Let me provide you with some responses, as I can see your mouth is hanging open:
1. If those glasses were any bigger, they would be a space helmet.
2. If Vermeer had painted this, it would be called Brawny Girl with Drape.
3. Drapes: a staple of Southern portraiture, and only 1/3 of the Senior portrait trilogy -- the others being "cap and gown" and "formal." What is more formal than a drape, you are thinking? Or perhaps you have just politely averted your eyes.
4. The necklace is my Newspaper Editor pendant. When you are not quite cool enough for Lettering.
5. The Dorothy Hamill took more work than I could commit to.
The better portrait is this one, since this is really more what I looked like, then and now, only now with less cheek-chub and much smaller glasses. This is Miss Bender's expression in dull meetings right before she decides to say what everyone is thinking.
That is Dr. M behind me, she of the Christmas pickle mythology. Notice how she looks bored in Trigonometry class, while I look about to vomit. She, of course, became a SuperGenius and is about to retire at 42. I wrote a clever poem parody about Trigonometry instead and got out of there with a C. Thanks to the miracle of "electives," I still managed to graduate 5th in the class. Dr. M was 2nd, but it's a very touchy subject.
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