Saturday, December 15, 2007

I'm running out of personal information, 5 facts at a time

There are few things that people don't know about me any more. After responding to a number of memes/tags like this one I feel like there's not much more to reveal. But...when a monkey wearing a fez--especially a monkey doctor wearing a fez--makes a request, you do your damnedest to honor it.

Here goes:

1) At one time in my life I wanted to be a Civil War reenactor. I was always kind of a history geek when I was a kid, I loved acting, I lived in close proximity to historical sites back east (for a while we lived about 2 miles from where Washington crossed the Delaware) and I was 10 years old before I found out the south lost the Civil War. I used to see reenactments and think how cool it would be to do that on weekends. Now, in some goofy way, I suspect that my participation in my department's honor guard might be some kind of compensation for never having done this.

2) For a short period of time I had nearly shoulder-length hair.

3) I partied with Cindy Crawford in her underwear.

Well, really, I
saw her in Sears maternity underwear when I was a photographer's assistant and she was in the early stages of her modeling career. I worked for a studio that did catalog work for Sears. For a while I had a Polaroid of her in that outfit (we shot on large format cameras, and took a Polaroid to check exposure and lighting) but one of the merch boys glommed it.

4) I act like sentimental idiot when I'm talking to my dogs, and like to hold scraps of food in my mouth and let them take it.

5) I convinced my youngest daughter that she would be carried off and raised by badgers if she misbehaved. She believed this until she was about 4 years old, when MizBubs took her to Brookfield Zoo and she saw real badgers for the first time.

I tag anyone who feels like doing this, because I've learned that some folks are irritated by being tagged, but I can't remember who they are and I don't want to risk pissing them off. Me, I don't mind being tagged because I'm a blowhard.


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

As always, it's a interesting meme. I like learning more about my favorite bloggers such as yourself.

Katy's cell said...

darn why did Miz Bubs take her to the zoo?
greetings from Vegas - well from the conference room anyway. they have us chained to the table while torturing us with boring, monotone speakers. thank god for web enabled cell phones so I can catch up on my blog reading and for the make it yourself starbucks coffee station outside the meeting room.

vegas jin said...


I am sooooooo full.
I ate lunch at Olives.
I ate desserts from Jean Philiipe Pattiserie.
I ate ice cream at Vosges.
I bought chocolates at Vosges.

Now I need to find room for dinner.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Civil War reenactor? Really? Your coolness quotient, which was already astronomical, has just skyrocketed.

You could be on the Simpsons.

lulu said...

Have you read Tony Horowitz's Confederates In The Attic? You would like it.

Bubs said...

Lulu, no, I've heard of it and heard the author interviewed. I'll have to add that to the list.

Barbara, please don't be sarcastic.

Jin, how did you like Olives? Did you get a view of the fountains?
How was Vosges?

Katy, my darn sensible wife and her sensible ideas...

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I wasn't kidding, Bubsy! I think that is so cool!

Anonymous said...

Kids are so gullible. My son was always amazed when I managed to catch him red handed or figure out what he was going to do before he did it. I told him that this was because I had a third eye that was always watching him. You know, one of those off handed explanations parents don't think twice about. Months later, he's stroking my hair, and after he begins to bug the crap out of me, I ask him what the hell he's doing. He said he was looking for my third eye.

Erik Donald France said...

Ha, very good. Do not play Wm S Burroughs' piece "Kill the Badger" to anyone under 18, then.

One of my friends was a reenactor, American Revolution mostly, some C.W. It was fun to visit the bivouac -- and then go back into an air conditioned car and drive away.

vegas jin said...

Olives must have been pretty good considering I just had had dinner there tonight. heehee.
The BEST ravioli I've ever tasted.
Lightly sweetened butternut squash filled ravioli drizzled with browned butter in a light fresh sage sauce.
I could only eat half considering I had three desserts today plus uh... nevermind. *grin*
I walked back from dinner hoping I'd be able to finish the ravioli before I have to leave for my flight.
I had a FABULOUS time. Thanx a million for all of your suggestions!!!

SkylersDad said...

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