If I had a Hot Tub Time Machine…

I’m sure most of you know about my John Cusack obsession by now. I also mentioned yesterday that I saw Hot Tub Time Machine this past weekend, which I really can’t say enough good things about.

Well recently my aunt (whom I love dearly) has posted a few pictures on my Facebook page, which you may have already seen if you’re my facebook friend. If you’re not, feel free to add me now

These old pics got me thinking thinking that maybe I should take you through a little hot tub time machine of my life… the good, the bad, and the completely awkward. So ummm let’s all get naked and go for a ride, shall we?

babycarissaI don’t really understand the concept of baby time, so I have no idea how old I was here… but I’m going to go with baby. Maybe even newborn. I do know I was born with hair… so possibly?

firststepscarissaHere I must have been a little bit older. Still have no concept of age, but it looks like maybe I was taking a first step or attempting it? No clue. Still, I don’t look so happy to be wearing a weird jumper thingie.

babywithglassesI guess I should count my blessings none of my baby-pics were taken with me in an eyepatch….

5 yeaersWhat appears to be shy and innocent, is in fact -never shy and innocent.

browniepicUgh. Yeah.. I was a girlscout. Or “Brownie” or whatever we called them. Those cheeks are evident of the fact that I ate a lot of cookies…

dancepicwith featherCheck out those Keds. And also that feather.

dance pic2I wan’t homeless… this was just an “Annie” costume.

buckteethwithascrunchieThings only got more awkward from this point… If you look closely, I needed to pluck my eyebrows at the ripe ole age of 7. Awesome.

most awkward 5th grade(5th Grade) No wonder I didn’t have any friends… EEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK What was I wearing mom? What was with that hair?

6thgradeOk… this was probably 7th grade. With the exception of the overalls…  I think I had a bit of an improvement.

I don’t have any pics to share with you at this time of me in between the ages of Jr High and Sr Year… but just imagine an awkward girl wearing either Umbros, Long Pepe shorts, or vintage clothes that had no business appearing in the mid-nineties, and you should get the picture.

graduationThe classic graduation pic. I can’t believe my 10 yr reunion is this summer. What in the hell?

So yeah. Thanks for viewing my lame post. I have shied away from posting old pics mostly because they’re awkward and yucky and I hate the and I think you probably don’t care… But I figured they were at my disposal, so why not?

And on a very similar subject, some of my bestest buddies, my old roommates whom (who?) (at this hour I don’t care) I miss  dearly just started a website, Relive the 90’s.com but it doesn’t seem to be working at this moment. So what you need to do is follow them on their twitter here.. and when the site becomes available, submit your favorite pic/memory/toy/movie WHATEVER you love and find near and dear… It was up and running earlier today, so hopefully it will be by now!

Happy Wednesday people!


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  • adrienzgirl

    My 20 year reunion is in July. I don't want to hear your bellyaching! Ugh!

  • beckeye

    How did you eat all those cookies with no teeth? :)

  • ScoMan

    Thanks for taking us on a journey through your life. In picture form.

    It's like the story behind the blogger, so I think it's great.

    Though I'll never be doing one myself.

    I was probably just as awkward as you at each of those stages, maybe even a little more, but yeah.. I won't be posting any pics.

  • http://mwaonline.blogspot.com/ Mwa

    Cute! But your mother does have questionable taste in clothes…

  • ambermurphy

    About the clothes — I just always tell myself it was cool at the time!

    Your infant pic looks just like you!! I think it's the mischevious smile. :)

    Are we not facebook friends already. Duh. I'm heading over to investigate that.

  • http://www.lifeofanewlywife.blogspot.com/ Tara

    I added you on FB. My faves are the 3rd one down and the Brownie one. I was a Brownie too, but a really crappy cookie salesperson.

  • http://edsfunnypages.blogspot.com/ Ed Adams

    Cute kid who turned out even better.

    I remember “Bibs”…..the overall short thingies. I had a purple denim pair. WTF?

    Anyway, thanks for sharing. After doing my post like this, I can appreciate the anxiety and work involved.

  • http://booshy.com/ Jessica

    Loved the pics! I loathe my “growing up,” frozen in time moments. Let's just say I have proof of crimped hair and super bad outfit selections. I don't know if I can top your little jumpsuit, though. :)

  • JDatIDoThings

    Aw! You were a cute baby AND toddler AND teen. Which makes sense, because you are cute now. At least, as long as you don't wear that jumper.

  • herding Cats

    My 10 year is this year too! Ahhhh! Class of '01 baby! Ugh, it's way too early for all these exclamation points. I love the pictures :)

  • jeneypeney

    I'm going to @reply a tweet to you with my most awkward school picture EVER.

    You'll feel a little better, I promise.

  • http://www.postcardsandpassports.com/ meg

    haha, that brownie picture and that dance picture are afreakingdorable!! how is that feather attached to your head?
    also…i'm pretty sure I had the exact same blue sweater.

  • http://twitter.com/relivethe90s The 90's

    Aww thanks for the shout out! Denny and I miss you too. Well…a little bit! 😡

    Anyway, yes people, please follow us on Twitter @relivethe90s and we will let you know as soon as the site is back up – we're aiming for Saturday. We had to take it down to fix some bugs. We look forward to seeing some awesome pics, watching some awesome videos, and hearing some totally retro stories!

    Thanks again Carissa!

  • dearjennymac

    You are adorable in every pic and I remember that one foot balanced on toe pose too! You are beautiful Carissa!

  • http://www.nikkidz.blogspot.com/ Nikki

    Oh my gosh, your brownie picture and dance photos are classic! You have such a beautiful smile. It makes up for the eye patch 😉

  • http://www.nataliecottrell.blogspot.com/ Natalie Cottrell

    I'm pretty sure my 7th grade pic is almost identical to yours. Except I had super puffy bangs still. You win.

  • thebacksofmyeyelids

    First of all, you were (and are) darned cute! Second of all, it's good to loosen up and have the confidence to show things with which we may not be comfortable….say, for instance, if you were half bald. I'm sure you would photograph and post that. Right CJ? Right?!

    Wow, your 10 year reunion. I only went to one – my 15th. If I could tell you just one thing – time literally flies by. You will wake up one day and you will be 40, 53,75…and it happens in the blink of an eye. It sounds cliche because it's true. Make it count for something, okay?

  • thatkindofgirl

    Madam! You're like the least-awk 7th grader I've ever seen. Kudos to you, dude.

  • lifeonahanger

    omg soultwin, it's no surprise we were both in NHS…..

  • http://amazingadamoadventures.blogspot.com/ annajanine

    nice work. you need a box of crayolas to match that hideous blue sweater and you'll be set!

  • http://lucysreality.com/ Lucy

    Oh, my gosh you are brave! What a cute kid you were and now you are all grown up getting ready to celebrate your 10th reunion, those are always fun!!!

  • http://shadesogrey.wordpress.com/ OG

    So that feather picture…did you just leave the house like that on a daily basis or was it a special occasion? I never had a concept of baby time until ALL of my friends started having them like it was their job.

  • http://www.mylittlebecky.com mylittlebecky

    awwww, baby jaded! cutes :)

  • http://www.candicedoestheworld.com/ Candice

    I loooove your graduation photo. Look at those pearly whites!

  • http://littleinsomniaclolita.blogspot.com Andhari

    You're soooo cute and pretty from year to year. I love that girl scout picture best!

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  • http://www.whatagrandworld.blogspot.com/ Rachel

    Oh man, these look painfully familiar. I had very similar pics as a kid. And speaking of awesome nostalgia sites, my friend Anna and I just started an awesome 80s hair blog — you can see me on the homepage right now! http://bang-your-head.net

  • http://www.whatagrandworld.blogspot.com/ Rachel

    Oh man, these look painfully familiar. I had very similar pics as a kid. And speaking of awesome nostalgia sites, my friend Anna and I just started an awesome 80s hair blog — you can see me on the homepage right now! http://bang-your-head.net