Reasons I Thought I Was Cool in 8th Grade 📂

  1. I was the first of my friends to get a pager.
    It was blue frosted plastic and whenever my boyfriend sent me a 911 message I truly thought the world would end.
  2. I could quote every line to Dirty Dancing and Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
  3. We had a trampoline in our backyard so all the neighbor boys came to my house after school.
    Unfortunately for my 8th grade hormones, they weren't interested in dating me.
  4. My boobs have been the same size since 7th grade, so at that time, I was advanced.
  5. My orthodontist had rubber bands in every possible color. You know this girl's braces game was on point!
  6. My dance competition team got matching warm ups that year.
    I rocked that maroon outfit day and night and in every season!
  7. My cousins moved to Belgium so I could talk about my "foreign family" and pretend I was way more sophisticated than my suburban Seattle roots.