A Spoonful

October 21st, 2010

A Spoonful - Behind The Awkwardness

“This is me back in 93 at the Brantford Skating Carnival. The show was beauty and the beast, and i was a piece of cutlery (a spoon). I had to wear a horrible white unitard, and everyone said i looked like a toilet seat. The worst part is when we were on the ice, it glowed in the dark!”

(submitted by Connie)

96 Responses to “A Spoonful”

  1. Matt says:

    I must comment – in my province (ie: state) Brantford is known only for its ‘charity casino.’ This has Vegas Liza Minelli + Toilet Seat written all over it!

  2. Jersey says:

    I quite honesty didn’t think “Spoon” I thought “SPERM” Surely you were a hit though!

  3. Claudia says:

    This sooo reminds me of the movie Dropped Dead Gorgeous with Kirsten Dunst! This picture is toooo good to be true, I love it!

  4. richard (south africa>NYC) says:

    OMG, I (a 47 yr old man) actually cried with laughter when I saw this picture and read the story line. too funny. thank you for sharing.

  5. Corrigan says:

    Connie! You got on awkward family photos! Awesome.

  6. andi in nc says:

    Just when I thought I couldn’t feel any sorrier for you……”it glowed in the dark!” You really are “selling it,” though, and you have a lovely smile despite your anguish.

  7. Rosieposit says:

    I’ve heard of butt pads for ice skating but this is rediculous? Did they make it to prevent head injuries?

  8. Uncuw Biww says:

    lol poor kid….i did figure skating one year and hated it, but at least the dumb costume we wore for our end of year show was just dumb, not ridiculous!

  9. Christi says:

    Connie’s high aspirations where to someday grow up to be a professional toilette bowl. You go girl.

  10. wendy says:

    “Every sperm is sacred, Every sperm is good, Every sperm is needed, in our neighborhood. . .”

  11. velcrodots says:

    THIS is what this site is all about! Is she a spoon? Is she sperm? Is she a glow-in-the-dark toilet seat? Who cares, this is fantastic!

  12. CHBK says:

    Grey Guy’s daughter?

  13. magillicuddy says:

    I was thinking something to do with dental hygiene…

  14. Chris Christenson says:

    There is no spoon! – Neo

  15. Kitten K. Boodle says:

    You are adorable, Connie. What a trouper!

  16. Alan says:

    OK,but at least you ‘stirred’ up everyone. The choreographer just ran around yelling ”WHERE’S THE FORK ‘N’ KNIFE?”

  17. Bernardo says:

    Sorry to say, spoons are concave, and toilet seats are not.

  18. ScoutC says:

    Yet through it all, she maintained—JAZZ HANDS!!!

  19. TRAGU says:

    Hey! I’m from Brantford!!
    I don’t remember seeing the ice show with the skating sperm, though!

  20. AMANDA says:

    I love too how on top of everything else, she is posed on top of carpet, with chalk lines where to stand, thus forcing an even more awkward pose. The balloons make it look like she is a spoon to be used for someone’s cake at a birthday party. Could they not have taken the photo on ICE with some sort of Beauty and the Beast background at least?

  21. bunny says:

    What doesn’t flush you only makes you stronger…

  22. laughinginohio says:

    Childhood is tough duty! I envy you being able to ice skate though! Well, you survived to tell the story! You’re adorable anyway, despite the costume.

  23. OneEighthWhiteBodewadmi says:

    You poor, poor child. Look at you trying to smile… poor, poor thing…

  24. Kit says:

    Maybe if she had made a criss cross cut along the top, she could have been a spork.

  25. MK says:

    I feel Bad for the skating Spork

  26. Ang says:

    I was way off… I thought she looked like a Q-tip. Regardless, it’s just not right.

  27. Ger says:

    First time I laughed so hard I cried on this site!!
    So sorry you had to wear the outfit…

  28. PD says:

    I guess they didn’t have silver unitards back in ’93. Man, how times have changed.

  29. Mama of 4 says:

    Connie, thanks for sharing such a funny story! In my book, you’re a STAR!

  30. jen says:

    OMG she’s a sperm.

  31. user2 says:

    That’s funny… toilet seat was my first thought!

  32. Snorbert says:

    Yup, toilet seat. No two ways about it.

  33. all about P says:

    thanks for this! I totally cracked up, great way to start my morning!

  34. Kari says:


  35. Jo says:

    Ummm….a “spoon” is not what I was thinking….

  36. kbm says:

    Glow in the dark toilet seat…. roflmao!!!!

  37. Scott says:

    I didn’t think toilet seat at first. My first thought was sperm…

  38. An actor who visited my school said he left Broadway after hearing too many exchanges like this: “Dave’s in Beauty and the Beast!” “Which part?” “Third spoon on the left.”

  39. senora_jennifer says:

    Too bad they couldn’t break out the good silver!

  40. DrStrangelove says:


  41. JerseyPam says:

    “Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down…”
    That song will be stuck in my head all day now.

  42. steph says:

    I was going to say you look more like an egg than a spoon but then realized, who cares! You pushed the banana munchers out of sight and for that , you look like a princess to me!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Alissa says:

    The white outfit makes it look more like a disposable cheap plastic spoon. Perhaps the Beast had fallen on hard times.

  44. Mamajamz says:

    Oh, honey. The toilet seat head. The white unitard. On the bright side, you pulled it off as well as anyone could. Kudos for your dignity, nice posing, and big smile. I think sometimes directors have a sadistic streak.

  45. newhere says:

    Yep, that definitely does look like a toilet seat on your head.

  46. peggy says:

    This is truly hilarious. Poor YOU!

  47. Jules says:

    Hmmm…I thought she was supposed to be a skating sperm.

  48. JimD says:

    The unitard – not so horrible.
    The toilet seat – yeah, it’s bad. Real bad.

  49. naomi says:

    spoon and toilet seat aren’t what came to mind when i saw this photo. male reproductive contribution was my thought. i thought maybe there was a remake on ice of “everything you wanted to know about sex” made by woody allen.

  50. Joakim says:

    Please update this post with one picture of her “glowing in the dark”. Love the story behind.

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