Thursday, January 25, 2007

Memes are quick, memes are fun, here comes another one

This one courtesy of Charlotte's Web. I had drafted a "25 things about me" post back in September, and never got past #13. Not sure if that's an indication of extreme banality or lack of creative thinking, but anyway...I trimmed the list down to 6 and now I feel successful.

1) I was in a Polaroid advertisement Christmas 1975. There was a full-page ad in both National Geographic and Time magazines, and a largish ad in the Los Angeles Times newspaper. The ad company evidently came to my school looking for kids and chose me. All I remember was having to sit on this old man's lap while holding an empty box wrapped as a present, and being told "pretend he's your grandpa". That might explain the slightly contemptuous yet confused look on my face.

2) I used to belong to the Society for Creative Anachronism. My persona was Venetian. I used to attend wars and help my friends make armor. Lots of medieval country dancing and mead-drinking.

3) I've never been to another country, not even Canada or Mexico.

4) I had a joint injury once every seven years: hip dislocation at birth, fractured wrist at 7, both knees dislocated at 14. Then the curse was broken!

5) In college I used to attend the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Nuart Theater in West L.A.

6) I have designed and/or sewn Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian dresses and costumes including a dog, snake (with 3 foot long tail), trees and bushes, and a ball of flame!

2 comments:

Helen said...

Do you have a copy of the Polaroid advertisement? It would be great to see it! I used to wish I could be in an advert when I was a kid because I saw a girl in one who looked like me only her hair was longer and went into perfect curls at the end. I wanted to look like that!

Ooh, the joint injuries sound painful. I'm glad the curse is broken now!

I envy you being able to sew. The ball of flame costume sounds amazing. Do you make clothes for your children? I have only wanted to be able to sew since Kiko was born and I have seen how uninspiring boys' clothes are in the shops.

Henitsirk said...

I thought about getting my husband to scan that ad for me so I can post it. Maybe a project for the weekend!

That ball of flame and the dog were part of the costumes I did for a production of The Wizard of Oz. I still have a scar from a hot glue gun burn from that costume! Luckily someone else made the giant Oz head, and my husband sewed his own Cowardly Lion costume, or I would have been completely overwhelmed.

That was my first experience as a Costume Mistress. The snake was for a production of Goethe's The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily, again I was Costume Mistress.

I haven't been able to make clothes for my kids except for knitting and crochet. I don't have space to set up my sewing machine except for quick things like hems.