Friday, April 14, 2006

A Few Of My Favourite Things

This was a question on another blog that I visit occasionally. It made me think of things that I haven't thought about in years. The person wanted to know what your favourite things were at the listed ages. These were my answers:

Four? It was a rocking chair that was next to my bed.

Seven? A favorite shirt that I wanted to wear with everything. I also loved my marbles game.

Nine? Huffy bicycle with the banana seat. Everybody tried to steal it! I lived in a bad neighborhood.

Eleven? An electric race car track and electric football game.

Thirteen? My dog. He was a black Lab and shepherd mix named "White toe." Why that name? I was fascinated with Native Americans at the time. :)

Fifteen? My hair brush and du-rag. I was trying to look cute by then. I had to have the waves going to the side. It was 1983!

That was fun! I haven't thought about some of these things in years.

21 comments:

the prisoner's wife said...

wow. i don't even know what my favorite things were at four & seven or even nine really. i've always been into music, so i'd probably list a bunch of songs. *lol*

at five my favorite song was "The Show" by the Get Fresh Crew. i have an older brother & i always wanted to be down with him and his friends. we used to sing the song on the school bus. my favorite part was "Tony the TIIIGEEEEEEEEEEEER" *lol

cool list. be glad you can remember! and it's good you've documented it. it's always nice to take a look back. i always end up laughing at myself & my MANY crushes *lol*

Stephen Bess said...

Wow! You know that you make me feel old skool! When "The Show" came out I was 18 and fresh in the Navy. I remember all the brothers from NY talking about that hit and how they saw them live. That was the joint!
I don't know why these things made an impression on my brain, but I have those mental tatoos that I can always recall.

Brea said...

I definitely couldn't have done this exercise, but enjoyed reading yours.

Stephen Bess said...

Brea-
Thanks! I remember those years. My parents divorced when I was 3yrs old. I remember seeing the back of my father's head when he was leaving for good.

the prisoner's wife said...

i didn't mean to make you feel old, Papa Bess *lol* don't feel bad, my brother is right behind you :)

Stephen Bess said...

P.Wife-
"Papa Bess" Hee hee! :)

Bougie Black Boy said...

but now we want to know your favorite toys at your current age?

Stephen Bess said...

SEJ-
Oh, that's easy. My camera. I don't have any of those freaky sex toys. Everything is au naturallllll. :)

Poi said...

Happy Easter to you and yours, Stevie!

Farmgal said...

happy easter!
so whats your favourite thing now...lol
lol @ the hair brush ..

Farmgal said...

oh and u got memory!

Stephen Bess said...

Poi-
Thank you dear! Happy Easter! :)

Farmgal-
Haa haa!! lol :) Yeah, no more hairbrush. I'm gonna have to say that coca butter has taken it's place. I like to rub coca butter on my head after I shave. It soothes it. :)

Stephen Bess said...

farmgal-
...Happy Easter!

tryphina said...

Have a great weekend Stephen :)

barbie said...

You are becoming quite the photographer. D.C. at night looks a bit like an alien planet...

NML said...

Jaysus, you have a very good memory! I had a good snicker at the waves and du-rag!

Stephen Bess said...

barbie-
Thanks! DC is an alien planet. :)

nml-
Yes, the waves in the hair were important back in the mid 80's if you were black and living on the East coast. :) I don't know how I remember back that far, but I honestly do.

sabbath day's journey said...

Okay, wait. Age 13 is too much like me NOW. And that might be scary. How come my hubby and I came up with our own 'made up' Native American names for each other? How come we're into Native American names? We call our son "Lays with Fist" because he always has his hands balled up in a tight fist...tight like kink in Zulu hair. Yeah. Tight like that. Oh, and how come the dog we have is a black lab and shepherd mix? She's the best dog in the world. What if she was somehow related to YOUR dog? That's too weird. Let me get offa here.

Peace,
Michele

Stephen Bess said...

Wow! That's a huge coincidence! :) That's great. This means that we have more in common than we realized. My dog "White-toe" was my best friend. Bless ya, Michelle!

:her soledad: said...

at 11 I had the flyest midnight blue beach cruiser ever. all the haters in my neighborhood tried to steal it too and I lived in the hoity toity suburbs. go figure!

Stephen Bess said...

Haa haa! The beach cruiser seems so California. That's cool. :)

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