Oh My Freaking Word!!!

  1. Well, I went to school today to get my schdule straightened out, the freshman had their first day today. WELL.......I saw some of my upperclassmen friends (they were helping out w/ the freshman, doing some buddy thing) I talked to them for a while and what not, then we went outside where they were serving lunch......WOW!!! Can we say disturbed children????

    This one guy had all his hair shaved off, except for these two spikes in the front, this other kid had bleach blond hair w/ blue stripes in it, some others had like 1 foot spikes standing on their heads (ok maybe exadgerating a little) HOLY COW!!! I seriously dred going back!

    I mean MAN!! One of those guys could poke my eyes out or something, OUCH!!! HELP!!!! DON'T MAKE ME GO BACK!!! PLEASE!!!
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  2. 24 Comments

  3. by   LasVegasRN
    Ahhhhh, isn't it grand? But, don't despair, some of these folks could be very nice - you never know! :chuckle

    Self-expression is rampant in many forms now. The Gothic look is very "in" in the high schools in Vegas. Whatever floats their boat, I say. Just keep pressing on...the other stuff is irrevelant!
  4. by   semstr
    I remember that from the "Punkers" in the 70.
    So what's new?
  5. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Ah Kristi, self expression is a wonderful thing! Don't stifle it. Some of the sweetest, kindest, friendliest people I knew in high school were freaks. I hope you know more about these individual's personalities before you go off using words like "disturbed."



    Heather
  6. by   Mattigan
    There is more to a person than stripes and spikes. Keep yourself open to others self-expression and you may find your world expanding. If nothing else it's great practice for all the variety of lifestyles you will care for as a nurse. Underneath it all
    people are people and have the same kind of needs.
  7. by   researchrabbit
    They'll grow on you (no, not like a fungus!)..hang in there!
  8. by   hapeewendy
    the spikes and the purplehaired ones will often times be the ones who are the truest friends
    the ones that look the part of "normal" teens are often the most catty, annoying, snobbish people.
    leave your heart and mind open to all types and you will increase the amount of friends you make ten fold!
  9. by   kristi915
    Just they're first impressions kinda shocked me, but I'm not really saying they're freaks or bad people. The guy w/ bleach blond hair and blue streaks is a really good friend of mine! He'll be the first of my friends to ride in my car tomorrow, when I pick him up for school.

    My sophomore year I had a really good friend Jenn. She was a really pretty girl, then she started hanging out w/ some different people, and chopped her hair off and dyed her tips green. She was an awesome person. But, she died last year. Actually 3 of my friends died last year.....but anywho....

    It's not like I'm going to avoid these kids, if they need help, then I'd be glad to help. If I have a class w/ them then yea, I'd talk to them...

    I was just kinda shocked at how different my school is growing. It was kinda funny to see all the freshman walk around with wide eyes at how many people there are, and when we told them that they'll barely be able to make it through the halls tomorrow the just about dropped to the floor!!! Lol....I remember my first days as a freshman......SCARY!!!! Now I'm a senior.........SCARY!!!!
  10. by   live4today
    Originally posted by hapeewendy
    the spikes and the purplehaired ones will often times be the ones who are the truest friends
    the ones that look the part of "normal" teens are often the most catty, annoying, snobbish people.
    leave your heart and mind open to all types and you will increase the amount of friends you make ten fold!
    Hapeewendy......I truly stand and applaud you right now! This is exactly why I am soooooo opposed to "labeling" people with names such as "HO"......you never know what's underneath that EXTERIOR.....could be the BEST FRIEND you'd ever want to meet. :kiss Thanks for your wisdom beyond your age, hapeewendy, and I hope one day you and I get to meet one another because you sing the same messages that I believe about people. Give people a chance......get to know them based on who they are "INSIDE".....not how they DRESS.....for God's sake.

    I would have two spinster daughters to this day if their husbands hadn't noticed their INNER BEAUTY beyond the 'WAY THEY USE TO DRESS' when they were so much younger than they are today. Today......I have not only gained two very wise and sensible daughters back who now dress the part...but I have also gained two son in laws who are wonderful to my daughters, to my grandchildren, and to me...their mother-in-law.

    I knew sooner or later someone your age would come along and say exactly what I was trying to share about Britney's attire. DON'T JUDGE......LEST YE BE JUDGED....because we were all young once.....most of you probably still are......and we use to behave and dress in ways that would say to any Mother...."Leave that girl or boy alone.....don't bring them to my home....you cannot hang out with them.....etc. etc. etc." You've probably cost your child the most honest best friend of his or her life simply because you judged them on their style of dress or hairstyle, etc.

    My youngest daughter is the only one of my three girls that I never had to worry about how she dressed. With the oldest two.....I knew one day they would eventually GROW UP...MATURE...and be the wonderful friendly honest women they are today. And I thank God for that!

    "Raise up a child in the way he/she should go....and when they are old.....they will not depart from it." (scripture in the Old Testament Book of the Bible....Proverbs) We all go through stages in life that sometimes carry with it a SHOCK VALUE....but thank God we weren't born to remain teenagers or young adults.....we grow up eventually on the outside to match what is good on the inside of us. Thank you hapeewendy......I love your post comments! (((((((hugs)))))) :kiss
    Last edit by live4today on Aug 28, '02
  11. by   Gator,SN
    Well, i don't know about all this stuff...dressing one way or another, but, I just wanted to say that no matter what I hope that you have the very best year ever! Senior year is really special. Before you know it you will be starting a whole new journey and this one will have passed....I hope that you make wonderful memories that will last a lifetime and perhaps some friendships that will always be treasured!
    All the best to you!

    Gator
  12. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by kristi915
    She was an awesome person. But, she died last year. Actually 3 of my friends died last year.....but anywho....

    Oh my heavens, Kristi! 3 of them?! I lost my sis and my boyfriend the year that I was 16. (((((((hugs)))))))))
  13. by   kristi915
    Yea, 3. The first was Jenn, she was w/ some guy down in Portland and he fell asleep driving. The 2nd was my good friend Mandi, she was riding with one of our friends on a snowmobile and he rounded a corner and the snomobile flipped, but before the whole crash, Mandi put her head out to see beyond Garth (the friend that was driving) and she hit her head on a tree, it broke her neck. The last was another friend, he was heavily into drugs, and he shot himself in the head......

    So from a bad year to a hopefully good one. I really hope this year is good, but it will be hard to graduate without Mandi.
  14. by   stevierae
    Originally posted by kristi915
    Well, I went to school today to get my schdule straightened out, the freshman had their first day today. WELL.......I saw some of my upperclassmen friends (they were helping out w/ the freshman, doing some buddy thing) I talked to them for a while and what not, then we went outside where they were serving lunch......WOW!!! Can we say disturbed children????

    This one guy had all his hair shaved off, except for these two spikes in the front, this other kid had bleach blond hair w/ blue stripes in it, some others had like 1 foot spikes standing on their heads (ok maybe exadgerating a little) HOLY COW!!! I seriously dred going back!

    I mean MAN!! One of those guys could poke my eyes out or something, OUCH!!! HELP!!!! DON'T MAKE ME GO BACK!!! PLEASE!!!
    Young lady, I think you are simply using them as a convenient excuse for not getting your butt back to school!!

    We're on to you!! You can't play these tricks on mothers, because we have seen it all!!

    So, what trick are you going to try next? Heating up a thermometer on the light bulb and telling your mom (or your honey) that you have a fever?

    Anyway, in all seriousness, those are just regular folks. They are simply expressing themselves. You will probably find out that they are the talented, sensitive, artistic types.

    They are the free thinkers who dress to please THEMSELVES, not to conform to someone ELSE'S idea of how they should dress. I applaud them, maybe because I was one OF them, and I tend to gravitate toward people like them. They are non-judgemental, and free-spirited adventurers.

    I absolutely agree with HappyWendee when she says that the "conformists" are often the snobby, catty types, who socialize only in cliques made up of clones of themselves.

    Sid Vicious and the Sex Pistols made that particular look popular back in the late '70s. It's just enjoying a brief comeback, and will again and again, as all fads do. Those boys will have to have conservative haircuts soon enough, in the conservative working world. Let them enjoy their youth!!

    To quote John Mellencamp:

    "Hold on to 16
    As long as you can
    Changes come around real soon
    To make us women and men"

    The same can be said about your college years. Have fun, and enjoy them to your fullest!! Especially now that you are a senior, and will have to conform to the hospital employee dress code only too soon...
    Last edit by stevierae on Aug 30, '02

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