Wednesday, January 30, 2013

10 Reasons You're Glad I Didn't Blog In My 20s

20-Year-Old Lisa by Stuart Vance, 1984

You might have tired of reports of my hostessing gig at the Red Onion and the injustice of my having been fired especially after I wore that rented Easter Bunny costume and hopped down Cannon Drive in Beverly Hills passing out brunch coupons. (Like, those jerks at corporate down in Carson make it all so political.)

I preferred solo Sting to Sting of The Police and we may have parted ways over that.
I'm so sure.

Fun Fashion Updates! Liquid eyeliner, half shaved head, Boy George braids, ear cuff.

You might not have agreed with all of the Reasons Why David Bowie Should Be My First Husband, but that's another list entirely.
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Maybe you're the one who wouldn't enjoy meaningful daily quotes from Hermann Hesse's  "The Glass Bead Game," and "Siddhartha." What-ever.

Perhaps you wouldn't have been interested in dispatches from my summer as a "Background Actor/Connie Sellecca's Hair Photo Double" on the set of ABC's night-time drama, "Hotel."

Bra top, lace leggings, bolero jacket, single glove.

Let the bangs grow out? Keep the bangs? Let the bangs grow out? Keep the bangs? Let the bangs grow out? Keep the bangs? Let the bangs grow out? Keep the bangs?

For some reason, you may not have been into the Where In Hollywood Did My Vespa Break Down This Week? photo series. I'm so totally sure.

Vintage slip, flannel lumberjack shirt, Doc Martins, your boyfriend.

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You guys? Twelve of my delightful bloggy girlfriends thought of
their 10 Reasons too. Visit their blogs (linked below)
and, like, completely thank me later:

Earth Mother just means I'm dusty

48 comments:

  1. Ah the oversized Lumberjack shirts... I remember buying mine at Walmart in the Grandpa department.

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  2. I would have been all over that bangs debate!

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  3. I am STILL experiencing bangxiety and I'm in my mid 30s! Fun list : )

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  4. Actually, I'm sure I WOULD have wanted to read those posts! In fact, I kinda want to read them now.

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  5. Nope. Sorry. David Bowie was supposed to be my first husband. Now he's supposed to be my second.

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    1. I think there's enough Bowie for all of us. xo

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  6. OMG, we could have compared ear cuffs. And maybe split a pair of gloves or something.

    #awesome

    XOXO

    Anna

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  7. There is nothing more terrifying than trying to grow out big bangs. Nothing.

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    1. Maybe trying to grow out root permed bangs?

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  8. Ut oh... i'm blogging in my 20s. Should be fun to go back and read in a few decades. But then again, I'm not an average 20/something (married, phd student, food blogger)

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    1. You are definitely above average. You and the food will be classics.

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  9. I would read your blog everyday. And I would ask you questions like: White lace tights with white pumps? Please say yes because I totally wore that on a first date last night and he hasn't called me and i'm like...totally freaking out! I'm staring at my answering machine and willing the light to blink!
    Do you think he likes me?

    xoxo
    My 1985 self.

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    1. He totally likes you. I mean likes you likes you.

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  10. Let the bangs grow out. Now that would've been a brilliant blog name.

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  11. The ear cuff never looked right on me, and now I know where my boyfriends went.

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    1. Ann! Let's get your belly button pierced! xoxo

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  12. Siddhartha. I KNOW. It's all just so...wait, how are my bangs?

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  13. Chris followed Connie Selleca at the Sherman Oaks street fair once, BUT MAYBE IT WAS YOU.

    So funny.

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    1. It's possible. Anything was possible at... HOTEL. xo

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  14. OMG you WERE that super cool girl in the 80's that I was so intimidated of. Dude. You had me at half shaved head and ear cuff.

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    1. Becky, I will totally shave half your head for you if you want. I know this guy named Mofo who has clippers. xo

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  15. I didn't realize these conversations were supposed to end now that we're not in our 20s.

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    1. We can absolutely keep them going. You first. xo

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  16. First of all, you drove a Vespa?? God, you're so flippin' cool.

    Let's walk in fields of gold together.

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    1. It's important to look cool when you're broken down on the side of Barham Blvd.
      xoxo

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  17. I was a forerunner of the growing out the bangs bit because I wanted to be a model, even though I'm not tall ... or pretty. But since I've had babies, I'm balding in that area so the point is pretty much moot.

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  18. I must tell you that I spent more than my fair share of time at the Red Onion(s). All of them. Mainly the one in Marina Del Rey though. If you'd been hostessing and I knew you, maybe you could have given me some free strawberry Daqs. Cause that was MY drink back then. Um yeah.

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  19. Love this post! You were definitely cooler than I was though.

    My blog would have discussed which black Gap T-shirt I would wear with my black leggings (and medallion around my neck).

    I'm certain a post title would have been "Screw You if You Don't Like My Square Toed Doc's" or "Where I Drink For Free in NYC (Even If It Is Cheap Beer)"

    Oh the thoughts coming flooding back....

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  20. I would have actually loved the Vespa photo series. Just based on your hair alone, you were pretty badass in your 20's, Lisa. Love the art of 20 yr-old you.
    xo

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  22. Aw Lisa, I dunno. You were still Lisa after all. It would've been funny and fun and we would have loved you.

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  29. Your 80's self blows my 80's self out of the water. In the Breakfast Club of life, you were Claire and I was Allison. Like stocktipsdude above, I thought it was intresting and I thankyou for posting. One question related to the awesome portrait: are you the love child of Pat Benatar and Spock?

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