Saturday, October 11, 2008

7 (More) Random Things About Me


I've been 'tagged' again...well, three times...oops, now make that four times since the last (and only) one I responded to. Here we go...

1. I forget how to drive. I keep my drivers license current for identification, and 'just in case' I do need to drive, but I've lived in Manhattan for so many years (and have never missed owning a car which I sold before moving here) that I have pretty much forgotten how to operate a vehicle. When I go to the beach house each year, Ann (my twin sister) drives us everywhere. Sometimes she lets me park.

2. I have never broken a bone or been a patient in a hospital, even for a minute.

3. I have shared a big hug with Smoky Robinson full-on. This was not a personal appearance or concert; I live in New York City- - anything can happen here. He is very warm and has kind eyes.

4. I have eaten at least one apple a day for at least the last 20 years. I love apples.

5. When I first moved here, before Giuliani cleaned up all the organized crime and there was an active 'crew' in my neighborhood, I was made an offer I was expected not to refuse. In exchange all my rent and bills would be paid. It's not what you're thinking, I mean it, in fact I basically had to do nothing. But such an offer to me would mean that they would own me; I didn't want that, so I refused, and then went weeks fearing I was on the Hit List for disrespecting or something. It was a long while before I felt in the clear. I sorta miss those days.

6. As a child, a recurring nightmare I would have whenever I was delirious from having the flu (oddly not when I was well, then I'd have other nightmares I suppose, but this one only came when I was sick) was being in a hospital bed in a room so full of beds you cannot see the end of them...beds to my left and right as far as I can see, beds foot to foot with mine and the others to my sides (so that if someone was in the bed foot-to-foot with mine, we'd be facing each other from our own beds.) And rows and rows of beds beyond those. Everything is white, and there is a nurse in the scene. It absolutely terrified me in unexplainable ways; terror beyond screaming; it made me silent, frozen. And I've often wondered if it's a dream of the neonatal ward from when I was born.

7. I talk to my toy collection. I don't want them to feel lonely. I'm not crazy, just extra polite.

20 comments:

Chris said...

LOL Thanks for the insight into your inner being! :)

sMacThoughts said...

Hahaha, glad you find the humor! :)

FancyPants-design said...

See this is why I tagged you! LOL! I knew you would have some interesting facts! :)

Jordi Gual said...

It is a full image of mystery... : O
or humor… : )

sandy said...

Loved this... great character building experiences, ey?

nicedaydesigns said...

That's great especially the gang but,a very interesting snippet of your life. I just got tagged by someone,and will be posting up my random facts now soon.

sMacThoughts said...

Ok miss fancypants! Thanks :D

jordi: a little of both, perhaps!

sandy: ahahaha, oh yes, a strong character, I've got that!

nicedaydesigns: I am supposed to do two more. Might take me a year, but I will come around and see yours when you are ready!

happygirl? said...

Random... but insightful.

New York sounds like such an interesting place to live. I imagine it provides a variety of colourful inspiration. I live in a very conservative city... so I love hearing about places that have more pizzaz and artistic freedom/acceptance.

Cheers!

ps. awesome photograph

sMacThoughts said...

Very little stands out in a crowd here. And it is literally the city that never sleeps, but then you always feel like your missing out on life, even when you ARE sleeping. ;)

JUNKER JANE said...

Wow, I love to read these kinds of confessions and tales :) Nice post.

*Jennifer* said...

i like the post, but more than that i love the picture. i love how you use the light in your photography. i am not that creative, or rather not that talented to know how to use light the way you do. you(and your sister) are an inspiration to an aspiring photographer to learn and think outside the box of a MWAC. i will continue to stalk your photoraphy:)

sMacThoughts said...

Jane ... I thank you, happy not to bore! :P

Jennifer ... OK now please, what is MWAC?? (and thank you!)

Georgia (AKA g-bug) said...

hmmmm . . . i'm seeing a connection between the apple a day and never being admitted to a hospital. i guess what they say about an apple a day is true!

thanks for the seven randomocities! always fun to read!
:)

*Jennifer* said...

:) sorry...Mom With A Camera!!!

sMacThoughts said...

georgia! You should start a blog called "Randomocities"!! what a wonderful word. :))

Jennifer .... sheesh, now how would I know THAT?!! :D

Sandy Mastroni said...

now... is that you in this photo ?
IF you were as polite as you SAY you are ....You would be offering baby doll an apple !
speaking of apples , is this how you stay thin ?
For the last THREE days I've been eating only apples and carrots and I haven't lost a pound !
anyway besides all that Susan ... I really like this photo

sMacThoughts said...

Sandy, you're a riot, you truly crack me up. Yes, the photo is of me and my doll, William. He has wonderful striped stockings and black boots, and was one of the first dolls I acquired when I started collecting....I'm not much of a doll person, just certain ones. My collection is mostly other toys.

No, I am not thin because of apples; I just like 'em. :)

Vintage by Crystal said...

Ugh....I am so scared and awe-stricken at the same time! This is just amazing!!!

sMacThoughts said...

I never want you to be frightened, Crystal. Here, my creepy dolly will hold your hand. ;)

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