Monday, June 9, 2008

It's Always Something: Teen Dares Of 1971

In January of '71, Teen dared us to do some radical things, like decorate our rooms, to use Kool-Aid labels to decorate our shoes...

And to braid our hair, Bo Derek style -- in precisely 20 braids.

I did that once. Well, I had my sister braid my hair, using those tiny rubber bands which were supposed to be for our braces; and I don't think we ever bothered to count the braids...

Anyway, while I looked nothing like Bo, I wore my hair thus to the one and only car race I went to. On a dirt track.

I was so bored, and annoyed by being sprayed with dirt every turn, that I busied myself with unbraiding my hair, and soon looked like Roseanne Roseannadanna.

Just imagine trying to wash the chunks of dirt out of that.

Like the two-tone lip freak-fest, I do not advise the braiding of hair; it can lead to drinking the Kool-Aid proffered by cults.

But then, hey, your sister can make some cool shoes.

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Blogger Miss Janey said...

Braid Girl looks a little bti like Kirsten Dunst. Miss Janye finds her sleepy-eyed, half-dead acting style worthy of those braids.

June 10, 2008 11:57 AM  
Blogger "M" -- melissa said...

I want those shoes. I will be scheming to figure out a DIY version of them until I have some!

June 11, 2008 12:20 PM  
Blogger Steve & Stepher said...

I believe this very article is how America lost her innocence. Kool-Aid labels on shoes?!

Exactly twenty hair braids?

The baring of the midriff?

I say.

Not to mention there's no going back once you've learned a foreign language!

June 11, 2008 10:21 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

The Hawaiin Punch shoes rock! I would totally wear those!

June 15, 2008 9:48 PM  

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