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#1
Are there ever times when you see something like a photo, video, or maybe hear something you did a few years ago and it just makes you cringe? Post 'em here.

I personally cringe when I see pictures of me when I was in 9th-11th grade. My hair was REALLY long (don't have anything against long hair, but with my face, it doesn't look good on me), and I wore oversized clothes (if I saw a shirt I liked and they didn't have my size, I bought whatever size was there).

Also, if I hear my classical guitar playing before I got more formally trained from a more academic teacher, it's really bad tone and shit, plus I tried stuff a little to big for my britches.

And last, one time I did a little show at a coffee place, because one of my old friends asked me to open up for his band. So I asked another friend of mine to play with me too (two musicians better than one I thought). I've been playing for 10 years, here's been playing off and on for about 3 or 4 years. I demanded too much from him, he forgot when to do this and that, it screwed both of us up, and it was my most embarrassing moment ever. Plus I gave public singing a try, and I was passable, but I needed more work. If I ever hear a song we were covering there or something, I cringe like a motherfucker.
#2
The fact that I STILL know the lyrics to tons of super gangsta rap songs from when I was a total wigger 4 or 5 years ago. I just can't forget it
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#3
Running drunkenly through a house full of sober people while ranting about Scientology, crying, and trying to steal a jar of peanut butter.

There's more, but that's the main one. I might be having a great day, but if I remember that I'm incapacitated for a few minutes while I try to fit my whole fist into my mouth.
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#4
Being a creationist.
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#5
I had an afro bigger than my head in 7th grade. I looked really, really ****en stupid.
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#6
In 7th grade, I had short hair (I look much better with medium long hair) and I was a total creeper. I liked a girl for 2(!) years without doing anything about it, and I regularly did creeper things. Any pictures of me from 5th or 6th grade also make me cringe. It was that transition time in puberty, so I was really chubby and really bad looking.

One specific thing was once when I was at Indiana University, I made the mistake of following a bus route to get to a building on the other side of campus, and led my friends and I around the area of the campus we weren't supposed to be in, and made us about 30 minutes late to a class (not like they cared). It's the only individual thing that still makes me cringe.
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#7
Any picture of my ex gf. Not that she wasn't attractive, just that the whole 2 year relationship was a train wreck front to back.
#8
Any picture of me up until I was about 17. If I wasn't fat, it was the braces. If it wasn't the braces, it was the acne. If it wasn't the acne, it was my obscenely long hair that was just plain ridiculous.

Also, if I listen to anything I had recorded at my high school music festivals, except for two, I cringe. People liked them, but I always thought they were terrible.
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#9
Being about 60 lbs heavier and drinking to make me more social.

And that was less than a year ago.
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#11
Once I ran into this band, they were like a classic rock band and they had just finished playing or the night, so they were probably all drunk (which might explain their strange friendliness) but anyway, I had to open my big mouth and say that I'm a guitarist etc etc I'm really good bla bla bla.

So.

the next night they invited me to come and play a little. I figured sure, why not. So the next night I rocked (we hit some bars before so I was a little drunk myself) and I came down the place and the guitarist of the band came over to me and handed me his super-light Ibanez. He then told the band to play smoke on the water and left to go and drink some more.

There was only one problem: I have never learnt the smoke of the water solo! To combat this problem I thought I'll just make something up in G major. This also failed when the solo came around since I started soloing in G# major (a more familiar position to me) and I was too panicked to try and see what was wrong. After the song, I got like the dirtiest look from the band, so I basically ran for the hills and never came back...

It haunts me to this day....
#12
Listening to recordings I have made with singing on it. Seriously, I usually wow myself with how great I sounded on guitar even when I had only been playing a few years, but the singing always sounds horrendous. Wtf was I thinking?

Also, I read some of my posts on a blog website when I was age 10-13. Good god I would never speak that way anymore. It was just ridiculous babble, and I got so worked up and emotional over meaningless trifles.
#13
Videos of me and my band's shows from like 2 years ago. My guitar sounded like such shit back then and none of us in the band back then knew how to sing.

Also my old YouTube videos from when I was 12 where I would record me playing video games with my webcam and doing dumb voice overs like it was the people in the video games talking. I thought that stuff was funny.
#14
Old pictures of me where I'm really fat or wearing emo attire, ugh
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#15
i was in air cadets (kinda like boy scouts) for 3 years
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#16
One nice family photo where I'm wearing a tie over a t-shirt. Ughhh It ruined the whole thing and is the only thing I am truely embarrased of



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#18
the "make a new thread" page. seriously my threads usually get closed and one time i got banned
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#19
My first attempt at a relationship with a girl so psychologically and emotionally unstable, you could put her in a nuclear reactor and power the planet. I was on tons of drugs at the time and so delusional it just makes me cringe to think how stupid and misled I was.
#20
Puking in someone's garage and having to be brought home by the father of the house while saying "Honestly, I'm fine."
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#21
My brother, my cousin, a few of my friends, and I tried to make our own Star Wars movie like 6 years ago. It's embarrassing. Really embarrassing. I probably should just erase it honestly...
#22
My early writing. Absolute trash. My "poetry" (read as over dramatic ranting tat) especially.

This one is recent actually, but I volunteered at a local elementary school's carnival as a face painter. And I ended up working with this girl in my gym class that I had a crush on even though we had only spoken a hand full of times the entire year. We get along well and have fun and everything.

However the next week in class, she walks up to me and says hello. I was really suprised and made the situation awkward. (I am an incredibly shy person, and often never say a single thing in class besides for when im called on or commented). Anyways, while any smart person ever would have just said a cool "Oh, hey." I pause for a couple seconds and say "Oh, umm... HEEEEEEEEEEEEY." Then she stared at me with a really confused look on her face and I walked away.
#23
In every single picture of me from 9th grade I look stoned, I don't know why.

Also, I was hyperactive and annoying when I was little. I would've slapped myself if I knew myself back then.

I also thought Simple Plan and stuff like that were so hardcore back then
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#24
I had virtually no social skills until I was 14, and I said a lot of bad/dumb things to good people without even realizing it.
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#25
gr 7 - halfway through gr 8 hair. I used to have hair down to my shoulders, and it looked HILARIOUSLY retarded, since my hair is perfectly straight, without a hint of curl in sight. I look like I'm wearing a mop. I refuse to allow pictures from that era to be displayed.

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My brother, my cousin, a few of my friends, and I tried to make our own Star Wars movie like 6 years ago. It's embarrassing. Really embarrassing. I probably should just erase it honestly...



dude... me and a few friends did this to, I feel you.

One of my buddies is really good with finalcut pro, and he edited in lightsabers, so while it looks pretty cool, it's embarrassing as hell.


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#26
Pictures of me with buzz cut and the pictures of me with blonde hair.
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#27
I was really overweight until last, oh, Winter, I guess. I cringe at old pictures.

I also cringe at how socially awkward I was until high school, and then I cringe at what an asshole I was freshman and sophomore year.

EDIT: Oh, also, I dated a girl last year who is a creationist, and she also honestly believes that the world is ending in 2012. I bastardized all of my views for her. Uuuugggghhhh. I mean, I made it clear that I wasn't a creationist and such... but I toned down my very leftist views and such... I even tried believing in god for a little while (lulz).
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#28
the whole pokemon card craze, I traded away two of my cards for one I realized I didn't like later, I threw a huge fit at my friends house after the trade (my friend would've traded them back but his mom wouldn't let him for w/e reason)

I went through some hard times after I moved for the first time and took it out on people around me when I was 10-11, luckily I realized pretty quickly that this was really stupid and I wasn't going to make any friends being a jerk to people

When I was 14 I got really into the whole metalhead elitism thing and recommended a bunch of extreme metal bands to all my friends even though there was no chance in hell that they'd ever enjoy them, I thought that knowing about all these non mainstream metal bands made me really cool until I eventually realized nobody really cares

Developing a crush on one of my best friends a year or two ago, won't go too deep into it but a HUUUUUUGGGGGGEEEEE waste of my life and I whined about it so much to some of my friends
#30
Wow.... other then ages posted and the Starwars movies i have done everything mentioned, still only cringe worthy thing has been dressing in a slutty cop outfit because my best mate didnt want his girlfriend wearing it to my mates 18th..... the things you do for your friends,.......
#31
My early songwriting and titles, back when I was trying to be a Kurt Cobain clone.

Or how about the phase after that where I wrote tons of sappy chumpish love ballads, inspired by a 5 year crush on a gal whom everyone told me "likes me" because she looked at me, she did not give 2 shits about me tbh, otherwise she would have been chasing ME, not the other way around.

Being the "Viking Teddybear" in a certain previous band, should have blown up their amps and ****ed their girlfriends when I had a chance. It could have saved me 3 years of being dicked around.

Singing songs in gibberish because I did not know the words when I was 8.

Getting in trouble for singing out the window during the Stanford Achievement Test in 1st grade.

My talent contest appearance in 2nd grade.

Those retarded pubescent/teen years I spent feeling suicidal...the real problem was the people around me, not myself. Once I realized that, things got a lot better.

So what lessons have I learned from this...
- never cut my hair (just trim split ends)
- If a girl likes you, she'll chase you, don't waste time with "what ifs"
- Always make sure the record player is set at the right speed
- Be yourself, especially when writing music
- Don't be the nice guy, being the angry scary asshole is better (and more fun)
- Being a Creeper can be quite fun sometimes, and quite useful
- only sing when there is a mic in front of you
- don't think about this stuff because it makes you cringe!
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#32
My completely un-styled hair, ugly shoes, cheap baggy clothes and annoying stupid voice that I've seen in a few old videos of mine.

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#33
When I was a toddler I crapped on a friend of my mum's lawn.
I nagged and nagged my mum that I needed to go but they wouldn't stop gossiping, I had no diaper and I needed to go now.

Bitch can't say I didn't warn her.

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#34
Oh God. If I try to recall too much I may open Pandora's Box and cringe until I collapse in on myself...

I'm particularly embarrassed about stabbing my friend with a pencil in year 5. Not because of the stabbing aspect, but because of how I burst into tears immediately afterwards. That's probably my earliest cringe-worthy memory, but at least I learned a lesson.

Don't cry after committing a wanton act of violence.
#35
I have almost all of seventh and part of eighth grade completely blocked out of my memory. I was such a dork back then. I mean, I'm still a total nerd, and pretty damned proud of it, but now I have social skills and stuff.

All I have to say is that in seventh grade, I legitimately tried to go Super Saiyan. Imagine a dorky fat kid in the cafeteria with his face turning blue as he attempts to charge his ki.

#36
My past is pretty crap but none of the things I've done make me cringe
They made me do push ups in drag

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#37
Once pissed in a field in front of lots and lots of people without even realising it...



However, does make me lol sometimes as well
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#38
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I had virtually no social skills until I was 14, and I said a lot of bad/dumb things to good people without even realizing it.

Pretty much this, except I was 15.
#40
I went to a party the day my Grandad died, drunk a bottle of whiskey and sobbed. It's not the fact that I was crying that makes me cringe, it's that I thought a bottle of whiskey would make me feel better.
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