“Sometimes I wonder where I’ve been. Who I am. Do I fit in? …”
(Out Here on My Own – song from the movie Fame, 1980).
Am I the only one who thinks in music and lyrics, and movies and books? Gets excited when I catch my digital watch reading 12:34.56? Looks at paintings, imagining which I’d like to live in (like on Mary Poppins)? Loves to sing to my cats?
Who would rather play bocce at lunch than go for dinner and drinks?
– Remembers conversations for decades but can’t always recall names, places, dates, even where I parked my car?
– Finds inspiration in romantic comedies, old sitcoms, family dramas and anyone who isn’t afraid to be their vulnerable selves?
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Welcome to my blog – a hodgepodge of topics from music and movies to family life and book reviews. People say I’m enthusiastic … sometimes as a compliment, sometimes not. But that’s just me. And I’m enthusiastic about sharing stories on my dad and his violin; why happiness matters; how I try, like most of us, to be the best person I can be. (At age 50+, that’s still a learning curve I’m excited to be on.)
I’ll reveal some ‘quirks,’ like the fact that being a ‘closet organizer’ (double entendres intended) definitely excites me too much. That I still wear an old-school pedometer. That I buy CDs to listen to start to finish (no iPod, no music on my phone).
Or that decades past childhood, there’s still nothing ‘funner’ than riding my bicycle, buying new sneakers, thinking of new ways to help (or at least, amuse) people around me.
I plan to blog at least once a week. Next up … Nikes and Reeboks and Vans, oh my … How Ellen DeGeneres inspired my sneaker obsession.