Tuesday, December 4, 2007

A Meme Virgin

Lol - Moooog35 tagged me and after a quick google search to see what it means, here I go:

The rules:

1. Link back to the person who tagged you.

2. Imagine you could send a letter back in time to yourself, when you were 13 years old, what would you write to yourself?

3. Tag 5 people to do this blog

J and C and Me


Life of a Valley Girl


Adventures with Gretchen

At thirteen I was clueless (and not in the cool Cher and Dion way). I wore dresses and wrap around skirts and pumps to school. I owned no jeans, no shorts, no tee shirts. I had hair that was one length down to my butt. In other words, I was a dork who was sarcastic and read walking through the halls.


This is your 30ish self telling you to buy some Guess? jeans and guess tees. Why? Wake up - you are the only person who is NOT wearing them. Oh and tennis shoes. Please, buy some tennis shoes. And never ever wear a collared shirt - that pink collared shirt with paramecium all over is NOT cool. It never was cool and it will never be cool. Throw it away. Do not - I repeat - do not wear it for picture day.

Cut the hair. Long butt length hair is only sexy on super models. On you, it looks like your mom cut it on the back lawn. Oh wait, she did. Insist on getting it cut by someone with a license. Take up ballet. You really like it and took it at 17, and at 13, you'll like it even more. Don't get me wrong - you look great in high school, you just need a little push to get "with it" earlier.

Boys. Some are really amazing. The ones who don't care about the pink shirt, who know you are silly, who really care about you, who sing your name song playing the guitar under the stars, keep in touch with them. Don't run from the ones who are good for you.

You will have two job offers at 16. Pick the Dairy Queen. Yes, the other job is glamorous, but a 16 year old should not have a glamorous job. DQ will suck and you'll really want to finish school, finish college. Do not look for Mr Right. There isn't one. Date boys your own age. Scorn the older men who ask you out. There are laws about this. Follow them. Choose a spouse that loves you more than himself. He won't care that you are wearing shorts with surfing bunnies on them (please don't wear these any where outside of the house, this is just an example) in public.

It's okay to be good at stuff. And somethings are hard, hard is okay too - don't run from hard.

Don't waste money. Spend it on land. Scarlett O'Hara's father is right, "Why, land's the only thing in the world worth working for...".

Spend more time with your mom. High school is incredibly busy and you just eat and sleep at home. Carve out time for your mom.

Your 30ish self is happy. You have two amazing kids. Your heart is open-not broken, cold or hard, you are optimistic, fun, and enthusiastic. You take delight in new experiences and friends.

Go to all of the parties you are invited to, have fun, and take care of yourself.




Elise said...

Long hair does look good! If your 13 year old self wants to keep it long let her.

Thanks for tagging me, this is an interesting meme... I have to think of something now!

I'm linking you to my blog roll


moooooog35 said...

Nicely done!

Glad I could be the one to break your meme hymen.

..that was kinda gross...sorry.


Nice job.

A Girl, A Boy, and Me said...

Lol - elise, i'll have to scan photos. It wasn't that I wanted long hair. I was just in my own little world and never considered anything else.

moooooo35, thanks again. I guess that doesn't qualify you to eat a chocolate though...

Valley Girl said...

Sorry so late for getting to this post. I will make this my topic tomorrow. Thank you for thinking of me!

shell said...

i just discovered you and you are fantastic. i'm alredy so intrigued... :)

A Girl, A Boy, and Me said...

Vg- thanks again for doing the meme!

shell - I'm so glad you found me!