Thursday, June 16, 2005

This Hoe's Life, 1988

By request:

I was wild, as you can probably infer from that photo. This picture was taken on Halloween in my sociology class. The professor told us to come to class that day as our favorite social deviant. I was in the middle of chewing a Tootsie Roll. I'll just let everyone guess as to whether or not I had anything on under the trench coat. Just keep in mind that I was a scholar. A flashing scholar, but a scholar nonetheless. ;-)

Here are about the only good songs I remember from that year. I didn't listen to most of the awful popular crap then, but I did really like:

Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns & Roses (they were SO great)
Need You Tonight - Inxs (so were they)
Hysteria - Def Leppard
Father Figure - George Michael (kind of a creepy song but I liked it)
Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean (goofy but fun)
Red Red Wine - UB40 (I got real sick on red wine that year, still can't stand it.)
Devil Inside - Inxs
Wishing Well - Terrence Trent D'Arby (one hit wonder)
Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin (actually I hated that song after it was so over played)
Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
Push-It by Salt N Peppa.

I don't remember much about that year. About the only TV show I watched on a regular basis was thirtysomething, but I remember watching the Tracy Ullman show and seeing the early version of the Simpsons on it (I think that was in '88). Probably the most signicant event of the year was casting my first Presidential vote. I'm too embarrassed to say who I got my vote.


Tayster said...

Come on, you can't just tease us like that.

I can understand why you wouldn't want the picture right here on the net, but that doesn't mean that you can't email it to me.

I met Terrence Trent D'Arby at one of my first jobs. What an ego.

In fact, a few minutes ago I was just listening to his song "Sign My Name."

madman said...

Nice pic Rae-Ann--it is ok to have complete nudity on a blog. Look what it did for Paris Hilton!

mr_g said...

NIce pic!! I was a sociology major and NOBODY EVER dressed like that in any of my classes. I went to the wrong college!

I'm guessing 1987...if that's the year I discovered John Hiatt...Slow Turning was a great song and album.
ANd I remember Terence Trent d'Arby was supposed to be the next Prince. More ego than he was worth as I remember. I think today his job still involves a microphone, except he says, "Welcome to Carl's Junior, would you like to try the Paris Hilton combo?

No_Newz said...

You were adorable! And where is this new profile pic? I see no new profile pic.
Oh man the music again. I feel like I just strolled down the high school hallways with you. Thanks.
Lois Lane
P.S. Will you sit by me during the test so I can copy off of you?

gina said...

Wow, I didn't expect that.

You hair was remarkably flat for '88.

Interesting...what else don't we know about you?!!

ps. You have great eyes!

gina said...

pps. remember Samantha Fox?
Naughty Girls Need Love ...too

Nick Danger said...

Show us your tits!

Rae Ann said...

Let's see, where to start?

Mr. Danger, that will cost A LOT of Hoe points.

Gina, yeah, I was too busy to fluff my hair every day. I was one of the originators of the 'grunge' look. Always a rebel.

Lois, thanks! Yeah, you can copy off my test but it will cost you.

mr g, yeah, I went a small, liberal arts, 'Presbyterian' (sp?) college. My sociology professor was a really cool lady. I can't remember if anyone else actually came to class as a deviant that day. I sort of stole the show.

madman, I'm no Paris Hilton. that's for sure.

tayster, you would be disappointed. I had the chest of a twelve year old.

And yeah, TTD'A was all ego. Don't you reckon the D'Arby was a hint that he would eventually be working at Arby's?

Rae Ann said...

Oh, yeah, Lois, the profile pic isn't on this blog. It's on the Lyrics one. Sorry about that. I forgot that I set it up that way.

Rae Ann said...

Gina, there was a magazine ad back then for Sebastian Potion 9 that I was trying to get my hair to look like. I tried to find it online to post it, but I can't find it. Maybe you remember it?

Tayster said...

You say "chest like a 12-year-old" like it's a bad thing.


gina said...

i JUST CAME BACK TO ADD, YOUR CHEST SAYS NO FREE SHOWS? Does that mean you are auctioning off a peek? I'm just asking for the fellas (she says as rumors of being BI start...)

gina said...

I'm I think maybe vaguely, I'll have to REALLY think (as soon as the kids are grown ;))

Rae Ann said...

I'm thinking I MIGHT actually have that ad somewhere (because I'm a terrible pack-rat and keep some really weird shit). And you just gave me an idea. Maybe I should have an auction using Hoe points. Hmmm...

Tayster said...

If nick & I put our points together, would that be enough?

Rae Ann said...

Well, you'd have to work that out with Mr. Danger. But to be totally honest, you probably wouldn't want to waste your points. Let's just say it would be like paying to see a Maidenform ad.

Tayster said...

I spent may good years with Maidenform ads.

And the Sears summer catalog.

Nick Danger said...

I'll just stick with the thousands of pictures I have of you in various stages of undress from all the stalking I've been doing.

Rae Ann said...

I thought I saw someone up in the woods the other day. Why don't you just come knock on the door?