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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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Meet Me at the Barre

One goal while I was home for Christmas was to help Magz clean out my former bedroom. As we went through countless old memories, I dusted off a favorite book of mine from childhood: “The Silver Slippers.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My parents enrolled me in dance classes at a very young age, and it soon became my passion. I practiced all of the time, and I read this magical ballerina book from my grandma over and over again.

The necklace that came with it was also rediscovered, so here are some Pinspirations for every little girl who dreamed of being the Prima Ballerina.

1st Position: Ballerina Buns (of Steel?)

2nd Position: Fouetté in Fashion

3rd Position: Accesory Arabesque

4th Position: Party Pirouettes

5th Position: Tutu Cute

Grand Plié: The Book that Started It All