Monday, August 31, 2009

back to school!

speaking of photos taken from behind, i thought you might appreciate this. i am basically posting this photo to harass my little sister, katherine. this is our back to school photo from 1991 -- i was starting fourth grade, katherine first. and as you can see, our dachshund, hope aka hopeeees, had to get in on the rear view action. check out our matching outfits. WE WERE SO COOL. you can't really see it from this angle because my HOT PINK backpack is covering it up, but i'm wearing a matching vest and perfectly round john lennon glasses. we aren't even going to talk about katherine's pants. and maybe she had a vest, too? this particular year katherine and i had two first days of school, it's a long story, but suffice to say that on my second first day of fourth grade i distinctly remember wearing an acid washed denim mini skirt with a ruffle all around the bottom. no, it wasn't ruffled, it was a denim mini WITH a ruffle. and i remember loving that thing like there was no tomorrow.

now we're sort of grown up and katherine has an mfa from pratt. she has stellar printmaking skills and does crazy cool installations. you can see her most recent work, index of you and me, on her site. she also once attempted to elude the police WHILE DRIVING when she was fourteen. she's awesome. obviously.


  1. Oh man, I *must* meet Katherine.

    And huzzah for acid wash.

  2. p.s. i have only just read this post.
    i am slightly appalled by our oh so hideous attire.
    but i do have very fond memories of sisterly fights on our first days of school.

    and yes there was a vest. ugh. why oh why?

    thanks for the shout-out by the way. i have been working on the site some more so you can leave comments and such now.

    i really do love the story of my most extreme day of delinquency.

    i hope you know, you're pretty freakin awesome, too.