When I was thirteen, I had saved up like a shitton worth of birthday/ Christmas money ($100!!!) and was able to buy myself- get ready for it- A BOOMBOX (cue the angels singing). I remember my mom driving me to the electronics store and inspecting all my options, weighing the pros and cons for each of those magical beasts that not only let me record all my fav songs from the radio, but also play CDDDDD's. I know, you're probably thinking "TILTE, were you born in the stone age or what?" No, I was not born in the stone age. We had a "house" stereo, but after going through 4 kids, that thing was totally beat. I'm talking, just barely breathe on the volume lever and it would go SCREEEECHING up or down in volume. Anyway. I got my own boombox and i loooooved it. My first cd was Stone Temple Pilot's Core and I remember sitting next to my bed, not doing anything other than listening to the cd over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over. You get the idea.
Not sure where I was going with that... just wanted to share.
Have you ever noticed you can always hear songs you liked in high school and still like them? See where I'm going with this...? Here's my list of songs that will ALWAYS remind me of high school (in no particular order)...
Hole - Miss World (Poor Court... She was so young and not on [as many] drugs.)
Liz Phair - Supernova
Foo Fighters - I'll Stick Around
Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock (Have you tried playing drums to this song on Rock Band? This is some tough shit, seriously.)
Soundgarden - The Day I Tried to Live
Silverchair - Tomorrow (Man, I thought Daniel Johns was hot like nobody's business...)
Space - Female of the Species (I specifically remember being at a Baskin-Robbins and singing this song.)
Ice Cube - Check Yo Self (Hands down, this song always get my shoulders pumpin.)
Big Pun - Still Not a Player (I'm only marginally embarassed by this one.)
The Breeders - Cannonball
Folk Implosion - Natural One
Eels - Novacain for the Soul
Spacehog - In the Meantime
Butthole Surfers - Pepper (I specifically remember being at a Spudnuts and singing this song.)
God Lives Under Water - From Your Mouth
Which songs always remind you of high school? Let's share!
In more essiting news...
I came across two websites designed for people just as narcissistic as you and me (okay, more me). They're called MorphThing and In20Years. (EDIT: I totes forgot to give thanks and praise to Brooke and Andie for sharing these blessed sites with me.) Examples below:
(Okay, so I can't actually save my "In 20 Years" pic, so you'll have to click on this link.) (Also, I'd like to add, this is me in THIRTY years, not twenty. And it's also after I've become a drug addict. And a zombie.)
And for the morphing finale... this is what you get when you cross TILTE...
And Charlize Theron as famed female serial killer, Aileen Wuornos...
You can thank me for that later. (Thanks to Ali Z. for inspiring me to post this pic of my alter ego, TILTE Wuornos.)