Now That's Funny
Last fall, I did an interview and told three things no one else really knew about me:
A. I'm in a music video.
B. I asked seven guys to a dance and turned down seven times.
C. I was Miss Oak Lawn Moped.
Guess which one solicited the most comments? C.
What's so funny about that? Aside from squishing into a swimsuit at age twenty-four and standing alongside a bunch of eighteen year-olds?
Okay, it is funny. And for those who posted on the original interview and demanded to know that story--sigh--here it is:
Once Upon A Time, I had a college friend who owned a moped store. At a party, he asked me to do a favor and be his entry for a pageant. I did say no, but my love-rly roommate and his friend joined in and said, "Yeah, you should do this." A couple of margaritas later, I was persuaded.
I'd modeled in college. I could do the walk and wore a suit well. It's just…geez. Embarrassed doesn't even come close to how I felt.
Until age sixteen, I wore cat-eye glasses and had a terribly skinny body. I never thought I was pretty. Imagine me at age seventeen when I actually entered the Miss Flame scholarship contest. I wrote an essay, paraded in a swimsuit and long dress. I made it through to the finals. And the judges picked the girl who looked twenty-something. Hurrah!
So, fast forward to Ms. OLM. I managed a passable job, and not surprisingly, the blonde with the corn-row hairstyle won. Finito. Pageant days are over.
What's really funny? This incident provided fodder for a fun, unpubbed story. And I threw in the part about asking seven guys to a dance, too.
So am I brave or what? Come on, share something no one else really knows.
Vicki Batman is kicking back with her diet Coke and wrapping up "Raving Beauty." Catch her at: http://plottingprincesses.blogspot.com OR at: http://vickibatman.blogspot.com Coming soon is her romantic comedy mystery, Temporarily Employed.