9/21/2006

Roll Call




They couldn’t even get me to do this at work that time. But here, I feel there’s more at stake. Although I’m frightened, I feel I must explain the gnarled roots at the origin of this post

When Coaster Punchman posted a photo of the character Olive from the film Little Miss Sunshine, Beth posted a comment. I then posted something about Olive looking like Beth as a child although I had no way of knowing whether this was safe to say.

Beth posted her 4th grade photo comparing herself to Olive but what she really did was prove that enduring quality can start from a humble fashion nugget beginning.

Old Lady mentioned that we should all post a cringe-worthy photo of ourselves on our respective blogs. There was immediate enthusiasm for the idea which in itself frightened me. A date was chosen – October 1, 2006. Sunday bloody Sunday.

We’ve all improved since our geeky schooldays right?
We weren’t responsible for those clothing choices or haircuts were we?
If our eyes were half closed, it was the photographer’s fault, correct?

So, care or dare to join in the madness? Come on. Everybody’s doing it.

Brave hearts all – Old Lady, Beth, Coaster Punchman, Lulu, Dale – we’re in. Marni and Bubs sound like they’re in.

October 1, 2006. Be there. Or after school, you’re dead.




39 comments:

Chancelucky said...

Did that once. I found a picture of myself from 1963 on the net one day.
Chancelucky: I'm With the Band

I figure all pictures of me are geeky.

Beth said...

C'mon, kids; it's the first annual Online Little Miss Sunshine pageant! Let's be proud of our nine-year-old selves, our mother's sartorial faux pas (because they picked out the outfits, didn't they), those horribly trimmed bangs (check out mine). We'll all come together as one collective of nerdy kids.

Tanya Espanya said...

It's a good idea...maybe someone should create a separate blog for it, Dale.

Old Lady said...

Yeah!!!!

sKincarver said...

Count me in.

Dale said...

That's a very interesting post and photo CL. I don't think it should excuse you completely however.

Thanks for the boostering Beth.

I'm not convinced it needs a whole separate conglomerated presence Tanya.

There you are Old Lady. If only we were getting paid for the shame we're unleashing.

mellowlee said...

Oh man! I post ancient photos of myself all the time. I'm in :)

justacoolcat said...

A bad picture? Of me?

I know I should feel bad for the ugly people, but it's not my fault.

Yasamin said...

um... i was 9 in 1990. its still bad but i dont know... posting my post-80's look... thats just wrong.

plus i have no pics of myself as a child. mommy has them. she hordes them.

Beth said...

I'm going to announce the pageant on my blog this weekend. If you're going to participate, leave a comment to that post ... and I'll link to everyone's lovely pix on Oct. 1.

Grant Miller said...

I don't have any pictures of myself that are work friendly.

Bubs said...

I may even convince Miz Bubs to take part. Do we need to synchronize our watches or something? Are there waivers to be signed?

Erik said...

Damn, I burned all of my old pictures ceremonially in 1993 as part of an obscure cleansing ritual. I'd be happy to post a picture of the ashes, however.

Echo said...

I'll post a picture of Grant Miller from one of those photos he thinks is not *work friendly*...

gizmorox said...

I'm not sure I have any pictures of me at 9. Maybe 11...I let my mother have all of those scary things because, really, who needs to see that?

Dale said...

Skincarver is on board, excellent!

I was hoping you'd join in too Lee.

Ahem, so you will be playing along if only to dazzle with your beauty Coolcat?

Sounds like you're in avoidance stealth mode Yasamin!

Oh sure now that you're in a major motion picture Beth, it's all my blog this, my blog that!

I'm concerned about your childhood not work friendly photos Grant. Can you have your parents call me please?

Bubs and MizBubs, the more the merrier. Hmm, we'll have to do a time check. Beth?

Erik, I don't believe you but then again,maybe I do. Ashes are accepted or a drawing of what you think you looked like will suffice.

You must do what you must do Echo. I'm counting on you for, well, something.

Gizmo - anything from your younger years and cringeworthy is acceptable. I think this takes me from the ages of zero to about 30.

Creepy said...

Oh boy, I have some doozies. I'll have to grab some killer ones from my folks and scan them. At the same time I'll ask them what they were thinking forcing me to go to school looking like that.

justacoolcat said...

I certainly don't want to be dead on the schoolyard. That would totally ruin my obit and my day.

chelene said...

I will try to post something pre-puberty. Anything between 12 and 25 has already been sent to the boneyard.

Dale said...

Never be afraid to ask questions Creepy. And do get some scanned.

You've already written your own obit haven't you Justa? I knew it.

Any contribution that helps save other lives like this whole project will is a welcome one Chelene. :-)

ziggystardust73 said...

my mother has all my childhood photos back in Australia.

So I guess I'll be dead after school on 1st October, 2006.

Am I bovvered though?

Ben said...

4th grade ? What's that....about 8 or 9 ? I think I can find photos around that time.

Old Lady said...

Ziggy-get her to e-mail you one

Anonymous said...

All our family photo's were burned in a house fire in 1987. Lucky you! I could post a pic of my daughter who looks exactly like me though...

Holly said...

I posted my second and third grade photos ages ago--you can find them here. God, I was cute!

Dale said...

You will be if we send someone for you Ziggy. Do as Old Lady says or you'll be bovvered big time.

Anything incriminating is great Ben!

You're the woman with the wise O.L.

That sucks Bluez, I remember a flood that did in a bunch of photo albums at my parent's house. We can pretend the daughter is you if you'd like.

If you hadn't said so yourself, somebody would have Holly. Very cute. Don't you have anything more embarassing? :-)

mellowlee said...

I'm really looking forward to October 1st :)

Tenacious S said...

Of course I'm in. I have no shame.

X. Dell said...

To speak the plain truth, I'd rather post a photo of myself in 1972 than one taken of me in 2006.

Melinda June said...

This is great. I don't have any kid pictures here, though. Rats.

Dale said...

I'm not Lee! Okay, maybe I won't be instantly shunned, haha.

Me either apparently Tenacious! Glad you're in.

Same here X. Dell although I never seem to look like my photos anyway, the camera can't catch all my dazzling ridiculousness.

You'll just have to draw you or send a vivid description I guess MJ.

jin said...

I have to see if I can find any...I commented @ CP's as to why there may be a problem. ;-)

Dale said...

You can bake a self portrait from your early days Jin!

SlayGirl said...

Yeah, I have no pictures of myself either. I got a couple a good ones of Mel though. Wish she'd post her funky punky faze but I dont think she's got any of those:)

Dale said...

You're going to have to be creative or just sit back and laugh your head off at us SG.

Angela said...

Would you come and look at my photo if I post it on that date? Please don't make me feel like a nerdy outcast again...or else I'll have put a whammy on you.

Dale said...

Dearest Angela,

I'll look at anything you post. Your nerdy outcast status is in your head. Although we can all see it.

Love,

The self esteem breaker

Angela said...

Dearest Dale,

Underneath your cold metallic body lies a heart of gold. Oops wait, that's just another metal, isn't it?

Maybe I'll leave peaches all over the city for you to pick up and hold for me.

Love,

Member # 0696969
The Dale Fanclub
Willowdale Chapter

Dale said...

Angela -- you're second best - right after me! Get thee to Beth's and let her know you'll be throwing your peaches all over town.

Love,

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