Monday, February 13, 2006

Random Memories.

Memory 1
My first year in college I had a small group of 5 friends. We were all Art majors and we did almost everything together, Eventually of course we drifted apart, but my junior year I was walking to an english class when I bumped into Matt, one of the guys from the group. We chatted for a bit and then went our separate ways. Two days later I picked up the morning newspaper to find that he had commited suicide by jumping into the dam of the Iowa river and drowning himself. He left a suicide note for his family. ---Wait--- it gets weirder. Two weeks later Matt shows up at his parents house---alive obviously. Apparently he had faked his death by leaving his shoes and a note on the bank of the river, and another in his dorm room. He wanted to escape his life, but quickly discovered it's difficult to get by when you're legally dead and have no ID.

Memory 2
When I was about 16 or 17 years old, I was hanging out in the woods behind the local gocery store drinking & smoking cigarettes with a group of my friends. It was our favortie gathering spot because it was quiet and just dark enough that we could go unnotticed. We were all having a great time sharing a 2 liter bottle of purple wine cooler, when all of a sudden this guy Justin starts to vomit wine cooler all over the place for no obvious reason. After he was done puking we all just kept drinking like nothing had happened, and no one ever brought it up again after that day.

Memory 3
When I was about 4 or 5 years old, I was playing "trapeze" in the bathtub by putting one foot on each side of the bath tub and trying to balance & sing all at the same time--------but then I slipped and fell and hit my pee pee on the side of the bath tub. Game over.
My poor distraught mother rushed me to the ER where many Dr.s assured her that my vagina was not broken.


lara stein pardo said...

I like this a lot. The combination of old photos and a personal memory...really connects on so many levels. One thing, though, in the second one, you said you were "drinking cigarettes." Thought you might want to know for your own purposes.

lara stein pardo said...

Great post, combining old photos and memory narratives. This works on so many levels, tracing the person you were to the person you are. I may try this on my blog.

FYI- in the second one you wrote "drinking cigarettes."