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Monday Photo: The horror…the horror

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When my mother came to visit us this past week, she brought with her a fairly massive number of old pictures for me to scan, color-correct and clean up as much as I could. A lot of these pictures were of her family, pictures of her mother’s and father’s families, pictures of people whose names I’ve heard but have never met–some of these photos went back as far as 1925. (I might post some of the more interesting ones here eventually.)

But the majority of the pictures, of course, were of me. And very few of them were in any way flattering.

I wasn’t the most graceful or, shall we say, well-groomed of children. To call me awkward would be much akin to calling Courtney Love “a little odd.” Because mothers are rarely accurate judges of such things, mine argued with me about this fact, of course (and believe me, it’s fact, not opinion)–she tried to insist that I wasn’t a tremendous dork, when I know damn well I was. (And yes, I am using the past tense on purpose there. Shut up, you.)

So as proof of my staggering levels of dorkhood, I’m giving you guys something a little bit different for today’s Monday Photo: instead of a picture takenby me, it’s a picture of me. This piece, snapped by my amateur photographer father in the backyard of the house in Florida where I grew up, was likely taken in 1982, when I was 11. I call it “Dork By Poolside.” I hope you enjoy it.

Written by Allen

January 16th, 2006 at 12:55 pm

Posted in Photography

4 Responses to 'Monday Photo: The horror…the horror'

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  1. Man, that’s awesome.

    But… where’s your light-saber?

    Timmy B.

    16 Jan 06 at 1:32 pm

  2. It’s all much clearer now. ;)


    16 Jan 06 at 8:01 pm

  3. If you ever, ever write a book of essays about your childhood, then this HAS to be the cover.

    Jeff Newbery

    16 Jan 06 at 11:26 pm

  4. ALLLLLEEEEEENNNN! You look like every other 11 year old boy in the 80s. It could be oh so much worse. I think we should all scan in a picture of ourselves at 11 years old and show you how dorky we all were.


    17 Jan 06 at 9:16 am

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