Nice (recent) fotos here. Specklet, mmahaffie, Omiewise (the face of surprise?) and whatnot --> whatnot the lighting in that linked one is very nice, but the scarf photo next to it in your stream is crazyfantasticfun. Frisbee Girl in the snow. mcgraw, looks a little like another user I know. :)
Loving the Hugh 'n' Elvis shot. Divine_Wino, the kid has talent.
Thanks, me3dia, et al! I tend to prefer my lowbrow sense of comedy, but that pic is from an amazing day...so! And peacay, run with that adjective, it's just waiting to bust on out.
Specklet, I'm going to back up for a visit some time in the next few months. We've got to hang out - I sense much fun to be had. (Please say 'yes'!) And your pics are very kickass. I just want to rub your head.
My hair is short now. Although it is hard to tell in that crappy picture, it was really long at the time. Tied back in a ponytail. I managed to get the webcam working long enough to get that picture and I haven't used it since. Such a great use of money.
whatnot, I'm in sisterhavana's camp, even with chemical processing a mullet is damned near impossible (though I lusted after feathered hair through junior high) and have always existed in some weird world between mop-top and full 'fro.
On the other hand, the bedhead hair I get challenges the very laws of physics, so all is not lost.
Bigger deal, I have a face only a mother could love.
All of your mothers.
OH FUCKIN SNAP.
The Divine Wizzlah just lit you all up like pow.
Fear not however as I have to go to the dentist in about a half hour and he will serve some vengance for all of you. Then I will call all of your moms to pick me up at the dentists office and we'll go down to the Orange Julius and cool our gums on a Julius. Then we will make you a little brother or sister and LOVE THEM MORE.
MetaChat: Fear not however as I have to go to the dentist in about a half hour and he will serve some vengance for all of you. Then I will call all of your moms to pick me up at the dentists office and we'll go down to the Orange Julius and cool our gums on a Julius. Then we will make you a little brother or sister and LOVE THEM MORE. : >
Your other pictures reminded me badly (goodly) of my own childhood in New York and that last one was Bad Fucking Ass, brother. Really great. All of you, keep it up please, giving me the un-wino like warm fuzzies. If I can figure out a good scan of my 4th grade school picture you mofos are gonna see the wino wearing an I can't believe I ate the whole thing t-shirt and red plastic cowboy boots and the bowl cut of the world.
At one place I worked at we had a baby photo contest in which everyone supplied a shot and it was put in a hat and we had to guess which was who. I don't have access to a scanner (damn it) but after seeing a few of the 'younger' set it might be a cute idea (ugly babies notwithstanding).
Mind you, there's a few who have yet to ante up with their current faces methinx.
Oh..gaspode, did you just choose to ignore my couch=NZ joke? Crass but reasonable, I thought. Heh.
I can handle Cagney, those highligts are all me by the way, one of my superpowers is the ability to change the color of my hair on a random basis, that's what happens when Irish People make babies with Swedes.
Roy Parker: You wouldn't kill me in cold blood, would ya?
Cody Jarrett: No, I'll let ya warm up a little.
I get that often enough to think there might be some truth to it, but I never seen it. I'll take it also. Just as well really because I have a reeling coors light, beef jerky and dentistry hangover and right now I look like that famous hollywood golden age star of stage and screen, Sir Hammered Shite.
As long as we're digging into decades past, here is one taken by my dad, I think. He had a turtleneck with a similar zipper throat and I had the most stylin' red leather shoes that went with this dress. We were totally a unit. It's funny what sticks in your mind. This is me at four in pre-school, right after a nap and a snack of 'frog' (lime) jello. Pictoral evidence that sugar and I are a questionable combination.
This is me as the first summer festival queen of the tiny little town my mother had moved us to from Pittsburgh, PA when I was in middle school. The same town which, just a few years previous, had put me in remedial speech therapy because I "spoke too quick". As part of a senior year Leadership Class project, a group of us worked with the Chamber of Commerce on increasing youth participation in the festival. It was someone's bright idea to have a pageant. No one signed up, the group of gals from the class became the court by default and I was elected Queen by the Chamber. I was not impressed.
On the other hand, it did give me a chance to rework the dress I'd made for prom (which I attended *gasp* stag) into an even better piece and dance the special 'court dance' with the deep-as-a-puddle-but-cute-as-a-button object of my infatuation to the song "Forever Young" by Alphaville. Very John Hughes.
Childhood? Here's me with my little sister when we were 11 and 1, respectively. She's just had her first hip surgery. I wish that photo were better. It's a scan of a photocopy, dammit. These old photos I've scanned all came from a little book my aunt made me last year, using a color copier. I wish she'd discovered desktop publishing. And here's me at about 18 months with my parents.
Since I *don't* have a flickr account, here I am in the prime of life, 20+ years ago; here I am last year, and here is a more recent pic of me, after my diet (apologies for the webcam quality of that last one).
Try to add it to the metachat group I just made. I want to see if it will show up there. (mine doesn't show up with the other metachat-tagged photos either. Same as you, I had my account for a long time, but hadn't really done anything with it.) If it doesn't, I'll try making the group private, then sending an invitation, and see if it will show up then.