Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sincerely ‘Fro Me to You – Tourist Style

If you’ve been here before you know the Thursday drill.  If not, click here to check out the “how-to” for the best day in blog land courtesy of Kristen at We Are THAT Family.

 

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This week I bring to you a couple more photos from my college days.  Which seems to be the decade with the most incriminating photos of my entire life.  It was the 80’s and apparently I didn’t know any better.  Clearly.

Just a reminder, for the newbies, I attended a small Southern Baptist women’s college.  Yes, it was ALL girls, i.e. ladies, women, chicks with brains , over achieving babes, whatever.  The college has been around since 1838 and is steeped in tradition.  Some good, some bad, some rational, and some irrational.

I bring to you today……irrational.  These two photos were taken for SOME reason.  Which I cannot remember.   Yes, time is not on my side.  It’s been a mere 20 years since these photos were taken and for the life of me I cannot remember most of the details.  And I am truly sad.  Because something tells me great thought went into the outfits.  What to do you think?!

 

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That would be me in the yellow shirt and my roommate in the sassy little plaid number.  Where are we standing dressed like that?!  Ummm, only in the cafeteria.  Notice the individual laughing in the corner.  Jealousy?  I think so!

Now, let’s get a look at the entire outfits, because you need to get the full visual.  All the way to our feet.  Because nothing screams tourist more than huaraches WITH socks.   Ain’t we sumthin’?

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If I even tried to explain why we are dressed like this to sing a song in the cafeteria for the other classes on campus would mean nothing to you.  I do remember our class sang an original song to the tune of “Kokomo” and hence the so-you-don’t-look-like-a-tourist outfit.

That’s it.  That’s all I remember.  So snicker and snort your way to Kristen’s for more 'Fro-tastic fun. 

20 comments:

Mike Golch said...

at least you have photos from your time in college. I lost mine not that I had a lot of them.

Natasha Stone said...

See? this is what Teresa was talking about! You take a facebook problem and turn it into a world wide web problem! HA HA!!
I don't recall either what caused this madness but I know it had specific purpose! We sure went all out in this task, did we not?!!

Tammy said...

BUSTED by the roommate. Ha ha ha, Tash. It's a GREAT memory and the world should share it with us. Too bad we don't really remember. *sigh*

Valarie said...

First: This is great!!! I mean huraches and socks, WHAT could be better! :) Oh you can come up with some good ones. :)

Second: You have a facebook, I have a facebook. You need to find me. Or tell me how to find you. Then we can be friends on there too! :)

jennifer said...

Definitely a tourist. I am thinking either a skit or a dare?

Love the shoes and colored socks!!

Jen

Cheri-Beri said...

Mine this week is from college, too! And I LOVE your socks and sandals - absolutely hilarious. And yes, the girl laughing in the picture was positively GREEN with envy!

Happy Mommy said...

I love the socks with the shoes! The whole outfit is just lovely!

The Apron Queen said...

Oh, the socks complete the outfit! :)

My Fro Post is There is a snake on my foot!

The Source said...

Oh those shoes!! And those shorts!! Love it!

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

Yeah, you can tell there were no boys around! Why fix up right?! I have several pics of me with that tourist grunge look too. I blame the band Pearl Jam!

We are THAT Family said...

What a great photo. And I see absolutely NOTHING wrong with those outfits. I wore something just like that to the PTA meeting today. Others were jealous!

Crayl said...

How funny. It's obviously tourist day of some sort...love the socks with the hurachies. :)

Ramblings of Kimberly said...

Hahah...Those shoes with socks are just as bad as wearing socks with Birkenstocks!

great pics!

Leslie said...

Hey, I have relatives who dressed that way back in the day! I thought y'all were for real on vacay!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

You mean you dressed like that as a joke? I have relatives who looked like that on a daily basis in 1985.

I will say... the fact that your roommate even owned those floral shorts... now that, THAT screams eighties. :)

LifeatTheCircus said...

Looks like some sort of spirit week or something. Way to go all out!!

D... said...

Oh my. I can't even comment rationally as I'm chuckling too hard. ;) Truly great pics!

Muthering Heights said...

I'm stuck on the BLACK SOCKS with your sandals...nice touch!

Olivia said...

OMG you look like you have on Jams! I love it. I will say that your legs look nicely toned and tan!

Peggy said...

As the co-author of the Kokomo song (kudos to Brianna for letting me help her with that song) that was crafted in honor of Hockey Day 1988 I can tell you that you were not dressed for that song. It was a Jr-Soph/Frosh song all the way. I'm sure it was a Hockey Day dress-up though. I don't remember dressing up in the Cafeteria for another other events. Ah, I miss those Judson days. :-)