15 May 2007
I know you’ve all been dying for another installment of photos from my 8th grade class picture, so worry not! The update is here.
Here are some of the JMS cheerleaders…
…along with the world’s meanest, most horrible (and horrible-smelling) boy. I’m sure it was a defense mechanism, but he didn’t even give people a chance to be nice to him. Teachers included. He could be the only suit-wearing, wheelchair-bound person in the history of the world to have his own desk in the principal’s office.
Ugh. And look at that first cheerleader. That horrendously cutesy pose! Let’s look closer:
I looked it up in the OED, and apparently that pose was the inspiration for the expression “swift kick in the pants.” She had twin sisters, one of whom stuck her head in my car while I was pretending to be dead that one time (scroll down to #3).
P.S. In Modern Letter news, I finally got another letter. Only it sucked. Imagine a notecard, the standard thank you card size. Now imagine only writing on the bottom half of it, ignoring all that lovely whitespace up top and on the back. I am wondering why this person signed up for a project where you write letters to strangers. BECAUSE THIS PERSON CLEARLY DOES NOT WANT TO WRITE LETTERS TO STRANGERS.