Saturday, February 26, 2005

Honkey Fro

Does anyone still feel the fro? I had this major thing for dudes with freaky hair when I was in grade school.

My 1st love (who didn't know I was alive) was this kid from Trinidad, and his fro was hoooooot. Now, don't get me wrong, I've had crushes on a veritable cornucopia of fros, regardless of race, sexual orientation and age, but Mr. Trinidad was tied for the title of 'Object of Amanda's 2nd Grade Affections' with some kid who sat behind me and was the spitting 8 year-old image of that dude from Greatest American Hero:


His name was Kirk, and in my 2nd grade minds eye, he looked closer to this:


I had a super secret crush on Kirk until he went to another school in the 5th grade, which gave me more time to focus on my Trinidad Fox. In high-school I heard from a friend that Kirk's fro got all straight and brown when he hit puberty, flipping the off-switch of my latent crushiness.

Bear in mind, I don't think I actually spoke with Kirk or Mr. Trinidad at any time. I just wanted to gaze upon their fluffy lushness from afar, like watching birds at the aviary with fantastic plumage.

OK, I've posted a picture of an 80's action figure and a samurai movie. I've officially taken up residence in Geekville.

Believe it or not, IIIII'm walking on air....

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Random Fruit Fact: The Winter Banana Apple

This is my favorite fruit ever. EVER.

"This fine dessert apple has a yellow skin with a natural waxy coating. The Winter Banana is modest, in light of all this praise, it blushes reddish-pink."

Every year my family goes to get winter banana apples, here.

Posted by Spurious Nurse at 2/26/2005 12:09:00 PM

4 Comments

  1. Blogger mrsmogul posted at 9:53 AM  
    My fave apple is New Zealand Gala
  2. Anonymous kalki posted at 7:20 PM  
    When I first started dating my husband in high school, he had big hair. It wasn't really a fro, but he had bushy curly hair down to his chin. Call it a weeping willow fro. About a year later he cut it, but to this day he laments that the first time he met my parents he was sporting the weeping willow fro. ("I can't believe your dad let me into the house looking like that!") At the time, I thought it was totally hot.
  3. Blogger Closet Metro posted at 12:04 PM  
    Is it just an Urban Legend, or did dude who starred in Greatest American Hero go on to do porn?
  4. Anonymous Spurious Plum posted at 7:33 PM  
    I want that to be true...but I don't wanna raise false hopes.

    This warrants further investigation.

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