About Erin

Deputy Editor, Southern Living Magazine. Digital and social media girl who learned everything with a pen and a reporter's notebook. Mom. Florida native celebrating all things kitsch, accidental Birminghamian. Is probably getting back from somewhere or heading somewhere. Knows: Elvis, journalism, pop culture, Southern artisans and emerging neighborhoods, vintage clothes, pugs, Yacht Rock. 

« Happiness Challenge Day Something: Of Irish Women | Main | Happiness Challenge Day 10: Laser Tag »

Happiness Challenge Day 11: Not Even Sure How To Classify This. The 90s? 

Where do I even begin with this one? I was organizing my home office today, a project I've been working on (and mostly not working on), for about six months, when this gem surfaced:

One of us became a Broadway star

The year was 1990. I was a freshman at Clearwater Central Catholic. My brother was getting head shots -- you know, as 10 year old boys do. Naturally, I wanted in on the action. So my Mom took me to Rita's Hair Salon, where I got some of my first blonde highlights, and some fabulous permed bangs. 

We proceeded to go with the professional photographer to the park, where Ryan and I frolicked on the tire swing. (Way different than our usual activities of dressing up like the publc access Country Time Cloggers and dancing around Southridge Drive. I mean a tire swing? Have you ever met us? Even then we were not the type to mess up our hair in such a fashion. But we were going for the coveted JCPenny's child model demographic, or something to that affect.) 


Then there was this one: What decade is this? The 90s?

What in the .... That's right, it was the 90s. A time when bangs were big and Glamour Shots provided artistic inspiration.  And what happened to these two?

Well, one became a famed Broadway star. The other, a member of the Largo Mall Teen Board, sporting the latest Dress Barn Looks on the "runway" of the AMC Theater. Don't hate.

Reader Comments (3)

Good memories!
March 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHugh
Love it. Also loving your happiness extravaganza. Keep it up!
March 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNat
Glamour Shots 1993....me and my mom and cowboy hats. Oh yes...every time I see the pic of me I laugh..

Love these pics and this post. Made me smile
March 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTina

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.