Last night was the most fabulous night of my life, and yes….waiting almost 2 decades to finally see Nina was SOOOO well worth it! She was playing at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, CA (after 3 other acts), and what was great was that it was such a small venue, we got to stand right NEXT TO the stage! OMG….it was like 5 feet separating us from the goddess (although she did get up-close a few times). I had heard that she sometimes comes out and signs stuff and yaks with the people, so I thought this was the grand chance to finally say “HI” to her (although of course, how you walk when your knees are like jell-o are another story).
It was raining that night….scratch that….REALLY raining, and they said that if we wanted to catch her, we’d best try out back by the fence….so out we went – IN the rain, just to see if we could see her. The security guys there are a bit TOO strict for my taste, but eventually, Barbara – her US manager, came out and said “you should come inside and wait”…so we did.
There she was…sitting on a couch, signing stuff and chatting with people. It was cool until the brutal security bunch said “OK, everyone who’s not with the band or the theatre needs to leave….NOW.” We were forced out of the building and out the gate….so we were in the gateway (in the rain) hoping that perhaps fate would smile on us and Nina would come out to see us. It took quite a while, but the perserverence paid off…she came out, talked with us, and I got my 12″ single record sleeve signed, and she even gave me a big hug.
Great…raining out and I’m busy melting. hee hee hee. It was SO worth the time standing outside. She was SO sweet and friendly…just as people have always said. She’s among a rare breed of performer, and I so look forward to the next time!
A real homestead….or even a real apartment….this is the dream of anyone who has moved in a hurry from one place to another. A place where you can have your own phone number….your own cable/satellite….your own choice! Yeah…it’s coming. My work life has me scattered to the four winds, so I’m retreating and regrouping and hopefully fusing into something better….I just want to SURVIVE! Is that so wrong? I need GOOD things to happen! Do you hear me? Stop kicking my @$$ and give me some hope here! I need to get up, dust off, and start fresh.
I have a new site project to work on, so that’ll take some time (and effort….I know….don’t remind me). I’m making some new friends here, so maybe I can get some connections going. I need to CREATE again….lift a PENCIL again…DREAM again. Yeah….dream….I can at least do that without getting my arse kicked into the dirt….just concentrate…..think of the white light.
I found a new buzzword in the air today…..METROSEXUAL!
I guess I’m a metrosexual….a male who has gotten in touch with his feminine side! OMG….you mean they actually have made a LABEL for people like me? OK…time to reinvent myself again….JUST KIDDING!
Then again….no one else is a ShockQueen (that I know of), so I can still be unique, right? RIGHT? Well….I am anyways…so DEAL with it.
Well….we didn’t make our goal of getting enough funds free to move this time around – too much repair work on the road beast that had to be done, so it looks like we’re stuck for another year where we are (unless something wonderful happens). At least my job is still going along well, and I’m looking for a 2nd p/t gig that agrees with me a bit more. I’m thinking I should have taken the job at Target when I had the chance, but I’ll reapply to see if they’re still looking.
Time to do some DIY today and see if we can make our place a bit more livable – of course, we need STORAGE space for that, ergo…..SHELVES required!
**bang bang bang….saw saw saw…..splish splash splish splash**
Looks great….but is it art? Is it FUNCTIONAL? We’ll have to see. More to come. 🙂
OMG….I DID it! I don’t believe it….I actually DID it! I quit my evening job, lowest pit of hell that it was (not the people, the stink and the management drama).
It’s OVER! It’s finally OVER! OK….now on to the next big thing. Move along…there’s more to see, so make with the clicking.