Thursday, May 15, 2008



This would be from my Jennifer Grey / Dirty Dancing Days. I have been told several times that people think I look like her. Before her nose job at least.

That dress, I think my mother made it. If she didn't I remember that somebody did. I liked that dress. Now the off white hose there, not so much. People where were my role models. Oh yeah, they were wearing the SAME TYPE STUFF!! They were telling me it looked great! Hello!!! What were we thinking, I was not a nurse, I should not have worn hose that looked like they should go with a nursing outfit!!

OK, I am better know. :)

So what do you think? Do you think I looked or look like her????



I don't know, I can't see it. I mean maybe the hair, ya know all spiral curled and all. This was before I cut my bangs and sprayed Rave in my hair while holding it up with a brush and putting the blow dryer to it. :)

Back to Jennifer Grey, who thinks she totally messed up getting a nose job???

I mean she looks great and all, but her career has gone nowhere. Did she choose to not further her career, or did the nose job do it for her.


For more hilarious, fun, sweet, and beautiful pictures from our past go on over to We are THAT Family and join the fun, or just laugh a lot. :)


Update for all those out there who want to know. :) I can dance I just don't wanna. :)'


The Apron Queen said...

Oh. I definitely see it. The question is: can you dirty dance like her?! :D

Mine's an oldy, but a goody:

We are THAT Family said...

I LOVE Dirty Dancing and wore white/beige hose CONSTANTLY! That made me laugh!

And yeah, you totally look like her, even better!

Thanks for playing along :D

P.S. He loves you... said...

Love the movie and love the actress and now most certainly love ya!

Great POST!!!


tonya said...

Happy WW! Thanks for stopping by.

jennifer said...

You know I wouldn't lie to you, well, unless you actually wanted me to (there's just some stuff you white lie about if you are a true friend, right).

You and Jennifer, hard to tell who is who. Patrick Swayze was the only way that I could tell y'all apart.

You really could be sisters.

Off white hose? Well, YEAH! It was what it was. My hubby hated them and broke my habit a long time after it should have been broken. Around the time I gave up stirrup pants.

Last week.

Take Care Valarie!


Alicia said...

Yeah, you definitely look just like her there. And she should never have gotten the nose job. It made her ordinary.
I was thinking the other day that in your recent pictures, you look like a young Melissa Etheridge, lol.

Tamra said...

Ack, I used to wear cream hose all the time. Scary.

Dawn said...

Oh, yes - I loved that movie! I think it was because I was in love with the idea that the popular guy fell for the plainer, younger girl.

I do think you look like her - but you're prettier! I don't know that the nose job ended her career. But, I did hear an interview one time where she said that it made her unrecognizable to casting directors. So, I guess it didn't help.

Blessings! Dawn

Bahama Shores Mama: said...

How can we tell if you *really* look like her without seeing you dirty dance?

Well Behaved Krissy said...

Oh Val that is HILAROUS!!! You doooo look like her. That cracks me up. :)

Better her than Donny though, yeah?

Happy Mommy said...

I see it, but I like all the other commenters want to know do you dance???

marky said...

OH my goodness.. YOU do look just like her!! Baby..wasn't that what they called her?
I love the hose, I had them in Many colors, Oh goodness, I love these flash back moments!!
You are beautiful.!

Heather J. said...

I can totally, like....see it!

I must say, in seriousness, You are so much prettier.

Rhea said...

Oh my gosh, you totally look like her in that movie. Wow, that's wild!! Very cool.

I don't like her nose job!!

The Fritz Facts said...

I can see it! You do look like her.

I think she put a kink in her carrer, but she still looks fabulous!

Darla said...

YES, my vote is you definitely look like her. And I agree, she made a mistake when she got her nose job.

Alisun said...

You do look a lot like her and I do feel the nose job did end her career which was sad because I really liked her as an actress.

Colleen said...

Oh yeah...I see it!
Great old pic!

Brandy said...

K you do really look like her!! I totally see it. People make connections like that. They say I look like Natalie from the Dixie Chicks. I really do not see that at all. My granny even told me that before. Thanks for coming by to my page today. Please come back and visit any time!!

LifeatTheCircus said...

I see it!
I must confess as a kid I was never allowed to watch this and I didn't ever end up watching it until I went away to college. YEARS after everyone else had seen it... Oh well!

Ranch Mommy said...

Yes, the resemblance is there!! Thanks for sharing your old pics!! Very fun!!

Carrie said...

Yes I can see it!

gabriel said...

Wow! I actually forgot about those two kids. I hardly recognize Logan.

As for Jennifer Grey... I guess she looks better with the nose job... but I think she made a mistake. It's arguably less sexy, and I don't recognize her any more.

Anonymous said...

What is worse is women that wear BLACK hose today! Yuk!
The dude beside you has a mullet! Gotta love that!

Valarie said...

Drama Mama - I saw someone at the mall today with black hose on and thought the same thing. The guy with the mullet, yep I married him. :) He cut his hair though, but not until after we were married and he got a real job.

And again to everyone out there. I could dance if need be. :)

Sister Honey Bunch said...

You totally look like her! And her nose job KILLED her career. KILLED it.

Janel said...

Holy Cow - you do look like her!

And that is one of my favorite all time movies.
All time. Love it.

MamaGeek said...

Holy hellza, you did look (past tense) just like her. It's uncanny! LOVE that 80's do!

Domestic Spaz said...

Not only do you look like her, but your date sorta looks like Patrick Swayze! Except you're prettier... and I really do mean that!

I think her nose job looks too obviously like a nose job. She looks way too plain after the nose job.

I tagged you for a meme at my blog today. :)

Anonymous said...

Okay- the snake story takes the cake- I almost had a coronary just readin it! Did your sister need therapy? I would have had to be committed!

jennifer said...

Kroikie! Loo' a' all the comments!

Thanks for coming by Sweetie and meeting Bear E. White II. He likes you Bay-beh, he really likes you.

Oh Yeah.


jennifer said...

Hey! And you are the last name on the first Blog roll. Girl! I am making TRACKS!


Razor Family Farms said...

You are WAY prettier than Jennifer Grey (with or without the nose job). You are so pretty and have soft, lovely features.

Great post!


Meg said...

Oh my goodness she does look LIKE YOU...! You are alot prettier though.

HRH said...

That is seriously spooky. You were HOT in the 80s. I had more of the Lady Di thing going on so the Jennifer Grey thing is so edgy and cool. I cannot believe how much you look like her.

mah-meeee said...

I'm not sure in person, but from that picture ... you do look alot like her.

I think she should have kept her original nose. But then again, maybe her career would have went no where whether or not she got the nose job.

happy friday!

Twice Blessed said...

You could be her twin! How cute are you? Love the hair.. I had the same do for more years than I care to remember.

chickadee said...

your blog is so cute! and you do look so much like her.

Aimee said...

I can see the resemblance -- did you have a Johnny look alike to go along with you, Baby? 'Cause that would have been hot! :)

Just like those shimmering white hose (which we ALL wore!)

Thanks for stopping by my place :)

Kimmie said...

Goodness Valerie, you do look alot like her. I have to agree with the majority, you are much softer and prettier looking though. I loved the movie Dirty Dancing. One of my all time favorites that I had actually forgot about. I will have to dig it out of the cabinet and watch it over this rainy weekend we are suppose to have. I am working on some Halloween Counted Cross Stitch Items for Ebay, so I can relax and do both.

I think when she got her nosejob she became invisible. When I first saw her I was in shock! She looked much prettier before the nose job.

Oh, the white hose...and the big hair...I remember them well. ;-)


Sturgills said...

Wow, you really do look like her! No I take that back...she really does look like you!

Michelle@Life with Three said...

There is a definite resemblance -- even the guy next you! He looks a little like Patrick Swayze! That is wild!

Crazy in Alabama said...

Matt has always said that you look like her. In fact, we saw a onsie that said "nobody puts baby in the corner" and he commented that we should get that for you if they had your size!!!

Ok, Where Was I? said...

Yes you look like her! I love the pre-nose job Jennifer. And now I'm wondering if I have a copy of dirty dancing so I can watch it today. Nobody puts baby in a corner--is there a better line?