My self portrait. Of course, it was a younger me. I came across this pic when looking throughout my entire childhood photoalbums (500+ pics total) and out of thoes, this was by far my favorite. (The bruises picture was taken as my second favorite.) I love this picture to death on more than one level. For one, it is a great picture in it's content. Nice focusing. But all above that, it reminds me of a very specific childhood memory happening during the most enjoyable experiences I can think of. Which would be going on vacation with my family together down to North Carolina. (back when my Dad was still with my mom) This picture was taken just outside of a beech hotel we stayed at. I remember their pool was nice and warm to cool off in a really hot temperature. I remember there were a lot of different people there, and my older sister, Linday's boyfriend Mike. Reguarding the straw, I can quite vividly recall watching a Looney Toons episode where Daffy Duck used a straw to hide underwater from Elmer Fudd. I wanted to try it for myself, but failed miserably afterwards. =) I am quite sure even my mom doesn't know why I had the straw in my mouth, even though I've been carrying it around with me all that day. =) Now this artwork is currently at my grandparent's house. I love this artwork so dearly, that It have must be shared with who may enjoy it even more than myself.