So Coleen, being a person who blogs way more often than I do, totally wrote a happy anniversary blog before I got to. I had uploaded the pictures that I wanted like on Friday, but because of work and whatnot, had not gotten to write anything about them. Then come Saturday, Coleen’s all with the 2000 happy anniversary posts! The nerve!! ;^.)
(totally, totally kidding!!)
In all seriousness, thank you Coleen!!! I LOVED the posts!!! The pictures!! And the songs!!! And you!!! I think we have the best life soundtrack ever!!!
Here’s my favorite pictures of us. Of course, some of these pictures are totally the same as yours, but ya know, great minds think alike!
Here’s us down in Seaside (AKA The Jersey Shore) for my 20th birthday. We went down there in the dead of winter, with everything covered in snow and all the guidos hibernating up north, and rented a hotel room with a bunch of our friends to party! It was one of the craziest nights of my life.
This is the two of us in Epcot watching GOOD DAY NY being filmed. They had the members of The Fifth Dimension on (they sang that song “Age of Aquarius” in the 70’s) and the lead singer Florence LaRue totally borrowed Coleen’s pink leopard print Mickey Mouse ears to do her segment. It was awesome!
That’s Coleen, Amanda, Tiffany, and me!! Yes, The Tiffany of “I Think We’re Alone Now” fame. SO HONORED!!!!! We met her at The Culture Club in the city. Which is a really fun club that plays 80’s music only. What’s more, is you tend to get hit on there by really geeky guys. Which means, as a girl, you get bought a lot of free beer. BUT you have to excuse yourself to go hide in the bathroom a lot. Double-edged sword, but oh so awesome!!!
This one is me and Coleen riding through the dirrrty south in our rented convertable!! (How we got our filthy hands on a convertable, I’ll never know). We were headed to Graceland coming from old Miss and New Orleans. What a crazy time that was, omg… my memories include bikers, street urchins, psychics, crocodile mating calls, hookers with sharp teeth, and pitchers of beer that only cost a penny!!
Here we are in Graceland at the HeartBreak Hotel. Some how we managed to arrive there exactly on Elvis’ birthday! So there was some hot shot impersonator there signing autographs and taking pictures. We didn’t realize we had totally bypassed a line of now-pissed-at-us middle aged southern women for a picture with faux-Elvis. It was only after our eyes unglazed from his pleather shininess that we realized there was a queue full of dagger eyes! We beat it outta there fast…We’ve seen what kinda damage riled up middle-aged women can do when they got their dander up! We been to a Rod Stewart concert!
This was in the city for St Patty’s Day. I don’t know about other states, but in NYC/NJ you are expected to do St Patty’s day up right. That means starting drinking at 7am and taking obscene amounts of liquor on the PATH train so you can be completely sloshed for the NYC parade at 11am! Of course, a hundred of us went, took the PATH, got to the city and ALL HUNDRED of us had to pee, along with every other reveler in town, so I think we waited on line at the Manhattan Mall for like 3 hours, missed the entire parade, and went to this bar instead:
Here’s me and Coleen at our, like, 20th annual summer Poison concert!!! Don’t need nothin but a good time!!!! Right Sam and Frank??
Coleen and her old cat Mitten. They were such a cute pair!!
This is the two of us meeting Janet Weiss, the drummer, from my favorite band of all time Sleater-Kinney. Unfortunately, we managed to piss her off. We couldn’t figured out how to stand for the picture and kept wheeling around until we sensed a murderous rage from her and then we just cut the shit and posed.
Notice Coleen’s studious piece of literature she’s got there…
So those are most of my favorite pictures. I know there’s more, (and more recent ones), but I’d have to scour flickr for them. Which maybe I’ll do sometime soon. But for now, those are some of my fondest pictures of the two of us. I’m sure the next ten years will produce some more craziness to capture on film!!
Thank you Coleen for the best years of my life!!! I love you!!!
To end, here’s my favorite song that makes me think of Coleen…It reminds me of back in the day when we would do the goth dance at Aldo’s and smile at each other :^.)