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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

It's A Lot of Pressure

I've just got to say, Sue has totally exaggerated my sterling qualities in this post, right here.

So don't blame me if you don't laugh while you're here. Blame Sue. Lovely, insightful, hilarious Sue.

Sue has also driven my site hits up today by over 1000 percent (according to my husband, since I don't do math . . . EVER). And I suddenly feel like the geeky girl who takes off her glasses just in time for the high school heart throb to discover, that yes, in fact, she is attractive.

And then I remember that I wore Units to junior high, and the feeling fades, pretty darn quickly. And then I remember that I also wore a teal poly-cotton blend outfit with huge droopy pants and a striped shirt with white Keds, and then, quite frankly, I get a little depressed. Because even blogging queen Sue can't change the fact that I was/am a real dork.

So don't blame me, everyone, for the lack of hilarity. Also, don't blame me that there is no picture of Units to go along with this post. Apparently they really disappeared from the national identity, like just minutes after the fad started. Blame Sue for steering you to a lame, non-funny, non-aesthetically pleasing website.

I just write the junk.

20 comments:

Heather Gay said...

Someone just sent me the link to Sue's blog and then I linked to your blog and I have to say. . .I think Units are pretty hilarious so I don't feel let down in the slightest.

Thorny Tree Lady said...

Hey, I wore white Keds! Well, the cheap kind from K-Mart that looked like the expensive ones. Does that make me a dork too? Nah, the fact that I AM a dork makes me a dork. Let's be blogging dorks together, 'K?

a.men said...

Units! I almost forgot about those horrible units! I had a teacher in junior high who would always wear them. We even made them in her class! Do you wish we could just erase junior high. I wore stiffly spike bangs with the ends just barely curled under (and units)! I try not to think about it!

Thanks for your post on my blog. Feel free to come back any time. I love to make new blogging friends!

Yvonne said...

You do such a great job of writing--very rarely do I leave your blog without a smile. Thanks.

Julia said...

I love your description of the dorky girl ... so me. What about poly cotton knit one piece pant suits, in a tie dye pattern? I was embarrassed wearing them even then. At least I knew my white keds were cool (that is until I got my ESPIRT bag caught in the spoke of my bicycle in front of my junior high, which popped my capri sun and my keds became white and pink ... it was downhill from there).

JustRandi said...

I loved you even day before yesterday when you were still the dorky girl.
Just don't let the fame change you, K?
;)

jennie w. said...

I'm new to your blog (and Sue's) but I'm always looking for someone to make me smile and/or laugh. Which you do. I loved your RC post.

Carol said...

Love, you're so popular I just don't feel worthy to be your friend any longer.

It's a bit like the dorky girl who just wasn't worthy to sit at the Cheerleaders table.

It All Started With a Kiss said...

I'm new here. Had fun reading some older posts. You RC Airfield one cracked me up!

It All Started With a Kiss said...

I'm new here. Had fun reading some older posts. You RC Airfield one cracked me up!

AMY said...

Hey, I love Units! And Heid you are dead funny - wickedly sarcastic, but dead funny! That's why you have what, 26 comments on your last post - what the heck? I don't even have 26 friends! Totally relate to the bathroom post by the way!

Jen said...

Sue's right. You're a well-kept secret.

And Amy's right. Dead funny.

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

Are you kidding me? Units were the BOMB baby! You must have been SOOO cool! Only the coolest girls wore those bad boys! And sorry, even though you've tried to deter me, I added you to the blogroll on my family blog because, well, you're just funny, is all.

Heidi said...

I should probably clarify and tell you that they were homemade Units because we were too poor to buy the real ones. I sewed mine crooked so they were never as sexy as the real ones . . .

Jill said...

Units. I think I remember those.
Did you wear them with leg warmers?

I think we all look back at our yearbook pictures and wonder "What was I thinking???"
I WAS much thinner then. I would wear funny clothes in public if I could be that thin again.
Just remember that back then we all looked funny. Just ask my kids.

Seriously, what was that thing everybody did with their bangs.

The Motherboard said...

I had units too. And leggings. And big hair.
Oh the shame and horror of it all.

thanks for commenting on my blog, isn't it great all the new friends we can have inside our computers??

Sue said...

JUNK?! Posts in which you praise me are NEVER junk. I LOVE this post. ;>

Units, snort. I would point and laugh, but I wasn't even cool enough for real Units. I had the GENERIC units. LAME.

emily said...

ok ... so i'm one that has followed sue's link to you and find you quite entertaining ... and a kindred spirit! i too was a dorky Unit sporting junior high-er and it occurs to me that i need to start doing a flash back friday and post all those freaking dorky pictures of myself ... so that others self-esteem can be bolstered! thanks - this was a fun walk down memory lane! i'll be back!

The Rookie said...

p'Shaw! I love your blog. My roommate and I have spent the past 45 minutes rolling over the Rhett posts. And we too are still trying to figure out how he completely undraped himself without you noticing. That right there--that is stealth.

Anonymous said...

What are units?