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LeahMouse: The Early Years

1984
I was a pudgy little baby once!
1987
My dad got me my very own rifle and began teaching me about gun safety very early. I still have this very rifle.
1987
Dad showing me how to properly handle a firearm.
1989
Rockin' my awesome overalls with my Aunt's dog, Shorty.
1992
Dad used to take me on his motorcycle(s) all the time. I loved it and I miss it
1993
The Christmas candy was overwhelming.
1996
I was playing a game of Balderdash with my dad and step-mom, and we were laughing our asses off. And yes, I had braces.
1997
Me and my friend Holly all dressed up for the 50's sock-hop themed dance at school. Her mom made our skirts.
1998
Yes, I was a cheerleader...sigh.
1999
Someone from yearbook came into the class and stuck their camera in my face and went, "SMILE!". This is the face they got.
1999
Freshman year high school Science Club trip to Toronto. We got all dressed up to go see Phantom of the Opera at the Pantages theater. It was the most amazing thing!
1999
Freshman year in high school band. This was taken with a disposable camera - no such thing as smartphones or digital cameras back then!
2001
Deeply engrossed in a John Saul novel and exploiting my Resting Bitch Face to it's fullest potential.
2001
I was the world's happiest baritone player... Marching band was seriously the best four years of my youth, though.
2001
The high school band/choir took a trip to Orlando - this was my response to "beach day". My friend and I spent the whole day in the arcade.
2002
In was in the orchestra for our high school production of "West Side Story", and the makeup people gave me battle wounds backstage.
2002
One of my Senior pictures. This is all the mouse stuff I had from my room - I brought it to the photo studio. I took my nickname very seriously.
2002
Yay, I graduated and stuff!
2003
In my very first apartment in Columbus on High Street when I went to Ohio State. It was a crappy apartment, but I loved it.
2003
I had to total my favorite car - its name was LittleMouse. This was at the car funeral I had for it.
2004
At Niagara Falls, wearing a Malfoy shirt.
2004
Waiting for pizza outside Papa John's...one that I would later work at, twice, and get unjustly fired from once.
2004
Doing something in the kitchen while wearing pajamas...I don't know.
2005
I worked as a Softlines Associate at K-mart and the photography studio guy took my photo during a slow boring day for both of us.
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