Friday, July 3, 2009
The First Official Dork Off!
1) We kick the competition off with a bang (s)--just look at how straight those suckers are! Lola had to sit very, very still to get such dramatic effect with those straight-line bangs. But who could imagine this little angel running around nuts anyway? She's got her favorite green and white striped dress and her big-girl necklace on for Kindergarten photo day --she is WORKING it! Look how innocent Lola looks here--I think there is an evil plot being hatched in her mind, don't you?
Contestant Number 1 is Lola from Lola's Diner.
2) Our second contestant appears in a lovely black and white beauty, reminiscent of days gone by and simpler times--you know, back when they didn't have buttons. For fun, Contestant Number 2 would go out back in the dirt and reenact "The Grapes of Wrath" for his family. He was all about entertainment. If that wasn't fun enough, he might turn on that sprinkler on a bucket in the background and shake his stick. Hee Haw!
Contestant Number 2 is Chuck from Secondary Roads.
3) Bringing back some funky fashion, cat-eye glasses, and a tag-along younger sister, Merry proudly shows us her new doll. Okay, so Mom and Dad went a tad too far "being fair" by giving the girls identical presents, but that explains her "I'm not really smiling" look. Merry grew up with "culture" as you can see by the piano in the background, loaded with busts of Chopin and Beethoven, paintings, and some wicked needlepoint. I give Merry extra points for enduring what looks like home haircuts by Mom.
Contestant Number 3 is Merry from Cheese and Chocolate.
4) Talk about home haircuts--Sharkbyte's got some wild crazy hair being tamed here. She gets bonus points for the extreme straight-line bangs that she's got going on. Obsessed with fashion, Sharkbytes was known back in 5th grade for her hipster glasses and pearly white grin.
Contestant Number 4 is Sharkbytes from My Quality Day.
5) Being that it is the Fourth of July, Contestant Number 5 decided to show her patriotism by sporting her 1976 broken arm. Yes, it was the Bicentennial year and folks were sort of into that in 1976. The result of a very boring family party, Lin went home with a freshly painted cast thanks to her wacky cousin, Karen. No, that isn't her being strangled by the rest of the family members--it is her "sling" for the cast wrapped around her neck. Again, points for the wild and crazy hair with the ever-popular straight-line bang.
Contestant Number 5 is Lin from Duck and Wheel with String.
6) Our final contestant was really into the competition and submitted two photos for your viewing pleasure. Photo number one shows tiny 2 year-old Veronica getting ready to cut and serve her own birthday cake. Here's the knife, honey! Yeah, count the candles on the cake--she is TWO! On behalf of her mom, she did say to tell all of us it was a butter knife. Okay, Veronica's Mom--that makes it safe. Photo number two is a very grumpy Veronica sporting some Malaysian fashions from ??? Maybe that pokey plant behind her is getting her in the rear or maybe she lost her knife. Either way, Veronica is showing her "serious" side here. Geesh, I'm glad she's a lot funnier on her blog.
Contestant Number 6 is Veronica Lee from OF MICE AND raMen.
So, here's the deal, pallies. You gotta vote for one of these lovely contestants to decide who is the biggest Dork. Yeah, yeah, I know--it's tough to decide, isn't it?? I mean, they are ALL dorks and proud of it.
Go visit their blogs, get to know these bloggers who are all about fun, and vote for your favorite.
And oh yeah, Happy Fourth of July, pallies. Thanks for joining in!