Scott McClanahan

My friend Mike said, “Yeah let’s do it.”

Ammie’s friend Nicole went, “Please, Please.”

Then Carrie said, “Please, Please.”

Then Jay said again, “Yeah let’s do it.”

And then they looked at me, but I didn’t want to.

I wanted to dress up like a football player. I knew you had to be careful doing these kinds of things. I remember my 5th birthday party when I asked for Barbie dolls and the Barbie doll swimming pool (not because I wanted the pool but because I wanted to drink the water from the pool) and all of my uncles just shook their heads when I opened up my Barbie.

They said, “Yeah. That’s not right.”

So I knew that you had to be careful doing stuff like this.