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Tuesday

A Moment of self-abasement Reflection

Who's that guy?


Is that?



Yup.

That's me. 17 years old and all neck - Senior Prom. I just found this picture yesterday rooting through some old stuff in the basement of my familial home, that and 2 boxes of Magic: The Gathering Cards, a gum ball machine and the complete North and South series on VHS. Score.

My date, the lovely and Asian Christina Bianchi, was 15, and if memory serves, a bit of bitch. But i guess you're allowed to be a bitch when your 15, i think we "dated" for about a week; i didn't want her to feel like i was just using her as a prop in one of the most awkward photographs of my life... after that she went onto greener pastures, greener pastures by the name of Reuben. Damn you Reuben....


And just for the sake of comparison, here i am now at 25, 5 minutes before blogging this...



For fuck's sake i'm wearing a ring. I don't remember every wearing a ring. On my index finger no less. *sigh* (nice cleavage Christina...)

10 comments:

the le duo said...

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,: One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them!

casey said...

Teh Hotnezz!

Wow. You guys made such a cute couple. Why, oh why couldn't it have worked out? Life (and Rueben) can be so cruel.

Tanner (and by extension, his vast readership):

Brooke says we're doing a thing on Friday.

Here's her spiel:

"So, all of you know Casey and I got married, but we couldn't fit everyone into our tiny attic to witness the event. Also, we decided it is time for us to move on from Burlington, and we will be moving to Washington, DC in early June. And, tomorrow is Casey's Birthday.

So to celebrate our jobless, homeless, married, and older state, we'll be having a drink or few at Red Square on Friday night, starting at 6pm. Drop by if you get a chance.

We wish we'd gotten to spend more time with all of you. I kept thinking we had a lot more time to see everyone before we left. As a friend said today, "it seems like you've been leaving in three weeks for a long time now." But now it's really true.

If you can't make it Friday, please stay in touch. And keep Burlington interesting!"

Sorry to quasi-spam you like that.... But while I'm at it, here's my new blog!

http://thecontrarian.typepad.com

I've also got a real good money-making opportunity if anyone's interested. It's this thing called "AMWAY." I can tell you all about it on Friday...

Josh said...

I love the awkward position your hand is in, too. It's a combination of rocking that index finger ring for all it's worth, and taking precautionary measures to keep her dazzling corsage un-furrowed. That sucker was at least two days' worth of lawn mowing money! Well spent.

Tanner M. said...

LOL,

yeah - i had teh skillz. Casey, i'll be there for certain, you two better be getting your silly on.

jay said...

ROFL!

Now I'm going to have to dig up the picture of me at 7, with two missing front death and a fro wearing my karate outfit. I still don't think I can trump this one...classic!

The ARBitrator said...

Jeezus, you look so young in that picture. . . hard to believe that was *mumble mumble* years ago already. Of course, I didn't go to the prom, 'cause I hated wearing formal clothes and having my picture taken. Still do! I've been told I didn't miss much, actually. Well, I guess I missed your index finger ring. . .

Now I'm going to stop babbling.

the le duo said...

i'll tell you this, adrienne- you missed me almost getting into a fight when the bartender cut me off...wait a sec, that wasnt tanners prom...that was every wedding i've ever been to! sorry...

The ARBitrator said...

Um, J.B., it's "Adrian", not "Adrienne."

Sorry, I'm a bit touchy about that. . .

Mistress Maeve said...

Hey, index finger rings were hot in the 90s...

Tanner M. said...

i'd like to think, somehow i knew this... (but in reality? I think it was a D&D/LOTR reference.)

welcome to my blog mistress maeve, i really enjoy your column, witty and intelligent, i really enjoyed the advice you gave in that recent letter about the guy who likes to fantasize about getting his girlfriend pregs while having sex - made me LOL, my gf too.