SUBURBAN BOYS and the PJ - Nesci connection - I was a very serious tomboy growing up in South Pasadena, CA. I followed my brother and his friends everywhere. We lived near the Arroyo Seco. I played football mostly and rode bikes with the boys. I even delivered papers with my brother. He used to make me carry the papers and he'd just reach over and toss one. He kept complaining about how slow I was. I'd do anything for a paper route. At a certain point the guys started ditching me and so I played with Penelope Jane. She worked at the stables in the arroyo and we'd run away from home with our horses (in our imaginations). Neither one of us really had a horse, but we had at least ten dolls apiece. The whole side yard of her house was our doll city. When I finished Green Moon and 1000 cds arrived,
I quickly sent a batch to my friends. The very first person to listen was Nesci. He called immediately with his usual supportiveness and said that he was going to name one of his characters PJ (Penelope Jane). Nesci's a real good actor in the middle of screenplay writing. First met Nesci when he was in ACTION at the Magic in San Francisco, years ago. So the pictures over here on the right are the real Penelope Jane and her friend CC each with a doll as the SUBURBAN GIRLS and then there's John Nesci on his Schwinn somewhere near Chicago? Looks like a SUBURBAN BOY to me. This is the true connection between Nesci and PJ. They have never met.