Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Mock Prom
Originally uploaded by bad art
This was my initial reaction upon seeing this picture, which was taken 236 years ago this May. We're all posing in our best thrift-store finery on our way out to Mock Prom, a yearly dance / party / other things at my college. We're in my and Gina's (she's in the red dress) old apartment in a place called the Bungalows, which was built of corrugated cardboard. Dave was our next-door neighbor.

Interesting side note? That dress I'm wearing? Was like a size 20, and floor length, when I found it at the Salvation Army. It took me three days to alter by hand. I didn't want to use a sewing machine because it felt like cheating. College Jeannie, you were dumb sometimes.

Also? I lived on nothing but coffee, beer, cigarettes, 25 cent little debbies from the gas station, and milk when I wanted to feel healthy. Again I wag my finger at College Jeannie.


Z_gal said...

I can't believe that picture was taken so long ago, and you don't look a day over 180...
Actually quite impressed with your sewing skilz!

MintyJ said...

Thanks! It's the under-eye cream that keeps me so young-looking. That and the virgin blood.

john said...

Way to really make an effort by rocking the Pippen jersey under a sports jacket and then adding sunglasses, Dave.