Wednesday, July 04, 2007
I'm a Rockin' Girl!
My silly friend, Nic, nominated me for this award. Not exactly for the content of my blog, but because we're still just glad we get called "girl" once in a while, (mixed in with all those ma'am's!)
I'm sure there was a time in my life when I was a Rockin' Girl - I'm sure of it!!
I think it happened sometime between being President of the National Honor Society, 2nd in my high school graduating class, Class VP, etc., and well...getting married at 27. Let's face it, that gave me 9 years to do something rockin.
So, just for fun, I'll remember some of those times...those times when I was actually cool for a while - or thought I was, lol.
1) Living in NH, I was very politically active, and the company I worked for hosted all of the Democratic and Republican Candidates for the 1988 elections. I was one of 9 employees (interestingly enough, those selected were all single girls in their 20's at the time!) to cater these forums. It was an interesting few weeks, and I partied with more than a few top name candidates, secret service guys, and the various entourages that trailed along. I was all Paris Hilton, living the celeb life, for a while.
2) I won a wet t-shirt contest at a biker bar once. I still have the "Party Naked" t-shirt that I won for my stunning performance, lol.
3) I jumped out of my friend Ken's 40th birthday cake, donning red one-piece union jack pj's, and a tutu. I danced to "Leave Your Hat On" by Joe Cocker (whom I saw in concert once!)
4) This same friend, Ken, and I made roast beef sandwiches on a ceiling after a particularly festive night at a town hall dance. Note: things stick better with mayonnaise.
5) I once went to a Halloween dance at the same Town Hall, dressed with three other friends as crayons. My friend Allison mooned a police officer, and I charmed her way clear of getting in trouble by giving my sister's phone number to the officer (he had dated her years before in high school). He then basically stalked my sister for months on end - showing up at her house uninvited, calling her, etc. - She was already married with two kids at the time.
6) I was pulled up on stage during a "Sawyer Brown" (I know, no one knows who they are!) concert because I was wearing pink high-top Converse that matched one of the bass players. He stopped the concert and autographed them for me! Funny thing is, Dakotah now has a HUGE obsession with Converse running shoes.
7) I once dated a sales rep from the company I worked for who was easily 20 years my senior. He romanced me like the sugar daddy he was - taking me to concerts, out to dinner, his weekend cottage, etc.
We "broke up" because the last date I had with him was to meet him in this very posh restaurant for dinner. He requested that I wear red. I showed up in a red dress, spotted him, and he rose to meet me. As he guided me back to "our" table, there was a woman sitting there (also in red) who could have been my very own twin - except she, too, was 20 years my senior! She introduced herself as his wife, and told me she had heard wonderful things about me.
Needless to say...I had heard NOTHING about her - and I ended that relationship very, very quickly!!!
8) I once bought a car because the sales rep who test drove it with me flirted shamelessly with me, and told me that my eyes matched the color blue it was, and that my blonde hair was gorgeous. It was a blue Dodge Daytona - the car that later became the "Official Car of the NHL" - something I'm sure totally impressed my soon-to-be husband when I met him.
So...there you go - I was cool - or foolish - or a little bit of both at one time.
Now, I'm everything your Daddy wants you to grow up to be, lol - responsible, moral, boring...
People describe me as "inspiring" and "sweet." I volunteer, carpool my kids around in a MINIVAN, advocate for my children, am active in their schools, etc.
I cook homemade meals, and bake cookies for friends.
But, hey, sometimes I bring along a bottle of wine. Does that help me retain my Rockin' Girl status?
Did I mention I have a tatoo???