Some weeks I participate in Share Your World, a weekly blog challenge some of the cool kids I know take part in. Welcome to a wee part of Tara’s world!
How do you like your eggs?
Fluffily scrambled or dippy, as my Dad used to call them — basically sunny side up (and apparently a wee bit undercooked).
Have you ever met anyone famous?
Why, yes I have. But my level of fame might not match others. I’ve met all of the members of The Hooters several times (funny story there!), comedian Paula Poundstone, singer Michael Feinstein (known for his work with the Gershwins), author S.E. Hinton, and a bunch of figure skaters, including Kristi Yamaguchi, Paul Wylie, Ekaterina Goordeeva, and Sergei Grinkov. I even met Art Linklater once! That was during my past life, as a journalist and arts correspondent, during which I also interviewed, but didn’t meet Frank Gorshin (the original Riddler in the 1960s Batman TV show!), Edwin McCain, Loreena McKennitt, Jane Siberry, and a bunch of others musicians and some actors (local and from Broadway!) that are not as well known as Beyoncé, but then, hey, who is? Aside: I had the opportunity to interview the bass player for Psychedelic Furs and also Indigo Girls, but I turned them down. I have too many memories tied to them to risk talking with them and finding out that they possess even one millimeter of jerkitude.
What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
Either a record or a CD. From about the age of 11 on, I spent my allowance every week on music. Every. Week. This is how one assembles an in-the-hundreds CD collection. That was after buying my favorite music on vinyl (because that’s all that was available) — either 33 or 45 rpm. Goodness, I miss singles! Then I bought everything on cassette, because there’s nothing better than the sound of a tape forwarding and rewinding (AMIRIGHT?), and then on CD. Yes, I bought the same music, on all three formats, at least until I had my record collection up to date, then CDs from then on.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
I appreciated the snow that blanketed the tree branches throughout Saturday evening, then melted by noon on Sunday, making my trek to work on Monday carefree. Pretty as a picture and yet not an inconvenience. Win-win.
This post is part of Share Your World, a weekly blog event, by Cee (click to read her post for this week, and to join in!).