One giant trash bag later, I came across a photo that reminded me of Peggy's Flashback Friday posts. So Peggy, if you don't mind, I'm totally stealing your idea today.
The offending photo (sorry it's crooked, I have zero patience when it comes to fiddling with the scanner):
Let us discuss this photo, shall we?
*In it, I'm right about the age the girl is now. I think it was taken when we briefly lived in Spokane, Washington.
*Notice the hair. See how the bangs start all the way at the back of my head. This is the beginning of my first fe-mullet. I started young and there were many more to come.
*I have no idea what that rust colored dot is to the left of my head. I'm hoping not a bullet hole or blood splatter.
*Check out that couch! Really, check it out. Are those stalks of wheat? Knowing my dad controlled most of the spending, I'm betting it came from Sears. To this day my dad makes 99.9 % of his purchases at Sears. (Does Sears still sell furniture?)
*I'm totally digging what I was wearing and if I still had those shoes in my possession, you can bet I'd cram the girl's fat feet into them.
*The clowns. I think a family friend made these and I LOVED THEM. I used to swing them around by their arms and legs or throw them around the room and say they were doing gymnastics. Clearly in this picture, the clowns and I have just been caught sharing secrets of some sort.
*But what I love most about this picture is what's written on the back: "Tammie and her favorite friends." Ah yes, that explains a lot.