ok... sorry... I SWEAR this will be my last post about noses!!! ....maybe.
First off... I'd like to announce the winner of the Cartoon Calamity..... by a decision of 13 to 3....
Hong KONG PHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOEY!!!!!
I know... stupid. but it's me, so there ya have it.
MELISSA has this thing now where she makes people list three things when they're leaving comments... and yesterday's topic got me thinking. no... fear not... I'm not going to make y'all list shit... I'm happy when I just get a comment... much less expect any of you to really WORK in them!!!
anywaaaaaays.... the topic was something along the lines of what celebrities did you idolize growing up, and whether or not you had their posters hanging in your room.
This reminded me of a crush I had, which may just very well be the root of my strangeness... or at least explain why I don't think there's a damn thing wrong with my nose.
Ladies and Gentlemen.... I had the BIGGEST crush on Barry Manilow.
yes... I had my 2XL stocked full of Barry's 8-tracks. ....my Holly-Hobby record player knew his grooves inside and out. I WAS Mandy... and I came and I gave without taking. ....I wore feathers in my hair and a shirt cut up to there. ( yes, I know Lola's dress was cut DOWN to there, but I was a KID, for crying out loud.... my parents would NOT let me wear anything low-cut!!! SHEESH!!) ...I fantasized about Rico and Tony and really believed that Barry knew my soul.
I even wished on a turkey bone one year that I would become fatally ill as a child so Barry would come and visit me. (PS... the whole wish-thing-on-the-turkey-bone does NOT work... as I survived my childhood with very little illnesses and had no such visit from my idol...)
Over the years my undying love faded and moved on to Simon LeBon from Duran Duran and Jon Farriss from INXS.... I drove my parents crazy with the music, concerts, and Duran-INXS-EVERYTHING..... and so it goes... my life as a teen-aged girl.
In college I discovered real boys and club music, and never looked back. But the older I've gotten, I've found I'm able to think on the musical influences that surrounded me growing up.... and really appreciate it. Granted, having real money to BUY all of this said music has also helped... but my point is I love all sorts of music now... (but do not have any posters hanging in my house. ) ... I'd go so far as to say I like pretty much every genre of music now... well .... except maybe country. a few songs or artists here and there, but generally speaking... not so much.
But despite my wide variety of likes now...... I've always kept a small place in my heart... a real soft spot.... for my Barry.....
nose and everything.
Looks like we made it, Barry.... looks like we made it.