Monday, October 24, 2005

Selling Out to The Women

TWICE now, I've been tagged for this survey that reeks of pyramid schemes and chain letters. Enough pitching, Laura and Maestra Pescadora, I'LL SIGN.

Rules of the game: Post 5 WEIRD and RANDOM facts about yourself, then at the end of the list the names of 5 people who are next in line to do this. Also leave a comment on their blog to let them know.

1. My father's family has known this wealthy Argentine investor and his wife for many years. When I was six or seven, they took my family on a trip to Bariloche and gave me two eye-opening firsts: my first experience with using an emergency brake to park on an impossibly steep incline and my first Barbie doll.

2. I was obsessed with all things Victorian for FAR. TOO. LONG. I am ashamed of myself for ever thinking that "Cordelia" and "Cornelia" were acceptable names and that doilies should be used liberally in home decorating. Please forgive my naivete; I was twelve.

3. My first (non-babysitting) job was working for a local gourmet grocery store in the meat department. I worked there for two summers and could eyeball quantities of ground beef and chicken breast to within a tenth of a pound. I came home reeking of meat and usually had to shower to get the smell out. Wow, that was disgusting.

4. I had mycoplasmic pneumonia when I was ten years old (and a couple more times after that) and the doctor prescribed Erythromycin for ten days or something. I took it without fail for seven and woke up on the eight day with what I can only describe as HiveFace. My parents made me go to church before it fully healed. I was mortified.

5. I saw Kevin Bacon in the Syracuse airport last June. He and his brother were in town for the Taste of Syracuse festival which my coworker and I had hit up the night before, although we missed his act and had not even heard he was there. I was standing at my gate, waiting for my flight home after a homeschool conference, when I noticed a man wearing sunglasses and a black leather jacket (with his trademark hair, I later realized) because he kept looking over at me. Annoyed, I continued talking to this delightful, tiny Indian woman (a brilliant Chemistry professor) who was intrigued by the concept of "homeschooling" and offered her help with research questions if I ever needed it. Only when KB walked by to board his plane did I hear his voice and recognize him. The second time I was too busy talking to a scientist to notice a famous person, boss and I went to Spamalot on Broadway and we saw Marc Cherry during intermission. Apparently this is a habit of mine.

I hereby confer the guilt of a "tag" to: Mair, Plankiest, SBP, guacemily, and JMaraJade. Because you people are random and wonderful, and I want some funny!


Moi said...


Jackscolon said...

Kevin Bacon, huh? and he wasn't making out with some dude? Weird...

Don Quixote said...

You forgot the other famous person you and "boss" saw. "Boss" kept telling you that this person was a famous director, but "boss" could not place him. Of course, if "boss" could not place him, perhaps he's not so famous.

E.A.P said...

moi - Stop gloating. ;)

jackscolon - Um, he was with his brother, so if he was making out with him, that's incest. And we frown upon that sort of thing here at FyF.

don quixote - I was too busy being proud of myself for having recognized MC from one publicity still and interview. Did you ever figure out who your guy was? Also, the quotation marks are making me think you dislike your FyF name and I'm sorry, but if I reveal your initials, it won't take long before my cover is blown and I will have to crank out an exposé before Christmas. So there, "boss." >;)

Don Quixote said...

I put "boss" in quotes because you should know that I am NOT your boss. Your boss is the same as my boss.

The famous person was director Gary Marshall.