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10 Things About Me...

Ten Things That I've Done That You *Probably* Haven't

1. Helped Nicholas Cage find his lost photo order.
2. Developed and printed crime scene photos for the police department in Daly City, CA
3. Eloped because I was a bridesmaid in 3 weddings in 1 year. (See #4.)
4. Got married by a Judge Judy look-alike at San Francisco City Hall.
5. In 1980, I met my friend's "creepy piano playing nemesis" (her description) at Loyola Music School and it turned out to be little Harry Connick, Jr. before he was famous.
6. Sang at 5 gigs and fell in love over one long 4th of July weekend.
7. Thought a life-sized stuffed LSU tiger mascot was a real tiger on the side of my parents' house until my smirking brother, who rescued it from a dumpster, told me it was fake. (I was not the only family member tricked by him.)
8. At 10 years old, I beat up the neighborhood bully to protect my brothers but don't remember doing it. (My brothers recall it as one of the best things I ever did.)
9. Cried so much over the sad fate of live minnows my father bought as bait that he let them swim free to calm me down.
10.Learned to tie my shoes using a giant dictionary and a jump rope.

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weelisa
Feb. 24th, 2005 11:40 am (UTC)
At 10 years old, I beat up the neighborhood bully to protect my brothers but don't remember doing it. (My brothers recall it as one of the best things I ever did.)

Cool! I did something *very* similar. This smart alec boy just wouldn't stop calling me "fatty" (I still had all of my baby fat but apparently, an adult sized temper.) I told him to stop, he wouldn't stop. I told him again. Finally I grabbed him, threw him down on the sidewalk and proceeded to grab him by the hair and pound his skull into the cement. It took my mom and his mom to pull me off.

He was never a problem again... ;]
silverdee
Feb. 24th, 2005 01:34 pm (UTC)
The bully wasn't a problem for my brothers after that either. It's just weird to me that I have no recollection of this. My dad said I must have been traumatized so I blocked it out. But my mom's take is that I just took care of a problem that needed solving and moved on with my life. I have to agree with my mom because if it was something I felt bad about it, I would remember it.
luxlis
Feb. 24th, 2005 01:17 pm (UTC)
In response to the beating up the neighborhood bully thing... First of all, I'm not nearly brave enough to do something like that. However when I was 10 I pretended that I was really mad and slapped my next door neighbor/best friend because I wanted to see what it was like. I'll never forget the stunned look on her face. Man, that was great. It just felt great.

Your parents always tell you that hitting is wrong. But why does it feel so right?
silverdee
Feb. 24th, 2005 01:36 pm (UTC)
From the way my brothers tell the story, I don't think bravery was the issue. I got crazy mad when I saw this mean kid picking on my little brothers and just went after him. One of them said it was like something out of a movie. Maybe I have rage syndrome.
luxlis
Feb. 24th, 2005 01:56 pm (UTC)
Maybe you had like a rage blackout.... if such a thing exists.
silverdee
Feb. 24th, 2005 02:09 pm (UTC)
My husband says I black out all the time. But he has a habit of talking to me while I'm reading. He knows that I am not responsible for conversations I have when I am reading. ;-)
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