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In an attempt to liven things up visually (as per audience suggestion), we now present...

Before and After pics.


Me, circa 1973. Young, carefree, content to look like the lead in an After School Special. (My mom forced me to dress that way; it built character.)


…moving to the suburbs, 2002: Day 1

Notice how relatively young and carefree I still am; rife with cool confidence, I'm fresh from the city and, it seems, a Quentin Tarantino Film Festival.

…the suburbs: Day 2

…the suburbs: Day 3

And after...

…discovering Xanax

…discovering tequila

…discovering NASCAR

And finally...

after discovering the joys of blogging.

Now notice how relaxed I am, even while standing mere inches from a day’s worth of dirty dishes, an Ovaltine spill, and ninety-seven school fundraiser forms.

And here are my children.

You can see the evil wallboard in the background. (And yes, I force my kids to dress that way.)


anne said...

Oh, wow...it's my favorite clear, plastic hat from I was little. It's so nice so see someone is still getting good use out of it.

Love the pics, sis. You are a much braver woman than I am.

The one of you in NY is still my favorite.

josetteplank.com said...

If you host Thanksgiving this year, I'll make sure the photo of you with a perm never goes public.


And yes, I like that photo of me in NY. The way dad cut-off the top and side of my head is especially artistic.

Notice the WTC in the background?


Michael Plank said...

I don't care what no one sez, you was great in Welcome to the Dollhouse.

Unknown said...

Wasn't that you trying way too hard in Kramer vs. Kramer?

josetteplank.com said...

Yes, Mr. Cooper.

You aren't the first to notice that I look an awful lot like Dustin Hoffman.

Anonymous said...

Darling, darling, darling - where, oh where, are the pigtails?

I weep.

josetteplank.com said...


Is this what's his name who used to sit behind me in fourth grade?

I'm still trying to get the ink out.

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