Tuesday, January 24, 2012
If You Got It, Flaunt It
ms. I didn't associate with many kids outside of my school so I couldn't tell you how "public school kids" dressed. Then I went to college. It was a Christian college and at the time, they had a much stricter dress code than they do now. Although there was now room for a little bit of self expression, we still kinda had to follow the same guidelines as every one else. My idea of "cool" was still pretty basic. I know I thought it was coolest to be "edgier" than every one else. I wore my chucks before they got super popular again. I thought flames needed to be on almost every garment of clothing and that chains made you look hardcore. (I'm laughing while I'm writing this). I left college, went home and got a job waitressing. I think I was blown away by how different every one was. I upgraded my "edginess" by dying my hair all the time and getting tattoos. I smoked (which I never really thought was cool, it seriously helped me de-stress but still...) and continued to sport my dragon seat covers in my Toyota Tercel. I was SO cool. In all seriousness, I was the biggest geek around, having to wear huge glasses, head gear, a back brace and barely being able to walk with out tripping. I didn't realize that back then but oh well.