Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A picture says a thousand words...

A while ago, Ela at Extra Dressing On The Side asked her followers to play this fun little photo game.

You do the following:

1. Open your photos folder and select the 6th folder.
2. Select the 6th photo in that folder.
3. Post that photo, along with the story behind it.

Since I am using my old laptop from college, I figured I would have a good chance of choosing a crazy drunk Jenny picture. Jello shots, anyone? Instead, I ended up with this depressing snapshot.

This photo was taken a few years ago at my aunt’s house near Chicago. We were having a family get-together for some reason—Birthday? Wedding? Death? Who knows. All I remember is that the house was filled with babies. A lot of my cousins are married with children, so there were babies everywhere. Babies crawling, babies laughing, babies screaming, and babies pooping.

Unfortunately, I ended up holding the pooping one. This was quite unfortunate because I’m not the biggest fan of babies. I don’t know how to hold them properly and I freak out when they cry and I just don’t understand why everyone goes so gaga over them. I think they’re super cute, but that’s as far as my affection goes. Well, I was holding one of my cousin’s babies to be polite and it pooped all over my sun dress. So my cousin’s husband lent me his bathrobe. I spent the rest of the day wearing nothing else. It was awkward.

What kills me the most about this photo is that I’m so thin it. Somehow over the past three years, I have turned into a marshmallow version of myself.

I’m so depressed about this fact I want to stuff my mouth with chocolate.

Anyway, I ended up spending the whole morning today looking at all my old photos and I found a bunch of me dressed up like a witch. I thought they were funny.



Iva said...

whats this marshmallow talk!no way! you are fantastic! ha sorry about the poop from the baby....but a funny story though :)

theTrendyDwarf said...

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Couture Carrie said...

Love the Halloween flashback! Funny story about the pooping baby too!


Cesc said...

LOL! Funny story.

I totally get what you're saying about babies. They also make me feel sorta uncomfortable.

And you are not, under any circumstances, a marshmallow! You look fab all the time.

And those witch pics = cuteness!

Cool post :D


Sherin said...

Hehe. I love crazy pictures. (I just did this and found a picture of a messy room, with me in the corner flirting with a guy).
I love your witch pictures as well. And don't worry, I've had a cousin pee on me...not nice!

*** said...

Great story and I agree with you on the babies, cute and nothing else.
Love the pics from Halloween.

NICOLE said...

El Oh El!! Effin hilarious story behind that somber photo. Sorry about the sundress though! Yikes!xoxo, Nicole

ak said...

oh stop!! you look great. i swear when i look at photos of my from hs im half of what i am now. amazing how times change. but i still enjoy browsing through the old days

Ela said...

So decided to read your post via bberry as a brushed my teeth...not such a good idea nearly choked at the stuffing my face comment.

Hey! No more marshy talk! I mean it!

Oh can I tell you that I wanted a sweet tonight but didn't want to bake so I stuck 3 marshys in my toaster oven.

Love the poop story. I'm sorry. And those pics! Adorable. You make the cutest witch!

Sorry this is so disjointed. I'm still on my bberry. xx

Damsels said...

awww you make the cutest witchy!

Nubiasnonsense said...

What a funny story, These pics are so cute!! I have to try to dig up some of my old pics.

Adela said...

aww, cute pictures! =)

AudreyAllure said...

i freak out when babies cry too, i'm also very awkward with them. i can't be all cutesy for them haha.

and adorable pictures!

Joy Winner-or-Whiner said...

You have a look on your face like,"This is not how I envisioned this day!"

C.Elizabeth and Natalia said...

I know exactly how you feel! I've put weight on as well since I moved to the UK. I'm working on it now though as looking at old pictures of myself depresses me!

You were so adorable as a little witch! =)


LAYNE said... adorable.

BTW I totally agree with the whole baby thing. They are cute n all but that's about as far as it goes.

I was just going through an old notebook of mine from HS and I wrote something about being fat and I put my weight.....haha I wish I weighed that now. grr...Oh well.

KAELA said...

Awwww I loved reading this post!
Your little witch photos are MEGA cute....


ANN said...

Hahaha I love your story & the pictures!

ryder said...

you'r in luck. that 6 folder and 6 photo works for you. just checked mine: what a mistake.
but 5th is awesome. lol.

Tink in My Closet said...

Haha this is funy. I love your stories!

Imogen said...

These photo games are always fun, especially to see which random photo appears. Your family sounds a bit like mine since some of my older cousins have babies too. I'm not a major fan of babies either. I love your halloween pics, you look like a very beautiful still are beautiful.

Savvy Gal said...

what a cute child. you look great! my nephew pooped on me once. it was no fun at all. : (

Fashion Court said...

i love your blog! i finally took that survey you tagged your followers in :D

the oaks said...

Oh, that was such sweet pic you found to share. I hope all is getting better for you & the chocolate.

Miiicha said...

haha cute!

Love M

Tiana Couture's Addict said...

oh so cute and adorable.lovely family i'm having discovered!!^^)