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?”

which:

1.  Made me laugh.  A big belly laugh.

and

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.

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}

Comments

  1. 1
    Dumb Mom
    Twitter: thenagainphoto
    says:

    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!

  2. 3
    Rachel -- Following In My Shoes
    Twitter: Rachel_L
    says:

    “LOL’ing” at the picture and your friend’s comment. 🙂

  3. 4

    Your friend is SO right. HA HA! Can’t wait to see more of your celebrity encounters. 🙂

  4. 5
    Stefany T says:

    Too funny after reading your friend’s comment! ha!

  5. 6
    Kristina P. says:

    I didn’t know his name, but I always thought he was so cute!

  6. 7
    Krystyn
    Twitter: SeriousKrystyn
    says:

    He so couldn’t get away fast enough, could he?

    Can’t wait to see more in this series.

  7. 8

    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. 🙂

  8. 10
    Nicole@ Moments that Define Life
    Twitter: MTDLBlog
    says:

    Love the flashback! He definitely looks uncomfortable….LOL.

  9. 11
    alicia
    Twitter: projectalicia
    says:

    Such a lucky girl. And I think he’s just trying to look cool btw. Happy WW!

  10. 13
    Dolli-Mama
    Twitter: DolliMama3
    says:

    Love it! That’s so funny!

  11. 14
    Erin
    Twitter: ErinsMiracles
    says:

    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!!

  12. 16
    Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails says:

    I can totally feel what your friend is saying ! LOL… if he could of turned invisible, I’m sure he would have, LOL!

  13. 17
    Honey Mommy says:

    He looks so uncomfortable it is hilarious!

  14. 18
    Kristi {at} Live and Love Out Loud
    Twitter: TweetingMama
    says:

    Haha! I love that he’s waiting for the ground to open up and swallow him while some chick with girl cooties rubs all on him. Oh wait. That was you? Oh. 😉

  15. 19

    hahaha! That’s great! I love that you still had the photo. 🙂

  16. 20
    T Rex Mom says:

    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.

  17. 21
    dysfunctional mom says:

    Wow, I guess I was living under a rock for that one, I didn’t know he was gay! He was definitely a heart throb, always on my Teen Beat & Tiger Beat magazines! Rawr!

    • 22
      Angie
      Twitter: 7clowncircus
      says:

      I didn’t know either until my friend told me….he has this big thing about it on his website.

  18. 23
    Buckeroomama
    Twitter: buckeroomama
    says:

    That picture totally cracked me up! I can’t wait to see more of your “Blast from the Passt” series… =)

  19. 24
    Mrs.Mayhem
    Twitter: motheringmayhem
    says:

    That photo is a riot! And look how cute you are!

  20. 25
    Deb - Mom of 3 Girls
    Twitter: debmomof3
    says:

    LOL! And yes, I remember Chad Allen too. 🙂

  21. 26
    Tricia @The Night Owl Mama
    Twitter: nightOwlmama
    says:

    Its been a while. WOW look at that old photo How fun to look bck on the memories

  22. 27
    Amy
    Twitter: FamilyTrifecta
    says:

    That is so funny- I would have belly laughed as well. Fun picture. (I scanned in some oldies for my post today as well).

  23. 28
    Mrs. Marine
    Twitter: mrsmarine
    says:

    OMG!!! I remember that show!!!

  24. 29

    LOL..too funny!!

    And I did not know that about him!!

  25. 30

    He was a heartthrob? Hmmm….

    Love your hair btw. Totally awesome!

  26. 31
    Karen @ Time Crafted
    Twitter: TimeCrafted
    says:

    LOL! Your friend’s commentary had me laughing out loud…good belly laugh, for sure. :> I was a Huge ‘Our House’ fan….loved it! Thanks for taking us along on a blast from the past!

  27. 32
    The Drama Mama
    Twitter: poopscoopinmama
    says:

    What a great pic!! I wonder how many other celebs you too pics with? ANd you are so cute!

  28. 33
    Vanessa (@FrenchFoodieMom)
    Twitter: FrenchFoodieMom
    says:

    That picture is priceless. Love his pushed up sleeves! And absolutely adore your casual arm over his shoulders as well as your totally 80s hair. made my night!

  29. 34
    Jennifer @ Milk & Honey Mommy
    Twitter: veggiemommy
    says:

    Angie,

    Do you freak out all people like that?

  30. 36
    Self Sagacity
    Twitter: selfsagacity
    says:

    That is a great photo to showcase. Well I was going to say, you look good there in the picture and he should have been chasing you…but yeah. We know. Have a good week.

  31. 37
    JamericanSpice
    Twitter: jamericanspice
    says:

    That is too funny what your friend says. But yea maybe he was at that age.

    Maybe after that he realized he had a hot babe on his arm.

  32. 38
    Susie's Homemade says:

    What a hilarious memory to share!!

  33. 39
    Coffee Break Mama says:

    Bwahahaha! This totally cracked me up! Hilarious – what a treasure of a photo you have here. Hahaha!

  34. 40

    Man, that’s hilarious! I didn’t even notice the lean. I was too busy noticing your hair-do! LOL I had the same style back in the day.

  35. 41
    Jenny
    Twitter: irishbymarriage
    says:

    Such a fun blast from the past!

  36. 42
    Jessie
    Twitter: thelucaszoo
    says:

    That is a funny picture and I love everything about it. It made me smile this morning 🙂

  37. 43

    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.

  38. 44
    Mommy2Four says:

    hehe…..

    Love the comment 🙂

  39. 45
    QandleQueen says:

    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.

  40. 46
    blueviolet says:

    That was a total obligation photo from his end. LOL

  41. 47
    Christine@ Our Family of Four says:

    Too too funny, he is looking a bit awkward & you look totally over the moon, star struck! BTW, loving your long locks & jacket! Happy WW!

  42. 48
    Lolli
    Twitter: 1momof5
    says:

    Angie, that is hilarious!! I love everything that you got out of that picture. And I love seeing you way back when!

  43. 49

    Oh, your photo is too funny! He totally does not look like he wants his picture taken!!

  44. 50
    Julie {Angry Julie Monday}
    Twitter: AngryJulie
    says:

    Seriously, laughing soo hard.

  45. 52
    Teresha@ Marlie and Me
    Twitter: Mommy2Marlie
    says:

    wow! nice job on the WW photo. you win the award for awkward teen moment flashback. I remember him from his Tiger Beat cover days. At least he can truthfully say, It’s was not you, it was me.

  46. 53
    Sue
    Twitter: SueC
    says:

    I didn’t know he was gay. I loved him in Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. Remember that show?

  47. 55
    Melanie @ Whimsical Creations
    Twitter: melaniescrafts
    says:

    LOL! Too funny!

  48. 56

    Guys are just freaky when it comes to having their picture taken. Woos-es.

  49. 57
    Robin from Israel
    Twitter: RobinTA
    says:

    Chad Allen. Wow, that’s a time warp. What a funny photo to have.

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  50. 58

    Only one thing to say, “He’s just not that into you.” 😉

  51. 59

    LMAO I so remember him he was a hottie! Your right he does look uncomfortable in the picture.

  52. 60
    Megan
    Twitter: MrsMeganC
    says:

    LOL That’s hilarious! Love your BFF’s comment! Haha!

  53. 61
    Carissa
    Twitter: CarissaRogers
    says:

    I remember his name but cannot for the life of me place him in the show..
    am googling now… Lovely picture. Where were you?

  54. 62
    tattytiara says:

    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!

  55. 63
    Cori
    Twitter: corisbigmouth
    says:

    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!

  56. 64

    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!

  57. 65
    Amy @ Marvelous Mommy
    Twitter: mmommie
    says:

    Haha I love your friends comment!

  58. 66
    LadyD
    Twitter: LadyD_Books
    says:

    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! 🙂

  59. 67
    noelle
    Twitter: jumpinbeans09
    says:

    how fun! I can not wait to see who else you have!
    I remember him!!! yay

  60. 68
    Kara @ His, Hers and Ours
    Twitter: KandJplus5
    says:

    Oh hilarious! I had a poster of him hanging on my wall as a kid from one of those teen magazines. I figured he fell off the face of the earth. Oops!

    And your friends comments is cracking me up! lol

  61. 69
    Nancy Taylor says:

    Oh. My. Gosh. You are so cool.

    I saw Donny Osmond in a parade and screamed, “I love you, Donny!”

    My husband and children scattered.

  62. 70
    Nancy Taylor says:

    P.S. I LOVE your hair! I could only dream of getting my bangs to such heights!

  63. 71
    Mellisa
    Twitter: mellisarock
    says:

    Loved this shot and the thought of this series! Can’t wait to see who else you have rubbed elbows with!

  64. 72
    Queen of the Crazies says:

    HOW did I NOT know he was gay?! I liked Jonathan Brandis. I hate that he’s gone.

  65. 73
    jennyleite says:

    Hahaha so funny!! This is just all kinds of awesome 🙂

  66. 74
    Jo Schaffer says:

    HAHAHAAA! Classic. You unknowingly outed him all those years ago. The picture says a thousand words. (=

  67. 75

    Chad Allen! I have not heard that name in forever! Hilariously awesome picture!

  68. 76
    Allison @ Alli n Son
    Twitter: Alli_n_Son
    says:

    This is pretty awesome. How did you meet him? Or any of the upcoming stars in this series?

  69. 77

    What a great picture!

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