About Erin

Senior Travel/Integrated Content Editor at 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. 

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Mar112012

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!
Dad
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

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