Written on August 4th, 2012
I became a mother at 33.
I've been on top of Mt. Rainier.
I've climbed the stairs up to the Statue of Liberty's crown.
I've been on the observation deck of the Sears tower.
I've been on the observation deck of the Empire State Building.
I've been on the observation deck of the Space Needle.
I've spoken in front of the Appropriations Committee at my State Capital Building.
I've voted in every presidential election, state and local elections since I turned 18.
I've been to Disneyland in CA, Disney World in FL and Hong Kong Disney.
I was co-President of my daughter's school PTO for 4 years.
I was a Girl's Scout volunteer for 5 years.
I went to Middle School and High School with TV and movie stars.
I've had sex underneath the Santa Monica Pier.
I had tenth row seats to the Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 Victory Tour at Dodger Stadium.
My first concert was The Police “Ghost in the Machine” tour.
I had my first kiss in the 5th grade.
I had my first boyfriend in 7th grade.
I have only one biological daughter but I have other children (childhood friends of my daughter) that regularly call me “Mom”.
I skipped 2nd grade.
I’ve met many TV and movie stars and famous music artists.
I’ve watched numerous concerts at the Hollywood Bowl.
I’ve eaten sea urchin and abalone.
I’ve climbed into a cave to see bats.
I haven’t worked a fulltime job in 12-years.
I’ve received awards for my volunteerism.
I’ve helped raised thousands of dollars and have brought resources and programs to my daughter’s school.
I’ve had police helicopters flying over my house with search lights because we kept throwing a huge parties.
I’ve had sex at the Hollywood Palladium on New Year’s Eve.
I’ve never broken a bone in my body. (Knock on wood)
The last corporate job I had was as an Online Copywriter.
My first job was working at a French bakery/café where I had to wear a red, white and blue outfit with a beret.
I’ve worked as a dresser at a fashion show.
I was home alone at my parents’ house in Los Angeles when the Northridge Earthquake hit.
I’ve marched down 5th Ave. in New York City as part of a parade a few times. (Daughter was in the parade, walked along with her to take pictures.)
I’ve campaigned door to door and made phone calls for a mayoral candidate.
I’ve held a tarsier.
I’ve had two long distance relationships.
For 23 years, I slept with only one man.
In high school I hung out at teen dance clubs in Los Angeles and moved onto becoming a club regular at a few adult dance clubs.
I cleared out a room full of at least 300 people including my own mother and relatives, made the mortuary people unseal my father’s casket so that my younger sister can hold my father one last time before they cremated him. (That scene would have made a dramatically bad soap opera episode.)
I’ve held an Olympic Gold Medal in my hand.
I’ve ridden the “Big Shot” on top of the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas when it first opened.
I met my ex-husband at a department store.
I have my Bachelor's Degree in Business Management.
I’ve driven over 500-miles to see a guy.
I’ve had a MMF tryst.
I’ve been to the Metropolitan, the Guggenheim and the Museum of Modern Art in one day.
I’ve lived half my life on the west coast and the other half on the east coast. I will forever be a die-hard west coaster.
I've lost all my contact information (some phone numbers I’ve had for over 20 years) when I updated my IPHONE.
The love of my life and my biggest accomplishment is my daughter.