Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Who's That Girl

Who's that girl and why is she sitting on the hood of an '89 Mustang?


Whoever she is, will someone please tell her to put on a more respectable top? God forbid her children would see this photo someday. Oh, yes, in 10 years she'll have children. Two to be exact. And then she'll spend 5 years changing diapers. Five. But don't tell her that part, though.


Will someone also please tell her that she's making the right choice by moving to the big city after high school? That creative, artsy, right-brain void she feels will be filled. Hallelujah. And she'll discover espresso along the way. Double hallelujah. And that small town she was so adamant about leaving? She'll return with husband and children in tow, moving for the 7th--and last--time in her life.


And, for the love of all things good, please tell her to go easy on the candy, ice cream, and chocolate. She'll thank you when she's 34.

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122 comments:

  1. GReat Hair!! Great post!! :)

    Hi from SITS!

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  2. I love this post !!! Yup, if only we knew then !

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  3. lol...great pic!! and what solid advice!

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  4. Oh the things we'd tell ourselves if we could only communicate with Younger Us!

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  5. I LOVE this post... if only we could have guidance from our future selves!!

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  6. Cute post! Happy SITS day!!!!

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  7. I have a few of those pictures... i don't know if i am ready to show them on the blog yet... hey atleast the pose is perfect!!

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  8. you look fab in there lady! and great advice! like MrsM, I wish we could tell our younger versions what and what NOT to do.

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  9. ok, so the song from Cher just popped in my head, "if i could turn back time....if i could find a way". if we only could. id def lay off the candy & ice cream ;)

    adorable post.

    hi from SITS. id love to hear from everyone. im a newbie =)

    happy monday all!!

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  10. If only we knew then what we know now...good morning from SITS!!

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  11. Lovely photo, lovely post. Oh yes, if only we had that crystal ball!

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  12. i think i had the same shirt!! great post, thank you for sharing

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  13. Great post. Congrats on being FB

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  14. You look hot!
    OK...help me do the math. was this taken 10 years ago in '99 or in '89 (the year of the car)? Either way, you look hot!
    Everyone should be able to send themselves a letter from from the future.

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  15. Ah the 80's. It's funny how life comes full circle sometimes, eh? Happy SITS day!

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  16. Love it, love teh 80s! I'm stopping by from SITS to say hello, congrats on being FB :-)

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  17. Stopping by from SITs..awesome photo! I think your kids will enjoy seeing you like that...and that's a sweet car! Congratulations on being todays' FB!

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  18. Cute, cute! Love the pic. Happy SITS day!

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  19. How did you get my photo?!? Oh, sorry, mine has longer hair that reaches the sky. My mistake...

    If you see mine, please tell her to keep exercising during her second pregnancy or else she might have to go to Weight Watchers...just sayin'

    Happy sits :)

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  20. Oh man... that is a great shot. And so funny are you!

    Happy SITs day!

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  21. Gotta love the old photos.

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  22. LOL, yeah, we "never" cracked on our parents back when we were kids so ours better not even think about it! :-)

    You looked absolutely adorable. :-)

    Have a Great SITS Day!

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  23. Stopping in from SITS - Thanks for the reminder that everyone didn't know everything when they were 20! I may have to steal this idea...just to remind myself that I made some right choices & the wrong ones turned out okay, too. Have a great Monday!

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  24. This is an awesome post. If only we could travel back in time and tell ourselves a few thing. Lord knows I would have skipped guys until I met my husband :) OH yeah and like you said laid off the cookies, ice cream etc. etc. etc. :) Happy SITS to ya!

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  25. Sigh. Yep - my list of what I would tell my younger self is about a mile long and includes things such as enjoying your high heels now because in twenty years, they will simply be an artifact buried deep in your closet, only to be found by your youngest who wants to know if you wore them in the olden days, back before there was electricity.

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  26. Cute post! I love the idea of writing to my younger self. ;)

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  27. wonderful post! the things we wish we'd known but would never have listened to or believed.

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  28. Oh, some of the things I could have written myself 10 years ago. Or even better, 20!

    I can make you feel better about the diaper thing - my youngest starts high school in the fall. He is the youngest of five. I have had a child in middle school for 13 straight years.

    Yes, I'm old! LOL

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  29. Nice ride, and your hair is still better than mine was 10-15 years ago!! : )

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  30. I wish some one would have told me to go easy on the ice cream and cake. Goodness.

    Awesome post!

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  31. Love the post! Looking at my daughter right now, I think I'm going to have hide my photos from that era. The shame is that even I catch myself sounding like my Mum - husband is laughing !

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  32. Awesome idea for a post. Happy SITS day girl!

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  33. great picture! what i would give to tell my former self a few things.

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  34. I can't wait to see what we have to say about our style sense of today. Right now it seems so right!

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  35. Love the pic and the car! This is a great post idea!

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  36. Over from SITS love the hair and outfit!!! Great pic!

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  37. Stopping by from SITS... great post... if only we could all warn/applaud ourselves "back then". Great post! Congrats on being FB!

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  38. Great post!

    I've discovered espresso along the way, too. Double hallelujah just about describes it!

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  39. if only we could send our former self messages to help our future or present self......love this post!

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  40. Love the pose. I had an '84 mustang.

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  41. Oh My ..Ihave the same picture of me with hyoooge hair sitting on top of my car posing. so funny! It was 1987 though... I am a bit older. lol
    Which lil town are you from? I am in AR as well.

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  42. Happy SITS day! Great post :) I hide those pictures, far far away.

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  43. If only we could go back and give ourselves a few pointers! Gotta love those old pics...takes you back doesn't it? (It's because you've been listening to MJ music right?)

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  44. This was a funny post. Things we should have learned before we did them..

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  45. What a fun post:) Happy Sits Day!

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  46. Great post!

    If only someone would have been there to warn me of my future! Who knew I wold have five kids!

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  47. Happy SITS day. I enjoyed your post!

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  48. How Fun!!! Hello from SITS...congrats on your BIG day!!!

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  49. Hehe, that's funny! I have SO many of those pictures that I regret now- oh well, they're funny!

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  50. Love the hair! At the time you probably thought it was rockin' as I did with all my wacky high school 'dos :D

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  51. Nice Hair, Nice Shirt. Oh the things we don't want our kids to see or know!

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  52. Hi from SITS. If only we could go back and reassure our teenage selves that there will be some bumps along the way but life is gonna be great, especially after we meet our forever loves....the hubs and the kiddies!

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  53. How adorable! Love this post!

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  54. Interesting post! I too would like to lecture "past me" hehe

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  55. Very cute! If only a similar girl would have been told such important information. :)

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  56. Love it! Great, clever way to do a post. Happy SITS day!

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  57. Hey from Sits!! What a wonderful post! No wonder hindsite is 20/20 huh? :)

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  58. Ah! I love it! How funny you are! Isn't it funny how things turn out the way we never would have expected when we grow up? Crazy world.

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  59. Even if I could tell my younger self things from my older self, my younger self wouldn't listen. In fact, she'd probably give my older self the finger. Live and learn.

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  60. Happy SITS Day.

    Wait 'til you have been married for 27 years and you see the curves your life takes.

    This from a city girl who now runs a goat farm.

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  61. *LOL* Yup, I know this gal...know her well! xx

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  62. Great idea for a post! I'm getting ready to move back to my hometown - dragging my husband and kids with me - after being gone for 12 years. I can't wait.

    Happy SITS Day!

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  63. *L* great post. It's funny how we thought we knew everything..boy was I ever wrong. ;)

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  64. I love this idea (like a lot of other commenters)!

    Those tops were h a w t back then! You were cutting edge!

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  65. I remember those days well! Crazy that we look at ourselves that way now, when we thought we were so hot back then! My kids just laugh at me!!!

    Adopt a 'Do - Cute Girls Hairstyles

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  66. I love this! I have a very similar photo with a red nissan sentra. I may have to write something like this! Where did that girl go?

    Happy SITS Day!

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  67. Such a unique post....Loved reading it! Gotta love the 80's

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  68. That was funny!! Happy SITS day!

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  69. Fun to look back sometimes.

    Somethings don't change though...like my big hair...LOL

    Happy SITS day!

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  70. How funny! Wouldn't it be great if you could have actually given 'her' all this advice back then!

    Happy SITS Day!!

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  71. LOVE this post! Happy SITS day!

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  72. Great post and I always love stumbling upon fellow Arkansan bloggers!

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  73. Very unique post...oh, what we would tell ourselves now. Happy SITS day to you!

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  74. What a cute photo. I can relate to wanting to give advice to our younger selves!

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  75. Oh how fun! Wonder where I'll be in 10 years...=)

    Happy SITS Day!

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  76. First of all, you spell your name exactly like mine. I automatically love you.

    And this post is adorable!

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  77. I always think my kids will see pictures of me when they are older and think I was a major dork!!!

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  78. Great post - love the off-the-shoulders shirt. Happy SITS day!

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  79. I'm totally digging the hair!!

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  80. beautiful pic and great blouse!! Stopping by from SITS!

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  81. Love the outfit and the hair!:)LOL This is great....wouldn't it be so nice if we could've told ourselves those things way back when?!:)

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  82. Oh how I wish the grown up me really could go back and tell the young me a few things. Of course, the young me wouldn't have listened.

    Great post!

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  83. Hi from SITs. I'm going to my 20th high school reunion soon so many old pictures of me our coming out of the woodwork. Enjoy looking at your youth.

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  84. My grown-up self really could not have helped my teenage self, because my teenage self knew EVERYTHING already! :)

    Dropping by from SITS.

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  85. I love the idea of telling speaking to your younger self. How much less stress there would be. I guess we should just stop stressing and trust our choices for today's future.

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  86. By the way! I was stopping by from SITS.

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  87. And tell her that isn't even the coolest year for the Mustang either.
    Stopping by from SITS. Congrats on being the FB!

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  88. Hiya from SITS! Congrats on being the FB of the day... 5 diaper-changing years?! Woo-wee...

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  89. Love your intro post!

    http://lifeasag.blogspot.com/

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  90. This is such a good post! Love it! I will have to bookmark your blog!

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  91. Hindsight is wonderful, isn't it? Wish I had a scanner to go back um, like 30 years!

    Luv the post!

    Happy SITS day!

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  92. great post...stopping by from SITS

    Come enter my giveaways @ http://energizerbunnysmommyreports.blogspot.com/

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  93. Love it! Stopping by from SITS!

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  94. Love it, stopping by from SITS a little belatedly to celebrate your FB Day! I think I might have had those boots...

    :)

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  95. What?! You should definitely show this to the kids. But keep it under wraps until they swear you were never young & "just don't get it"...then whip out this bad boy.

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  96. visiting from sits, what a lovely "peak"...nice post!

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  97. Fabulous! And I think I had that top too!

    Happy FB at SITS Day!

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  98. Ohhh, wouldn't it just be so grand to go back and tell yourself just ONE thing to do or not do?! I'm not sure if I would be able to narrow it down.

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  99. haha how cute!! Happy SITS Day! I had to come back for ya :)

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  100. Loving the hair AND the top. Even the high waisted jeans bring back fond{ish} memories. ;o)

    Congrats on your SITS feature!

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