The Secret Life of Melanie O.
Friday, July 31, 2009
High school nightmare
Someone directed me to a site where I could upload a photo and see what my high school year book photo may have looked like through the decades. After I stopped laughing and coughing up my lungs, I decided to save the results and share them with you:

1952, not too silly...

1960. I swear I actually owned a pair of glasses like these when I was a kid. They were horrid blue cats' eye things, ten years out of fashion. I preferred to be blind.

1962. The year of Jackie Kennedy and pillbox hats and hair styles that look like pillbox hats. I actually like this one.

1966. The Flip. I look like Mary Tyler Moore's worst stalker fan.

1976. Gloria Steinem's twin sister. I also owned a pair of glasses like this. I swear. I did. The horror of it all is that I picked these out myself.

1984. The year of George Orwell's apocalypse. After seeing this photo, you can understand why.

1992. I think this hairdo was part of a girl gang initiation. I can admit here that I, too, permed my hair. I had BIG hair. I was hip back then.

2000. I look like this now. Honestly. I'm ten years out of fashion. What's even more amazing is that I like the way I may have looked in 1952 and 1962. Now you know why I'm stuck there.

You, too, can share in the high school nightmare (be ye a guy or a gal, arrr!) Just go to and have fun!


posted by Melanie O. at 8:43 PM -
  • At 12:38 PM, Blogger Anthony said…

    These are hilarious! Thanks for sharing.

  • At 1:57 PM, Blogger Melanie O. said…

    What's really weird is that I don't have a copy of my real high school photo. I think it's probably sillier than any of these.

  • At 10:53 PM, Blogger Karen said…

    Great photos! I like the same ones as you too! I was playing with this site on Friday. Made a few pics of my boyfriend and sent them to him - he didn't even recognize himself. Very, very strange!

  • At 5:56 AM, Blogger Karen said…

    By the way, I LOVE this caption - "1984. The year of George Orwell's apocalypse. After seeing this photo, you can understand why."

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