This is what I love about the blog-o-sphere.
I get to know crazy smart people who are more clever than me, who constantly stumble upon brilliant ideas, and who share them.
Today’s Brilliant Idea, courtesy of Leanne, Clay, and Kris, is School Photo Day. Bloggers and blog-readers everywhere (it’s international!) are posting pictures of themselves, for better or for worse (mostly the former), in their most formative and/or awkward years growing up.
I managed to scrounge up a few old pictures, as well as one single solitary yearbook, for your viewing pleasure.
I started out as Data from The Goonies. For some reason, my hair was really, really thin until I was about three years old, and my mom, who feared I would be bald for the rest of my life, kept cutting it super short, apparently thinking that will thicken it. It must have worked, because now I have a mammoth head of hair.
Presenting: Data, as a girl in Kindergarten in south Alabama. See Exhibit: Hey, you guys!
You would think being mistaken for a little boy until I was in second grade would have been enough to traumatize me into keeping my hair long forever and ever amen, but instead I developed a detachment to my hair and often grew it long, long, long only to chop it all off (see Exhibit: Mushroom Head).
I still have that hair-chopping mentality, only I’ve stopped going to the JC Penney’s to get it done, all for $10.
Luckily, I had that chain link fence removed from my mouth later that year, and my hair grows super fast, as evidenced in Exhibit: Sporty Spice.
If you look really closely, you’ll see a giant band-aid on my leg, just below my knee. But that’s a story for another post, and it is hilarious. Especially if you have a lax definition of “hilarious”.
Aaaaaand, there you have it. I do have my college yearbooks around here, but that somehow felt like cheating.
Hey, you guys! Share your School Photo Day posts in the comments!