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I don’t know this girl.
But, does anyone REALLY know anyone else?
Well, I suppose, relatives know each other. And couples that have been together forever.
But, other than that… does anyone really know anyone else?
I am going to call her “Andrea.”
I love the double bird-flipnicity of this picture. Though she should have her thumbs stuck out a bit on each hand, like little teacup handles. (See Eminem in 8 MILE and Jen Jen Aniston in OFFICE SPACE for proper bird-flipping technique.)
Andrea is pretending that she doesn’t like having her picture taken. She really does. She just doesn’t want other people knowing that she enjoys it. (Like some people with reality TV… or masturbation.)
Andrea wears that neckplace to try to pretend that she’s a bad-ass.
She is not. She did once shoot a man in Reno, just to watch him die. But, who hasn’t at this point?
Andrea’s been hurt before. Hence the gun/heart motif. She tells herself – and anyone that will listen – that it won’t happen again. It will.
I think it was Charles Darwin who first made note of the fact that any attempts to “scare off predators will always be undone by making cute scrunchy faces.”
Andrea’s favourite song is The Cure’s “Friday I’m In Love.” It doesn’t bother her that her music snob friends say it isn’t a “real” Cure song. She also has fourteen Duran Duran songs on her ipod. She doesn’t give much of a shit what you think of that either. But, she’d NEVER admit that she has that Celine Dion song from TITANIC on there.
I don’t blame her.
So, this is Andrea.
I like her hat.