May 24, 2007, 4:14 pm

Eight Days a Week


This is totally cool.

I’m walking into Starbucks and right there on the door is a poster of Sir Paul himself!

Instantaneous tachycardia!

I had not even ordered my espresso drink!

On June 5th, Starbucks will be playing Paul’s new album, “Memory Almost Full” exclusively in their stores.

And I’m off that day!

Oh, I could buy the CD, stay at home and listen.

But think about it!

Starbucks + Paul McCartney + Blogging = Nirvana!

I am so freakin’ easy to please!


It’s a good thing I wasn’t watching “American Idol” this year, or I’d be thrilled that Jordin won.

Just sayin’


Oh, shoot!

Someone tagged me for a meme and now I can’t remember who it was. If you tagged me, and you are reading this, please email me so that I can give credit where it is due!

I’m supposed to write eight interesting things about me. Well frankly, my life is as interesting as a hot plate of scrambled eggs, but I’m in the mood for a light-hearted post so here they are:

  • I belong to the Richard Simmons Clubhouse online. Quit laughing, you guys! It’s fun, and I’ve always had a soft spot for Richard since the very first “Sweatin’ to the Oldies” videocassette. That was pre-computer era! It is still the best exercise video on the market. “Sweatin’ on Broadway” is a close second.
  • I was a cheerleader for seven years. Made Head Varsity in my senior year. No photos exist from that era. Really. That was before film was invented.
  • When the film “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released in 1978 (Barry Gibb in CinemaScope!), I was at the very first matinee on the very first day it was released. I went home, got my sister and saw it again. Then I went home, got my (not yet) husband and went back and saw it a third time. Same day.
  • Speaking of husbands, we had our first date two weeks after we met and were engaged two weeks later. Married a year after that. We’ll celebrate 28 years this June. Any man willing to marry a woman who spent nine hours in a movie theater to see Barry Gibb is a keeper.
  • I’ve read the entire 3000 page Civil War trilogy by Shelby Foote. And the trilogy by Bruce Catton. And biographies on Lincoln, Grant, Lee, Longstreet, Jackson and Jefferson Davis. Been a Civil War buff for years. Would recommend “Team of Rivals” to anyone interested in Lincoln.
  • The farthest I ever traveled for a concert was 3000 miles. Puerto Rico. Steve Perry’s “For the Love of Strange Medicine” tour in 1995. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
  • I wanted to go to the Samuel Merritt Hospital School of Nursing in Oakland, CA. It was still a diploma program in 1975 and I wanted to have the same education Cherry Ames had. We couldn’t afford it. I was accepted into my community college program the next year and the rest is still unwritten (vague Natasha Beddingfield reference).
  • When I get into something, I am very passionate about it (in case that wasn’t obvious). Notre Dame. Cleveland Browns. NASCAR (Go Kasey!). British comedy. Spongebob Squarepants (is that the funniest thing ever or what?).

Okay, I hear the snores! Wake up people!

Now, I know what you are thinking.

Will she tag me or won’t she?

Only my hairdresser knows for sure…..


  • Mother Jones RN

    May 24, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    Shelby Foote is one of my favorite authors. By the way, thank you for today’s comment on NJO. Can’t wait to see you in DC.
    I’ll be thinking of you on June 5th:-)


  • Melissa

    May 24, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    I want to see the chearleading photos. I know you have some. 🙂

  • laura

    May 25, 2007 at 10:53 am

    ooooo….i’m off that day too. perhaps we should st up a bloggin’ simulcast in starbucks all over. i imagine my #1 darling daughter, who works at starbucks, will be thrilled to have mommy dearest hanging out in her workplace throughout the day.


    ps: reading your blog i am not surprised that you were a cheerleader.

  • Elissa

    May 26, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    Love your blog. I had to laugh about the Sgt. Pepper movie as I was at the theater that opening day too! I loved the Bee Gees since Saturday Night Fever and couldn’t wait to see Sgt. Pepper. I didn’t see it 3 times though…but I do have the vinyl recording.

    Also…living close to Cleveland, I am a huge Browns fan.

    Keep up the good work.

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