Thursday, November 29, 2007

McJagger and the Doody Sandwich

I've been tagged by Jen, the talented crocheter/seamstress of The fabled needle. Here are ten weird or little known things about me:

1. I got arrested the night before the S.A.T.s for throwing stuff off my parent's balcony. My friend and I hit a moving police car as it turned a corner. Woops!

2. I'm a major sugar addict. I can't go even one day without a few sweet things. Once I had to cut all yeast out of my diet for a week and I still put a spoonful of sugar in my coffee each morning. Diets are pretty much out of the question.

3. My first star obsession was with Adam Ant when I was in seventh grade. My best friend Maya and I spent all our allowance money on his albums, posters, and buttons for our jean jackets. We eventually got to see him play at Radio City. We even wrote him letters. My second and last star obsession was with Robert Smith.

4. Maya and I were also obsessed with gay men in seventh grade. We went to school in NYC's west village where gay men are abundant, and we thought they were the best thing ever. We hung out outside a gay bar (Uncle Charlie's) on Friday nights with a Polaroid camera and notebook, asking various men if they could help us with a school project by answering questions. We took their photos, and asked what their favorite bands were, where in the world they would want to live if they could live anywhere, and what their favorite foods were. None of them turned us down and I still have a baggy full of the Polaroids in a box in the closet. The pictures freak me out because I now realize that some of those men must be dead as the photos were taken right when AIDS was starting to infect people but no one realized what it was yet.

5. Later in high school I was the youngest (and first under 18) person to volunteer at Gay Men's Health Crisis. I wanted to do in-home visits with a client to help him (or her) with tasks he was too ill to perform. I went through an intensive training and then they discovered that I could not do the job due to insurance issues because I was too young. I ended up working instead at the recreation center, serving meals and playing mixed tapes on Friday nights. My pal Emily joined me and we enjoyed our junior year spending Friday nights eating and boogying with a group of really fun adults.

6. I have been to a psychic twice in my life (different psychics). Both times I went just for kicks not expecting much out of it. Both times I was told I would have two sons. The first time when I was in high school I was told I would end up either a teacher or a nurse. I've already been a teacher and am still considering switching to pediatric nursing. This same first psychic also told me that I would live a long life but die a violent death (thanks for nothing b'yotch!)

7. When I was a kid I thought Mick Jagger was an Irish person who was called by his last name, McJagger.

8. The only thing I ever wanted to be when I grew up was a writer. That and a mother. At least I got one out of two. And I'm not dead yet, so we'll see.

9. A few years ago my cousins and I cranked called my grandmother and whispered, "Do you want a doody sandwich?" She said she would love a doody sandwich. We never told her it was us.

10. When I was 27 I declared bankruptcy due to credit card debt. It never caused me any problems and I have zero debt to this day. Yippee!

OK, I now tag Kimmy, Jen Tiffany, Daryl, and Linda.

9 comments:

AnastasiaC said...

loved reading this!!
whats a doody sandwich? haha...i love going to psychics...so much fun!

futuregirl said...

Your Grandmother sounds like a hoot!

Kim said...

You really made me laugh out loud with the doody sandwich. I can't believe you crank-called your own grandma! So cheeky! So naughty!

Violette Crumble said...

I come from a long line of people who love potty humor. I have a feeling she must have known it was us calling, but it sure gave my young cousins a great evening.

yusufyusuf said...

Nice blog...

Elliette Devine said...

this list is so inspirational to me and is making me want to make a list like this for my own blog i'm trying to revive. And number 7 made me cackle. like, i really cackled because i laughed so hard!

yay! i am so happy that i'm reading fun things again... i must remember that there are wonderful things to read that aren't the depressing daily events i'm forced to keep up with all of the time!

i can't wait to read more tomorrow. xoxo

Carole said...

Hey there! You reminded me of my younger days. My friends and I used to sneak off to the Village (parents would have freaked if they knew)and visit the coffee houses. Sometimes we'd just walk around. My girlfriend Lois' neighbor was a hairdresser with many gay friends, and we'd sometimes meet them down there as well. What fun we had! Thanks for the memories.

jen said...

o, this was great! thanks so much for the entertainment. :)


(p.s. i'm a sugar-addict too.)

Veronica TM said...

you are a riot! i loved reading this and would love to hang out with you some day, i imagine you have amazing stories to tell, jessica.