Friday, June 26, 2009

You Know You Are a SERIOUS Michael Jackson Fan When...

  • As a child, you would cue a cassette tape to record any MJ song that might come in over the radio and owned enough buttons, posters and MJ paraphernilia to fill a small museum.
  • As a sophomore in hs, you cried until your 9 months pregnant mother drove you into South Central Los Angeles to see MJ at a school dedication ceremony. You went, saw him from behind a chain-link fence and had callouses on your hands for months from the death grip you held on the fence while you screamed his name. Thanks, Mom. :)
  • Your family went to the Bad Tour in 1988 and you're pretty sure that was the family vacation that year.
  • As an adult, a friend once brought dinner and phoned in your regrets to a church obligation so that you could stay home and watch the 2 hour MJ/Martin Bashir interview.
  • Your kids know every word to most MJ songs, but still ask every once in a while if he is a boy or a girl.
  • You once showed up to hip hop dance class and the teacher turned the class over to you to teach the Thriller routine...and you did it...and not as a teen-this was about 18 months ago.
  • There is a pair of Michael Jackson LA Gears in the closet that you can't seem to part with.
  • You have a dog named Jackson.
  • When he passes away, your phone starts ringing off the hook with calls-including one from your brother checking to make sure you haven't committed suicide over the news.
  • And your friends show up at your doorstep wearing black , carrying candles and a makeshift shrine...

Unfortunately, I wasn't home when they arrived. (I had put on my Bad Tour concert T and headed out to a candlelight vigil-wish I was joking.) Taylor took this pic and showed it to me when we got home. Seriously, ladies-I laughed so hard I almost peed. Good friends. :)

Michael Jackson-The King of Pop 1958-2009

Thanks, Michael for the music and the memories.


Dallessandro Family said...

One more thing to add from my mom- a friend from HS mom dressed up a black cabbage patch doll and even made a white glove for one hand and gave it to you as a get well gift after you had surgery.(Diane Crook)

I was waiting for a post like this from you. This was great!

Jenn said...

Yep, I remember that doll. That was great!

Shannon said...

Oh My Gosh!!! Too funny!!! You crack me up girl! :)

Sherrie said...

Oh Jenn, you are too cute!! I am very sorry to hear of MJ's passing.

Julie said...

Saw your post on RQ - I too blogged about this sad day in history. I was a huge fan of MJ (though it sounds like I could not have competed with YOU!!!) I watched VH1 Classic yesterday for several hours as they were playing all MJ videos back to back...I like to think he is up there somewhere watching all this hoopla around his death and smiling. :)

Alyson and Ford said...

I liked his music and talent. He left us all with many good memories. (BTW, he and I were born the same year...seemed to give us something in common right away!)

Alyzabeth's Mommy for Nine Months

FinsUp said...

Saw your link on RQ. 1) Congrats on your travel dates! 2) This post was too funny. 3) Your friends ROCK!