Wayback Wednesday: Sleeping Beauties

BFF Wendy spent the weekend visiting me in DC, so I thought I’d thank her for coming by featuring her in this week’s Wayback Wednesday post. I went searching for the perfect photo, but before I found the quintessential Wendy shot, I came across this one:

Sleeping beauties

Which is not – at all – perfect.

What it is, however, is interesting – mostly because it’s not the kind of photo people really took in 1993. In the days before digital, and before the ubiquitous cell phone camera, folks took pictures of eventsmilestones, and vacations. First days of school and holidays. Babies. We didn’t take pictures of food. Or socks. Or, like, random buildings and bank thermometers.  Having to pay for film, processing, and printing for every single picture meant snapping at random got very expensive very quickly.

And that is why I find this picture so interesting. It’s from a small handful of photos that actually are not from any event or party or trip in college – they’re just shots of everyday dorm life in the suite where I lived my senior year. Because there was no under-age drinking in college, ever, it is safe to assume that Wendy and Chris are merely napping adorably in this photo and are not, in fact, passed out on the couch.

(I never said the Wayback Wednesday stories had to be completely true, right?)


Do you have photos from your past that you’re willing to share – and a blog to post them on? Play along with Wayback Wednesday by linking back to this post or sharing in the comments so we can snoop into your past, too!

2 thoughts on “Wayback Wednesday: Sleeping Beauties

  1. wendalicious November 16, 2011 / 6:45 pm

    I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop – namely, the “quintessential Wendy shot”, whatever that might be.

    I will say this about my younger self – I had *great* skin.

  2. Shannon November 16, 2011 / 9:48 pm

    Ha!!! Very cute.

    I may have a few…ahem….quintessential Wendy pictures of my own. Heh.

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