This Luddite figured out how to scan pictures into her computer – watch out now! Oh God what’s next? Maybe I’ll use my stagnating twitter account.
Yes they are low quality images, but you don’t mind because you understand that I am handicapped when it comes to technology. These pictures go back between 7 and 17 years ago. The ones on the left are a montage that I sent with my manuscript a while back because I was too cheap to spend money on a head shot — no that’s a lie — I didn’t have any goddamned money! It might have been a mistake to send them this. I’m quite sure it’s why they didn’t publish my work.
At the top left is me as Roy Orbison at Niagara Falls – we had a kick-ass time! I wore those clothes everyday.
The NY State ID will be renewed in two years. By that time, I’ll have an old lady picture to replace it. Shit, I thought I was old then. Bahaha! Fuck that! I’ll be 50 in November and I’m damn proud to be a woman of a certain age. Bahaha!
At the bottom left is a Polaroid taken by a man on 125th Street in Harlem. The motherfucker just started snapping pictures of me out of the blue. I told him to hand them over as I didn’t want my head photo shopped onto a naked body.
Me Mummy took the picture of me at bottom right in the family graveyard in Cross roads Virginia. I’m between Grandma Z and her sister Auntie Connie. I’d like to get my filmmaker brother out there to do a zombie movie with me as the star zombie. It’s creepy around those parts.
[Sing along now!] It’s fun to share pictures, share pictures, share pictures, it’s nice to share pictures in the blogosphere with frieeeeeeeeeeeeeennds…
Haha! You’re too funny. I especially like the one when you’re hugging the tree. 🙂
I think I was possessed! Thanks Shian!
Nope, you’re a free spirit.
That looks like you might be on the good side of Niagara Falls. Yes?
It was the New York side, which was really depressed. This was around ’98 I think. I don’t think it was the good side really. But we ventured out to the Canadian side as well. We found so much to do and had such a blast even doing all the cheesy touristy things.
I’m biased, of course, but I think the Canadian side is much prettier than the American side.
It was indeed! The American side was kinda seedy.
Oh my god you really are related to Le Clown! So cool you found out how to work the scanner 🙂
Uh oh, goodness knows the things I’ll find to scan in here — 🙂
I have a feeling it’s gonna be a lot of fun 🙂
Love the montage especially the tree hugging! thanks for the giggle 🙂
Any time Claire!
What are you doing to that tree? Lol…the only time the tree will ever make out with a hottie :).
Enjoyed this post!
Thanks Boomie! Sigh — a hottie in the days of yore…
It seems like the only way to press the boundaries these days is by exposing our identities!
You have a “fuck it- be brave, and cavalier” attitude that is refreshing.
Aww, Jessica thanks so much. I’m with me so much I don’t realize it.
When’s your birthday??
Love these pictures! The tree one was is way hot.
Thanks PC! My birthday’s 11/17 — yay!!
Fifty is nifty. Isn’t that what they say. I was hoping we were birthday twins. Mine’s the 29th. Close enough!
Thanks PC — I think fifty is nifty too! I’m always happy on my birthday and proudly announce my age — I like to keep it moving. The alternative to not ageing is dead. 😦
Sandee and Le Clown. . . bringing a whole new meaning to “tree hugger” since, well, since those pictures were taken, I guess.
The caption on my picture I intended as my personal file labeling but I realized that the label appears when the mouse hovers over it — ‘tree ef-u-see-kayer’ it says.
Great sing along!
You can’t possibly be 50
Thanks SSG! I need a compliment today. 🙂
But it’s true!
I gotta tell you, I feel like I look 60. And I feel 110!
I love them all, especially the one with the tree! I bet you made that tree very happy!
Thanks Miss Four Eyes — somehow being around that tree just brought the animal out in me!
I love that photo of you between the graves. You NEED to do a zombie film. Need to!!!!
But I’m late to the party so I missed the porno picture of you and the tree. Now I’m sad.
The graveyard picture is on my desk between two small plastic skulls.
Maybe it’s not so bad. I’m thinking maybe the picture was indeed offensive. I really didn’t think anything of putting it up there. Maybe because I had my leg wrapped around the tree while wearing a short skirt and my tongue was out.
This would be a good “about” page since I learned a lot about you – namely you and I have things in common. I just turned 50 and it sucks like none other. I also don’t know crap about computers. I bought a scanner but have yet to install it. It was hard to get a new driver’s lisence – I had to give up a very hot picture and replace it with my new 50 year old picture that’s only hot in that I’m having a hot flash. Haha!
That made me laugh — ‘…having a hot flash!’ I’ve actually been looking forward to ‘the winding down’. We’ll see when I get there.
I seem to have missed some of the pictures, too. Were you naked? Anyway, what I had intended to say … ZOMBIES!
Yes. I was wondering the same thing. I think I am also missing out on tree hugging and I am a big fan of tree hugging.
Well. This was entitled tree ef-u-see-kayer. I go all out when I get into something. Thanks for stopping by speaker 7 🙂
I friggin’ love zombies — but the old school ones that walked tilted with one foot dragging.
The picture was of me in a skirt with my leg wrapped around a tree with my tongue out licking the tree — the caption when you hovered over it (which I didn’t know would appear) said ‘tree-ef-u-see-kayer’. I suppose it was suggestive.
So, what happened? Did someone have kittens? Are there blog morality police that I don’t know about? If so, I’m screwed.
After a friend said the photo might be considered suggestive I went in and clicked on it and it wouldn’t open — I assumed it was wordpress who had disabled it. It happened less than 24 hours so I think they act pretty quickly.
Hilarious post. Le Clown knows his aunts. Glad you didn’t back flip into The Falls to write this. I’m not a fan of five oh no at all and I’ve had three years to hate being it. Wish I could have frozen myself at 38. Also love your 1-800 number. I give mine as 1-800-LUNATIC.
Thanks for stopping by LA! I love 1-800-LUNATIC! I don’t mind so much being 50. I just don’t like that I didn’t accomplish greatness at 27 🙂 Now I should be that wise old guru. Ah well.
What I loathe most about leaving the desired 18-49 age demographic is the relentless hounding from AARP. Possibly I exaggerate a tad, but I think that they personally account for 93.7% of the deforestation on this planet with the plethora of unanswered unwanted snail mail that they send me. I’m not retired, and I’ll probably make my exit from the working world in a pine box, so go away. If you have not started to get these mailings yet, you will. It’s like there’s someone over there that has his or her eye glued to the timeclock of everyone that’s 49 right now just waiting for the second that that clock ticks 50.
Oh you just made me laugh so hard! Thanks for this! The literature has started a bit.
Le Clown is a nut . . . and so are you! Fun read. I’m a follower now!
Thanks Robin! And I appreciate the follow. Yeah, we’re both nuts indeed!
No effing way you’re 50!
Why thank you Fred! I’m actually 49, tee hee — I’ll be 50 in November. I usually do round it off anyways.
I hope you’re not getting that impression from those pictures up there which were taken 8 and 14 years ago. As I commented to SSG, I think I could actually pass for 60 and I feel like I’m 110!
I hear that! I’ll be 40 in April and I usually feel like 60. I don’t think that it’s because of my life experience so much as the fact I’ve gotten rather lazy in the last couple of years. Shit, it catches up with ya when you get old!
Yeah, I don’t get those people who say I’m 62 but I feel so much younger inside — blech! Good for them!