Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Flashback: Age 13, and in LOVE

Tia's flashback post today, complete with a photo of her as a youngish teenager (flannel shirt on and a collage of hot celebrities on the wall behind her) cracked me UP. I don't have a photo like hers, but if someone had taken a snapshot of me in my room at the age of 13, they would have found me sitting on my bed, wearing a flannel, with my awesome Keanu Reeves collage on the wall behind me.

Okay, okay, I know. Keanu? But let me just remind you that when I was 13, it was 1994 and the movie Speed was still in theatres... and really, he was hot (and, BTW, if you are sitting there snickering over that photo of me in my super awesome machine gun-toting fish shirt... its been done before).

That summer, I made a very important decision: I was going to marry Keanu Reeves, and we would live happily ever after, forever and ever and ever. The end.

Let me show you a little snapshot of my diary, circa August 1994:

*sigh* Bubbles, hearts and a flower? I'm so embarrassing.

And also, haha, look how fancy my 13-year-old cursive is... I practiced my penmanship for ages when I was younger.

And also HAHA, Keanu update: He is GEORGEOUS. I shouldn't have spent so long practicing my cursive or drooling over Keanu... should have been learning to spell instead.

In case you are wondering if Marisa + Keanu = Happiness, now that I'm 28 instead of 13 ... um, no. At the age of thirteen, I thought he was a god... but seriously, it's Keanu Reeves... He might look hot eating a jelly donut in the movie Point Break, or while saving a bus full of people from a bomb in the movie Speed, but that is about it.

When I was a freshman in high school, my Keanu collage (with a few other celebrities I liked thrown in) was pretty darned huge. But, as all things must one day come to an end, that collage did not last forever. Nope, it did not. One day I came home from school, and discovered that my big brother Dan had removed the heads from of all of my Keanu pictures and replaced them with... um... hundreds of engorged members of the male anatomy, which he had removed from a porn magazine.

I cried. Well, first I screamed, but then after that I cried. My brother still refers to Keanu as "that dick-head."

And that, my friends, is my awesomely awkward flashback.

Do you have a flashback of your own you want to share? Head on over to Tia's blog, for the coolest meme in town.



Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe what your brother did, how funny is that?!


Happy Friday!!

♥ Janell

Melissa said...

I'm sorry, but your brother is awesome!

I had a crush on Keanu, too. Didn't we all? But when I was 13 (since I'm a few years older than you), my mad crush was on Leonardo DiCaprio when he was on Growing Pains. I mean, watch this video clip of him and tell me he's not the most adorable thing ever:

(I even wrote a letter to him espousing my feelings and actually mailed it!)

AlyGatr said...

Dude, Keanu was totally on the hottie list when I was in high school...but we were the generation who were all about Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Then there was the whole Matrix thing and you know there are oodles of ladies out there who still think he was hot.

In high school, I carried a HUGE flame (and an awesome notebook covered in his image) for Johnny Depp. I never missed an episode of 21 Jump Street...and even had them taped on BETAMAX tapes.

Pattie said...

Oh! That is crazy that your brother did that lol

My mom didn't let me put things on my walls when I was growing up, and I didn't have a T.V. so I didn't have any obsessions or collages lol

idyll hands said...

Keanu is still hot! I can't listen to him talk, but I sure can look at him.

Kimberpeas said...

I had to stifle a laugh so my office mate's wouldn't be distracted, but your brother's alteration of your collage was hilarious.

Keanu is quite the hottie, but I really just couldn't get enough of Christian Bale circa Newsies. Mmmmm...good!

Nen said...

Keanu was hot... probably still is... but horribly old now... HAHA!

I can't believe your brother did that... why would he have a magazine with GUYS in it? LOL!!!

Melissa said...

Christian Bale in Newsies! How did I forget him??

(eeks - and I still know the words!)

ElegantSnobbery said...

NEWSIES!! Christian Bale was my Sophomore-year crush... OMG, I still have Newsies and put it on for my kids... who don't appreciate Christian Bale's stellar performance :D

Kimberpeas said...

I'm glad someone besides me remembers Newsies!!!

Also, thank you for not pointing out my horrid errors. :) "office mate's"?! I meant to put "office-mates". Ah well.

Willy billy said...

We are all forgetting what a talented and versatile actor he is. He's up there with the likes of Nicholas Cage and I don't say that lightly!

Whimsical Creations said...

You crack me up!! I was obsessed with River Phoenix when I was your age...after seeing Stand By Me on video.

I am feeling a bit old...I was in my second yr of college in 1994.

Anonymous said...

Ah memories. Love 'em. Well not all, but many :) I blogged about memories of the dentist today and how now that I'm a full-grown adult I'm more scared than ever! Ridiculous, I know.

PS I'm a bit older than you. Jon Bon Jovi was my man ha ha ;)

Marjorie said...

So funny! Keanu was my crush too!

anivad said...

Your brother has issues and that was... kind of mean and if it had happened to me I would have been scarred for life, although I don't have any photos of people on my walls so I guess I'm safe there...

But hang on: what do you mean "but seriously, it's Keanu Reeves"?

He's the most awesome person in Hollywood. How high are your standards?

Proof of his awesomeness:


Leah said...

your brother is hilarious! I still think of Keanu as he was in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure...never quite believed him in other roles after that one, LOL.

Cathy said...

hahaha you're very brave to participate in these flashbacks...maybe one day i'll work up the courage! p.s. i used to love keanu too :)

Cathy said...

just reading your comments and must add johnny depp and river phoenix to my teenage poster boy confession lol

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