Teenage Me and the spirit of giving…

Holidailies 2008

I’ve been in bed with the plague (a bad cold and fever) for the last two days and didn’t have anything to write about.  So, this will be a short entry for a good cause.

Although I sometimes still feel like a teenager, more often lately I don’t (as evidenced by my previous entry).  Looking back, I sometimes long for my teenage years.  Things seemed much simpler back then, though as a teenager I thought everything was so complicated and important and there was such drama…and I was a Drama Queen.  Of course, hindsight is clearly 20/20.  As evidenced by the clothing and hair styles that we often look back at years later.

Last year was my 20th high school reunion and the reunion company made sure everyone had a name tag with their senior picture on it.  I know they say that they do this so we can all recognize each other, but I think they do it because it gives them the opportunity to laugh at our hideous photos.  And oh are they hideous!

That being said, I need to post my HAIRTASTIC senior photo for a fabulous cause.  What is that cause and how could my senior picture have anything to do with it?  The cause is Girls Write Now.  In January we are co-sponsoring their Winter Pair reading and so I’ve had a wonderful introduction to this fantastic organization that brings at risk teenage girls with promising writing talent together with professional women writer mentors.  The very cool Tayari Jones will donate $10 to Girls Write Now for the gratuitous posting of the hideous teenage photo.   So here goes…

Senior Picture

So, go forth and give to a good cause of your choice (maybe even Girls Write Now if you are so inclined) and in the spirit of the holiday season, give ’til it hurts or maybe just until it embarrasses you a tiny bit…

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