Gloomy Day Throwback to My First Crush

I figured I’d lighten my recent funk by revisiting some dusty memories. I got a text from my daughter this morning of two goofy coffee drinks that belonged to her and The BF Supreme. It got me thinking about how times have changed. When I was her age, you were lucky to get a photo of you and your Schmoopsie Poo, and that was only if an industrious friend carried a 110 around. Maybe a 35mm. And I remembered a gal I could never quite seem to get a picture with…she was never my girlfriend. But she was my magical, 7th grade, all things amazing, unforgettable first crush.

Her name was Kerri. She had beautiful jet black hair, she was on the short side. Deep brown eyes. Little button nose and a bright white smile. She was a total brat but she could blow a bubble with gum over her nose holes, do the splits and, drum roll pls…she could burp the alphabet on command. 😍😍😍

By the time we’d gone to 6th grade camp together I was head over heels. Those little white Keds and a cute bubble butt. MHM! I remember being intimidated by her cause she had two mean older sisters who were in high school, and she had a poster of Grease on her wall. So I figured she knew about all the cool teenager stuff I had no clue about yet. She was the one at every party and at the movies every Friday and Saturday. Her friends called her Ker-Bear ❀ Fuckin adorable.

I sent her roses (anonymously πŸ€“) on Valentine’s Day at school for a few years, not sure what I thought would happen there, but the closest we ever got was playing Ouija together a few times, and sharing the same general airspace at a couple football games.  And once we got to high school she started skipping class, smoking Camels and dating older guys with tattoos from other schools, so I guess we never really were on the same game.

I caught her on Facebook last year…Swoooon…even better than back in the day. She’s a (*clears throat*) personal trainer now apparently…married to a great guy (i.e., cudda done better 😝) but, said she decided that having kids was never something she wanted. I respect her decision but it’s a great loss to the men of the next generation that this beautiful creature never procreated!

But! It did give me a little comfort that we had completely different ideas for our future. I didn’t feel as much like I tanked the deal by never having the nerve! So…I’m content with scant memories of the skate rink, helping with the shitty parade floats cause I knew she’d be there, and the two pictures I snuck of her at 7th grade graduation!

Memmmreeees…!!!

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39 thoughts on “Gloomy Day Throwback to My First Crush

  1. This is so funny! This is basically what happen to me and Taylor Hanson (yes, the singer. mmmbop. 1997. ring a bell?) He is married to this beautiful girl and they have 5 kids. being traumatized by childbirth like I am, my first thought was: I am so f*** glad I never married Taylor Hanson ’cause there’s no way in hell I’d ever get pregnant 5 times in like.. I dunno 7 years.
    So, yeah. Totally hear ya.

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    1. Exactly, see?! No missed boat! Clearly the two of you would have never worked out πŸ˜‚ Maybe that older one who looked like Stephen Baldwin went the no kids route πŸ€”

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      1. Sir isaac hanson has 3 children and a drop dead gorgeous wife. Said the hanson freak… uahuahauahuaha

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        1. Dang…that’s a fertile bunch.

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  2. I had photography class with the cutest boy in school. When our assignment was to do a portrait, of course I asked him to “model” for me.πŸ˜‰ I don’t even know what happened to the pictures, let alone what happened to himπŸ˜„
    Too funny! Thanks for sharing your memories and triggering mineπŸ˜†πŸ˜‚

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    1. 😍😍😍 Man, you had guts!!! Most I could do was spy on the flower shop where her mom worked! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      Lol! You’re welcome!

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  3. Cute! Makes me think back.

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    1. 😁😁😁 Everybody’s got one!!!!

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      1. Mine from freshman to almost senior year high school had all the makings for butterflies and great memories . still remember exactly however it/he made me feel. Crush that turned Into ocassional kissing sessions for about 4 hears. How funny! It was almost intoxicating. What a great feeling ……ohhhh, memories

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        1. Awe, nice! At least you got kisses! This particular crush only lasted a few years but I would have killed for much less than that, lolol! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚…..kinda still would but that’s neither here nor there!

          I know bittersweet as hell thinking back to those days. πŸ˜‹

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  4. I vaguely remember the first kiss in a garage…I think it was grade 9 or 10. πŸ™‚ lol.

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    1. 😍😍😍 It seems to always be a garage or someones basement at that age, lol! Mine was the summer between 8th and 9th….basement! πŸ˜‚

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  5. Aww this was adorable! It’s great to have memories like that.

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    1. 😊😊😊 Haha, thank you! I tried to fit in hanging out with her dad, Larry hoping he’d talk me up, lol, but I couldn’t quite work it in πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      1. LOL! When I was in grade 6/7/8 if my dad liked a guy that meant I automatically didn’t.

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        1. GAH! That finally solves the mystery then! Me and Larry were tight!

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          1. Haha possibly!! I was in my rebelling phase in grade 7-10 so if my parents like it then I most certainly did not

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            1. I rebelled once….πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Most exhilarating afternoon of my young life…when my ass was still intact.

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            2. Hahaha!! You should write a blog post about your afternoon of rebellion

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            3. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Shortest post ever!!

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  6. Is this from the old page? I think I’ve read this there. And sneaking pictures of your crush will always *ALWAYS* be cute πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

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    1. It is, haha. From February when the state was out of power for a week.

      I was so tempted to add one of the pics where she’s literally sneering at the camera. 🀣🀣🀣

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      1. Nadia Czarina Mae September 22, 2017 — 7:03 am

        Lololol! πŸ˜‚ I knew I’ve read this one! Mmrs! Omg πŸ˜‚ and I have one question though, did she ever know? 😢

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        1. Well…I guess? Maybe she just thought I was another one of her groupies…Cuz I was!! 😍😍😍

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          1. Nadia Czarina Mae September 22, 2017 — 9:22 am

            Lolol I swear I wouldn’t imagine you sneaking the pikshers πŸ˜‚ oh yeah- you really was! Look at the heart-eyed emojis πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

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            1. I know, but I’ve come a long way since then, hahahah! (Actually not at all *click!* πŸ“Έ) πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  7. I loved this!! I had no clue that boys had crushes that young, I thought it was all the girls doing the crushing on uninterested boys!!

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    1. Thank you! 😊😊😊Really? It seems like around 12 there’s not much else that matters, lolol! And I wasn’t even that girl crazy!

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  8. Nadia Czarina Mae September 22, 2017 — 9:26 am

    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I hope she knows you sneaked 2 pictures of her

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    1. Well…she knows I took at least the one cause she was giving me a dirty look in it..πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ OMFG now i have to see if I can find them. I have a box of pictures from middle school lol!

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      1. Nadia Czarina Mae September 22, 2017 — 9:42 am

        Lololol! That should be shared πŸ˜‚ I bet that dirty look gave someone butterflies in tumtum 😁😁😁😁

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        1. It did! I was like damn, she’s mean…WHAT A GODDESS!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  9. Nadia Czarina Mae September 22, 2017 — 9:46 am

    LOLOLOL badass!

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    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  10. Aww that’s some cute memory 😊

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    1. Haha! Thank you 😊😊😊

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