What is your biggest memory of 1986?
Was it the release of The Bangles’ Walk Like an Egyptian?
Elvis Presley inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
The Chicago Bears winning the Super Bowl?
The release of Top Gun?
Hands Across America? (I totally participated in that . . . how about you?)
The Designing Women premier?
No, I’m sure it’s not any of those things. I am sure what you remember most about the year 1986 was the unforgettable and highly significant phenomenon of . . .
But! Did your school commemorate this incredible event by creating a truly unique and astronomically gorgeous backdrop for your school pictures that year? Huh, did they, did they? I highly doubt it. You are just not that special.
Well, mine did. In fact, not only did they have this amazing backdrop commemorating this historic event, but there were props. But not just any prop . . . a sexy telescope on which we could casually rest our arms in front of this beautiful backdrop.
Jealous? I thought so.
Now, what do you think would be the appropriate outfit to wear for this incredible once in a lifetime moment and photo opportunity? If you said a poofy armed pink lace dress, complete with big satin bow on the hip and faux double stranded pearls which were actually sewn directly onto only the front of the dress . . . you are obviously a serious fashion aficionado.
But, would you also think that it could get even more amazing by adding a face full of braces and permed hair with Farrah wings? Only in your wildest dreams could such a scenario ever enter your mind.
I know, I know. But this was in fact my reality.
And if you were able to envision this Venus de Milo work of art, then possibly you have actually seen what is no doubt the most epic and beautiful 5th grade school picture that has ever been taken in the history of forever. And possibly seen Angie‘s post this week, inspired by the world’s most dramatic and excellent portrait ever.
Prepare yourself . . . here it is:
I know. There there. Dry your tears of embarrassment at your woefully inferior 5th grade school portrait. Not everyone can be as special as me. It’s a gift.
**Visit Angie to see the brilliance that this silly school picture inspired. Her treatment of this (and her brother’s Photoshop skills) are truly amazing. Stop over and say howdy.