Friday, July 1, 2011

Awkwardly excited!

So sorry for going MIA this week . . . I was in trial so I had a good excuse, I promise!! I've been so busy and SO tired and am DEFINITELY looking forward to the long weekend. Hopefully, I will be recharged and ready to go with new posts on Monday. But, for now, since I'm jumping back on here at the end of the week, I thought I'd just share some fun news with you, rather than trying to write a full-blown post . . .

A while back - maybe even a YEAR ago?? - I submitted a picture to Have you seen this website?? If you haven't, stop what you're doing and go there now. But only if you promise to come back. I mean, they're really funny so I want to make sure that you won't leave me for them. Promise? Okay - go ahead. I'll wait here . . .

Oh good - you're back! Soooooooooo? Aren't they so funny?? I love their captions because they are so clever without being too harsh - it really is an awesome website.

ANYWAY, one day I was surfing around on there and decided to submit a picture of me and my sisters at Dickens-on-the-Strand in Galveston around Christmastime in the mid 80s. It's a picture that's near and dear to me and one that I've shared on this blog before:

I love this picture because it captures all three of our awkward phases at one time posing with who might very well be the Patron Saint of Awkward Phases (thank you to one of my readers for that name!). Me with my permed mullet, Judge Judy collar, and my filthy velcro tennies; Tammy with her mauve sweater vest, flood pants, and boat shoes; and Erin with her jacked-up mullet, filthy shoes, and St. Paddy's day sweatshirt at Christmas - it's just all too much for one photo. And I love the fact that my dad had this blown up to an 8x10 and framed - now THAT'S unconditional love, people!!

ANYWAY, because I love this picture so much and think it's so funny, I submitted it to and, for about a year, would go check on their site every so often to see if they had published it. But, alas, I never saw it. I finally just figured that maybe they just didn't think it was as funny as I did. Oh well - no big deal . . . [big sigh, staring at the floor, trying to get you to feel sorry for me . . .]

Then, one day, I got an email from them telling me that had decided to release a daily desk calendar and they wanted to know if they could put MY PICTURE in it!! I called my sisters up and, after getting over the horrifying fact that this picture would wind up on desks all over the country, we cracked up. And then they told us that our picture would be the St. Patrick's Day picture and we cracked up all over again.

It just couldn't get any funnier. Until . . .

I got an email a few weeks ago letting me know that they were going to be releasing a new Awkward Family Photos Board Game and OUR PICTURE was going to be in that, too!!! So, after all these years, the permed mullet is finally going to get its 15 minutes of fame!!

The board game is on sale now in stores and on their website and the calendars go on sale later this month. Aren't you excited?? Don't you think you need to go order one right now?? And maybe put a few away for Christmas presents?? I think you do!! So go do it!!

Go on.


Do it.

Why are you still here?


Anonymous said...

Your picture is funny, but did you check out the bridemaids on today website of awkwardfamilyphotos?
The purple dresses leave me speechless,check out the pink dog too.

Anonymous said...

The bridesmaids comment is from you friend in Atlanta! :)

Lisa said...

I found your blog through the link on Lincee's blog. You are fun to read! I started reading while lying in bed trying to get sleepy last night. Big mistake. Especially after going on over to awkwardfamilyphotos. I woke my husband up laughing so hard. I think everyone has a couple photos they can send in to them. Glad yours got picked!You are famous!

Catherine said...

Well, thanks for reading, Lisa!! Glad to meet ya! :)

Eileen Hughes said...

ROFL, Catherine Anne!!! First of all, laughing my head off at your hilarious comments & adorable multiple mullet pic of my Texas nieces i love to pieces - but ALSO went to that website & couldn't stop laughing at the video of the grandparents discussing why u should buy AFP boardgame - video is found in "Media." Noticed it's by the same people that did Loaded Questions, which is one of your Aunt Kathleen's favorite games, i believe. PLUS i'll have to get the calendar too. HYSTERICAL. Glad Aunt Maureen had you post this for us!

Anonymous said...

Hi Catherine! I am laughing so hard! I love this photo and want to share it! Oh, I needed this laugh! Also, loved meeting you and your sisters and niece and nephew and seeing your Mom last weekend at the convent! Looking forward to reading more from your blog! I hope I get to see all of you when you come for a visit in Chicago! Love, Marian