Behind The Awkwardness

Free Skate - Behind The Awkwardness

Free Skate

“I thought it would be great to ring in the new year by volunteering & supporting the Albany Allstars Roller Derby (un-finished) calendar project back in 2011. I really did use this as an awkward (yet endearing, I hope!?) Seasons Greetings family card!”

(submitted by Kate)

Neighbors - Behind The Awkwardness

Neighbors

“I am not certain how or why this picture took place since I was the youngest  (being held by the ninja). However, I have been told that the ninja was in fact our neighbor, what I question is why my sisters and I were such willing participants. Hey, mom and dad- why didn’t you tell us about “stranger danger?”

(submitted by Helen)

Just the Facts - AFP Hall Of Fame

Just the Facts

“This is a photo of my sister (the murderer), my brother (the reporter), and my Dad (the victim). The way I’ve heard the story told, as I was still a few years from being born, they lived next to a reporter for the local news channel and one day, my dad decided it would be funny to stage this picture…complete with “blood stains” on his back. The back of the picture actually says, “Just the Facts, Ma’am, 8/01/75.”

(submitted by Elizabeth)

The Baptism - Babies

The Baptism

“I think my family might have liked Seinfeld.”

(submitted by Amelia)

Happy Boob Year! - Behind The Awkwardness

Happy Boob Year!

“Me (small guy in the center) and my family at my Uncle Dale’s house for New Years. My dad (on the far left) thought they said “Happy Boob Year!” My mom tells me she never drank, ever. Right.”

(submitted by Eric)

Christmas Casual - Behind The Awkwardness

Christmas Casual

“Just a couple of newlyweds enjoying their first Christmas together!! This was over 25 years ago, we would probably need a king size sheet today! LOL”

(submitted by Jeannie)

Nothing’s Permanent - Behind The Awkwardness

Nothing’s Permanent

“I was pushing my brother’s GI Joe jeep up the hill.  I was bent over, face down & pushing.  The jeep came out from under me & I smashed my face on the pavement.  To remedy the situation, my mom decided to give me a home perm.  Gotta’ love the busted up face with the 70’s wallpaper & home perm curlers.”

(submitted by Helen)

Giggle Belly - Behind The Awkwardness

Giggle Belly

“My family used to play Giggle Belly.  You start by laying with your head on someones stomach.  When everyone is in place the first person says ‘ha’, the person on their stomach says ‘ha, ha’ and so on.  I am in the teal sweater with the acid washed jeans and 1990’s glasses.”

(submitted by Lindsey)

Mask - Behind The Awkwardness

Mask

“This was taken back in 1971 when I was about 18 months old. My grandmother had one of our cousins dress up as Santa to surprise me and my aunt (who is holding me). I’m not sure what happened to Santa on the way over…..looks like he was run over by one of his reindeer.”

(submitted by Heather)

Red Alert - Behind The Awkwardness

Red Alert

“My mother always dressed my brothers and I alike, but one Christmas, she made everyone do it.  This is the result.  I’m the one who is not smiling because I’m pretty sure I just received a “talking to” for my objection to the madness.”

(submitted by Greg)