Win Win

September 24th, 2011

Win Win - Behind The Awkwardness

The award was for the 1979 Boulder High School marching band winning the best in the state. I played the snare drum, which was extra hard since I had to use one hand to keep my dress/kilt down in case a swift updraft whooshed by. Even though the outfit is gone, I still have the trophy and always manage to bring it on first dates as a conversation starter.

- “Mitch, what’s that 3 foot trophy doing on the table?!”
– “Oh, that old thing? Lemme tell ya a story, m’lady‚Ķ!”

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89 Responses to “Win Win”

  1. mary says:

    I’m so happy for you and yourself. Sounds like you are deeply in love! Seriously, you are brave to post this. You are not alone in having less than flattering school pictures. I wouldn’t be brave enough to share.

  2. I’m Mitchs wife… I’ll answer the real truth to your burning questions…

    1. He is MUCH better looking at 52 than 17, just look at his book “Mitch O’Connell: the worlds best artist”

    2. His “instrument” is near 9″, and very lovely, I might add!

    3. Yes, I did see the “trophy dong” on the 1st date… But our 1st date was 3 days. :)

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