I was at a party on Saturday where the president of Houston's facial hair club proudly informed me that Billy Gibbons is a member.
Dean Winters, when Oz was still on, so I had a pretty good idea what I was getting myself into. I was staying at a friend's house, and I remember waking up all hot and bothered and hoping to god that a) it wasn't morning so I could go back to it, and b) that no one would walk in until I could, er, compose myself. Sheesh, this dream was from 1999, and I still remember it pretty well.
@jolie I'm not even sure ours was a "date." We met at Burning Man, hooked up midweek, had sex almost immediately, and never left each other until the end of the event. Four months later, he moved 'cross country to be with me. Four years later, we got married.
God I love that album. I got it as soon as it came out, and 25 years later, I made sure that "Tougher than the rest" and "Tunnel of Love" was on my wedding playlist. In fact, I'm a life-long Springsteen fan, and only those two songs made the playlist.
I sometimes forget not everyone lives in the Gulf Coast. At the height of the season around here (mid-winter) they get down to about a quarter an oyster some places.
AHP, I love your writing so much. Thanks for going beyond the Scandals series.
My bridal party: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stinapag/7109796387/in/set-72157629890560125 One shirt he'd owned for years with cargo pants and chucks. One dress purchased at a thrift store for a price in the low two digits with thrift store shoes. One dress purchased at a probably designer store somewhere in the three digits with shoes probably purchased in the upper three digits. I really, really, really didn't care what they wore. I made the necklaces. Oh, and one dog wore a bow tie. The other had ribbons tied in her hair. The third wore a muzzle.
(Oh, my dress for a wedding in 2003 was $400. I was told "wear navy" and went to a friend who was a fashion designer. I was one of seven, I think, bridesmaids. There were 40 people in the wedding party, because the groom had five siblings, all married, all with kids, and had been in a ton of other weddings. He didn't want anyone to be left out. I really didn't have much to do, because I lived far away from most of the activity. I was moral support through most of the day of and a day or two before. My friend was really, really kind and didn't make me be maid of honor, even though we'd been best friends for 25 years at that point. I had a lot of fun at that wedding.
The dress was actually a two piece dress, and I wore the hell out of the top. I wore the skirt again when I officiated a wedding in 2005.)
@Senza Nome@twitter Oh, yes! I feel so proud of my 12 year old self for picking a band to obsess over that was actually GOOD.
@oudemia Oh, I OWNED Sing Blue Silver and the video collection, complete with uncensored "Girls on Film" and "The Chauffeur". And the "Night Boat" video scared the hell out of me, but I made myself watch it, because it was Duran Duran.
On 10 Things I Believed When I Was A Little Kid In Order Of How Embarrassing They Still Are When I Remember Them Today
@stinapag oh, and my mind was blown when
1.) Captian Hook and the crocodile were enemies of each other AND, independently, enemies of Peter Pan. That there weren't two sides of "good" and "bad" was really hard to absorb.
2.) When I saw "You Only Live Twice" as some Sunday afternoon movie after an Oilers football game and people were SHOT AND KILLED. Up 'til then, I'd only been allowed to watch PBS and the football channel, so everything on TV was real. My mother had to sit me down and explain "acting" to me. It was quite traumatic.