11.11.08

Braces ARE cool!

Remember in Elementary school when whatever the popular kids did or have was SO cool and became an insta-trend? For example; toe socks. The completely unconventional sock which separated and exposed each toe to not only prevent the natural insulation that a normal sock creates, but they showed off the ugliness of one's foot. Why it was a fad? I'll never know... but I had a rainbow striped pair, and one with fake painted toe nails on it, don't even ask... 

Let's get back on track... the reason we are here today, is to discuss braces. Most people had braces at some time in their life. Strangely enough, at one point it was actually COOL to have braces. Too early is weird and only for nerds, where as too late is unfortunate because when it came kissing time, everyone was afraid to get stuck (we've heard stories of that happening, but did anyone actually KNOW someone who's wires actually got tangled together? Didn't think so) If you didn't have braces, you either are extremely blessed, or more likely, you probably need them, but are too embarrassed to get them because you are passed the cool point. 

For example: 
This is the same girl. The before and after of braces... IN COLLEGE. You can compare and contrast these two photos for yourself...




Here is a breakdown of  coolness of which, depending on when you were lucky enough to ditch school every other month for an ortho appointment. 

(The Y axis represents the level of coolness where as the X axis represents the actual age)

Note: Headgear is NEVER cool. However rubber bands are, but mostly because they double has a hair accessory.


(thanks to Helga in the assistance of the graph)

6 comments:

Kjrsten said...

oh my gosh she looks about 12 in the braces pic! I never did have them (blessed!) but maybe I should get them to take a few years off my face! By the way, emma wants those socks for christmas!

InYourBoat said...

oh man I never had braces but don't want to get them now because it is not cool. You are a literary genius as well as brilliant in your social commentary. My only goal is to be as cool as you.

Meghan said...

HAHAH this was awesome. i was one who had them when it was cool and then kept them until it wasnt cool anymore...i seriously had those beasts for forever..and yes, i did kiss someone with braces and we got connected, no lie.

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

Dude... when did you get a blog and how did you have the balls to NOT tell me about it?

anna said...

i didn't have braces either. and i really didn't need them. so poo.

btw, emma thought she was going to get braces last summer and was totally excited until the dentist told her she had at least 3 years before she might need them.

if emma wants toe socks for christmas, then i want her to have them. sooo cool.

InYourBoat said...

Uh oh... Emma better get them quick, her coolness time is running short. She's going to be jumpin on the train, right before it crashes