the 4th grade they were the cool thing to wear. Also, I'd like to have a chat with Mindy (my Mom) and find out why she allowed such a hideous thing to be purchased? It probably has something to do with the hissy fit I'm sure I would have thrown had she said no. #brattyproblems
FIVE. Monroe Lip Piercing
Alright, so again I forgot to add the picture but I can assure you that mine looked way better than this. Then again the idea of having it now makes me cringe so photos of me with it will probably make me cringe as well. This occurred when I was a Junior in college. I had two girlfriends who has this piercing and I thought it was so awesome and became obsessed with it. My parents were so against it so I did what any 20 year old would do and got it anyways. It looked ridiculous on me and it was a huge pain in the butt. The ball on the end constantly fell off and eventually I gave up after having it for only 3 months. Also, for anyone wondering I would have taken it out anyways before I ventured into the real world.
SIX. 75% of the guys I've dated or were my "crush"
I'm not going to provide any photographic evidence because that would
be embarrassing not be very nice of me, but let's just say that they were not attractive. Not only were they not attractive, but most of them were kind of.. dumb. Yet I spent a lot of time analyzing and crying over them. What I wouldn't give to have all of that time back to be spent on more worthwhile things. Anyone agree with me on this?
SEVEN. Razor Scooters
Do you know how long I begged for one of these from my parents? Luckily I was not one of those kids that carried it down the hallways at school, but I did break my wrist in a tragic scooter accident. I mean just looking at these things reminds me of what a terrible design they were. One wrong turn or bump and you went flying! You could wear a helmet but what kid looks cool wearing a helmet? Nobody. I should have just stuck to a bike and saved my self from wearing a cast for 8 weeks.
Alright, let's hear it!
What are you embarrassed to say you thought was cool?
Have a great Wednesday!