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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Just Shoot Me

Blogging Diva Kristina P. is having a Blog Carnival.

What's a Blog Carnival? It's where everyone uses the same topic/theme and posts on their blogs, leaving a link on the main site.

What's Kristina's theme? Glamour Shots.


That's right. Those cheesy, overly-made-up pictures that you paid way too much for in high school just to prove to yourself that underneath your average exterior, you were a smoking hot babe. Or maybe that was just me.

My parents gave me Glamour Shots for my 16th birthday. I was very, VERY excited. We went to the local mall that was currently infested with a studio and my "stylist" took over. I had a male stylist, which I thought was odd. The older lady in the chair next time mine had hair so fine that her stylist had pushed all of the hair in the back to the front with big plastic clips in order to get decent results. Meanwhile, my stylist is nearly swearing over at my massive locks and their inability to hold a curl.

Then came the photo shoot.

They had racks of shirts and wraps to choose from but my stylist picked for me (I was too overwhelmed by the choices and would have opted for whatever was sparkliest...or maybe he saw what I was wearing when I arrived and decided -- correctly -- that I had no fashion sense). Then, in the middle of the shoot, he announces that I need to wear his sunglasses for some pictures. They were some expensive brand so I was instructed to be really, really careful. Like my overly long lashes might scratch them or something. And in this particular photo, the photographer had me all posed with my arms up in my hair when he decides my zipper is too high. He glances around the studio, probably looking for my parents, and then slides the zipper down to somewhere around my belly button.

After assessing his near-defrocking, he asks "How old are you?"

When I tell him I'm sixteen, he reaches back over and zips me up a respectable height.

Afterward, I wanted to walk the mall, show off my powder-coated hotness. That was when I ran into a couple boys from my school. They grinned and said hi and then one of them asked for my name. They didn't even recognize me! I took the opportunity to haughtily inform them that I went to their school and then stormed off. That. Was. Awesome.

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And I'm done. Go see the others pictures or join in on the fun!

30 comments:

Jillybean said...

You're adorable! You look like you've walked directly off the set of "Saved by the bell"

Annette Lyon said...

LOVE it! I wish I'd done Glamour Shots just so I could participate. I'm sure it would have been atrocious, but you're really CUTE, even with the hair and funky clothes.

Jones - Keeping Up With M.O.M. said...

I think I am still the one with the youngest Glamour Shots pic. lol. This one is great though!!!

Sell...Party Of 4 said...

oh Jillybean has THE best comment! So true!

Kristina P. said...

Haha. Love it. You have basically the same pose as my button!! You totally look like Jessie in Saved By the Bell.

Don't even mention Slater.

Hizzeather said...

So funny! I thought the same thing...that you just met Zack & Slater at The Max after school, and while they were fighting for your attention they got into a really hilarious predicament! :)

Jessica G. said...

HAHAHAH!! You have uncovered my secret adoration of Jessie from SbtB! I wanted to dress like her, have hair like her, and dance like her! Heck, I was already coming in second to girls like Kelly...

Erin said...

I love the hand in the hair thing. You are so glamourish!

Dani said...

love what happened at the mall! every girl's dream! lol

Just SO said...

I LOVE, LOVE that you were able to storm off from those boys...every girl should have that experience. And you rocked that Glamour shot.

Me (aka Danielle) said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! I love the drop earrings. Those have totally come back into style!

Alisha said...

You totally do look like you were on Saved By The Bell! Or a California Skipper doll!

I remember the shopping after my glamour shots. My hair felt absolutely ginormous, like i couldn't walk down the grocery aisle without knocking it down or something! You look really cute though!

Emily said...

Pretty hot! I wish I had a good story to go with mine.

Amanda said...

YOu are so funny:) I never got them. I am am so NOT glamorous!

The Boob Nazi said...

hahahahahaha awesooooome.

b. said...

Check out the COLORS!!
Yup, you did it right!

*MARY* said...

He thought you were older?! I think you look about 12 in this picture.

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Eeesh. Creepy guy that worked there.
But fabulous pictures you hot chica!

Jody said...

ROFL!!!!! I got so excited when I saw the little excerpt on my dashboard! Can't wait to do this one!!!!
You look gorgeous BTW in you r Glamor Shot! I totally love it! And the zipper has such meaning now after reading your story! LOL!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

This is fantastic. Oh man. Glamour shots.

Kristie said...

I can totally remember when you were getting those!! :) And you looked fantastic in them. I bet if I dug in my box of stuff from high school that I might even have a wallet of that picture!!!!! Never did get those done myself, oh well!!!!

Devri said...

Ok you win.. That is the freaky-est-ness story evah! Besides the hand in the hair and zipper was just fabuloso! YOu hot chick you!

See Mom Smile said...

LOVE the parachute jacket and the pose. I never had them done in high school, when I was still young and cute and not just pretending to be.

Jessica said...

Always wanted to get those done when I was in high school! Jealous! :)

elesa said...

Yeah, that is why I wanted to get Glamour Shots done too. To prove that underneath my totally average exterior was a big haired hottie! I never got them done though, so now i'll never know.

I want to see the picture with the sunglasses.

Shannon said...

Better than Deb's for sure...Crazy, I see you are friends with Tiffany Lowe, too...you know everyone! Hope you are doing well! Love, SHannon

Midwest Mommy said...

Plastic cups to keep her hair up? I think I need pictures of people getting ready for their shot, lol!

ramsam said...

Yours is HOT!
I love the pose!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

I so love the pose! And I'm feeling so very, very cheated that I never got glamour shots. *sniff*

Jo said...

You look like you are TEN!

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