What did you use to look like? Old photos.

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I finally learned to use our school scanner, which allowed me to scan some of the few photos of myself that I have, taken throughout the years. So here's a trip down memory lane...


This is me in 1997, with my then-best friend Jenny:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v655/lixnixn/jenny.jpg


This is another picture from the same session, with more friends:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v655/lixnixn/posse.jpg


Another pic with a friend, this one's probably from 1999 or 2000, can't remember...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v655/lixnixn/emmi.jpg


This is summer 2003. For some reason my left arm looks enormously long there.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v655/lixnixn/puisto.jpg


And finally, this is me a year ago, on the International Women's Day:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v655/lixnixn/drag.jpg

Tuomas (Tuomas), Thursday, 31 March 2005 21:08 (fourteen years ago) link

Me when I was 5 - don't know if this will work:
http://photos.classmates.com/photos/2/7/E/4//27E47C73B3E5CA47D495FF7895422BFC.jpg

Sarah McLusky (coco), Thursday, 31 March 2005 21:19 (fourteen years ago) link

Hmm, I guess I still need to learn how to use the photo editor, some of these are pretty badly cropped.

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It worked, and what a lovely kid you were!

Tuomas (Tuomas), Thursday, 31 March 2005 21:21 (fourteen years ago) link

Stevie that keyboard one is adorable! :D

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 31 March 2005 21:26 (fourteen years ago) link

Dammit, I just realized my boobs don't show clearly on the last pic... But they're there! C-cup!

Tuomas (Tuomas), Thursday, 31 March 2005 21:28 (fourteen years ago) link

Me, 1987 (I think?), age about 17. I am very fond of this pic, it was a good time in my life - I finally worked out a sense of who I was, and I was into photography and indie music and I think I wanted to be Kristin Hersh.

http://www.memorygongs.com/trace_beret.jpg

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 31 March 2005 21:30 (fourteen years ago) link

You look cheery and content.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Thursday, 31 March 2005 21:33 (fourteen years ago) link

I tried to grow my hair out long because my father kept cutting it in a Caesarian fashion and it made me look like Bill from Freaks and Geeks. Unfortunately, growing my hair out was just as much of a tragedy, although my female peers liked it...but then again, high schoolers usually have piss-poor taste (which is needless to say, I know). Anyway, from when I was 15, in between Regina and Melody from Mira (and they're tall...I was probably six feet at the time)...

http://www.mira.nu/pics/thunderdome112101/pages/reginamelian_jpg.htm

What we want? Sex with T.V. stars! What you want? Ian Riese-Moraine! (Eastern Ma, Thursday, 31 March 2005 21:39 (fourteen years ago) link

I think I wanted to be Kristin Hersh.
Oh goodness, that's fantastic. Seriously, I'm enamoured with her.

What we want? Sex with T.V. stars! What you want? Ian Riese-Moraine! (Eastern Ma, Thursday, 31 March 2005 21:41 (fourteen years ago) link

i looked cooler when i was younger

http://www.sleeve-notes.com/pics/sn.jpg

Tannenbaum Schmidt (Nik), Thursday, 31 March 2005 21:42 (fourteen years ago) link

i used to look like this a lot working on Loose Lips Sink Ships
http://photos.friendster.com/photos/30/38/2038303/971061832384l.jpg

Tannenbaum you look fabulous

stevie (stevie), Thursday, 31 March 2005 21:47 (fourteen years ago) link

Ian: isnt she wonderful? I heart Kristin.

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 31 March 2005 21:54 (fourteen years ago) link

thanks stevie.

did you always wear your Big Boss dungarees when taking conference calls? looks like your having to make a tough decision.

Tannenbaum Schmidt (Nik), Thursday, 31 March 2005 22:01 (fourteen years ago) link

Stevie you haven't changed.

andy --, Thursday, 31 March 2005 22:02 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Stadium/6959/fam.JPG

I am the little blonde girl looking grumpy (I still find it perplexing that I was so blonde when I was little - I have very very dark hair now).

emil.y (emil.y), Thursday, 31 March 2005 22:03 (fourteen years ago) link

(I am still grumpy, though.)

emil.y (emil.y), Thursday, 31 March 2005 22:03 (fourteen years ago) link

I love old photos!

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 31 March 2005 22:04 (fourteen years ago) link

Sugarpants looks like the coolest kid ever.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Friday, 1 April 2005 05:09 (fourteen years ago) link

the naked-with-shoes-and-legwarmers look is golden! (xp)

mookieproof (mookieproof), Friday, 1 April 2005 05:32 (fourteen years ago) link

Wow Kate you look startlingly like my old HS best friend Deb in that last pic!

Trayce (trayce), Friday, 1 April 2005 05:32 (fourteen years ago) link

We're about the same age, right Kate? I wish I had looked that cool in 1998... I only found my style later on.

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Tuomas (Tuomas), Friday, 1 April 2005 05:34 (fourteen years ago) link

OK now THAT is a really cute pic Jer =)

Trayce (trayce), Friday, 1 April 2005 05:34 (fourteen years ago) link

It was during my dykey i love kd lang period!

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kate/thank you friendly cloud (papa november), Friday, 1 April 2005 05:34 (fourteen years ago) link

Where are you in that photo?

Remy Ulysses Fitzgerald (x Jeremy), Friday, 1 April 2005 05:35 (fourteen years ago) link

Me? In the center, like i said :)

kate/thank you friendly cloud (papa november), Friday, 1 April 2005 05:38 (fourteen years ago) link

I def. see the KD Lang thing, but it looks good!

Remy Ulysses Fitzgerald (x Jeremy), Friday, 1 April 2005 05:39 (fourteen years ago) link

I'll have to slim down and try that look again then. Nothing else much is working for me at the moment.

kate/thank you friendly cloud (papa november), Friday, 1 April 2005 05:40 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.memorygongs.com/trace_fringe.jpg

Gothdom approacheth! This was taken maybe 6-12 months after that one above. My first black hairdye and my only (bad) attempt at having a fringe. Dig the shoes.

Trayce (trayce), Friday, 1 April 2005 05:43 (fourteen years ago) link

I look like teeny in that pic, a bit dont I?

Trayce (trayce), Friday, 1 April 2005 05:43 (fourteen years ago) link

yeah, it's cute.

all pictures of me suck.

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 1 April 2005 05:46 (fourteen years ago) link

You do a bit...and someone else whose name I can't place. Someone famous. Hmmmmm.

kate/thank you friendly cloud (papa november), Friday, 1 April 2005 05:46 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah. Between the two photos you've posted, I wouldn't recognize you as the same person.

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Tuomas (Tuomas), Friday, 1 April 2005 05:49 (fourteen years ago) link

Tuomas: yeah, I had a knack for being a right little chameleon in them days. My own family (like, cousins who'd not seen me in some years) used to not reccognise me from one family do to the next. I guess I have one of those blank canvas faces or something.

Its sort of a running gag how often I've changed my hair and such.

Trayce (trayce), Friday, 1 April 2005 05:52 (fourteen years ago) link

http://home.clara.net/koogy/photos/Koog3.jpg

koogs (koogs), Friday, 1 April 2005 09:07 (fourteen years ago) link

La la la la la... photos from the mid 90s here:

http://www.geocities.com/Paris/LeftBank/8466/mememe.html

Baby photo here:

http://www.geocities.com/Paris/LeftBank/8466/family.html

(Sorry, it's geocities so I can't link directly.)

Masonic Cathedral (kate), Friday, 1 April 2005 09:07 (fourteen years ago) link

old enough to pee.... old enough for me.

phil-two (phil-two), Friday, 1 April 2005 09:29 (fourteen years ago) link

aping Gollum nicely there

and i don't remember actually saying this but

http://www.base58.com/pics/myphotos/misc/me/baby/mustfindrusks.jpg

Sven Basted (blueski), Friday, 1 April 2005 10:10 (fourteen years ago) link

Stevem, you look like you were a SURPRISED baby.

jill schoelen is the queen of my dreams! (Homosexual II), Friday, 1 April 2005 13:05 (fourteen years ago) link

Me, mum and dad in Southport, approx July '73.

(Several ILXers will be sick of this photo by now).

http://photos7.flickr.com/6549260_04bd0abf8a_o.jpg

Michael Jones (MichaelJ), Friday, 1 April 2005 13:14 (fourteen years ago) link

wow!

RJG (RJG), Friday, 1 April 2005 13:15 (fourteen years ago) link

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/caitxa/pot.jpg

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Friday, 1 April 2005 13:19 (fourteen years ago) link

Its sort of a running gag how often I've changed my hair and such.

me too trayce! and yes you do look a bit like me with the fringe.

teeny (teeny), Friday, 1 April 2005 13:26 (fourteen years ago) link

pittsburgh hair ftw

mookieproof, Friday, 5 May 2017 21:37 (two years ago) link

hella baller pic, mookieproof

Aimless, Friday, 5 May 2017 21:50 (two years ago) link

why were you hanging out w the cast of Baywatch

Οὖτις, Friday, 5 May 2017 21:52 (two years ago) link

in the cast of baywatch

spud called maris (darraghmac), Friday, 5 May 2017 21:53 (two years ago) link

Too handsome for Baywatch more like.

Punnet of the Grapes (Tom D.), Friday, 5 May 2017 21:56 (two years ago) link

... you did say upper right and not upper left?

Punnet of the Grapes (Tom D.), Friday, 5 May 2017 21:57 (two years ago) link

a mookie is known to be seven foot tall iirc

spud called maris (darraghmac), Friday, 5 May 2017 22:07 (two years ago) link

bet you woulda creamed those Top Gun dudes at volleyball

<3 a+ pic mookie!!!

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 6 May 2017 00:09 (two years ago) link

sure weve all got college pics mookie

https://i.imgur.com/LUGrzUn_d.jpg

spud called maris (darraghmac), Monday, 15 May 2017 22:43 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Oldest school-related photo I have in digital form, fall of 2004:

http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t427/sayhey1/033_zpsbj7fp72z.jpg

I didn't have a digital camera, but they had started giving you a CD with processed film. That's my teaching assistant, Dianne, who worked with an autistic boy in the class; we're still friends, I don't think she mind. (She saw the Beatles at Maple Gardens in 1965, and once, while working for the government, processed some tax forms for one of Muhammad Ali's fights when he was still Cassius Clay.)

Probably still my favourite class that year.

clemenza, Sunday, 4 June 2017 02:24 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

Most pics are gone and lost, but my lil brother of all people found a set of pics from my graduation and surprised me with them today

https://i.imgur.com/AS20p1N.jpg

Gary Synaesthesia (darraghmac), Thursday, 2 November 2017 20:38 (one year ago) link

I want you to look at the suit some shuckster in town rented innocent 18 yr old me

Gary Synaesthesia (darraghmac), Thursday, 2 November 2017 20:39 (one year ago) link

It makes your legs look really short.

Zings Can Only Get Better (snoball), Thursday, 2 November 2017 20:50 (one year ago) link

Suit shuckster missed a trick by not renting you a box to stand on as well.

Zings Can Only Get Better (snoball), Thursday, 2 November 2017 20:51 (one year ago) link

just gonna say, if you was six inches taller that'd be fine

Pope Urban the Legend (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 2 November 2017 20:51 (one year ago) link

I'm five ten yiz dicks

Gary Synaesthesia (darraghmac), Thursday, 2 November 2017 21:02 (one year ago) link

who'd they make that suit for then? Shaq??

Pope Urban the Legend (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 2 November 2017 21:03 (one year ago) link

She was five nine yiz dicks

Gary Synaesthesia (darraghmac), Thursday, 2 November 2017 21:18 (one year ago) link

ah you look more dapper than i'd've done at 18 or in fact any time since

might have to find a photo of 4 year-old me with a dicky and waistcoat and bow-tie

Pope Urban the Legend (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 2 November 2017 21:24 (one year ago) link

Looking at that it has to be my dad's tb h

Gary Synaesthesia (darraghmac), Thursday, 2 November 2017 21:48 (one year ago) link

I have sod all pictures of me from any time really cos I hate having my picture taken, but this one made me laugh a bit just because of the deranged expression (my sister took the photo which is probably why I'm pulling the face)

https://i.imgur.com/XeA7KFV.jpg

This is me aged 20 with my mum (who was younger there than I am now by 4 years, ouch). I think I'd just graduated from uni, that's my room in the halls of residence. 20 years ago :(

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 2 November 2017 22:47 (one year ago) link

Deems once had something resembling actual hair, who knew etc

(it's a great pic dude)

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 2 November 2017 23:58 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

my wife just posted this on flickr, I think we are both 20 (I'm pretty sure I'm not 21 because I cut off my hair shortly after my 21st bday)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/946/41240697205_78138705e7_b.jpg

Οὖτις, Friday, 18 May 2018 16:12 (one year ago) link

excellent.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 18 May 2018 16:16 (one year ago) link

Great pic! By coincidence, I cut off my hair ON my 21st bday.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 18 May 2018 16:21 (one year ago) link

real heads will use their Bladerunner image enhancing software to note that I am wearing an Ice Cube "Lethal Injection" t-shirt in that photo

Οὖτις, Friday, 18 May 2018 16:25 (one year ago) link

I don't have any old photos of myself age 20, but imagine Garth from Wayne's World, but with Curtis Stiger's early 90s hairstyle.

2018 has to be better (snoball), Friday, 18 May 2018 20:56 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Video, not a photo. Me around 36 or 37, in the mid-late 90s (I'm at 0:56:30, and again at 1:30:00). These are outtakes from the documentary Vinyl; the director assembled them into a second film that got a one-time screening at Hot Docs a few years ago, and he posted it up on YouTube today.

Hard for me to watch this. I was still supply-teaching, and had been doing it for so long I was ready to pack it in and look for something else. I was drifting, to put it mildly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYmvszi7YKM

clemenza, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 02:20 (eleven months ago) link

I'm probably going to watch that whole thing tonight.

everything, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 03:02 (eleven months ago) link

I liked what you had to say clemenza

Dan S, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 03:06 (eleven months ago) link

Thanks. I'm not so universal anymore on the idea that music hits you hardest when you're 11 or 12. I think there's still validity to that for someone my age, because you got your music from the radio. Thing are completely different now.

clemenza, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 03:30 (eleven months ago) link

wow this is neat uncle clemence

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 03:34 (eleven months ago) link

awesome <3

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 14 September 2018 03:04 (eleven months ago) link

six months pass...

an old friend sent me a picture of me and an old cat, circa 2005.

Karl Malone, Friday, 29 March 2019 02:29 (four months ago) link

not an old cat, obviously a very young cat. although he'd be old now. but i just mean, this cat was in the past. the good old past.

https://i.imgur.com/L3V2hKB.jpg

Karl Malone, Friday, 29 March 2019 02:29 (four months ago) link

How have I never before contributed to this thread? Anyway, here's a photo of me at six months old:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b291/deethelurker/19376_1292852012552_1126116_n.jpg

And me at twelve years old:

https://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b291/deethelurker/19376_1294362050302_8239543_n.jpg

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Monday, 1 April 2019 20:32 (four months ago) link

aw!

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 1 April 2019 23:15 (four months ago) link

TYSM, VegemiteGrrrl. ❤️

In the second photo I was still growing out an ill-advised Dorothy Hamill haircut/'do; no one with hair as thick as mine used to be had any business with such a haircut. Two words as to why: "mushroom cloud".

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 17:21 (four months ago) link

Deee you are such a cutie!

nathom, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 06:07 (four months ago) link



This is me aged ten. At my grandparents place. Look at those plastic sandals. And argh wearing socks as well. Jfc. The pink boiler suit was expensive and I was mad proud wearing it. Lol

nathom, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 06:14 (four months ago) link

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSGurHYj0Gr/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=cx07njneqblq

Why does the link not show up? Not cool enough? Lol

nathom, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 06:14 (four months ago) link

Me with my child bride, 1979

http://i63.tinypic.com/wkre3t.jpg

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 19:57 (four months ago) link

Deee you are such a cutie!

Coming from a beauty such as yourself, that's high praise.

Ok, reaction time now that I've had enough time to peruse the entire thread:
1. I'm relieved not every one of you came across as looking Too Cool for School, because there's never been a point in my life when I've looked anywhere near "cool". So thanks a ton to those of you who posted adorable (or adorably awkward) photos of yourself!
2. It's kinda distressing how much my very first IRL crush resembled a perfect a 50%/50% mixture of young Ned and jel. Bus Pass Jel especially.
3. Michaels White and Jones were STONE COLD HOTTT OMG.
4. IDK if tera's still around these parts, but I love that with her I found someone whose childhood I could instantly find a kinship. My Catholic grade school uniforms looked a LOT like the ones shown in the group photo and Val Verde and Bexar counties aren't that far apart from each other; also, I too grew up surrounded by a significant majority of my fellow Chicanx people!
5. VG, your childhood photos were so precious, and the photo with you and your fiancée is seriously Relationship Goals.
6. I wish I could've seen a lot of the photos that now show up as broken image links. Ah well.
7. Onimo, that haircut in the most recent photo you've posted suited you perfectly.

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Thursday, 4 April 2019 20:50 (four months ago) link

One more photo of me, this time at my National Honor Society induction ceremony toward the end of my sophomore year of high school, i.e. in the first year of eligibility (according to our school charter's rules). I was delirious with happiness at the time and it shows in the photo, because this had been my main goal since the very first day of high school. My parents, on the other hand.... (It's also crazy to note that out of the three people in the photo, I'm the only one who's still alive.)

https://oi21.photobucket.com/albums/b291/deethelurker/886390_10208142377468335_7989403232197110933_o.jpg

(BTW, notice how much my dad resembled a Native American Elvis Presley.)

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Thursday, 4 April 2019 20:57 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

My sister just sent me this (mid-80s ish) one of her and I:

https://oi1091.photobucket.com/albums/i389/cryptosicko/jerin_zpsyiiurcfw.jpg

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Monday, 13 May 2019 18:12 (three months ago) link

i <3 that gleeful photo of honor society dee

estela, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 02:30 (three months ago) link


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