Wednesday, May 9, 2012

It's a High School Hop

Look at me! what a cute dork!Anyone remember when they used to call the dances "hops?" I remember, but it wasn't my era. We were the gnarly 80s! Totally tubular! (btw I lived in Florida, so forgive the surfer dude lingo) As if!

Remember "Dirty Dancing" and "Footloose" and the introduction of grinding? Well, I was forbidden to go to any dances in high school, but I don't think I missed much. And I did get to go to our church's Junior/Senior Banquet. We had dates, wore formals, and ate a nice dinner. There was a speaker and awards too. I came in 2nd place for my essay! I wonder what I wrote...

So, here is my lovely pink dress, circa 1986...(I didn't like the picture with my date, a guy I worked with, yadda yadda yadda)

Thanks, Emily and Kelley! for bringing us together for some memories!

And to accompany this lovely photo (cough),
A Sensational Haiku Wednesday offering on landscape...

Sweet Scented Memories

A rose is a rose
Doesn't matter where it grows
Blossoms, shines and fades

(forgot not to rhyme! oops!)
And another for fun

Chipmunks!

A hole in the mulch
Weakening my foundation
Cute annoyances

45 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

Ohh, 80's hair! I wasn't born until the 80s, so I missed most of the questionable hairstyles - yay!

Suze said...

I like the poem.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You were so cute!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I forgot about all the ruffles and lace of the era. Not that my prom gown had any. But I do remember the hair. I could never get mine to go pouffy.

Dana said...

Aw, what a cute picture! I had that '80s hair, too. ;)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

You know we're old when the '80s music we listened to is now on the "oldies station." Sigh. But look at it this way - now the dress and the hair and all that are all back and cool and retro, right? Right? Um...

Christine Rains said...

That's such a cute photo! And fun poems too. I never went to a high school dance. I was the anti-social rebel.

Trisha said...

Gorgeous 80s pic :) Thank you for sharing!

We didn't have to have dates at our dances, thankfully or I never would have gone to any :P

E. Arroyo said...

I remember that hair style. You looked awesome. LOL

Brinda said...

You look like a doll! What's the award?

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great fun post and haiku is fun also ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Adorable in your prom dress ^_^ Time does fly !

J. A. Bennett said...

You look so adorable! I LOVE this!

anthonynorth said...

I must admit, I missed most of the 80s. Still recovering from the 70s :-)

mshatch said...

I think hop was from before my time because all the dances I went to were just that, dances.

Love the hair :)

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Aww, that 80's hairstyle is adorable!

Lovely haiku! :D

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Great dress. I had one similar but it was white with pink trim.

You are so darn cute Tara!

ilima said...

Gotta love the 80's. I miss them. You look wonderful.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love the haiku!

And the 80s hair and dress . ..I remember that look. We loved flouncy styles in those days, didn't we?

It's so odd when I think about it now. I actually had a totally fit bod in the 80s, but I covered it with poofy clothes.

Now, slim is the style, and I need to work out.

Angela Cothran said...

Wow that dress is awesome! Gunny sack? Yes?

Emily R. King said...

You are the personification of innocence in this pic! Those big eyes are adorable. And the lace on the dress? Sweet!

Cassie Mae said...

Oh my gosh, how cute are you!!!!

And no grinding for you? Sad :( haha!

Danielle B. said...

I rocked some great 80's hair and then 90's came along.

Rebecca Bradley said...

I loved the film Dirty Dancing and could definitely sit down and watch it a few more times!

Love the pink dress :)

Heather M. Gardner said...

Where are the shoulder pads in that dress?

You look very cute.

I missed all the dances at school. I'm sure I missed something but I'm getting too old to care.

Thanks for sharing with us!
Heather

Theresa Milstein said...

What a fancy dress! Love it.

Samantha said...

Ah 80s hairstyle and dress!!!! Love it! Sometimes I really hate the fact that I'm a 90s kid instead of the 80s just for the style :D

Also, a million points for the chipmunk haiku.

michelle said...

Awww... you look super-duper-cute in that outfit!
Great haiku!

kkkkaty said...

it's ok if it rhymes once in while...very cute haiku!

Jenny Morris said...

That picture is priceless. Love chipmunks. ;0)

Lynn Proctor said...

awww cute dress-i wish our church would do this!

Anonymous said...

You looked great then and you still look great now.
mom

Kelley Lynn said...

haha. I love the comment from your mom. Not sure I can beat it :)

Seriously though, the hair. So good! You're just the cutest thing!

M Pax said...

Love the photo! Very fetching and cute.

Aww, chipmunks. I had one on my foot once. Bold, little thing.

Asni/awalkinmyheart said...

I love the photo and the haiku is beautiful.

elizabeth seckman said...

I love rhyming poetry and yours was great!

beccagivens said...

Great job ~~
Before Our Time

Annalisa Crawford said...

'Yadda, yadda, yadda'... so much story in so few words lol

Candylynn Fite said...

You looked so sweet, Tara!! I grew up in the 80's as well. Graduated in 89'.

i'm erin. said...

Tara Tyler. I think in high school we would have been great friends. You look really nice. And I needed nice friends. I love all these prom pics!

Shiela Calderón Blankemeier said...

LOL - love the yada yada! You look so pretty in pink. You're right - you didn't miss much. And you prolly had more fun :)

Angel said...

What a cute face! :)

The last time I compose a haiku was when I was in college. And I remember it was hard. lol. Nice haiku. I like the 'Chipmunks'! :)

Tara Tyler said...

Thanks for the compliments *blush*!
I was so sweet & innocent in hs =)

Madeline - unfortunately no.

Tyrean - same here!

And My Mom is the greatest!

Tara Tyler said...

Erin, I'm glad we're friends now! i wish we lived closer! my friends keep getting transferred away!

razzamadazzle said...

This certainly brought back the memories! The 80's were quite the time. Lovely haiku.

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rodents certainly do change the landscape

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