Monday, March 3, 2008

a step in time

As you might have noticed from this blog, I'm sort of obsessed with my self at any age other my current one. But I'm mostly obsessed with myself circa puberty. I think it's important to put everything on the table about that version of me. So, I've compiled a list of favorites and interests and, to do a decent job, I picked an exact moment: ten years ago.  My memory is a little fuzzy on the exact time line of my hobbies, but I think after this you might understand my obsession:

Jon Allison
Age: Puberty (13)

Relationship Status: Single, but reeling from a serious relationship (6 months) with Megan Sadler. By serious I mean we wrote about three letters back and forth during the summer, and we sat next to each other at the lunch table at school. She had someone else ask me out and break up with me.
Current Crush: Ninon Koch (moving on wasn't so hard after all)

Listening to: Slick Shoes, Five Iron Frenzy, Value Pac, MXPX, Craig's Brother, "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls

Reading: either The Saint, Air Force One, Batman Forever, or Batman & Robin (you got it, all books based on movies)

Pastimes: Goldeneye, Zelda: Ocarina of Time, NHL '98 (played on PC with a joystick; don't ask how or why, but I was amazing), comic books, basketball, soccer, tab yoof group

Top Ten Movie List: It's hard to describe how monumental this was in my development. The designation of one "favorite movie" was huge. It meant that I was beginning to mold myself around conversation, and I began to mentally prepare myself to spout out a favorite movie, or band, or video game if conversation called for it. Having intelligent reasoning behind these designations was also crucial in getting ahead in middle school. The top two of this list show my first favorite movie giving way to another, and, as you'll see, the movies couldn't be more deserving...

10. Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade
9. Star Wars: A New Hope
8. Star Wars: the Empire Strikes Back
7. The Neverending Story
6. Superman 2
5. Tommy Boy
4. Dumb and Dumber
3. Star Wars: the Return of the Jedi
2. Batman Forever
1. The Rock

So Close: Stargate, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter: the Animated Movie, Black Sheep, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3, Back to the Future 3 (I don't know what it was about that second sequel)

If you have criticism for my 13 year old top ten list, let's hear it; or, if you want to do something constructive, leave a comment with your top 5 or 3 movies at the age of puberty. You know you want to...

3 comments:

Chris said...

no movies for me, just this.

mouse said...

rush hour, liar liar, ConAir (my first r-rated movie and to date all time favorite). also around the turn of the century i bought "friday" on vhs and would watch it whenever i stayed home sick from school so i guess that makes it some kind of favorite.

ass. manager said...

SUNDAY CHRISTIAN!