so, I'm "it"
so, several days ago I was tagged by the ever so lovely Jen Vecc, the mission this time if I choose to accept it was to reveal 6 unusual things about myself.....
so, here goes 6 unusual things, the "little kid edition"
1- I am allergic to evergreen trees, so yes...Christmas Trees. This was an unknown allergy for many years. Growing up in NH we always had a giant real tree in our house, that was put up immediately following Thanksgiving, and then taken down after New Years.
So yeah, the tree was up for over a month every year, and every year by the time Christmas would roll around I was sick, sinus infection, lung infection, and so very tired.
Every year...the same, my parent chalked it up to me being "overly excited" about the holiday and what not, the my poor little body was just worn out, that is until the year I ended up in the hospital and there were tests done.
so, yeah now I am a fake tree girl, this year I think we are going to get a giant neon blue tree, like Elvis had in Graceland.
2- when I was little I took all the family photos out of the albums and replaced it with my sticker collection, which was then quickly replaced with my collection of images I cut out of fashion magazines, I remember buying Vogue and Bazaar off the news stand when I was really small, starting at age 5 or 6, I loved them so much!!!
3- In 2nd grade I decided to sing in the school talent show, though I was too shy to actually go to the auditions, I did have a private audition and was accepted (um, they accepted everyone). They had little faith in me as I backed out of the talent show the year before at the last minute due to extreme fear.
I was very shy, most of the people probably thought I was a mute, or an idiot savant, so when the time came I did get on stage, and I did sing, it was "Maybe" from Annie...Annie was huge that year.
anyway, long story short there wasn't a dry eye in the place and I got my first ever standing ovation. I blame this moment and the Brady Bunch episode where Marcia plays Juliet in the play on why I went to school for acting and did theater for years.
(I kid when I say blame....I still love the theater)
4- I went to a Catholic School growing up, yet I was not allowed to make my first communion with the rest of the kids, I had to have a priest do it on my own, I was not baptized as a Catholic and the church did not think of my birth as being "holy"...
like I was a devil baby or some such nonsense, when in reality it was because my parents eloped, but times were different then, and that was a big deal, this was of course before the Catholic Church was overrun by the bad publicity of pedophile priests.
lol, can you tell I'm not Catholic anymore?
5- one summer I spent all of my time writing a play, it was a courtroom drama with a twist ending, when I was done I had my mom act it out with me, I got to play the hot shot lawyer in the play, she got to play the "real" criminal and everyone else...the big twist was that the "real criminal" was actually the star witness for the prosecution, it was so cool.
in reality I know it made no sense, as I remember being small I knew it made no sense, but I needed the twist ending...
SO that is that, all the nit wit, tid bits from me being a little kid. I am now supposed to tag people, but it seems that when I tag people most don't want to do it, then I have guilt because I feel bad, blah, blah...
so, consider this an open tag to any and all who want to do it, you don't have to do the little kid variation that I did, just your own thing.
ok so that's that....Craftin Outlaws is tomorrow, so if you are in the Columbus Area please plan on coming to visit me and saying hi, I enjoy it when people buy my stuff, and or buy me drinks (the pros to doing a show at a bar), for those of you who are far away this means that everything in my shop will be going into edit mode, and may or may not be coming back....so if there are things you just "have to have", get them now.
The photo in today's post is of my latest piece, it's called "My Black Eyed Rival"