I’ve recently gotten to know a little bit more about a wonderful loomy friend of mine…Robin McCoy! She’s such a kick in the pants, and so willing and ready to help those in need; whether it’s for charity, or for all those questions that many people have on looming techniques. She’s so ready to drop everything and lend a hand. I’ve grown rather fond of our Robin. 😀
So…in honor of this special day, I give you happy wishes, and a shared flash back:
Yes, it is Robin’s birthday today! She reminds me so much of myself, as I have always been crazy about all holidays in general, and especially birthdays… sometimes I drive my family nutty with my giddy excitment, lol. Robin has been talking about her birthday for the past month on the Loom Knitter’s Chat Clique, so I wanted to do something a little quirky for her.
In one of our chatty emails to each other, we discovered that we share a bit of the same past…we were both on the High School Band Flag Team…or Color Guard, as she likes to call it. 🙂 I absolutely loved being on the team, and not only for the cool routines we got to make up, but for the fact that I got out of wearing, what I thought at the time, to be really dorky uniforms that the band had to wear! I would be playing the flute, wearing those terrible polyester pants, and feathered hat, if I wasn’t twirling a flag. Hehehe, yes…as a high schooler, all is vanity! And another similarity, is that Robin also played the flute!…and sax, which I always wanted to, but could never afford. <insert pouty face> So, I played the piano instead, which we already had in the house, lol.
Flash Back #1
Okay…see the band behind us?
See what I mean about those uniforms? 😉
And check out those cute little lacy anklets I’m sporting, lol!
Okay, as the hat says…this is the 80’s…so of course I’m sporting those huge sunglasses that take up my entire face, and make me look like some kind of weird bug! I look like I’m straight out of the movie “Better Off Dead”!
This was one of the highlights of being in the high school band…we got to travel to British Columbia, Canada and perform at the World Expo of…you got it! 1986!
Oh the days…sigh. Robin, I hope you have a totally awesome tubular birthday, and that all things rad come your way throughout the year!