However, there was a moment in high school when I would have given anything to be... um, let's call her Hayley Morris.
She had this incredible over-the-summer transformation from 8th to 9th grade--I'm talking a full on makeover from thick glasses and braces to tan, lovely, white-toothed, blonde highlighted goddess of high school. A la the movie She's All That (see photo).
And then Hayley Morris landed my long-time crush. We'll call him Joe.
I watched them canoodle all over the freaking place. In the quad, by Joe's locker (which I had of course mapped out on day one), on the sidelines of his football games, etc. You get the picture: NIGHTMARE.
And for at least the first half of 9th grade, I wanted to be her so badly I could taste it.
But you know what? I've seen her recently. And not to be catty, but she's not all that. She certainly doesn't get to write teen novels for a living and recreate all the angst she had in 8th grade (I'm assuming she had zero angst from 9th grade onward). I like where I am, so I choose my own life.
Still though, in the summer of 1991, I would have loved to have been Hayley Morris.
Now make me feel less silly and tell me who you would have liked to have been, even for just a moment in time?