Sunday, July 1, 2012

What did you look like when you were a kid?

I asked folks: "What did you look like when you were a kid?"

ANNA
Age: 22. Occupation: Model.



What did you look like when you were a kid?
Anna: "I was probably one of the ugliest babies alive. My eyes were crossed. I was humongous. I think I was 23 inches long and almost 10 pounds when I was born. My head was shaped like an eggplant and I was kind of purplish colored too. My lips- it looked like I got stung by a bee because they were the same size they are now, but on a smaller head, so they filled up my whole face. I had probably 6 rolls in each of my legs.

"It was really bad.

"People used to come up to my parents and be like 'Oh, can I see your baby?' and then they'd be like 'Woooowww... you have a really... interesting looking baby.'

"Yeah. I don't think my parents ever heard I was cute or anything like that."




GREG
Age: 33. Occupation: Marketing manager.



What did you look like when you were a kid?
Greg: "Don't know what happened... I used to be a little white boy. Then I turned Mexican."




GEORGE
Age: 78. Occupation: Retired naval aviator.



What did you look like when you were a kid?
George: "I was devilishly handsome, and cute."




FANNIE MAE
Age: 66. Occupation: "My job is Social Security."



What did you look like when you were a kid?
Fannie Mae: "Little, with red ribbons on my head. Littler than all the other kids. Little tiny hair. Little tiny braids."



ABBY
Age: 31. Occupation: Wahine.



What did you look like when you were a kid?
Abby: "Surprisingly, I was completely bald. I was bald for like awhile! For years.

"Oh, and I was yellow, 'cause I had jaundice. Yeah...so I was bald and yellow.

"I got cute quick, though. It wasn't that bad.

"By the time I started school, I had really long hair. But it was straight. I had blonde, straight, straight hair, really long. My sister and I slept in the same bed together, and we got lice. We both had like, all this hair. My mom wanted to clean it out without cutting our hair. So she would just sit there and comb our hair, crying.




MARLENE
Age: "Almost 60." Occupation: Fabric store owner.



What did you look like when you were a kid?
Marlene: "Younger." (Laughs) "Dark hair. Gawky. It wasn't until I turned 23 that I thought I was cute. Now I'm old and I think I'm cute. Just older."



PHILLIP
Age: 30. Occupation: Tutor.



What did you look like when you were a kid?
Phillip: "A smaller version of myself... missing teeth... same mole, but fewer freckles. Skinnier, I guess."




KENNETH
Age: 24. Occupation: Retail.



What did you look like when you were a kid?
Kenneth: "The same way I do now, just without facial hair."




BEVERLY
Age: 31. Occupation: Manager.



What did you look like when you were a kid?
Beverly: "A younger version of this."




TOM
Age: 40. Occupation: Manager.



What did you look like when you were a kid?
Tom: "Like this, but about that big." (Holds hand about waist-high.)




ALICIA
Age: 84. Occupation: "I had hundreds of 'em. I was a model very young, and then I got married, and was a housewife, and a mother- raised five children. And a caretaker, for my husband, for 23 1/2 years. Now I'm enjoying life."



What did you look like when you were a kid?
Alicia: "A skinny little runt! Knock-kneed. I was so thin. I weighed only 108 when I got married, so I stayed quite thin all my life."

"I was born and raised in the country, so I ran crazy all the time."




CAIN
Age: 41. Occupation: Artist.



What did you look like when you were a kid?
Cain: "I was a chubby kid. Big head... and chubby. When I got a little older, in grade school, I was really skinny and small."



BEIBEI
Age: 29. Occupation: Architectural historian



What did you look like when you were a kid?
Beibei: "I looked much prettier. Definitely.

"Before I started playing accordion at age 4, I was a little chubby version of me now. After I started playing accordion... the thing is so heavy, so I became very skinny."



FRANCINE
Age: 30. Occupation: Executive assistant.



What did you look like when you were a kid?
Francine: "I look exactly the same, except now I have to wear clothes."




BRYAN
Age: 28. Occupation: Studio electrician.



What did you look like when you were a kid?
Bryan: "The same, just smaller. Exactly the same."




RYAN
Age: 33. Occupation: Winemaker, Crooked Road Wines.



What did you look like when you were a kid?
Ryan: "Like my mom... which is really weird... Blonder hair."




TOM
Age: 44. Occupation: Artist.



What did you look like when you were a kid?
Tom: "I was a lot shorter, and a lot cuter. Just looked like a little yard gnome without the hat and the beard."




MARIO
Age: "Infinity." Occupation: Artist and teacher. "I'm an artist that knows math."



What did you look like when you were a kid?
Mario: "Innocent. Real innocent, and really cute. That's why I got away with a lot.

"I don't look so innocent now, but I actually am more innocent than when I was a child. So maybe I'm now paying for the mischievousness from when I was a child.

"I moved around like a squirrel."




MIRELLO
Age: 30. Occupation: Visual effects artist.



What did you look like when you were a kid?
Mirello: "I looked, uh, younger."




CHRISTIAN
Age: 27. Occupation: Physician.



What did you look like when you were a kid?
Christian: "I was born with tons of jet-black hair -" (Glances at his girlfriend) "- and I was just as good-looking as I am now."




GERALD
Age: Not given. Occupation: Engineer.



What did you look like when you were a kid?
Gerald: "Ugly. To sum it up in one word, ugly.

"Man, I didn't look very nice, you know? I just thought I didn't look nice. My ears used to stick out. My left ear was bigger than my right ear. All kids would make fun of...adolescents always made fun of each other. I got better looking. As I got into my twenties, I was better looking. But when I was a young teenager, I didn't look that great.

"Twenties, I start looking good."




SLUGGER
Age: 6. Occupation: Chillin'.



What did you look like when you were a kid?
Slugger's human, Greg: "Amazingly cute."




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