The Chronicles of Chaos & Susies the boss have deemed this day each week.. Tori Tuesday and I decided to take part because I have been a mad follower since the summer of '97 when I first heard Professional Widow (Armand) in a club. Strangely it is a mix least like any of her other work, but after hearing it I needed to find more and afterward bought Little Earthquakes (her debut album) and then Boys for Pele (I didn't fall for UTP until much later). Within a year I had almost everything she had released to date and was right there at the music store when From the Choirgirl Hotel was released in '98. I was hooked. I've seen her now 11 times (which is nothing really, compared to the number of times her more rabid fans attend shows) and was able to meet her once.
It was at a small radio thing in November of 2002. My ex got us these exclusive tickets to a small mini-concert (30 people) at WTIC 96.5 FM in Hartford CT. Each couple were allowed 5 minutes with her, a photograph, and signing.
She was amazing, sweet, beautiful and while she spoke to us, nobody else in the room seemed to matter. I had put together something I researched on her native American ancestor Margaret Little (whom she talks about often in Interviews) and she was floored. Joel her bodyguard had to remind her twice there were more people to talk to and Tori even wanted photographs taken with her own camera. She went on and on how her mother had tried to get this information to no avail and that she too would be thrilled to see the smallish booklet I put together. She even asked us if there was something we wanted to hear that night (she had a show later that evening at The Oakdale in Wallingford, CT. which we had 3rd row tickets to).
I'm running late again (what's up with that???) and need to answer a MEME I was tagged for on Sunday later when I get to work. But for now this is the only post I have time to get up.
In Deep . . .
A meme by James, who tagged me:
If you could be any person in the world, who would you be, and why?
I wouldn't want to be anyone other than who I am. I wouldn't mind a better job or a little more money however.
Describe a place you remember from your childhood.
My Nonie's house, full of amazing cooking scents and her loving arms.
How did you meet your closest friend?
hm.. well over the internet I guess. Strange but true.
What is something you do well?
research, genealogy, creative writing .. i guess that's it.
What would have happened if you didn't leave the house this morning?
I would have cleaned my house, gone on my daily 4 mile walk early and probably sat online and revamped my sites & blog.
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Iran, the homeland of my paternal ancestors. We are talking fantasy right?
What sets you apart from the crowd?
My ability to read people, to be able to see into their character right away.
What do you want to be remembered for?
Yikes, probably nothing of importance, but I'm not dead yet!
What is the nicest thing you have done for someone?
I've helped many people locate their biological children or parents through a volunteer organization I used to belong to called TRY (Today reunites Yesterday)
What is the greatest lesson you've learned so far in your life?
well..to quote Joni Mitchell :
"Something's lost yet something's gained, in living every day"
would you spend a found $20 bill?
I would make an effort to find the owner, provided that was possible.
What is your favorite day of the week?
Saturday, the 1st day I get to spend with my sons each week.
How old would you be if you didn't know your real age?
hm, some days 20 and others 80, it depends on where I am and what I'm doing.
Name some things you are thankful for.
My children, my mother, and my family.
What was your favorite childhood toy?
This incredible Hulk toy whose arms stretched and was made of this squishy rubbery material. I don't remember what it was called but I took that thing everywhere.
Now I tagged you guys because y'all are some of my favorite people and I would love to hear your answers to these interesting questions. And for anyone else who wants to do it..Please do! I'll be over to read it soon enough. I could easily have made this a huge list, but 4 seemed like a reasonable number to stop with.
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