My good friend Celeste had a nasty flood mess up about 90% of her house a little while ago, and they only recently finished "re-modeling" and got moved back in. She also bought this painting:and wanted suggestions as to what to name him. She's thinking Cooper, but would like suggestions. (If you have one, feel free to let me know and I will be sure and pass them on to her.) I said that she should name him Johnny Boy. Another one of her friends suggested that she name him "Blaze". This particular name flooded me with memories, and I was forced (by an unseen, unknown power) to write the following comment on her post:
"I just noticed that one of your friends suggested Blaze...
and so I thought that I should let you know that I had
a 3rd grade boyfriend named Blaze.
Allow me to paint you a picture:
He was a rebel...which is why I liked him.
His big brother pierced Blaze's ear using a needle
in their basement, and he was on "ritalin"
for his A.D.D. issues.
(We called them "hyper pills"
back in the day, remember that?)
He was also a risk taker.
He would walk in front of my swing
at recess and move JUST IN TIME to
avoid getting hit. He was that good.
Is your horse THAT GOOD?
Alright then, Johnny Boy it is. ;)"
I didn't mention this on her post, but Blaze also called me every day after school and we talked on the phone for hours. One of our favorite past times was talking on the phone WHILE also watching our mutually favorite after school television show "Small Wonder." You remember that show, yes? The one with the robot-sister-girl named Vickie who talked exactly like a robot and acted exactly like a robot, and malfunctioned and caught fire regularly (just like a robot?) yet, somehow no one ever caught on to the fact that she was a robot? That's the one. Blaze was a sensitive rebel that liked ridiculous chick shows about ridiculous robot girls. I'm fairly certain that all adds up to make the perfect man, yes? How ever did I let him slip away?
Who was your most memorable Elementary School boyfriend? I want details people! I had too many to count. (for those of you who haven't read the old installments of "Tell All Tuesday," I sort of "got around" when I was 5...and 6...and 7...and 8... and well, until the end of Jr. High.) I should start a weekly post featuring these random, near-forgotten boyfriends. (The hubs would just love that!) Reminiscing about the dashing Mr. Blaze has simply been too much darn fun!
Who were yours? What did they wear? Did they kiss you? Did they ask you to go out with them through a note? ...or a friend? Did you agree to go out with them, and tell everyone that they were your boyfriend, but never talk to them (because that would just be downright awkward) and then tell your friend to go tell them "it's over" a week or two later? OR Did you ever hold hands for so long that both of your hands started sweating and it made you feel totally awkward and nervous, and that made your hands sweat even more, but you didn't want to make the other person feel self conscious, so you just kept on holding hands...and then one of you would find a pretend reason to break the hold and you'd both nonchalantly wipe your hands on your jeans, air 'em out for a minute and then start into a fresh, new hand holding session? (This never happened to me, of course... I was just wondering if it happened to you.)
So tell me, please! I am dying to know!