Thursday, April 30, 2009

From the Memento Box



I found some gems in my memento box last night. This is a signed autograph from Jermaine Jackson. My family was on a flight to California and because my dad was a pilot, if there was room in the first class cabin, sometimes we got to sit there. Jermaine Jackson was sitting in the row next to me and I kept staring at him. Mom and I were speculating - is it Tito, Marlon... so the flight attendant whispered to us which Jackson he was. I had to ask my mom for encouragement to say something to him, because I was very shy.

Once we were at cruising altitude, I unfastened my seat belt and said hello. He pulled an album out of his briefcase and signed it, which I remember thinking was a bit unusual. Do What You Do was the popular song from that album. Then he signed this Delta postcard. He seemed very sweet.


And here is a drawing I did called Hair Do's - The Most Popular Ones of '81. Perhaps I'll take this to my hairdresser for my next appointment.

11 comments:

Toddy said...

This is an all-time Pineapple Luv post.

rebeccajane said...

YOU MET A JACKSON! A REAL, LIVE JACKSON!!

How come you never mentioned this before?

Wow. WOW!!

And I didn't know your artistic talent began so early on. My current (self cut) hair looks quite simialar to the girl 2nd row down, third in. But that's definitely not my nose though...

Jess said...

Oh my goodness, Hair Do's? Seriously? You blow my mind. I love you so much! How did I not grow up right next door to you?

Mariss said...

Jermaine Jackson?! That was so sweet. I was on an airplane once writing letters to people (nerdy kid!), and the coolest flight attendant was teasing me, and asked if I'd write her mom a letter. So I DID. It was hilarious, and she got the biggest kick out of it. She was NO Jackson though!

I love the hair do. More like hair don'ts! Kidding :)

Mariss said...

Hold up, I looked back at the photo...did you draw a mullet?! Awesome. I wish you had included a rat-tail. Maybe next time ;)

Katrina said...

what an adorable story, i love it.

Andrea said...

Jamers...now this is why I love reading your blog - this one was a classic! Wow, Jermaine Jackson - and what was he doing carrying around albums in his briefcase for? LOL.

xoxo

Liz said...

Jamie, this is one of my all-time favorite posts, on any blog. I LOVE IT! So funny and heart warming and still showcasing some art.

More power and much love to you :)

Liz

jesse said...

dude this hair dos drawing kills!!

sulu-design said...

I agree with Toddy's comment up there. One of my favorite posts ever.

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

I'm sportin' the second do from the left, second row (girl's section) as I type this.

Diggin' "kool boy"