Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Embarrassing to the Point of Distraction

I honestly don't know what to say about this, and I almost can't even stand to post this, but I'm going to forge ahead for the sake of... humor. And embarrassment. And all other honorable subjects.

Deep breath.

I'm still working away at cleaning out the Crap That's Stored in Boxes Upstairs. My experience yesterday (I feel so freeeee!) along with archive trolling over at Unclutterer has empowered me to forge ahead with the sorting and disposing of extraneous memorabilia. I want it under control! I had completely forgotten about most of the stuff in those boxes. I'm not getting rid of everything, just the calendars that I apparently saved from every year since I was six (I plead insanity) and the fair books from every year since I started 4-H (ditto) and the name tags from every year at camp and every birthday card ever along with all sorts of other various paper crap. I can't believe I was such a packrat. But once in a while, I find a real gem in there. Something that brings back hilarious memories of my happy and very dorky childhood. Along with old diaries and attempts at poetry (which make me laugh at my silliness... but who knows? Maybe I'll look back at this blog in twenty years and feel the same way...) -- I found these pictures, in frames.

These pictures made me squeal. I just had to share them.

Oh my...

I'm the one in the red dress. Three of my brothers are in there, too-- Kris is the one with the big beard, Neal has the mustache and Seth with the tongue sticking out.

Weren't we cute?

Or something.

(Aside-- There are all kinds of things I could say about this, but I'll just let the photos stand as they are. The gist of it is that our tiny little parochial school (which I often didn't like so well, but now I think was awesome-- funny how things change, no?) put on a short play at the end of each year for a few years. They were very amateur in the realm of school plays, but we worked hard and had SO MUCH FUN!)

Then there's the creme de la creme, the zenith of zany...



I do have to say-- Our costumes were awesome. Also--notice my cute little sister (bottom, center). Is she not adorable? She was so cute I could eat her.

But... but. Loraine and me... with all our teenage weirdness and feme fatale poses. Aiee.


My chunky glasses are very chic and really complete the look, wouldn't you say?

E-hem. Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

1 comment:

  1. rad

    Alyssa was young. I guess we all were