I was going through old pictures with my mom a few weeks ago, to post on facebook.. and i came upon the infamous "Easy bake oven" of Christmas 1990. My entire family, grandma and aunts were all up in arms when my mom decided to honor my request for an easy bake oven. when i got it, it was winning a fucking jack pot. I cooked the most delectable non edible brownies ever. And for some reason i like to sprinkle in legos for garnish and serve them to other people.
I also was completely infatuated with the Home alone Talk boy. and Grew up on soap operas and liked radio programs ..so around age 8 or 9 i began making elaborate radio soaps, saving up to buy tapes and multiple recorders to dub my own little soap.. i think it was called Ashford Falls.. then i discovered Tori Amos (blegh embarrassing) and it was then "Past the mission"... and i did all of the voices. It was so geeky to think back on it, but brilliant. My step grandmother, who recently passed away was the only one who listened to my soaps.. which even had background music.. she lived in indiana and every month i would mail her tapes and then she would call and talk about my radio soap and the characters.
After she died, her will had all of my tapes... i listen to the shit i said at 8 or 9 years old (like a storyline i made up where this woman was forced to give herself an abortion by her rapist)...and i think "what a sick fuck!" However... ge i was so smart. yay child me.
Also I drew alot as a kid and teen.. when i was 5 though, that same grandmother always encouraged me to draw dresses for her. ..she even made one of my designs. The rest of my family..except for my mother discouraged this. My mom knew better, having been a sociology major.
I also played with dolls and even coke bottles and pencils like they were characters. i was just always interested in story telling.. whether it was comic books or radio soaps..which translates into the interests i hold now... like music, audio engineering, writing, art and psychology and cooking.