The best/worst school picture ever

Oh goodie, my blogger pal* Scary Mommy has asked us to post our absolute worstest, most horrendous school picture for viewing entertainment and mockery. What a great idea! I'm in!

Truthfully, I have so many awful school photos to choose from that it would take me a year to go through them all and decide. I have perms, no perms, bangs, no bangs, one chin, two chins and three chins, surfer shirts, flowered shirts, brown hair, orange hair, red hair, pale with freckles and crispy fried sunburn with freckles. Truly, my possibilities are endless.

BUT- I keep going back to this beauty. I showcased it in my 80s Day blog, but since it's so appropriate for today's blog as well, it's going up again.

1984, folks. Second grade. And yes, this was my school picture. Apparently the school was going for a new "retro" look that year, and decided to snap us all at our desks, working so diligently at gathering knowledge...except if you look closely you'll notice that my pencil is upside down, so I'm guessing I wasn't working too diligently. But the books! Look at the books! I must be getting a good education, because I had so many books!

It's a beauty, isn't it? Those turquoise shorts hiked all the way up my crotch. The pastel bead bracelet. The shirt...hell, I honestly like the shirt. I'd wear it now if I had it.

I think what gives this photo it's charm is the combination of hair (the apparent hybrid lovechild of Dorothy Hammill and Joe Dirt) and glasses (I'm not sure why nobody ever actually measured my face to see if they'd fit).

I'm indecisive about this photo. To me, it's the Walmart of school pictures...I hate looking at or being near it, but I just can't stay away. Yes, it's embarrassing...but seriously, look at how freaking awesome it is at the same time. Its charm is undeniable.

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*Not really, unless the definition of "pal" is "A blogger I stalk on a daily basis who doesn't even know I exist." Then we're best friends.

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Scary Mommy said...

You are the best blog stalker EVER! ;)

That picture is hilarious- I don't even know where to start, but it's just awesome. And your school was quite progressive using that as the school photo-- it really is much better than those horrible backdrops. I love it!

Thanks for playing along!!!

Veronica Harmonica said...

Oh how I LOVE this picture. I wish you still looked like this.

Debbie said...

Oh how funny. My picture was about Dorothy Hammill too! And those glasses. Even your cheeks had good vision in those things. I'm glad I found you through Scary Mommmy.

Jade said...

I love it... too bad you can't see the shoes. My guess would be nipper slippers, they were all the rage then.

J'Ollie Primitives said...

Love the Joe Dirt/Dorothy Hamil hair marriage. AND the shirt.

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nikkicrumpet said...

It might be the teeniest bit funny....I love the freckles though...those are cute...the glasses...maybe not so much. I posted a school pic of myself a few posts back that makes this one look like Victoria's Secret material...I'm pretty much sure I was possessed at the time the picture was taken. So trust me...this one is ADORABLE!

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

I think you win in Scary Mommy's contest...

Mrs. LIAYF said...

(from Mrs. LIAYF)

You are adorable! I have plenty of freckled, big glasses photos - we gals gotta stick together!