Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tidbit Tuesday--The Stuff of Nightmares

You are probably not going to believe this.  When I think about it, I think it must have been some kind of crazy, bad dream.  You might want to sit down.

I was in a beauty pageant.


No.  Seriously. I wrote that, and it made me laugh out loud.

I really don't remember how it happened. I must have blacked out or something.  I would never have taken a dare like that. There's really no explaining how someone like me ended up on stage, even a tiny one like the one there must have been for the Miss Throckmorton Pageant.

When I was thinking about writing about this, I was so thankful that I don't think there remains any historical documentation of this event.  It went like this, "Dear Lord, thank you so much that there was no YouTube in 1983."

I sang a version, although perhaps not recognizable, of this song:

See...in the tiny school I went to, there was no band or choir. We barely had enough kids for a six man football team, six cheerleaders and a sad troupe of a pep squad.  I learned to sing in church....the Church of Christ ....where there are no musical instruments.  We sing a cappella.  When we went to practice with the piano lady, she basically ended up saying, "Just sing, and I'll try to keep up with you." 

For the love of all things holy....

That pretty much tells the story of my one and only pageant experience. I think there was also a group makeup lesson, a homemade dress, a crazy bad "sporty" ensemble (you mean that doesn't mean a basketball uniform?),  but I've blocked out most of the rest of it.

Dear Lord, thank you so very very very very much for the blessing of no cell phones, no YouTube, no twitter, no instagram, no blogger and no otherwise wireless or digital recording devices in 1983.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.

<3 Lori


  1. Do you realize you have just made a request to the universe to cough up evidence of your step into the beauty pageant world. :)

  2. I considered that, Connie, after the fact, of course. I have a small stash set aside for blackmailers.

  3. Um...have you considered that maybe you just dreamed the whole thing? Personally, I will require proof before I even CONSIDER believing it, and even then I would want to make sure the evidence wasn't doctored. Heeheehee!

    1. Perhaps it was just a dream, Janet. I will not be attempting to produce any evidence. For sure!

  4. OMG! This made me laugh! I wasn't in a beauty pageant, but did run for rodeo queen at Sul Ross. However, I was in the Queen's court for the Sun Bowl - it was equally as unbelievable and all my mother's doing. THANK GOD there were no cell phones, YouTube, FB or Twitter back then!
    ~ Michelle

    1. Isn't it crazy?! Like a crazy, messed up, bad dream. Ha!


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