|Me - 1956|
|Ancient tape recorder circa 1956|
Oh God! Is THAT what I sound like? I sounded like a baby version of Bugs Bunny.
OMG! I felt like running out of the classroom and hiding in a dark recess somewhere. No wonder I didn't have any friends. And here I thought it was because one of my brothers told on me that I liked to play with paper dolls.
By the way, I ONLY did movie star paper dolls. Even at ten years old my gay gene was set.
But back to MY VOICE on the tape recorder. My panic was quickly assuaged (look it up in the dictionary, these big word just occasionally pop out in me), when my other class members were similarly disconcerted by the sound of their voices. I didn't understand why they were so surprised because their voices sound just the same on the tape recorder as they did to me in real life. Then it dawned on me, this is the way I sound in "reel" life and "real" life. Get used to it Ron. But you know what? I never did.
So last weekend, when I made several videos of the Bloggerpalooza and I hear my now adult Bugs Bunny voice, I am still a bit taken aback.
I can just imagine the reaction of someone on the other end of the phone line when I ask "Can I come up to your room?" Uh huh, "Mr. Suav-O" with his Bugs Bunny. Oh well, it is what it is.
The irony is that my Mother named me after the suave, smooth talking old time movie star Ronald Coleman. Man oh man, imagine what my life would have been like if I sounded like Mr. Coleman.