Thursday, October 3, 2013

Reactions From My 16 Year Old Self

In honor of Throwback Thursday, I decided to have a chat with my 16 year old self to fill her in on some of the things going on in my life that are a bit different than they were 9 years ago. Things may not have turned out exactly how she would have expected. I thought it only fair to give her a heads up.

And, so you can really get the full effect, some pictures of the 16 year old Kali...

Me: I'm 25 and not married.
16 y/o Kali: I mean, that's not too bad. But you're, like, engaged right? To a millionaire?

Me: I'm currently obsessed with strawberries.
16 y/o Kali: Ew. Like, real strawberries? Or the Poptart filling?

Me: I read books for fun that aren't fiction.
16 y/o Kali: Wait... so you're reading stuff that's not Harry Potter or Twilight?? Snooze-fest.

Me: I no longer weigh 120 pounds. I'm now a normal weight for someone who is 5'8.
16 y/o Kali: What the hell, you let me get fat?? How did you ruin this metabolism that let's me eat whatever I want and still be a twig?? I mean, it's so simple!

Me: I've gone camping and slept in a tent by my own free will.
16 y/o Kali: You're dead to me.

Me: I didn't buy a house right out of college, but lived in an apartment for a few years.
16 y/o Kali: Oh em gee!!! What did we talk about?? Rent is just throwing away money! Gosh you act like you graduated college NOT making 6 figures like we all know we are going to!

Me: Messy hair and tube tops are no longer cool.
16 y/o Kali: No, YOU'RE no longer cool. *eyeroll*

Me: I don't drive a yellow Mustang.
16 y/o Kali: Like I said, totally not cool. Glad to see you really made an effort to make the important things happen. NOT!

Me: That boy you're dating now... it doesn't work out.
16 y/o Kali: WHAT! He just bought me a Build-a-Bear that says "I love you" in 2 languages. How could you mess that up??

Me: I drink Diet Coke.
16 y/o Kali: GROSS!!!

Me: I really love to run now, and have even participated in several 5Ks.
16 y/o Kali: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Good one. At least you still have a sense of humor.

Me: I still love to play sports and show up the guys ;)
16 y/o Kali: Well, at least you're not, like, a total failure.

Me: Unfortunately, I no longer go to the "club" and drop it like it's hot. Outings usually consist of dinner and drinks with friends at a more sophisticated venue.
16 y/o Kali: So you're just, like, the most boring person on the planet? Do you even remember how to pop, lock, and drop it?

Me: No one uses MySpace anymore. There's these new things called Facebook and Twitter that are all the rage.
16 y/o Kali: Stop it. Next you're going to tell me that AIM is gone too.

Me: Don't worry, you won't be a hostess at Friday's forever.
16 y/o Kali: Thank God! This restaurant drama is for the birds.

Me: My hair is no longer blonde enough to get away with it on it's own. I get it highlighted every couple months.
16 y/o Kali: Wait, so you can't just go to the pool, spritz some lemon juice and be blonde for the whole summer?? Oh well, you should be loaded by now so you can afford it.

Me: I eat a variety of foods, not just chicken fingers.
16 y/o Kali: There's other foods?

Me: Alright 16 year old Kali, that's all I have for you today. I know these are all a bit shocking and not quite what you expected, but trust me, life is good and I (you) wouldn't have it any other way!
16 y/o Kali: Whatev.


  1. HAHHAAA omg this was so funny!!! Especially the comment about strawberries!!

  2. very cute post!! too funny. 16yo Kali was really snarky!!

  3. I would hate to try to talk to 16 year old me. She was pretty irrational.

  4. Hahaha, I love this! I can only imagine what we'll tell our 25 year old selves a few years from now!

  5. What a fun post!

    Thank you for linking up with Friday's Fab Favorites!

    Lauren xx

  6. haha cute post idea! i'm sure my 16 old year self would be super disappointed that i'm not a married millionaire by now haha.
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  7. Haha this is the best thing I've read all day. It's a shame we don't turn out millionaires like we so carefully planned. ;)


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