6.27.2010

I can be fiesty ...

It's a long story ... but here's the short version.

Back in my junior year of high school some shady business went on. Some how, I ended up in a sewing class. And not just any sewing class, but one that sewed costumes for the musical.

I tried super-duper hard to get out of it ... I mean, this could ruin my reputation {secret folks: while I cannot cook ... I can sew}. The only way they would let me out of the class is if I gave up first hour cross country. How are the two related? They aren't. Refer back to above mentioned shady business.

Well, I refused to give up my cross country class and so I was stuck in sewing. Gag me. Before they let us loose on sewing costume for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, they wanted us to practice on something.

A lame doll.

We had a field trip to the local fabric store to pick out cutesy-dutesy materials for our little dolls. Really, what high schooler wants a doll of any sort?

Enter my rebellion.

While other students were picking out the cutesy-dutesy material {pretty patterns of flowers, hearts, and other girly things}, I was in the animal print and leather sections. When I got to the register my teacher rolled her eyes at me, "Is that what you intend on getting?" with an irritated "You've got to be joking" look on her face {we didn't get along, she and I ... I am convinced we would have gotten along better if she would have kept her eyes open more when she spoke ... Seriously, she spoke with her eyes close 93.4% of the time}.

I responded with the defiant-teenager, "What of it look?"*

Anywhoot, I did say this was the short version. Here was my lame doll ...


I named her Lola ... notice the yellow feather in her hair? That makes her a showgirl ... from Copacabana. And I made her identity very clear constantly throughout the project.

And this post exists today because I was introduced to the joys of scanning. :)

*If you send me a photo of yourself or someone else I know that resembles this look, I will give you 500 gold stars.

If you listened to the entire song, give yourself 100 more gold stars. If you already knew what this song was before you listened to it, give yourself 100 more.

13 comments:

Krystal said...

Ok, the song was in my head before I even listened, but I did listen to the whole thing, just for a laugh... and let me just tell you, after teaching a girl named Lola, whose mother threatened to kill me, that name gives me panic attacks.... I might want to take that doll and do some voo-doo on her!! BUT good job sewing... I have the opposite problem... I *can* cook, but I can't sew... I even asked my parents for a sewing machine one year for Christmas, because I thought that it seemed like a crafty Mormon-super-mom thing to know how to do (Maybe *that's* why I'm not married). Not sure if I have a photo that resembles Lola though... I will have to look :) that doll is awesome! Good job

Andrea said...

one word to describe his post. awesome. . .
and i dislike you strongly because i now have that song stuck in my head. . .and not only that, i now also have the John Bytheway version also running through my head. . . both learned long ago - and i had hoped they had somehow been forgotten.
they have not.
i now blame you.
but like i said.
one word to describe this post.
awesome.
ps. i was thinking today that i am pretty positive i could not blog everyday for a month. i am impressed.

Kristin said...

Ha ha ha- you rebel! Of course I knew the song. Have you heard the John Bytheway joke version of the Wilkinson Center. Waa haa ha. I listened to the song- loved the silly slide show. As for a picture of someone I know like your doll- my sis was in a little Broadway review and I think you'll find some of the pictures of the girls who were in the show are right on (and I do know the girls!). I'll facebook the pix to you~

Mike said...

And I may have worn those clothes you sewed. Another connection between us. PS, the verification word I had to type in was "disestr" which I hope is not a bad omen.

Allison and Josh said...

I didn't know you sewed!(is "sewed" a word?) Oh and I knew the song already! My mom is a huge Barry Manilow fan! haha! But I did listen to refresh my memory :)

Zann said...

I love that song. 200 gold stars for me. My captcha is "wisedist", as in, "Zann is the wisedist person Mindy knows."

B and J said...

I think your doll is awesome! I do believe I had the same teacher for some class that involved sewing, she drove me crazy, but it was an easy A.

BreAna Palmer said...

haha I remember making that awesome doll. lol. I do have to say that I loved that sewing class.

Avree said...

Wow Mindy, you are a rebel! Is this the most rebellious thing you've ever done? I'm thinking it probably is.

The Allred Family said...

Sadly, your doll looks just like my 10th grade English teacher at Preston High School...her hair, dress, and outfit are totally her. If I only had a picture. I may have to pull out my old year books.

Meg said...

Of course I knew that song and of course I listened to it.

Sewing is a good thing. I can't really sew, but every once in a while I attempt it. It might not turn out to bad if I followed a pattern. But I always try to shortcut or change things and since I'm not very good, it doesn't turn out so well. (I also never follow recipes while cooking, but I'm a much better cook than seamstress, so I can get away with that.)

Meisha Marie said...

So as I was reading this, I totally thought it was going to end something to the effect of that you were praised for your originality and unique fabric choice and becoming a fashion designer became your goal in life.

But I still like your ending.

And the song.

Jo said...

I have it stuck in my head now too. ha ha

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