I didn't always hate having photos taken of myself. When I was younger, before I realized that I looked different than everyone else, I loved posing for the camera. This was one of my favorite poses, holding my hair up, like it was my ear and I was Violet, this pup from the Pound Puppies cartoon. She was always the sophisticated, "fancy" one that looked down upon the puppies in the pound, but somehow I related to her fashion sense.
I'm pretty sure this was before a baby shower for a friend of my Mom's and I'm most definitely wearing a nightgown, but dressed it up for the shower. And, oh boy, that "Cootchy Coo" banner in the background.