One of my little hobby-type-things is finding pictures at thrift stores of people I don't know or have never met. I like contemplating the who what and where of them. A business meeting? Or our secret underground government?
When I was a kid I was obsessed with creating my own weapons and armor. (I was also obsessed with the term "radical"). This is a prototype of a suit for the characters in the video game "Double Dragon".
FYI, the jet slippers are not used for flying, but for powering kicks.
Now, I would never call myself a hero. .. ...but the Virginia Department of Health would.
This award makes it sound like I saved someones life. Perhaps by emptying out a pen and shoving it down the throat of someone who was unable to breath due to an allergic reaction to something. Or maybe I improvised a tourniquet out of my shirt and stopped a gunshot victim from bleeding out.
Nope, I updated content on a public health website.
But it looks good on my trophy case.
(the large green one was given to me by the Chicago Sashay Company. The other is an "award" given out by iO to the best drunken spectacle. I am proud of the former and ashamed of the latter.)
Yes, that is me in my collarless black shirt and sport jacket. That was even uncool, even in the 90's. And also yes, That is Bobby McFerrin of "Don't Worry Be Happy" fame.
This was taken on a trip with my High School Orchestra to see one of his concerts. I was way too over eager to meet him and when I got the chance to talk to him I blew it:
Me: Your great!
Him: (says nothing and signs my "Best of Bobby McFerrin CD")
I guess a "Best Of" CD is the worst thing to have someone sign. It is essentially admitting that you are not interested enough in someones work to buy a full album, just what the record label deems worthy.
Yeesh, well hopefully I will never have to collaborate with Bobby on a project... Awkwardsville!
So I moved recently as a result of sudden and dramatic "quote" life-changes "unquote".
In said move I discovered boxes full of objects that I had long forgotten about and in some cases still don't remember at all.
This process of discovery has made the process of unpacking go way... way... way... ... slower.
So in order to add one more "way" to that equation, I have decided to blog about the most interesting things I find and what they conjure up from my past.
Some may be funny, some may be painful, some will be creepy, but most of them will be for my enjoyment only. Like going through a family album with someone whose family you do not know, it will only be fun for one person.