The Tomato Nation Fall Classic: Sophomore Slump
1988 Sarah says, "Let's celebrate $6,481 with a styrofoam garland and a gigantic sweater!"
Sadly, I could not find any pictures dating from my freshman year; you'll just have to take my word that my school photo from that year, in which I have a red shaker-knit sweater on over my field-hockey uniform, is a classic.
I did find a couple of gems from sophomore year, though. The one up top…I don't even know. I do know that that's my dad's sweater, which I consistently got yelled at for borrowing. The next one, oy. That bandanna has multi-colored hearts on it, which makes it an obvious pairing with my dad's college letterman jacket? And all the blush? I think I had purple mascara on, too, although you can't see it.
Just for funsies, I also scanned in a picture of me in my umpire rig. Who authorized those blucher mocs?
And what TN photo essay is complete without a picture of Little Joe satanically attacking a ballpoint pen?
All right, friends. You want the prom picture, you need to raise me another $200 for Jackie Robinson and PIFB by midnight ET. That email is tnfallclassic at gmail dot com — you can embarrass me and make me proud AT THE SAME TIME! Go!
Edited to add this shiny new PayPal button for JRF and PIFB donations!
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