Welcome home, Miss America

The MIss America Pageant is returning to the Boardwalk Convention Hall in Atlantic City this year after its multi year exile in Vegas. I grew up down the block from Convention Hall. I remember watching the Miss America Pageant and feeling so inadequate I wanted to die. I just knew I’d never be pretty enough or thin enough or talented enough. I mean, once you’ve had a one armed baton twirler, there is no up to go.

So I’m glad Miss America is returning to Atlantic City so that other girls growing up there have a chance to have an inferiority complex as enormous as mine from watching it every year. It’s nice to see tradition continue.