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Ugly Duckling Contest!

Over the summer I found this photograph of yours truly hiding creased, dust-bunnied, and frameless in a cabinet full of random junk at my grandfather’s house.

Friends, there is no delicate way to say this: I was fug. My grandmother loved me better than anybody, and even she didn’t want this one on the wall.

I have been taking this picture out every so often to laugh at it, and it gave me an idea for another contest: send me the worst baby/kiddie/school photo you have of yourself, and the awkwardest child of the lot wins a Petty Magic t-shirt (winner’s choice of slogan, style, and size, naturally) along with a copy of Mary Modern. You can enter by either emailing me the photo (mealeyATgmaildotcom) or posting a link in the comments. The only stipulation is that you have to let me post your picture–your own picture only, please; there’ll be no making fun of anyone unless they’re laughing too–because we’re all going to vote on this.  Entries will be accepted for the next week or two.

P.S.  Happy Birthday, Ma. Bwahahahahaha.

6 Comments to Ugly Duckling Contest!

  1. September 27, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, I’m all over this one. How many times can we enter, because I’ve got a million of ’em . . .

  2. Kelly B's Gravatar Kelly B
    September 28, 2010 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    ooh, can’t wait to post mine!

  3. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    September 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    I can’t find the picture that I wanted to enter! You know the one where I look super frumpy and I’m mixing some sort of batter in Ma’s kitchen? ARGH!

  4. October 2, 2010 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    Count me in. I’ll e-mail the photo.

  5. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    October 18, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    Did you ever find my photo?

  6. December 31, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Hate to break this to you, but I don’t see you as particularly fugly in this photo. I think it is a cute photo. Man, I’m going to easily win this contest with my photo.

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.