19 September 2006

A Pickled Olive

Had a few minutes to kill this afternoon, so I slipped away to the wildly entertaining Coaster Punchman’s World, a virtual place where I can relax and giggle and vicariously live the hip Manhattan lifestyle. Mr. Punchman had earlier posted a nice piece about Little Miss Sunshine, and I was eager to read his response to my witty retort. Imagine my surprise when I found that Dale had (no doubt lovingly) suggested that the photo of the adorable Olive character was instead a shot of moi. Well, I’m here to prove Dale … um, damn near right.

Here’s a movie still of the Olive character:

And here’s my fourth-grade photo:


Good Lord. The nine-year-old Cup is the real-life embodiment of this year’s celluloid nerd. I’m off to drown my sorrows in Kool-Aid and Absolut.


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30 Comments:

At 9/20/2006 01:42:00 AM, Blogger Bubs said...

Those are some fine hipster glasses you're sportin there. Your toast of Kool-Aid and Absolut should be hoisted in triumph, not in sorrow.

 
At 9/20/2006 02:07:00 AM, Blogger barista brat said...

too cute!
you two have the same smile! but your taste in music is much better, haha!

now, if we can only get you to start growling like a tiger...

 
At 9/20/2006 05:43:00 AM, Blogger Dale said...

Way to go on the growling Barista, very funny.

Beth - You're rocking the glasses and the dress, funkadelic baby. And yes, it was of course a lovingly made jab.

 
At 9/20/2006 07:13:00 AM, Blogger Coaster Punchman said...

Oh my! Even the outer stitching on your clothing matches! (Great dress by the way - homemade?) And you look just as sweet as Olive!

 
At 9/20/2006 07:27:00 AM, Blogger Ben said...

I can't pick the cutest of the two quite frankly. Now I know where Lisa Loeb got her look.

 
At 9/20/2006 09:14:00 AM, Blogger Old Lady said...

Except for the hair...We all ought to post our 9 year old pix!

 
At 9/20/2006 10:04:00 AM, Blogger Marni said...

Dayum, girl! You were (and still are) so cute!

 
At 9/20/2006 10:10:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

BUBS: Sadly, I don't think that was the hip look in 1968. But the Kool-Aid and Absolut were delish!

BRAT: I've been perfecting that growl since 1968.

DALE: Thank God for Lisa Loeb, who has saved me from mocking and laughter.

COASTER PUNCHMAN: The only thing homemade in Cupland was a PB&J. That dress was probably purchased at Rich's (now Macy's). Wish I had it now ...

BEN: Hmmmmmm .........

OLD LADY: Let's all do it! I have my fourth-grade class photo that's a classic.

MARNI: You're laughing at me, aren't you?

 
At 9/20/2006 10:35:00 AM, Blogger Coaster Punchman said...

I think posting all our skool dayz pictures is a great idea. I'll see if I can find and then scan mine.

Let the humiliation begin.

 
At 9/20/2006 10:39:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

Let's do it! October 1: School pictures day.

 
At 9/20/2006 12:42:00 PM, Blogger Marni said...

No, I'm not laughing at you! I was serious!

I'll have to see if I can find a school picture to post. I'll call mom to see what she has... any particular grade?

 
At 9/20/2006 01:26:00 PM, Anonymous rcofchs said...

Great picture. The dress looks like a costume from Austin Powers.
You look shag-o-licious, yea baby, groovy.

 
At 9/20/2006 01:28:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

MARNI: You pick the age. The photo just needs to make you say "aaaah" ... and cringe.

RCOFCHS: How do you think I got all those freckles?

 
At 9/20/2006 02:57:00 PM, Blogger Bubs said...

October 1st for 4th grade school pictures? Yeah! If I recall that one, I had jug ears, a Moe haircut and a black eye.

 
At 9/20/2006 03:42:00 PM, Anonymous m said...

you look like you are on your way to a decemberists concert.

 
At 9/20/2006 05:18:00 PM, Blogger lulu said...

I'm in for October 1st humiliation. I have no idea what pictures I have, but I am certain there is comething seriously geeky.

 
At 9/20/2006 05:18:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

BUBS and LULU: It's gonna be a beautiful Sunday in the blog world.

M: Or any Athens club, circla 1983.

 
At 9/20/2006 09:16:00 PM, Blogger Jeremy said...

That RULES!

 
At 9/20/2006 09:22:00 PM, Blogger Dale said...

Oh God, now I know what atrocities I'll be remembered for! Eek! I'm in.

 
At 9/20/2006 09:44:00 PM, Blogger nancy said...

Classic photo! Truly a classic. (And yes, I am cracking up here)

 
At 9/20/2006 11:58:00 PM, Blogger Old Lady said...

October 1st! We Post!

 
At 9/21/2006 07:43:00 AM, Blogger Coaster Punchman said...

Yesssss! Can't wait... we'll all have to advertise heavily to make sure our readers understand the magnitude of this project.

 
At 9/21/2006 07:53:00 AM, Blogger Dale said...

What's our budget? For the advertising? I'm going to have to find at least 2 scary photos aren't I? One to tease with and one to seal my fate by.

 
At 9/21/2006 10:47:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

JEREMY: I was one hot li'l nine-year-old minx, wasn't I? I think you need to join us on October 1.

NANCY: You're allowed to crack up. We all have those photos at the bottom of the box. I found this photo -- and many school photos -- in my dad's drawer after he passed away. Isn't it sweet that he saved them?

DALE - COASTER PUNCHMAN - OLD LADY: We're gonne have our own online Little Miss Sunshine pageant! We'll have to vote on whose photo is the best ... and by best, I mean, most hysterical.

 
At 9/21/2006 05:14:00 PM, Blogger Anomie-Atlanta said...

You are adorable!

 
At 9/21/2006 08:12:00 PM, Blogger Tanya Espanya said...

Hi, I'm Dale's friend...can I send my picture too?

 
At 9/21/2006 08:39:00 PM, Blogger Dan said...

Damn! Why didn't you call me about this post?? Wow, that's awesome. Your dress is cooler...

 
At 9/21/2006 10:38:00 PM, Blogger PinkFluffySlippers said...

My first-grade photo is shockingly similar to that one. I'll post it on the great Sunday of Cringe-Worthy Photos.

 
At 9/23/2006 01:51:00 PM, Blogger shewearsplaid said...

The freckles! The glasses! The groovy print of your shirt! I think you are adorable!

 
At 9/28/2006 06:57:00 PM, Blogger thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

OK, so in addition to Olive's little pot belly, the long brown hair and -- YES -- even the large, round obnoxious pink glasses... well. Suffice it to say that's *my* fourth grade picture. Unfortunately, all photos were destroyed in a tragic piano accident.

 

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