Monday, April 19, 2010

Me And MJ

LaBev recently asked us all to share our yearbook pictures... I failed this mission miserably, which is a shame because I had not one, but TWO senior pictures.

The first portrait was taken right after a rousing game of baseball with the handicap kids I worked with. It was only about 108 degrees out and I wasn't only hitting, catching and pitching for everyone, but also slinging them over my shoulder and running bases with them. Good times. By the time I made it to my portrait appointment, I was a sweaty mess. Not sweaty pretty like this:

Just sweaty, sweaty. Not good.

I later rolled the picture dice again, at a different studio, who decided I should rest my hands on a grassy platform in front of a picturesque meadow backdrop. It looked a bit like this.

But still, I'm always game for a little "show me yours", so I destroyed my basement hunting for my missing yearbook and pissed away an entire day looking through all my old memorabilia.

I had no luck finding my yearbook, but I found plenty of other goodies that will probably make their way here to Mixed Nuts... eventually.

Until then, I couldn't resist but to unveil this one now. Yes, forget my senior portrait. I turned the way-back machine waaayyyyyyyy back for this beauty.

Did I mention I was a huge Micheal Jackson fan back in the day?

And yes, I still have that jacket.


Samsmama said...

Did he touch you? Make you drink Jesus Juice? It's OK, you can tell us. You're in a safe place now.

MtnMama said...

Hahahahahhaaha... *gasp* hahahha...

Bev said...

HAHA!!!! I love it!!!!

I still wanna see your Sr. pic, tho, even if I have to travel to the only Henniker on Earth to do so!

onebadmamajama said...

Is it weird my mom does NOT seem to have any pics of me in high school except for my senior formal? Or that she doesn't have one of me from the military? What she does have are gobs of old pics of a buncha people I have no idea who they are AND every craptastic studio and home pic made of her grandkids. I'm starting to get a complex LOL

Love love LOVE the MJ pic. That jacket is rockin'!

Frank Irwin said...

Who's that standing next to you?

Lori said...

Oh....I SO wanted to marry him...and then, well...I didn't so much.

But sure was a HUGE fan. Plastered my walls with all the Teen Beat pictures.

I think I even had the same hair cut as you. Sadly, I wasn't that cute--in fact, the family calls it "The Yellow Sweater" picture.
Not good at all.

Coffeypot said...

You were safe with are a girl.

Elliott said...

Great jacket. Really.

BlackLOG said...

I'm afraid to report that is/was not the real MJ. While The Jacket, hair and Sunglasses look vaguely authentic, MJ would never put his arm around a girl....
Be thankful I was going to say that it was the worst looking bubbles I've ever seen....but I'm far too polite....

Mala said...

No he just wanted to show my his birthmark,

MtnMama - You're laughing at him, right? RIGHT?!

Bev - This is driving me crazy! Where the hell is my yearbook? ARGHIYGJGFYTDFTDDGHF!!!!!

OBMJ - Well now you know what to get her for Mother's Day.... like, hundreds of framed pictures of you! I'd even offer to hang 'em for her!

Frank - He said he was MJ... but he was black. Weird.

Lori - Aren't you glad you dodged that bullet?! WHEW!
And hair cut? I had crazy long hair (pulled back in a braid to make me look like a boy in this picture. D'oh!)

Coffey - So true.

Elliott - My daughter refuses to wear it. I don't get it.

Blackie - Well, yeah, thank goodness you're polite. *evil glare*

Lose That Girl said...

Very cool!

PorkStar said...

Nice nice!!! I'd still like to see the sweaty picture though. : )

That don't look like MJ, not even before his 108 surgeries. Me thinks.

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

Coffee. Spit. Everywhere. Oh my ... cannot love either of these photos more (groundhog one, too). And Disney pics are posted and am mixing the spinach/artichoke now. See you later? ( :

Trooper Thorn said...

All I can think of is sweaty Rachel Weiss in "Caddyshack"

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