Instead of working, I’m flipping through an old notebook I kept when I was sixteen; a scrapbook of decoupaged pages of magazine clippings and ads for haunted houses, stream-of-consciousness scribblings, and my signature brand of really stupid poems. Also apparently I was running a CD rental program and kept a log of who had what and when it was returned.
It seems on one really special occasion, I felt compelled to list my idols at the top of one the pages.
- Michael Myers
- Jason Voorhees
- Ellen DeGeneres
- Bizzie Bone, of Bone Thugs n Harmony fame
- Jennifer Aniston
- El DeBarge
No wonder my parents are so proud of me.
Hopefully, I still have time to become a lesbian psychopathic (just a few breakdowns away!) killer with awesome flow, a penchant for chainsaws, and perfect hair before falling into obscurity (seriously, El, where did you go?). Luckily, I already have the ‘brat’ part mastered.
I don’t have any idols anymore.
you’re my idol.
but- we know this.
Shut up!! I should be no one’s idol, god!
ahhh, 1995. Jennifer Aniston was my idol then, too. :) And I used to sing Bone Thugs n Harmony songs with my fellow sandwich maker at my job. I remember talking about Ross and Rachel’s first kiss and then breaking into a disturbing rendition of 1st of Tha Mooooonth!
That episode still makes me cry! Team Aniston forever.
I’m going to need to see the rest of the contents of this notebook. Seriously, get on that.
Possibly! Some of it is cringe-worthy. OK, most of it.
I always knew you were a closet Short Circuit fan
You bet! I even saw the sequel in the theater!
So El is a Gemini from Michigan. And has an unflattering last name. How poopy all around.
Still, he is worth idolizing. I mean, “Who’s Holding Donna Now!” Soulful.
I played his solo album so much that the copy I have today is my THIRD one!