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17th birthday

me cutting my guitar cake during my 17th birthday party. the cake says "happy birthday, alix", because that was going to be my stage name. yeesh. alix with an 'i'. part of my plan to be a rawk goddess.
17th birthday
Aubrey and Brandi

another pic of raisin and me. ages... lessay 5 and 3? I'm on the left, of course.
Aubrey and Brandi
School Picture

I think this was the 5th grade. i can't remember if my mother was in the hospital for a tube tying, or if she was away due to [yet another] mental breakdown. Anyhoo, I dressed myself for school pictures, mom is STILL incensed that i had the GALL to mix red and pink. It is also a reminder of the phase i went through where my facial features seemed to grow at disproportionate times, i.e. my nose. I also had a few years where i feel i looked QUITE boyish. eesh.
School Picture

Hee hee. For all you Marvelous 3 and Butch Walker fans, here's what they looked like when they was fab.

Parenting skill #1: my mother used this tactic to prevent me from throwing random temper tantrums as a child: she would take a picture of the tantrum, develop it immediately, and show to all of her friends whenever they would come over and have them laugh at me. This picture was actually framed and hung on the wall in our house for YEEEARS. Yes, humiliation works wonders regarding parenting. Course, Mother also potty trained me by flushing me down the toilet. But that story is for another day.

andrea: i think i like you much better with straight hair.
aubrey: *nods*
andrea: i don't know if your mom did this, i think all mom's do. regarding perms, they tell you that..
together: they're great because they give you VOOOOLLLUME.

yesh. since i was 12, my mother would send me packing down to the hair school every few months with a crisp $20 bill because she said i needed volume. course, i could/should scan a picture of HER hair back in the 'less straight! needs thickness!' days. wow. that hair gave buckwheat a run for his money.

oh, and jess? i found those live Fraidy Cat pictures I was talking about.

and then a random meme...

You Are The Wayfarer Guide
"I'll show you the way."

Your deep insight and quick wisdom never ceases to amaze those around you. You are the guiding light for many of those you know and are not afraid to help anyone else who asks. Not very many acknowledge your tremendous help and effort, but you do not mind that so much. You've seen what is in store for them, and will be there should they need your help. You enjoy people in general, but are very selective of who you let see the real you. Others see you as an enigma of sorts, a mystery that is seemingly ever changing.

Which Classic Story Role Do You Play?
brought to you by Quizilla


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May. 31st, 2005 06:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah pictures!

You know my mother did the same thing sorta. She would tell everyone about what I did (bad or good but the bad is what I speak of) and it made me so angry that she would tell other people what was going on in our house. I was ticked because I'd undertand how she got something wrong and I got in trouble too :P

Nov. 16th, 2005 04:45 am (UTC)
i oftentimes think of things that i dealt with as a child and think of how they effect who i am today, i.e. maybe the tantrum thing (coupled with other things) may have something to do with the fact that i HATE to show ANY emotion to others, other than happiness, which is also restricted. my burning apathy used to irritate the hell out of my old roommate, faetal, who is massively emotional.
Nov. 18th, 2005 06:08 am (UTC)
well you know you've got my ear and no matter what you say I will think you are still good ol you.

I think I'm sorta in the same boat, I'm not finding it hard to open up to Ty, we've talked about that that OH MY GOD I'd never put on here, or anywhere. However there are times when I'm noticably quiet and its not that I feel like I'm holding anything back its just that I never had an outlet so they are just automatically categorized as nonimportant, I think to an extent thats whats up with my journal too.
Nov. 1st, 2006 04:46 am (UTC)
hun, everything you think and feel is completely important!! i value you and your beliefs, stu.

i learned recently in psychology (so much has been learned there!) that humiliation is one of thee worst parenting styles possible, which was certainly used with me. 'splains a lot.
Nov. 1st, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)
Wow, I can just think of seeing stuff like that in old movies where the parents are... not so nice.

I don't know what it is with me sometimes, I'll just have the dire need to get these things out and hased out and usually ther is no one there, and this still happens. However that time is short and when it passes I'm totally cool. It's alsmost like a storm, you have a need to take cover but after it passes things are pretty much normal... unless a tree branch falls off during the storm and it falls on your car and totally smashies it pretty flat like a hotdog in a bun, only with lots and lots of glass everywhere and sharp metal peices for a but-which is not tasty, and you call your insurance agent and they are all like "act of God act of God!" and you're like "what do I have full coverage for then?" and they just shurg their shoulder and tell you its not their fault. However none of that last sentence really fits into my analogy :)

May. 31st, 2005 06:16 pm (UTC)
Cool pics.
SOUTHGANG?! He was in SOUTHGANG? I still have my Southgang "please take this cassette single, we can't get rid of the damn things" tape that I got for free with my purchase of probably a Led Zeppelin tape when I was a kid. I even attempted a listen.
May. 31st, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
you mean... you didn't KNOW? don't they look so CUTE? ha. they look all of 20 years old there. what's even funnier is the southgang videos i have somewhere, where they're all trying to be SO rock, i.e. licking their finger and touching their guitar with a 'sexy' grin on their face.

i should go find it.
May. 31st, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
There wasn't a picture of them on the tape - just some slutty blonde chick with wings.

But if I'd known that was him, I'd... no, nothing would be different.
May. 31st, 2005 06:26 pm (UTC)
hee hee. it's like looking at cheesy high school photos, really...


Feb. 22nd, 2006 06:11 am (UTC)
ha ha! i'll bet that was the cassingle for "tainted angel"?

she's my tainted angel
but my lovin took her wings away
she was made in heaven
but the devil got his way
she was pure as fallen snow
but she melted just like ice
when i took the little angel
put the fire in her eyes

aaah, yes. who could hate a love song with depth like that? the main songwriter? yes, yes, butch walker.
Feb. 22nd, 2006 07:16 am (UTC)
It's like LHMT lyrics, sort of.
May. 31st, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC)
hehe I permed my hair too, I wish I hadn't because I had to hack it all off at one point :-D

I got the same result for the quizzie, it was cool but I wish I could see all the answers (I didn't see that as an option), pretty pics.
Apr. 10th, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC)
ah yes, i so do hate it when you go through all that trouble to fill out their stupid quiz (and potentially piss off your friends list by reposting) and they don't let you see the other shiny results!

Apr. 11th, 2006 04:47 am (UTC)
I hope my friends copy it and get different answers so I can see :-D
May. 31st, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC)
No really, my whole comment is in the subject line. Butch Walker just rules.
May. 31st, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
hee hee i remember how sad i was to hear that southgang had broken, and wtf, BUTCH is singing? i remember reading in Metal Edge that the trio had formed a band called Floyd's Funk Revival, and hearing that they rocked and were fantastic live, but never got the chance to hear them, until my friend Nicole force fed me Marvy 3.
May. 31st, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC)
He he, cute.

Moms don't usually talk to guys about perms, but back in the 80's I used to work with this girl who was constantly telling me I should get a 'Bon Jovi' perm.
May. 31st, 2005 07:12 pm (UTC)
i came SOCLOSE to doing that once, boy am i GLAD i didn't. i guess what it is, is a 'root perm', to where they just perm the top inch or so, somehow, into tiny curls, thusly giving the entire head massive body.

another option that i entertained back in the day was getting my hair done like the blonde guy in the pic, which we had entertained was to just put the top inch or so of your hair in teensy braids. (hard to see in that pic, though.)
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May. 31st, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC)
Ugh, you want boyish? You should see my first grade picture. It's terrible. Actually, all of my school pictures are awful up until about ninth grade...then they magically got decent, I'm not sure why.

I can't say mom ever did that to me with perms though. She has naturally curly hair herself, though mine is incredibly straight. She's never been a very foofy mom though, never cared much about fashion or hair or makeup or anything like that. I think my parents were just happy when I started taking better care of my hair; i.e. brushing out all the snarls.
Sep. 13th, 2005 04:27 am (UTC)
i think that was the last year, too, that i had long hair before mom hacked it all off about shoulder length with massive 'wings' to 'feather'. holy MACKERAL, i looked like a boy after that! my 6th grade group picture, i wore humongous pink octagon clip on earrings, and ... LOL... boy.

ironically, i think it was right at the 9th grade, too, where my pictures magically got better, too!

mom always wanted me to do stuff with my hair, i.e. curl it (i always avoided curling irons like the plague), blow dry it (again, blow dryer = plague), etc. i'm SO a wash and go type person.

i was quite sad when my hair got long enough again that i actually had to start BRUSHING it.
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