So, from time to time, I post on a site called The Comics Curmudgeon, which I love because it is a forum to make fun of the funny pages.
So, this week, the plot of a vapid strip called Luann revolves around a school-sponsored beauty pageant.
Well, as you probably didn't know, I spent some time on the pageant stage when I was in high school, and what I posted in relation to that, was this:
In the interest of full disclosure, I will now admit that I entered my High School’s Pageant back in 1991. It was technically a Scholarship Pageant, meaning evening gown, talent and interview – but no swimsuit.
I didn’t place, but like all the other girls who didn’t place, I got a trophy which cryptically reads Miss RHS 1991. I keep it on my desk at work and when people ask if I was Miss RHS 1991, I say yes. Even though that year the winner was a girl named Katie.
I wish I had something profound to say about my brief time in the Pageant Circuit, but what I will say is, it was the first, and not last time I lied about my weight.
Apparently, several people liked this enough to comment on it, so I thought I would share it here.
Because after a few months of food obsession, a week of job upheaval, and several days of vivid scalp descriptions, I thought we could all use a damn break.
Now tell me again, why am I not making tons of money as a writer?