Nana-nana-nana-nana AWKWARD. MULLETEEN!

Defender of dorks. King of dweebs. Most high muckety muck of goobers.

It’s a mullet. It’s a mustache. It’s a formal gown. It’s … Awkward Mulleteen!

Dear God of all that is holy.

With my mullet, tinted eyeglasses that I seem to have stolen from a giant, and costume clip-on earrings, from the neck up, I look like Doris, a 55-year-old bingo-playing cat lady from McKeesport. From the neck down, I look like an 1880s Mormon on her wedding day.

Business in the front. Party in the back.

Bingo on the top.  Sister-wife on the bottom.

Add it all together and that’s worth $500 for kids with cancer.

I’ll let you know what your $1,000 reward is very soon. I promise it will be worth every single penny you donate and every single smile you put on a kid with cancer’s face.



  1. Clementine
    August 10, 2011 10:55 pm

    I think the dress is pretty, and you look sweet.

    But who went with you to the eye doctor to pick out those jelly jars you’re trying to see through? Did they think you would be welding and/or using a chainsaw at the dance? They got some ‘splainin to do.

    Glad you’re posting again and hope you’re feeling better!

  2. REHuntJr
    August 11, 2011 12:01 am

    Love the Eddie Munster widow’s peak too. Girl, you rock !!!

  3. Steve P.
    August 11, 2011 12:10 am

    I’m about your age, and… yeah. Equally awkward. Even worse when I was older, only then I was trying to figure out how to hide my hardon as I slow-danced a foot away from my date.

    Anatomy can be more awkward than tinted grandma glasses.

  4. Leslie in Dayton
    August 11, 2011 12:34 am

    I had glasses just like that. I have a really hideous photo from my confirmation in 8th grade, where I’m wearing a light blue metallic dress. Think shiny Easter egg. Horrible!

    You’re really great to post these photos, by the way. It is great motivation!

  5. PghGrits
    August 11, 2011 8:27 am

    Did Mormons show that much shoulder? I was thinkin a little more Naomi from Mama’s Family.

  6. Monty
    August 11, 2011 9:02 am

    Would a few Warren Jeffs jokes here cross the line?

  7. unsatisfied
    August 11, 2011 9:37 am

    virginia, I would totally rip even further on you and your mullet of awesomeness….

    …but, I’m totally blinded by the wallpaper from hell that is behind you. where WAS this?

  8. kevin
    August 11, 2011 9:42 am

    You have guts, we all have pictures like though. My college aged daughter has a great time going through old pictures (the porn star ‘stache), extremely short shorts, leisure suit I got ’em all.

  9. Erin
    August 11, 2011 9:46 am

    “Bingo on the top. Sister-wife on the bottom” has killed me. I spaced on donating yesterday but shall do so right now. Also, PghGrits and Kevin – hilarious!!

  10. Mimi
    August 11, 2011 9:52 am

    You look adorable! We must be around the same age because I had the same haircut and similar glasses. It was cute at the time, right? :)

  11. Julia
    August 11, 2011 9:56 am

    Just donated a few bucks. Can’t wait to see what $1000 brings!

  12. Beatrice
    August 11, 2011 10:32 am

    Ha, ha…I am also distracted by the wallpaper. I remember in our house we had textured wallpaper with metallic material. I think you look sweet, anyway. But, you are spot on with the bingo thing.

  13. bucdaddy
    August 11, 2011 11:11 am

    And I didn’t think any picture could ever cool my ardor for you.

    I don’t think anything ELSE can, but … go ahead, ruin my day. Again.

  14. TripleC
    August 11, 2011 11:38 am


    You may very well win some type of award for going from “not” to “hot” as you aged.


  15. maybe not
    August 11, 2011 12:41 pm

    All the hipsters in their ironic mullets and big glasses should worship at the alter of young Ginny.

  16. James
    August 11, 2011 1:01 pm

    I’m gay but I’d switch teams to hit that :)

  17. Moxie Bestos
    August 11, 2011 1:43 pm

    I had that haircut too. It was like all of the stylists of that era were trying to shame those of us with curly hair.

  18. VAgirl
    August 11, 2011 5:58 pm

    Adorable and you will probably wear the same glasses when you get in your 70’s. Remember how Dave Letterman use to do that segment about the old people with big glasses!

  19. bucdaddy
    August 12, 2011 12:26 pm

    Hot tramp!

    I love you so.


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