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Throwback Thursday: Remembering the ’90s

So I came across this post by The Emma Edit today... and I thought "Hey, it's a Thursday... and, MAN, do I love the '90s..." SO, here I am to answer the same questions from her part one and two on this topic. I know you're excited. You're hiding it well... but I can tell.… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Remembering the ’90s

Adventures in Dating, Andre, memories, nostalgia, relationships, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Melodic Memories

The kid was adorable, if I must admit. I call him a kid because he was a year and a half plus a day younger than I  and as teenagers that gap felt enormous. As if that whole extra year and a day really made a difference - I had dated Andre earlier in the… Continue reading Melodic Memories

Adventures in Dating, Best of, memoir, memories, nostalgia, relationships, teenage years, Uncategorized, Wyatt, youth

There Are Worse Things I Could Do

In the car today, I introduced my children to some of my fave Broadway songs - which included a handful from both Grease and Grease 2. I told my 5 year old son that Grease Lightning is about a car, which peaked his interest naturally... and when they sang "The chicks'll cream for Grease Lightning,"… Continue reading There Are Worse Things I Could Do

relationship, relationships, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Memes of the Relationship Persuasion

I've been working on this post for awhile. There was a knee jerk reaction to start this and then...  I lost motivation and started to put off my writing in general... But I am back. I am making myself sit and write this as I attempt to get back into the swing of things. I… Continue reading Memes of the Relationship Persuasion

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Calling on Vlad

I knocked on the door, a little apprehensive as I had never been to Vladimir's house. I was apprehensive mostly because I had a bit of a crush on him and we had never really worked closely for school projects before. He, along with most of the 5 other dudes in our class, tended to… Continue reading Calling on Vlad

depression, Uncategorized, youth

Ignoring the Negativity

Ignore the featured picture... Well, no... Don't ignore it - but take note that it doesn't really have much to do with this post. Except... It makes me happy. It is an Alphonse Mucha image and I don't know if I've said it before, but Mucha is my favorite artist. (Shoot! I should have kept… Continue reading Ignoring the Negativity

Best Friends, Dane, Justin, Maja, memories, nostalgia, Uncategorized, youth

The Grand Scheme of Things

In a few weeks I turn 34. Logically I know that is not all that old.... But maybe it's Karma because I called Justin "old" when he turned 34 yesterday - same as Dane when he turned 34 in October. But now... Siiiiggghhh... I'm starting to feel old myself. Really, it's not so much a… Continue reading The Grand Scheme of Things

Justin, memories, nostalgia, relationships, Uncategorized, Wyatt, youth

Scary eyes

Now - back to some more regular programming. LOL as in - not just a whole bunch of pictures. Back to old themes and old memories - or in this case memories forgotten. In my first Treasures post, I mentioned a journal entry in one of the journals I shared with Anneke. It was a… Continue reading Scary eyes

Best Friends, memories, nostalgia, relationships, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Treasures; or a second Christmas

I received my storage delivery yesterday as you will have noticed from my gleeful outburst last night. I have taken mondo amounts of pictures to share with you all so I think I'm going to have to break it into at least two posts. Today I will start with stuff to do with friends/me as… Continue reading Treasures; or a second Christmas

nostalgia, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

I know I can make it through

Whatever it takes, I know I can make it through - I'd wager at least anyone much older than me probably won't get that reference. Hell half of you my age will likely not know it, unless you have teenage kids. Perhaps you'd recall the old school version: There's a way, if I look then… Continue reading I know I can make it through

Maja, memories, nostalgia, Uncategorized, youth

Drunk at the Embassy

I had a particular topic on mind that I wanted to discuss with you, but I realized I already laid my feelings out bare about it back in August so I thought perhaps I best write something else today so I don't tend to sound like a broken record. I do just want to say… Continue reading Drunk at the Embassy

memoir, memories, nostalgia, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

A McDonalds, y’all!

You'd think when I moved here to Alice Springs 3 1/2 years ago a lot would have changed in the previous 20ish years, but when I came back it was virtually the same... A lot of the noticeable changes for me have happened since being back. Now, as I have one foot out of town,… Continue reading A McDonalds, y’all!

Adventures in Dating, relationships, teenage years, Uncategorized, Wyatt, youth

Voice as Sweet as Salt

A friend posted something on Facebook about a new NOFX album. Well, Fuck, if that didn’t take me back. Imagine, if you will, skinny-minnie Emma in her green corduroy skate pants, or perhaps some baggy jeans with ripped up seams where the bottoms had been walked on beneath the heels of her Airwalks or Vans… Continue reading Voice as Sweet as Salt

Adventures in Dating, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Dear Mr Harris

Earlier this week I wrote about a trigger I had when I came across someone that mentioned Joshua Harris' 1997 book "I Kissed Dating Goodbye." Today I got a comment from Kristen over at The Ungodly Woman who let me know that Mr Harris has started apologizing to people for the negative effects of his… Continue reading Dear Mr Harris

memories, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Cooking Sherry Shots

I know, that sounds disgusting. But my 7th grade self wouldn't have known any better, at least not initially. I told this story to a friend that knew me back then a couple of months ago while we were reminiscing about people we knew then. "Yup, that sounds like Nicole," he said. Nicole was a… Continue reading Cooking Sherry Shots

Adventures in Dating, memoir, memories, relationships, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Fuck it, I dated

Who remembers that book "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" by Josh Harris? Ah, that's right... now I can tell which of you grew up in the evangelical youth culture. I just read a blog that mentioned that book, and man it took me back... It took me back to the evangelical days of my youth in which… Continue reading Fuck it, I dated

memories, nostalgia, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Ripping Jeans

I went in search of jeans the other day. I suppose I didn't really look all that hard, but I came across a pair that fit me just right and was relatively cheap. Sounds like a match made in Heaven, no? The catch was that they were *gasp* pre-ripped.  It seems odd to be snobbish… Continue reading Ripping Jeans

Excerise, memoir, memories, relationships, teenage years, Timmy, Uncategorized, youth

STFU and Train

Had a couple good conversations yesterday - one with one of my youth girls and one with Coach... so this one is maybe a little long. Enjoy. ~~~~~ “You got Chlamydia? I didn’t see that coming…” This was the first comment one of my youth girls had yesterday after finishing my book. She picked it up on… Continue reading STFU and Train

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Bootboys

The other day, I mentioned a guy that I had suspected was skinhead - but had no real proof other than his appearance. That memory is fuzzy, as I said, so maybe I did have more to base that assumption on that I just forgot... But regardless, it prompted another very clear memory for me.… Continue reading Bootboys

Adventures in Dating, memoir, memories, nostalgia, relationships, Uncategorized, Wyatt, youth

First Kisses, what am I missing?

I feel like I'm missing out on something. I'm missing out on an important piece of nostalgia... I've tried to remember a few times, but it doesn't come to anything. A few days ago as I was driving my car, I had one of my youth girls in the passenger seat and she put in… Continue reading First Kisses, what am I missing?