Thursday, September 13, 2007

Back In The Day HNT

Mr Ratburn has open house tonight at his school, so I knew we wouldn't be able to take pictures before HNT. What to do? What to do? Times like this, it's good to break out the scanner and some old photo albums.
This is the young Mr Ratburn before he was a teacher, before I knew him even. See, by the time I met him, he was way over the "look how cool I am with a pretzel in my nose" look. I'm guessing this picture was taken about 1980.

Flash forward to 1986. Now, at this point, the Ratburn and I had been friends for 3 or 4 years now...that's right, I said friends. That is, until the night before this picture was taken anyway....don't I just have that look of a hippie gal thats been romping in a tent all night?


That's Mr Ratburn at Crater Lake, Oregon....in 1987....we were on our way to Alaska. What else did two hippie kids with a $300. a month rent have to do but drive to Alaska anyway? And, by the way, wouldja lookit all that hair!
Here I am in Kodiak, Alaska, so happy that our fucking hippie van only needed head gaskets in British Columbia, lol, so bloody happy that we finally made it! What some of you don't know is that I lived on Kodiak Island for three years when I was in elementary school. It was fun to go back and see that yes, it was true, I really did live in a fish smellin village in the middle of the gulf of Alaska for three massively snowing and bloody fish smellin years!
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So there ya have it. A little look at the 1980s versions of me and Ratburn.
Happy HNT Everyone! OH! A sports theme? I do NOT think so....sorry, OS. I'm built for comfort, not for speed.

33 comments:

lecram said...

Well, I for one thought that was pretty sporty... in a hippie sort of way. Cheers and Happy HNT!

LushlyMe said...

That was wonderful! HHNT!

Blissfully Wed said...

You kids are beautiful. I'm so glad to see glimpses of good folks smiling.

HHNT!

lime said...

i LOVE it!! look at the hair indeed!!! those pics are fab. too much fun.

HHNT

tkkerouac said...

Thats so cool, you two were made for each other, Happy HNT!

BTExpress said...

Aw, the hair! The long hair we all had as hippies. Thanks for letting me relive my hippie days through you guys. I don't remember much of them, so it's always nice to go back.

Yes, you do have the look of a hippie gal in that picture. I love hippie chicks.

Happy HNT!

Cosima said...

I have been to Alaska for a couple of times. It's such a special place.

Happy HNT!

Polt said...

Well now, Mr. Ratburn was quite the lil studmuffin in his day, eh?

And Susie, somehow I expected to see some purple in the tye-die. I'm a tad disappointed. :)

HAPPY HNT!

WDKY said...

What a brilliant HNT!! And what a couple of cuties :-)

Wow... I just Googled Kodiak Island. Three years, eh?

X

Tomscockwhore said...

I love it! Maybe Os should take your thought and go with a flashback HNT. That was really a great set of pictures.

You are gorgeous!

HHNT!

G-Man said...

Susie-Que...?
Time has obviously stood still for you...
You are just as beautiful today, as you were back then...
I've said this a million times...
"Ratburn is THE luckiest bastard on the planet"!
HHNT...Galen xox

ATLLG said...

I like comfort

HHNT!

Top cat said...

Ya'll look so cute and well...
hippyish.
HHNT

Lapis Ruber said...

A great trip down memory lane. Thanks. Happy HNT

~d said...

It took me (longer than I expected) to get here...but I love your pics! I love the: then and now!
Hooray!

Happy HNT!

Shibari said...

you guys look/looked amazing ... thanks for showing us pieces of your past... xoxo

jillie said...

You still have that beautiful infectious smile you've always had!!! I've always wanted to go to Alaska.

Heather said...

the picture of you in the water, you look like reese witherspoon. Very pretty :)

Keyser Soze said...

First, I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE these pictures! Woohooo!!!!!!
2ndly the crab behind you in the bottom pic looks ready to eat your head! :-) HHNT!

Mina said...

Awesome HNTS! And Can I add that you haven't aged a bit S!

SeaRabbit said...

Very nice to see both of you at an early time!
The pics are beautiful... just ike you!
HHNT!

~Tim said...

Those are great shots! Glad you two found each other.

HHNT

Julie said...

Awesome pics!! Happy HNT!!

snowelf said...

"look how cool I am with a pretzel in my nose"

Bwahahahaahaaaa!!

Happy HNT! See you tomorrow, Susie!

--snow

Susiewearsthepants said...

Great pics! My favorite is the one of you in the water. Very pretty.

Mark Leslie said...

I think you DID follow a sport theme - the sport of Susie & Mr Ratburn's courtship years.....lovely trip down memory lane.

(I'm still laughing at the pretzel in the nose comment - and man, did he ever look like John Lennon in 1987)

Happy HNT!

G-Man said...

OK..Queen of the Iditarod,
My 55 is up!!!
xoxoxoxoxoxox

Rebicmel said...

Susie there is a new player and is name is Tim his blog is this
http://therealtoadee.blogspot.com/ he is up and ready for viewing.

snowelf said...

My 55 is up too. See you tomorrow. :)

--snow

Rebicmel said...

Good evening Susie, My flash is up as well. Take care see all in the morning.

SignGurl said...

I love the picture of a newly defiled Susie wading in the water! You look the same today, GORGEOUS!

MONA said...

Wow! how did I miss this!

You rock Susie!

Gawpo said...

I loved this little story---the northward peregrinations of the Ratburns. I have not yet been to Alaska. And I envy you the trip (which might have been a bit less stressful with a healthy head gasket. ouch!).

I thought you were just posting some eye candy with the young Mr. Ratburn and the pretzle. Seriously. I thought he was some professional model. And you are SO CUTE, Susie!!! I can picture you both "in the day."

Peace, man.