I’ve never participated in Friday Flashback before. Mainly because the movers accidentally left the box with most of our old pictures in our old house when we moved. (It’s okay, our current tenants found them and got them to my parents, but I don’t currently have them with me.) My friend from Frump’s Findings posted a fun picture of her dad in drag today and it gave me an idea. I double dog dare you not to click on that link now. (You’re welcome, Frump’s Findings.) My idea was not to convince K or my dad to dress in drag. Or to dress in drag myself. (Can girls dress in drag or is it just “getting dressed” when we do it?) So what was my idea?
Today CPQ has to go to the dentist. In case you don’t know her, she’s not a big fan. She’s requested drugs and will most likely be under the influence the rest of the day. This is where my idea evolved. I thought today would be as good a day as any to dig in the small picture archive that I DO have and post a picture from the early days of CPQ and Whimzie. I don’t know why I’m worried about what she’s going to think when she sees it. She looks a lot better than I do in the gems I unearthed. The quality’s not the best because it’s a copy of a scanned picture. Maybe it’s a good thing that this is not able to be seen more clearly.
Look at how tan CPQ is! Apparently, this picture was taken shortly after I was exhumed from a grave, because no living person could actually be that pale. Well, the living person that I am almost twenty years later could be and is. Want to know the sad thing? I actually had a tan in this picture. I remember when this picture was taken. It was near the end of our senior year of college. This was at a little party announcing the Tri Chi beaus for the next year. CPQ and I had been crying. During the last semester of our senior year, we cried almost daily because we didn’t want to leave college. It’s a good thing we had each other because no one else could stand to be around us. We must have been like portable parties with all the waterworks. Okay, let’s do one more. Apparently I’m on drugs, too.
This is actually from the year after we graduated from college if I’m not mistaken. First, can I get a shout out for the hair? All of the hair? The hair that takes up the largest portion of this picture? We were rocking the hair, weren’t we? Love the shoulder pads, CPQ. And the nautical bow on my sweater. I’m pretty sure that this was the last time my fingernails were actually painted and is it just me, or do I look Asian in these pictures to you? The only way this picture could be better is if one of us was actually wearing the hat hanging on the wall behind us.
So, there you have it: Photographic evidence that CPQ and I have a history and the pictures to prove it. There are plenty more where I found those, but I think we should probably just seal the vault on these pieces of history. Maybe CPQ can pull out a couple the next time I need dental work and am under the influence of prescribed medications.
By the way, my friend Kellie dedicated a whole recipe post to me today. Isn’t that the sweetest? She posted a recipe for a roasted corn and tomato tart that sounds like a perfect dish for the warmer weather we’ve been having. She also posted an easy Snickerdoodles recipe. Oh, how I love a good cookie! I feel like I should have prepared an acceptance speech. She has learned of my love for good recipes and obliged me with two today…and she threw in an embarrassing story as an added dessert! You MUST read her story about NASCAR and Tampax. That will get your weekend off to a good start, for sure.
Happy Friday! I hope you have a weekend full of good food and that you make lots of fun memories with the ones you love!