Wordful Wednesday-{Blast from the past series I}

Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, only WITH words. It’s for those of us that can’t contain the chatter, but in a good way. More info. in my tabber box titled WW on the right. Thank you for playing along!

I thought it was only fitting that I introduce the series of pictures whereby I hobnobbed with celebrities as a teen in a series.  A series that I’ll call {Blast from the past.  A series.}  Clever, right?  (Totally being facetious in case you were unsure.)

Deciding which photo to showcase first took some thought, but in the end, I decided to go with the most awkward one.

This one was taken when I spied Chad Allen (I watched him on Our House faithfully) and asked him to take a picture with me.  He was my age and a MAJOR big deal to teenage girls at the time.   I think he was considered a teen heart throb.  Or maybe not.  Either way, I was thrilled to meet him.  He, on the other hand, was not thrilled to meet me.  I could just tell.

Does this picture not say it all?

My BFF from 5th grade made this comment,

This picture cracks me up. The body language is hilarious. You are like full on leaning towards him, pulling him closer. He looks so uncomfortable in this pic like, “Ew, girls. Is now a good time to announce I like boys?”


1.  Made me laugh.  A big belly laugh.


2.  Couldn’t be more true.  And now, 20  years later, my ego feels better.

Don’t forget to hop on over to Amanda’s place to see what she has to be Wordful about.


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    Was totally thinking the same thing. Like could he be less into the shot or what?! Seriously, did that guy not have a publicist following him around putting words in his mouth and posing him to look sexy and straight?! Clearly, not!

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    I don’t know, I think that maybe he could totally be digging you but just secretly.

    You know, so all the other girls don’t mob you from jealousy.

    Yeah, I would go with that. 🙂

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    O-M-G! LOL!!!
    Did he punch you or make fun of you? Because that is how boys really tell you they secretly like you!
    I can’t wait to see more blast from the past series!!

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    For being a teen heart throb, you are much more photogenic than he. But still cool to meet a celebrity. I’ve never met one and certainly could not gather enough courage to ask for a photo.

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    Excellent! I’ve also posted a blast from the past on my blog. I wish I could remember how I felt wearing Wonder Woman underoos with my brother and grinning like I was at the pinnacle of my life.

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    It’s perfect. I know that while adult you shakes her head, the little screaming teenager inside of you totally cherishes this picture and could still faint thinking that not only did you get to SEE this heartthrob, you got to TOUCH him and there is effing photographic evidence!!!! O.M.G.!!!!!!!!!

    Great 80’s hair, BTW.

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    Uncomfortable around girls or not, I’m pretty sure there’s a law stating that celebrities having their photos taken with fans have to either point to or mock-punch said fan for comedic effect. I’d report him to SAG if I were you!

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    How cool that you got to meet some of your favorite stars when you were younger, can’t wait to see more in your series…

    I’m even more amazed that you have enough photos to have a series of posts!

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    Candice says

    I love that picture! And, while I am a little late on reading blogs these days with the holidays and all, I really needed to read your Christmas post. I think I will be trying of few of your ideas next year. Hope you are having a great New Year!

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    Angie, you crack me up! (in a good way) The dude is soooo not into it and you on the other hand… Sooo funny and yet “timeless” for so many. Great post, no… it’s outstanding and hilarious! 🙂

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    zz says

    What a great picture!

    Chad Allen’s doing quite a bit these days, what with charity work and movies. And he’s still beautiful.

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    Damn it all, stop making me cry every time you make a Lands of Dream game! Although this made me cry more than the orthes, of course.Oh, and I never cry.This is a beautiful game, I adore it. Well of course, I cried, which I never do. But it any case. This would be the most beautiful present anyone could receive, and thank you for making it.(Also; With regret, the people of Shropshire’ made me laugh hysterically, which tells you I’ve lived there.)

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