Monday, October 6, 2008

carnival music of carnivals past and skinny raquel of carnivals past

I remember promising pics of me in early mas, well this is me at 18, I scanned this photo on, I may take a digital of it later on, lordy this is 22 years ago!!! Where did the time go?



This pic is of my sis and me, I wore braces at the time but still thought I was the coolest! We are pictured here with a 'soca star' who came off the truck to take a pic with us!! I was about 22 here.



This is the same costume and me being miss sexy!!

I know it's late for musical Mondays but these are two songs I love from past carnivals.









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28 comments:

Lisa said...

Very cool songs. Thanks for participating!!

Justine said...

Holy crap girl, you're tiny now, but back then you were TEENY TINY!!!!!!!!!!! Did you decide on your costume for this year????????

Justine :o )

mrsben said...

What a cutie you were....and still are! (Yes, I too am also curious if you've decided on your costume yet?)

French said...

Hey you were a cutie then but now your an older wiser cutie;) French

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Just look at you. I'm with you. Where do the years go?? I was very skinny, too!! But, not anymore. You still look great!!

Donna said...

Hey Miss HOT BOD!!!!! You looked great then & not much different now!

I loved the soca music!!! Makes ya wanna get up and dance! Very lively!

My day at work was dawg awful!!!! I was stuck in a boring meeting for 4 long, grueling hours!!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... Oh how I had one leg out of the window!!!!!!!!! (LOL)

Anyway... I missed you a bunch!!!!

xoxoxoxoxox
Donna

Bridget said...

You sexy thing you! 22 years and still going strong!!! I loved the music...made me want to dance. I can see why you enjoy mas.

squawmama said...

Hey Girlfriend... Holy Moly were you ever the knock out and still are... So cute and the costumes WOW... I wish I could attend one of the festivals with you... The music make me want to get up and bounce & dance all over the house... WONDERFUL... Love it


Hugs & Kisses
Donna

Smilingsal said...

You THOUGHT you were cool? You were right!

artis1111 said...

I think my foot would fit in that costume. I wish the rest of me did. Heee Kathy

Tismee2 said...

I NEVER looked like that. I was born big and chunky. But what great memories - we had Gala days in the summer where we would dress up and sit on 'floats' but nothing as spectacular as that.

Buffie said...

Chick-a-chick-a-bow-wow!!!! LOL! Day-yum girl you are hot! It looks like sooo much fun to dress up in the costumes too!
Buffie : )

Raxx - A day in the life said...

The carinival band I played mas with for the last three years has not launched his designs yet, He designs mas for the more mature masquerader (which I have now become, unlike these photos) who wants to wear more than a bikini (much like these photos) I will post his pics when he does launch, Carnival is in February of next year.

Oh thanks for the compliments, I have no worries not looking like that again though, everything is for it's time! Two babies and some years later will bring about some changes!

Deb said...

Well aright then Miss Sexy! Wasn't it great when we didn't have to worry about weight? Well you still don't but I do.LOL!! Great pictures it really looks like fun! Deb

PS. I hope Keith is back home and I hope you find something soon.

SchmeckyGirl said...

Well now how cute were you!!!! Your sister too! You are still beautiful. I love seeing pics of you in your costumes.

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Deb sweetie, thank you! but I got the wieght worries now girl!

Schmecky you are so sweet, and my younger sis is ridiculous! She has not changed on iota! wait till she has a kid!

Mama said...

Hi raxx, what lovely pics of you and your sister, my son just sent me photos of this years Notting Hill carnival in London, amazing costumes, he had the best time, look forward to seeing what costume you pick for February. Kathy.

mrsben said...

Raquel, hope you post the costume as I am so very anxious to see it.
Also.....love the 'shakin booty' music you chose for this post. ( I missed it the first time around.)

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Hi Kathy, you know all the Carnivals are fashioned after our carnival esp notting hill which was started by the West Indians in London, also Caribana in Canada and Labour Day in brooklyn!

Mrs Ben, so glad you enjoyed the music! of course we say 'bam-bam' not booty! lol!!!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Hi Kathy, you know all the Carnivals are fashioned after our carnival esp notting hill which was started by the West Indians in London, also Caribana in Canada and Labour Day in brooklyn!

Mrs Ben, so glad you enjoyed the music! of course we say 'bam-bam' not booty! lol!!!

Stephanie said...

Smokin' hot, mama.

Chris said...

WOO WOO, how cute , you are so full of life. Don't ever let that go.

Hugs,
Chris

Mama said...

Oh your carnival must be wonderful then Raxx as the pics I have from my son are so beautiful, Stephen has been to Notting Hill three times now, I want to join him next year, we also learnt a lot about the big carnival while on our bus-top tour of Brooklyn, has there carnival just happened or is it very soon?.
I tried the Whoop ass squirrel video this morning and it works lol, not sure why you cannot open it?. hugs, Kathy.

Mama said...

ops just re-read your comment about the carnival in Brooklyn being on Labour day!, I am off to listen to the music now, Kathy.

Shelia said...

Hi sweet pretty one! Wow! Look at you! You've just never stopped looking gorgoues, have you? I'll bet all the boys heads turned when you walked by and I'm sure they still do! Have you decided upon a costume yet?

Thank you so much for your kind words. You're my sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mama said...

Hi Raxx, our hubbies are alike hehe, bet they could chat for ages eating carrot cake and talking footy. my two grown up kids go to watch Tottenham Hotspurs (premier league) nearly every other week in London. my daughter is such a football fan it scares me haha. your music is brilliant had me dancing around the kitchen and your children are adorable. Kathy

nikkicrumpet said...

LOOK AT YOU LITTLE MISS HOT THING! Of course you still are...which is highly annoying to those of us who aren't!!!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Aww you guys! Who wasnt cute as 18 and 22?

Kathy so glad I had you dancing!! These really are two of my favorite 'recent' songs!