Throwback Thursday

Inspired by the #tbt trend on Instagram, this new series will revisit an old favorite from years past on a when-I-feel-like-it basis. You’re welcome.

First, check out these awesome photos of me as a wee little Wittyburg — and don’t feel at all embarrassed for me.

Courtesy of Magz's Archives

Blurry on purpose.

Courtesy of Magz's Archives

Too much sass to handle.

These are not elaborate Halloween costumes, though I can see why you asked. No — these are samples of my stage presence in the early ’90s … from saloon girl to crab.*

Yep, that’s a crab in the first picture. Thanks, “Little Mermaid.”

And while the rhythm did indeed get me around age 10 and I hung up my tap shoes, this future starlet is destined for greatness:


Such commitment! Such showmanship!

For a good chunk of my childhood, afternoons were spent perfecting my pliés and pirouettes. I missed my calling as a prima ballerina (clearly), mainly because YouTube didn’t exist and our performance videos had a lot of parents coughing or snoring.

But I have hope for that little girl. If nothing else, she’s got the comedic timing down.

What was your first hobby? Extra points if you share awful pictures and/or hilarious videos.

*The gypsy costume, among others, is not pictured for good reason.

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About Wittyburg

Sarcastic, sports-obsessed writer & FL native navigating SF.

5 responses to “Throwback Thursday”

  1. bensbitterblog says :

    That little black girl was totally trying to outdue you, but failed. You were the Belle of that Ball.

    • Wittyburg says :

      I’m happy to report that’s not me in the video … mainly because I would have totally joined in the freestyle and embarrassed myself even further!

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