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1967

Petrol Queen
1967 was the Summer of Love, but I was too young to participate...
 
My dad emailed this to me this morning. I'm almost too embarrassed to put this up, but I'll throw caution to the wind and show you what I looked like at age 10. God I was a geeky little kid. I hated being a geeky little kid. All geeky little kids got were wedgies, and I got my share. This is partly why I wanted to play guitar and be in a band, grow my hair out and be a freak, as hippies called themselves back then. Freaks didn't get wedgies, they got rehab. ;)
 
A lot has happened in 42 years. At least I've lived to tell about it.
 

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bogwitch64
Aug. 14th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
I just want to pinch your cheeks and tug on your ears!
marshallpayne1
Aug. 14th, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
Terri, I was going to email you and ask why you haven't been chiming in. I knew you were having problems with LJ earlier in the week. But if I had to put up this silly pic to get you back into the Clubhouse it was well worth it, my dear. ;-)

Yeah, my ears were rather tuggable. They're not that way anymore. I finally got them to lie down and behave.
bogwitch64
Aug. 14th, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)
You're right. I've had a devil of a time commenting on flist pages. I couldn't even comment to comments on my OWN page. Crazy interwebs.

I've also had a houseful here. Husband is still home recovering from having a hole in his intestines, daughter getting ready to leave for college, son getting ready to leave on tour (he's a musician), other son finishing up his internship, and in the midst of it all, getting ready for a week away AND writing, writing, writing. I fear I've been a quiet little cherub lately. You're not the first flist friend to notice. Sigh--I don't know how I stand being so popular? :-D

(It's probably because most of the time, I never shut up. No one's used to me being quiet. Case and point--the length of this email! Ha!)
marshallpayne1
Aug. 14th, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)
I noticed because I like ya, and there's a void in the Clubhouse when you're not around. :D

This is what I looked like in my 30s when I tried the sex change. But the guy in the pic in my last comment grew back, just without the ears.;-)

bogwitch64
Aug. 14th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
Pretty as you were, I like what you grew into much better. :)
marshallpayne1
Aug. 14th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
Thanks! *g*
dr_phil_physics
Aug. 14th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
Superglue? Velcro? Double-stick tape? Rivets?

Dr. Phil

Edited at 2009-08-14 01:42 am (UTC)
marshallpayne1
Aug. 14th, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
No, it was the sex change wearing off. Had to be. *g*
stillnotbored
Aug. 14th, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
We were all geeky little kids.

See icon for exhibit A. *g*
marshallpayne1
Aug. 14th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
Yes, I saw this one of you earlier today, Jaime. You gave me the courage to come out of the closet and show my boyhood embarrassement. I guess I should say, urm...Thank you. ;-)
stillnotbored
Aug. 14th, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
Hah! Oh man, I have some geek pictures that put this icon to shame. Hardcore, deep, deep shame.

And I had the two tall, blond cherub sisters to make the contrast extra special.

Okay back to writing, just as soon as I stop laughing.
marshallpayne1
Aug. 14th, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
It's the glasses, I'm afraid. Take those off and you'd be a dark haired Shirley Temple dreaming to be Betty Boop! *g*
realthog
Aug. 14th, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)

Oh, my. You looked just like your icon . . .

marshallpayne1
Aug. 14th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
You mean my default user pic? I guess that photo of me at 10 does show a glimmer of the fine young woman I'd become. ;-)
asakiyume
Aug. 14th, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)
LOL--you grew up into a most beautiful woman, indeed :D
marshallpayne1
Aug. 14th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
It the sort of rags-to-riches, Cinderella story that can only happen on LiveJournal!!
asakiyume
Aug. 14th, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)
Tell me about it. I get to be this dashingly androgynous gent when I feel like it.
marshallpayne1
Aug. 14th, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
My Ziggy and your Adam in an androgynous grudge match. Loser has to buy the winner a year's supply of mascara, okay?
asakiyume
Aug. 14th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
Deal!
asakiyume
Aug. 14th, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)
You look ready to take on the world--and, incidentally, *totally* like the sort of boy would would, in a few years, be part of a band :D (I mean it in a good way!)

marshallpayne1
Aug. 14th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)
Actually, shortly after that picture was taken my dad took me to NYC and I came back with some groovy threads and hippie beads. I even got my first electric guitar and amp and was in a band and we played a gig (at school in the auditorium). But I still looked like a geeky kid.

Thanks for saying so, though. ;-)
asakiyume
Aug. 14th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
See, it's because the coolest rock stars have a large element of geeky kid in them.
marshallpayne1
Aug. 14th, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
You're making a believer of me, Francesca! Yeah, I bet Mick Jagger tripped and stumbled over his swagger in the playground growing up every damned day. A total embarrassement to himself on the kickball field. Probably had so many wedgies he had blisters down there. But he overcame it! Hum...
asakiyume
Aug. 14th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
Seriously! I bet that that was the case. The geekiness adds a little je ne sais quoi. And those wedgie blisters add the burn of determination to succeed.

"As God is my witness, I'll never have wedgies again!" Scarlet O'Hara --Mick Jagger.
marshallpayne1
Aug. 14th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
Add a pen holder in the shirt pocket and I can already see those legions of BiC lighters filling the auditorium. Who would've thunk it?
babarnett
Aug. 14th, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)
Aw, take pride in your geeky 10-year-old self! I say that as one formerly geeky 10-year-old to another. :)
marshallpayne1
Aug. 14th, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
Thanks, I will take that to heart. But we had to figure it out for ourselves. It wasn't like you could say, "Mom, Dad, I wanna take private lessons in how to be cool." I asked my parents that and all they said was, "Practice your clarinet!" :D

On my flist I seem to be getting more comments than anyone this evening. I think I struck pay dirt here. Wedgie-style.

Edited at 2009-08-14 03:39 am (UTC)
babarnett
Aug. 14th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
I asked my parents that and all they said was, "Practice your clarinet!"

Hee hee. I played clarinet. :)
marshallpayne1
Aug. 14th, 2009 04:07 am (UTC)
You know who else did too? SF writer Bradley Denton.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradley_Denton

We were in band together at Circle High School in Toward, Kansas in 1972. But by then I'd developed a lot of bad habits that hurt my clarinet playing, so he was in the chair ahead of me. My problem was I was always showing up stoned for first period band practice. It's a musician thang. ;-)
babarnett
Aug. 14th, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC)
Hee hee. (I'm doing that a lot, huh?) I was first chair clarinet too, so it can only be logically assumed that I will also go on to be published in F&SF like Bradley Denton. The only problem is that F&SF clearly hasn't yet recognized their part in this deal. :)
marshallpayne1
Aug. 14th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
Yes, GVG should drop the idea of having this writer's workshop associated with his mag. He should start a conservatory for clarinet. Perhaps included bassoon and oboe playesr so as to seek diversity. Trumpet and trombone players belong in some other zine. Analog perhaps. ;-)
jeanhuets
Aug. 14th, 2009 11:15 am (UTC)
Awwwwwww!
marshallpayne1
Aug. 14th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
:-)
ckastens
Aug. 14th, 2009 11:38 am (UTC)
So when do we get to see the pics from your band days???
marshallpayne1
Aug. 14th, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
Sorry, don't have any. I really don't have any pictures of anything pre 2006. Until I got online I never had any interest in photograph. I do have a video taken in a club of my band Mr. Bitch. It's on VHS and the sound is not so good. Thanks for asking, though. :-)
jongibbs
Aug. 14th, 2009 11:38 am (UTC)
You look like you could have had your own TV show :)
marshallpayne1
Aug. 14th, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC)
:-)
patesden
Aug. 14th, 2009 12:07 pm (UTC)

I believe I have the female version of this pix somewhere.

God all mighty, I've tried to forget it.

My older sister got to be the freak, I got to wear the skull-tight braids and smile like I wanted to murder someone.

marshallpayne1
Aug. 14th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
Put it up if you get a chance. I was surprised with the passionate outpouring to my geekdom that I got here. ;-)
patesden
Aug. 15th, 2009 01:00 am (UTC)
I'll try to hunt it down :)
marshallpayne1
Aug. 15th, 2009 01:04 am (UTC)
:-)
birdhousefrog
Aug. 14th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
Freaks didn't get wedgies, they got rehab. ;)


Ahem. Nuff said.

Actually, we all look geeky in these old school photos.
marshallpayne1
Aug. 14th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
Yes, the school photographer comes with a special geek filter on his camera that removes any shred of cool a kid might be trying to develop. It's amazing we're not all listening to Devo albums 24/7.
camillealexa
Aug. 14th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
Nawwwwww...cute.
marshallpayne1
Aug. 14th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
Okay, if you say so. Though I imagine you as the quentisenntial "hip chick" from age four and up! ;-)
camillealexa
Aug. 14th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
Took me *at least* until the ninth grade to start dyeing my hair and piercing things. Until then I was a perfectly happily self-dressed thrift store/yard sale kid in floral bellbottoms with matching vests, embroidered ponchos, and 1930s headscarves.

Austin, don't you know...
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