Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Indignity of it All

I've been called out. My aunt Cindy just IMed me and said, "Saw the sexy pictures on Greg's blog. Looking good!" My first thought was, "Mandy is posting sexy pictures on her blog? That seems out of character.." But then I remembered that my little brother, Greg, challenged me to a blog-photo war. In a "Happy Birthday to Melissa," post he decided to post a picture that I SWEAR is not me. However, my sponsors would still like me to issue this statement:

"While we cannot confirm or deny that it is Melissa in the recent photo scandal, it is very important that the public realize that no tube tops were harmed in the making of this photo."

Even though the subject of this photo is NOT me, I can only imagine how such horrid film came to life. I picture it going down like this:

One afternoon some eight year old girl with brown hair and blue eyes was hanging out at her friends', Janelle and Joanne's house. Janelle was the same age as this brown haired girl, but Joanne was a few years older. A camera was found in the girls' home, and Joanne suggested that they make a fitness magazine. Joanne decided that she (being the oldest) had to be the photographer. Janelle then offered to be a model. Joanne, in true older sister fashion said, "You're to fat to be in a fitness magazine. You get to be the one who holds the lights." Since there were only three girls, the brunette was left to be the fitness model. The brunette girl really wasn't in any shape to be a fitness model either, and actually remembers being directed to, "suck in that roll," during this shot.

This picture was obviously taken before digital cameras, and once the shots were taken, the brunette girl forgot all about them. She really hoped they would never resurface, because the brunette girl thought her parents would kill her. She wasn't allowed to wear tube tops, and thought her parents would think she behaved like a floozy at her friends' home. Unfortunately, at the time Janelle and Joanne's mother happened to be best friends with the brunette's mother, and some time over the next ten years, the pictures were passed from one family to another.

This is all just a theory - I mean, who knows, maybe the brunette really IS a fitness model now. Maybe she's actually Megan Fox, and now I can blackmail her. And maybe now Janelle is a TWIG. The world will never know. One thing I DO know....Greg, you're dead.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Looking Up

Finally, a diagnosis! I've spent the past, what seems like, eternity, looking like this:
glasses, ratty hair, un-showered in PJs, with continual television running in the background. I've ventured out from the house on few occasions loaded up on Excedrine and/or Advil to try to maintain a normal lifestyle, but today it was figured out. I have strep. And I've had it for a long time. It's been giving me every symptom in the book...including the lack of blogging desire, but no more. I'm back, baby! (Or will be in five days when the meds take care of business)

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Labor Day

We had a really busy weekend with my mom and her fiance, David, in town. {Oh yeah, uh...maybe I forgot to mention that my MOM IS ENGAGED!} Unfortunately I only captured a few pictures of our hike up Donut Falls. The other activities (blessing Evan and a surprise grad party for Rob) went un-photographed.

Tired Jude hitching a ride with Jessica's dad. He was so sweet to carry him!

Rob found a butterfly.
People everywhere started taking pictures of Rob and his find. We even overheard one lady saying, "Oh wow - look at that! The butterfly must be his spirit guide." Seriously.
My brothers Derek and Johnny
Jessica's Mom
Glad naked guy was able to be part of the family pic.

I can't believe that after all that, I don't have any pictures of my mom and David. I'll check my phone, and post some of those pictures soon. Thanks, you guys, for coming out. We all had such a great time and can't wait to see you in October.