July 9, 2008
Each Thursday, Kristen at We are THAT Family hosts the "Sincerely 'Fro Me to You" blog carnival, a chance for participants to post and blog about embarrassing pictures, either recent or far into the past. This is the first of many such entries for me, as I've spent my life looking goofy for the camera.
And to think that I thought I looked good in this picture:
For Christmas the year I was in fifth grade, my aunt gave me this sweatshirt. I probably asked for this shirt, but I feel that this is clearly one present that should not have been checked off of my list. As you can tell by the picture, I was not a thin child at this age. Chubbiness had definitely set in. See the double chin? My mom did me no favors by taking this picture at an upward angle. Any fatty can tell you to NEVER take a picture of a fat person from this angle. The sweatshirt, while the right size for me judging by the waistband, is not the right style. This was in the baggy shirt era of the early 90's, which should have been avoided by everyone bigger than a twig. Baggy shirts don't make a fat person look thin, they just form a giant tent that envelopes any hint of a waist that the fat person may still have. Also note the jeans - tapered ankles were not a winning look on anyone. Need I say anything about the shoes? These are the infamous purple high-tops that I proudly picked out and wore until I absolutely couldn't fit my foot into them anymore. To me, the funniest part of this picture is my pose. One arm relaxed, one arm on my hip, smile on my face - I am POSING. I think I look good in this picture. All of this paired with the charming giant-lensed plastic framed glasses (that I begged for), and it's no wonder I was never in the popular group at school.