Continuing to make my way through the
outpost of my brain questions y’all asked of me ages ago.
Jenn said … : Where did you grow up? As a child were you a girlie girl or a Tomboy? What were you into? How many siblings do you have? Who was your celebrity crush in Junior High and High School?
I grew up in Frederick, Maryland, which is a suburb of Washington, DC. It was a great place to grow up – small town feel in a large town. Gorgeous, thriving downtown area. Great schools. I actually lived in the Lewistown/Thurmont area until I was 16 and then we moved into town. So I had the best of both worlds (sing it, Hannah) – I had all of the perks of living in the country as a child, and then the convenience of living in town when my social life was becoming important. As a child, some of my favorite things to do were riding my bike to the country store for gum and running blades of grass over the electric fence that ran along our property. Also, I’d entertain guests by showing them how to throw rocks at cow patties. That is some gut-wrenching fun right there. Did you know that if you throw a rock at a cow patty on a cold day that it releases steam? If you’d been my guest, you would’ve.
As a teen, I was into makeup, clothes and boys. See – I TOLD you I was UNIQUE! How many other girls do you know with those exact same likes?!
With two older brothers, it was hard not to be a bit of a tomboy, but I was the one playing in the dirt in a dress. I loved playing trucks and cars in the dirt by the garden, but insisted that I wear dresses. My mom has always told me she used to beg me to wear pants in the winter, but I
was stubborn as all get-out preferred dresses. So our compromise was that I wore pants under my dresses. Not unlike this:
Once again, proof that I am a fashion force to be reckoned with. Or, at least I was in elementary school.
The celebrity crush I remember the most was John Taylor from Duran Duran. Don’t even begin to kid yourselves into believing that I might actually admit to kissing a poster of him once or twice
or 40 times.
I bet he would have appreciated my fashion sense.
I’m not really sure that I have an answer for that. There are different eras that intrigue me. But frankly, I can’t imagine living in a time when I had to clean out rags worn in my under-drawers once a month… or wear wool dresses in 90 degree heat… or pick fleas from my true loves hair. If I had lived then, I would have obviously not known any different and so I would have enjoyed it. Or at least made do. But from where I stand now: an era that doesn’t have access to deodorant and Sonic Caramel Java Chiller is an era that would have stomped all over me and made me cry uncle.
Aren’t I just simply fascinating?