Tuesday, July 15, 2008

TMI Tuesday

I left work early and had to miss Movies in the Park because I have some sort of very painful eye infection, so here's a quick, end-of-the-day edition of TMI Tuesday.

1. What were you known as in HS (Jock, Princess, Geek)

A fag and a geek.


2. What were you really?

Come on. Look at the picture.

With that hair, those Reebox, those jeans and that shirt, you think there's a difference between "known as" and what I was "really?"



3. If you could go back and tell your 16 year old self one thing, what would it be?

Play safe but HAVE SEX. A lot of it! Cause let's face it, EVERYONE is cute and attractive from age 16 to age 25. Everyone. And I didn't take advantage of that AT ALL.

I made up for it in my later years, but still...


4. If you could erase one moment from your school days what would it be?

I know this sounds so zen that it will probably make me throw up a little in my mouth, but I wouldn't change even one day of my high school experience. Even the bad days - - and there were several - - made me stronger. Made me what I am today. For better or worse.


5. Who did you not date (or more) that you wish you did?

Seeing as how there weren't any gay people out of the closet at all in my high school - - including me - - there weren't any guys for me to date or not date. No options at all.

The more things change...

Bonus: If you went to prom, describe your outfit.

I wore a basic tux. With a basic mullet. It was the late 80's. In East Tennessee. Don't judge.

14 comments:

joe*to*hell said...

acid wash jeans
dear christ

Polt said...

Stephen, you were freakin' hot then! man, you're the type of guy I wanted to get with, even in the acid wash jeans.

It WAS the late 80's after all....

HUGS...

Mike Maloney said...

Outstanding...more pictures of Rader with hair.

the joy said...

Acid wash!!! No!!! Stephen, despite the fact that you were probably dealing with a lot at the time these pix are so lively! Loves it.

Aaron said...

You were very handsome even then, Stephen...and EVERYBODY wore acid-wash jeans! I only got rid of mine 10 years ago. (I used to wear mine pegged, with white hi-top Adidases, a purple sweater and a button-down shirt underneath with the collar out. It's what the kids were doing. Don'tcha know.)

Anatomicsd said...

That engaging smile hasn't changed with time...

Shirley Heezgay! said...

not for nothin'...but if we were in high school together...i would have tried to sleep with you. a lot.

you were a cutie! not with the acid wash though. scary.

Michael said...

OH.
MY.
GOD.

Bunny said...

Do we want to know why there's a jar of Vaseline next to the ash tray in the 2nd pic?

Stephen Rader said...

Yep, y'all. Acid wash. It was hot. Then. Sort of.

Anyway, Bunny - - I have no idea why there's Vaseline next to the ashtray. I noticed that too. It's not like I was screwing either of these women. Much to my father's disappointment. :)

Jusbeth said...

I want to know where the prom picture is!! Show me off, Stephen! I felt like I totally scored having you as my date. You were the most fun of any of the people we knew, and you kept me laughing, always. You looked good to me!

Stephen Rader said...

Beth - I will find that prom picture and DEFINITELY show you off! You were the hottest prom date any guy could ever have. Period.

If you have our prom picture, email it to me!! And I will post it ASAP!!!!

Alanda said...

ok, your photos are not as bad as mine...for real! But, yes I chuckled anyway. :) I hope your eye is feeling better! xoxo

Kristie said...

You looked fabulous in that tux. Wish I still had the pic. Unfortunately lost most of them in my last move.