Zeno at Fast Eddie’s Bullet has a discourse on kissing that sent me down memory lane.
My first french was something of a surprise. I was a freshman in high school, so somewhere around 14 I think? At any rate, I was standing at the bus circle, waiting for a friend, when J walked up. We’d been “talking”, and I was comfortable smooching on him. Time came to get on the bus, I turned to kiss him g’bye, and he stuck his tongue in my mouth.
I was stunned. Didn’t know what to do. My ears roared.
The bus driver yelled “OOOOOOOOOh! I didn’t know you was like THAT!”
I didn’t know what to think.
He grinned that goofy lopsided grin of his and walked off. Y’know, we never really went out on an actual date??!!??
I rode the bus home in thoughtful lustful silence.
The year is 1989. My best friend Sandra is on the phone.
Hey! My boss got tickets to the Superstars of the WWF tour, and can’t go. You wanna?
Is there anything else going on that we’d rather attend?
Not that we have FREE tickets to.
Yeah, but you know I don’t like pro wrestling. It’s just too cheezy – even for me.
OK, Ok. I’ll go. AND I’ll bring my camera, such as it is.
Yeah, well – I may have paraphrased the convo (it’s been a few years since then ) but you get the general gist of it. At any rate, I did go and had shockingly good seats – third row. The crowd was tiny (maybe 2000 people were there?) and we didn’t have to do a lot of elbowing. They also didn’t get into yelling at the match like I would have expected.
At any rate, I scanned in the pictures that I took then and edited them as best I could. Unfortunately, due to my horrible photography and even worse lighting in the auditorium, only 3 turned out. I give you:
Andre the Giant Vs. Big John Studd
I finally found the box with all the pre-digital era photographs in my storage trailer. I’ll be scanning them in slowly but surely, and I’ll share a few with you as I go. To properly kick things off, can I hear you say DAYUM, GIRL!
I think I was 18 or so in this pic. What I looked like before my daughter was ever thought of: