Monday, September 15, 2008
Watch Your Posture!
I was going to try to tell a funny story about me being diagnosed with scoliosis when I was about 14 or 15, and how I cried and cried because I didn't want to have a back brace. I thought I would look like Joan Cusack in Sixteen Candles (although that movie hadn't even come out yet, when it did, her character was uncannily similar to what I imagined I would look like with a back brace.) And from then on, for some bizarre reason, whenever I hear The Pretenders' Brass in Pocket, I think of the hours following that unfortunate diagnosis in junior high gym class. Then I started thinking about how certain songs always remind me of certain events. Lay Down Sally always made me think of Clint Eastwood, in fact I thought it was Clint Eastwood, and now I still think of that when I hear it. And then I thought of how Whirlpool commercials always remind me of the time in kindergarten when I forgot to return Ferdinand the Bull to the library so I hid it under my bed.
But, frankly, that all seemed a little bit stupid. The fact is: this is just a funny picture. I found it when I was searching through my photos for pictures of Joan Cusack ....
... just kidding!