My relatives from France sent me a funny surprise on Facebook, a few pictures from when they visited us around 1995. I was apparently going through a phase where I thought it was cool to shorten myself. I remember I got the idea from a music video, but I couldn’t tell you which one (definitely not Skee-Lo). I was sporting my “let’s do lunch” Garfield shirt I got from Dot’s. If you look close enough, you’ll see my cousin and I are sporting hair wraps. We were cool cats indeed! Speaking of, hair wraps need to come back! I used to do them myself with friendship bracelet string. I could make a living sitting on park benches with a basket full of string wrapping peoples hair.
I haven’t seen my cousins since the last time I went to France and Italy. That was when I was in high school. It was so long ago, I’m pretty sure I rode a dinosaur to the Eiffel Tower. But hopefully I will see them later on this year when we are taking a family trip to Italy for a wedding. I’m hoping to have enough time to hop a bullet train to Paris, since the dinosaurs are extinct nowadays.