Monday, November 5, 2007

More About Meme

Thanks to Toni at A Tale of Two Kiddies for the tag on the 7 Unique Things meme. I’ll do my best to not lay bare parts of my essence which I’ve bared before.

1. A confirmed Springsteen fanatic, I once flew into Chicago to see his show. Hanging out in the hotel lobby with my best friend, who had flown in from the East Coast to see Springsteen, in walks Springsteen, schlepping his guitar and going up to his room.

2. In my crazier youth, my best friend and I got a line on where Springsteen lived – this was long before we was married – and left notes in his mailbox. One drive-by, I really had to pee. Went into the bushes. Poison ivy. I’ll just leave it at that.

3. My first airplane trip was from Hawaii to Boston. I was 12.

4. My first Greyhound bus trip was from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco. I was 21.

5. I bought a sweater from Esprit in 1986. I wear it every night around the house until I go to bed. If my sweater were a person, it would be of legal drinking age.

6. In the old days of my misspent youth, the drinking age for alcohol other than beer and wine was 18 in the state next to mine. We would go for hour-long drives while seniors in high school in order to buy booze.

7. I have never worn make-up. I never will. I guess I’ll have to write that into my will so the undertaker doesn’t purty me up for any services.

Whom should I tag? Whom should I (potentially) annoy the crap out of? I really wish I read some blogs by people I hate because I’d tag them now. Alas, I don’t. Oh, I know! I’ll just not tag anyone. Yes, I will be the sole person responsible for the breaking of this tag. I shall break the entire blogosphere; nay, the entire Internet itself.

Alternatively, you could tag yourself, and leave a comment here that says you did, and I will go and read your wonderful unique things and bask in the glory of our shared uniquity. Or do I mean a den of inequity?

The rules of this are: 1. Link to your tagger and post rules. 2. Share 7 facts about yourself, some random and some weird. 3. Tag 7 people at the end of the post and list their names. 4. Let them know they were tagged by a comment on their blog.


Bren said...

I, too, had an Espirit shirt that I wore everywhere!

Toni said...

I am proud of you for #7. You go, girl. How ever did you not start wearing makeup? My 7 yr. old loves the stuff already even though I constantly tell her that she is too pretty and young for it.

Mike Minzes said...

Great meme answers!

Anonymous said...

I may be desperate for a post later this month and may have to tag myself.

I love your Espirit sweater story. And your Springsteen tales. Seriously, you're my hero for putting letters in his mailbox.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

What a fun meme to read! I also would like to know how the "no make-up" thing came about. And that you have NEVER worn make-up. I mean, not even mascara? Do a post on this, woman! I am dying to hear this story!

Maria said...

I always wanted to say that I have never worn makeup. I started when I was 16 and now I am a lipstick whore. I HAVE to have my bright red lipstick and feel naked without it.

I loved Springsteen too...but, um, not enough to pee in his yard....:)

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I was an Esprit junkie too. You like BRRUUUUCCEE? really? :)

And I love (LOVE) that you are natural and don't cake on the make-up. I bet Bruce would agree with me.

Jeni said...

My little Princess Maya here is already well on the way to being able to write her own makeup manual by the time she is maybe seven or eight! She LOVES getting into lipstick or her big sister's eye makeup and blush and drives us nuts trying to keep her out of that stuff. So she compensates with crayons or markers. I will say this though, I think it is a lot easier to clean crayons and marker off a four-year-old though than it is to scrub down walls! Can't have my cake and eat it too so choosing between the two there, I'll opt to let her color herself any shade she wants so I don't have to scrub the walls! BTW - that you so much for posting a good and interesting MEME and also, for not tagging others too. I love reading those things but I hate trying to do 'em cause my brain goes deader than dead then!

Anonymous said...

I can't decide what is worse -- the poison ivy or the Greyhound bus. Well, actually, worst would be on the bus with poison ivy.

g said...

Thank goodness I'm not the only one who would seem to wear throwaways. Nothing beats comfy, and yes, most of the time, makeup is not comfy. Booze can be comforting... eeep.

SusieJ said...

Fascinating about the make-up. No experimenting? And I love number 2.


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