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LeahMouse: The Early Years

1984
1984

I was a pudgy little baby once!

1987
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
1987

Dad showing me how to properly handle a firearm.

1989
1989

Rockin' my awesome overalls with my Aunt's dog, Shorty.

1992
1992

Dad used to take me on his motorcycle(s) all the time. I loved it and I miss it

1993
1993

The Christmas candy was overwhelming.

1996
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
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
1998

Yes, I was a cheerleader...sigh.

1999
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
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
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
2001

Deeply engrossed in a John Saul novel and exploiting my Resting Bitch Face to it's fullest potential.

2001
2001

I was the world's happiest baritone player... Marching band was seriously the best four years of my youth, though.

2001
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
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
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
2002

Yay, I graduated and stuff!

2003
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
2003

I had to total my favorite car - its name was LittleMouse. This was at the car funeral I had for it.

2004
2004

At Niagara Falls, wearing a Malfoy shirt.

2004
2004

Waiting for pizza outside Papa John's...one that I would later work at, twice, and get unjustly fired from once.

2004
2004

Doing something in the kitchen while wearing pajamas...I don't know.

2005
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.