Wednesday, October 17

Some things you may or may not know about me.

[Polaroid Spectra + Polaroid Softtone film]

In no particular order with no particular connections:

  1. I was born in Albuquerque, but I grew up in Santa Fe. (And come to think of it, I was born in a hospital not too far from the Frontier.) 
  2. After graduating from high school, I went to NYU for two years. My second year there, I lived in a dormitory that overlooked Washington Square Park. 
  3. I loved being in the Big City, but it was a difficult time for me so I left. 
  4. Due to credit transfer weirdness, it took me three more years to graduate from UNM in Albuquerque. 
  5. I lived in Albuquerque for 5 years, and for 3.5 of those years, I lived in a house just around the corner and down the block from the Frontier. 
  6. When I first transferred to UNM, I met a boy with a VW bus. He was a hardcore Deadhead and eventually I really got into them as well. 
  7. When I was in high school, it was always a dream of mine to travel the country in a VW bus. 
  8. This dream sort of came true when I headed out on summer tour with the boy and his VW bus. Sadly we only made it to Indianapolis before the bus broke down and he ended up trading it for a VW Rabbit. (Long story.) 
  9. We traveled for two months or so. He dumped me when we got back to Albuquerque. I was heartbroken. 
  10. I still have the pearl earrings he gave me for Christmas. 
  11. Not really a pearl earring kind of girl though. 
  12. After being a vegetarian for 6 or so years, I had my very first hamburger at the Frontier. It was probably a green chile cheeseburger. I have no recollection of getting sick from eating meat again, but I have a bad memory so it could have happened. 
  13. Many orders of hash browns with cheese and green chile have been consumed at the Frontier. I don't think it's open 24 hours anymore, but it was back when I lived there and it was our go-to place at two in the morning after too many beers at rock shows. 
  14. Believe it or not, Albuquerque was an indie rock haven in the early 1990's. Lots of awesome local bands plus most traveling bands stopped through there and I got to see a lot of big names at small places. Good times.
  15. After my hippy days, I started dating musicians. (And I use the word dating loosely here.) 
  16. After the heroin addict, I vowed to never date a musician again. I also vowed to date older men (which had no rhyme or reason since that guy was older than me). 
  17. I ended up marrying a drummer who is six years younger than me. And he is an amazing human being. 
  18. He's never given me pearl earrings. 
  19. I took a lot of photos back then with a point and shoot 35mm camera. And a Polaroid OneStep 600 (that I nicked from my dad).
  20. When I lived near the Frontier (which is across the street from UNM's main campus), I babysat my young nieces a lot. One of the memories the oldest one has from that time is walking to the duck pond on campus without any underwear on underneath her dress. (I think she was 6 at the time.) 
  21. She still likes to go commando. 
  22. I still regret not going to see Nirvana when they played in Albuquerque.

1 comment:

  1. i have a heroin addict in my past too...didn't know it for at least a year into living with him. love is definitely blind.


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