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I was going to write you a post about what to do when you can’t exercise, since I’m currently taking a mini-break, but I got busy cleaning my craft room (which led me to another post that I’ll have this week), and before I knew it, 5 hours went by! Whoops. I have a clean craft room and a big bag of supplies to donate to the ISU Workspace.
My friend Lauren does a 5×5 survey every once in a while. Last week, she created a GenX edition while bitching about being old or something. She’s going to turn 33 soon. While I’m not that ancient*, I am still a child of the 90s.
*no, I don’t think 33, 35, or 40 is old! Just thought I’d give her crap in case she’s reading this.
5×5: The Generation X Edition
Five fashion trends that I rocked
1. Doc Martens. I had a pair in just about every color and style. I still have my leopard print boots, and wear them semi-regularly (along with my Zero shirt that I procured from a friend after I foolishly gave mine to GoodWill).
2. A bare midriff. This was before the time of bad body image. I worked that baby fat.
3. Roll-o-bangs. And various Gwen-Stefani-inspired hair styles (see above).
4. Platform shoes. I even earned the name “Spice Girl” (from my favorite bullies) for wearing them all the time.
5. Lots of oversized clothing. Like this. I don’t know what the hell it is. But I wore it. With a velour shirt underneath. And baggy JNCO jeans.
Five movies/shows that
define my high school years I watched over and over and over again
2. Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion
3. My So-Called Life
4. Wayne’s World
5. Happy Gilmore
Five things that I did for fun:
1. Wrote notes to my friends and crushes.
2. Rode my bike (this was pre-license — didn’t get that until 2000)
3. Stalked cute boys (not even kidding)
4. Movie parties
5. Roller blading
Five bands that were constantly playing in my
car, bedroom, on my walkman:
I have to preface this with the fact that I had a pretty damn sweet setup. I took my dad’s old stereo speakers and his pre-amp and hooked those up to my walkman CD player and put that whole shabang under my bed. It was rockin’. I’m currently buying a lot of this stuff on vinyl. Ah, memories.
1. Smashing Pumpkins
4. Insane Clown Posse (yes, this had to come out at some point. I used to be a juggalo … or juggalette?)
5. Led Zeppelin
(honorable mention: Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Spice Girls, and Slipknot)
Five things I thought would happen in the future:
1. I’d be engaged before I went to college.
2. I’d be a high school English teacher.
3. I would be valedictorian of my college class (is that even a thing in college?)
4. I’d get discovered as a singer and front a band like Kittie.
5. I’d learn to play guitar or bass. (still maybe someday!)
Oh man. I love looking back on my middle school / high school years. So much fun. Besides all the Mean-Girls-esque drama.
What was your best / worst fashion statement from your formative years?
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Hi there. I'm Calee (pronounced CAL-e). If that's too hard, just call me Cal. Also known as chimes or the chimes. I'm 28ish, a designer, a runner, a self-proclaimed fitness queen, a craftster, a foodie, a music snob — some might call me a hipster. Here's the unabridged version.
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