January 10, 2011


Laurie, age 4
Woodland Hills, California (1981)

As a kid, I always enjoyed dressing up in more 'boyish' clothes. 

"I Was Born To Boogie" 
I loved my Star Wars figures, and hated Barbie dolls.

I wore boys Under-roos (Superman was my favorite!) and played sports.  

I knew I was really different around the age of 12 when I was working as a camp counselor in training and developed a crush on my counselor Erica.

Erica was just beautiful and always made me nervous when I was in her presence.

The rest is history...

I love this picture of me -- I was a cute kid!

Laurie's first, famous-person same sex crushes:
Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Go's) & Madonna

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DJ Paul V. said...

No doubt about it, Laurie - you were a cute 'lil butchie! :) xo

Anonymous said...

so cute!

Anonymous said...

My little brother had the same shirt!

Anonymous said...

She looks so serious about boogie-ing!

Anonymous said...

This is great, Laurie! Thank you for sharing this!! Reminds me of myself a little bit, although I was less born to boogie as born to knit and raise a family of cats. :) Love it!

thatwastheact said...

Bettcha you're plenty cute...all-ways.