Tuesday, August 16, 2011

TMI Tuesday - Flashback Then Flash Forward

1. What ’80s or ’90s fashion did you love but would be embarrassed to wear today, even if it came back in style? 
Well apparently I had a big thing for sunflowers in the 90s. This past weekend I was showing Chloe a bunch of old pictures in which I had on multiple sunflower items to include short shorts and a halter. I was informed by my 8 year old that I should never, ever in life wear those things out in public ever again. - Jules
I remember your sunflowers Jules!  I had a horrible year where I was into wearing mens' button down shirts and vests. Bad bad Blossom induced affliction.  That and I was all about beating my stick straight hair into curls via many, many perms.   - Miranda
Peace Frogs. Jams. Duckheads. Braided belts. The list could go on forever....-Gwyn 
2. What current fashion do you wear and love? Or What current fashion do you wear but probably shouldn’t? 
I live in tank tops and shorts when I'm not working. Russell works for a clothing store that I really like, so 99% of my professional clothes come from there. I tend to go for a simple style. I do live on an island, so bikinis are big. I have to admit I had a brief love affair with Crocs, but it's over now. They are hideous but oh so comfy. - Jules
Jules in Crocs???? OMG!  HA!  I've said it before, I love dresses. I wear one almost every day of my life.  I don't know that it's a "current fashion" technically or not but more than half my closet is devoted to dresses.  I have noticed a discerning eye though lately when I'm shopping for dresses and I put on anything that is shorter than my fingertips. I have a couple of "going out" dresses that are and I think I'm approaching the upper age limit on those being socially acceptable no matter how young I look in real life. - Miranda
Jules - if I see you in a pair of Crocs I'm burning them. They are only for nurses, toddlers, and gardeners!! I like a good cardigan and apparently that's a grandma-ish style but they are one of my favorite items of clothing regardless. Embrace your inner grandma, that's my motto. -Gwyn  
3. What was your favorite toy as a kid? 
Hmmm, depended on my age. I loved my Atari (yep, I dated myself...ok, whatever). I loved my Pound Puppy too and my Chubble. Chloe has my Chubble now. - Jules
I was a big Barbie fan. I had loads of them and OMG the amount of Barbie clothes I owned was ridiculous. I used to act out these massive dramas where the evil blond Ken/Barbie would kidnap the good brunette/red head Barbies.  Then  my Derek (with real life like hair - from the Barbie and the Rockers collection) would swoop in and save the day ending the story with a passionate kiss.  And I'm not ashamed to say I played with them long past the point of it being cool. I just didn't let my friends know. - Miranda
I had so many this is hard. I loved all the boy toys lol Transformers, He-Man, Thundercats. I also loved playing with Matchbox cars. I owned 1 doll and I named it "Jimmy Alice" so that sometimes he could be a boy and sometimes she could be a girl. I loved Nintendo and I remember playing that Mousetrap board game a lot too. -Gwyn 
4. What is your favorite “toy” today? 
It depends on my mood, but I really love my blue vibrator. It's my go to item, but I also love, love, love my glass curved dildo...omg. - Jules
Well I would say my paintbrush whip I got a while back but that doesn't really work for solo play. My good old reliable pink no frills vibrator does the job every time. - Miranda
N/A lol. -Gwyn 
5. Did you ever own a Sony Walkman? A boombox? 
Of course, both. - Jules
I had a yellow Sony Walkman. I don't think I ever had a boombox though. - Miranda
I had them both. -Gwyn 
6. What’s the most played song on your mp3 player? 
American Boy by Estelle - Jules
IDK about my Ipod but in my Itunes here at work it's Adele's Rolling in the Deep. - Miranda
I'd have to look - I went through a big Ellie Goulding phase recently, so maybe that whole CD? I have a wide variety of music on my iPhone and usually I just set it to shuffle and listen to a little of everything. -Gwyn  
7. Who was your best friend in elementary/primary school? 
Well, I can't say her full name but I call her "Crazy Jill" now. I was also bffs with Josie and Miranda. - Jules
HA Jules!  Crazy Jill is definitely crazy yall.  I saw her breastfeed while she was literally smoking and chugging liquor.  It was all I could do not to call social services and run screaming from her house. IDK that I had one best friend because there was a group of us that was always together including Jules and Josie.  I think it varied from time to time who each of us were closest to. Outside of that circle my BFF in elementary school was a totally awesome girl who lived on my street named Carla who has turned out to be one of the smartest and most beautiful women.  She's one of those people who makes you look at your life and think damn I haven't accomplished shit! - Miranda
My childhood bff lived a few houses up and then we played rec and traveling soccer together until we were 17. I'm not going to say her name that would just be stupid. -Gwyn 
8. Who is your best friend now?
Oddly, Russell still probably takes that cake, along with Miranda and Josie. - Jules
Gwyn (who I'm suffering without at work now that she quit), Jules, and Josie.  I'm overwhelmed with blessings of amazing women in my life these days. - Miranda
I have a few bffs, including Miranda, along with a few of my high school bffs and my crazy Brazilian bff. I also have a boy bff who I've mentioned in a few posts. -Gwyn 
9. Who was your favorite musical group in your early teens (age 13/14)? 
NKOTB - I'm not ashamed to admit it. I'm not going to go hunting for a pic though. You all know them and if not, google it. I also loved bands like Motley Crue and Poison, Hendrix, Zepplin, etc. - Jules
Poison all the way. My room was literally wall papered with photos of them from magazines. - Miranda
I loved Pearl Jam and Nirvana, I think that was when I was around 13 or so. -Gwyn 
10. Who is your favorite musical group now? 
I"m currently loving One Republic's Good Life. It is awesome and inspires me to appreciate what I've got going on in life. Really, what is there to complain about? Love it. - Jules
I have too many!  Corey Smith, Zac Brown, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Gaga.... - Miranda
You know I don't do favorites! -Gwyn  
Bonus: What do you think is the secret to a good life? 
Funny, I read this after my favorite song answer. I think it's being happy with yourself. Once you achieve that, the rest will fall into place. - Jules
I think doing "the right thing" ultimately makes you happiest.  We all know how we want to be treated and when we treat others well I believe it comes back to you tenfold.  - Miranda  
Less working and more living. -Gwyn 


  1. LMAO, yes Crocs. It was a brief period when I bartended. Gwyn if you can wear cardigans, I can wear Crocs. Actually since Russell got into the habit of letting his bf wear them on hikes (seriously), I've given them up. You can rest easy.

  2. 2. Jules, that's an affair that is best ended.

    Gwyn, I love sweaters...I kind of collect them. I have cardigans too. Not grandma, not!

    3. Aww, I forgot about the cute pound puppies. What is a chubble? Guess I gotta google.

    Miranda I absolutely loved playing with my Barbies.

    4. Your minds are in the gutter...LOL

    6. Rolling in the Deep is my favorite Adele song.

    I had never heard of Ellie Goulding but liked her vocals when she was on Saturday Night live. That reminds me, I need to google her and listen to more of her music.

    Bonus: All great answers.