Monday, November 12, 2007

monday morning musings

* I'm on a new job. It started yesterday and ends tomorrow. A 3 day job - how can you beat it. This one has me driving around all over Chicagoland, along with a videographer. We are interviewing women in their homes. The interviews are 90 minutes each.

* The interviews are not close together. So yesterday as I'm driving along (88E, 55N, 294W, 90W, 94E, 290E, 290W, 55S, 355S) I got to thinking about how I used to get so nervous about driving around Chicago. The first few years that I lived here I didn't have a car and I became accustomed to always being the passenger, never the driver. And when I started to drive it was like, WOW! Sweaty hands and increased heart rate navigating the heavy traffic on the always busy expressways around here. Thankfully that phase is long gone. I'm a pro now.

*One of the women we met yesterday had a lot of pets. 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 cockatoo named Iggy. Iggy was sitting at the top of a curtain rod when we walked in the door. As soon as the interview got started he flew down and landed on the woman's shoulder. He stayed there for the rest of the time. The woman had to keep petting him, otherwise he would squawk. She said he rules the roost, and even chases the dogs around. Her boyfriend put a video of it here.

*On my way home I turned on the radio and caught the last half of The Cure's recorded concert on XRT. I love the Cure! Wait...a few songs later...I love a lot of songs by the Cure! I think 5 songs! Maybe 6! Does this make me a fan? What if I don't like the rest of the songs? What if I really don't like them? To become a collector of something - jewelry, pottery, handbags - it takes 3 pieces. 3 pieces is what qualifies as a collection. But what about music? What's the qualification for being a fan of a band? Would 5 songs do?


Libby said...

I think five songs makes you a bona fide fan. Unless one of those songs is Friday I'm in Love. In which case you need six songs. ;)

Nunnie's Attic said...

I say even if you only like one or two songs, you're considered a fan!


Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I love the Cure and what perfect music to listen to when you are on a road trip :)


Merci-Notes said...

I agree with Nunnie's Attic~2 songs. But I like Libby's answer!

Rosemary said...

Hi Meg,
I think 5 songs equals fan!!

Meg said...

Libby, how did you know? I'm going to have to come up with that definite #6.

Hemstitch & Hydrangea said...

Wanted to tell you I loved your comment on my blog- just got it today- because I got a terrible flu in MD and so did Jack and we then my parents- horrible- so I have not been online at all-

snippets of catch up today- had to thank you for it and tell you that its so funny that you said that because I often do the same thing- I will see something and think of of of the girls on the blog or think they would love this... or this is near where TPP lives, etc. I actually wrote almost the same words to her over the summer- that we do all know each other even though we have never met-

Blogging is like having a tea party daily- in a little world of girlfriends who are your cheerleaders- I love it- thanks for being a regular "guest at tea" :-)


Hemstitch & Hydrangea said...

PS- Jack has the Rock A By Baby Cure Lullabies- LOVE them- I was a huge Cure and Depeche Mode fan in HS and love knowing the words to the songs- the Just like HEaven one is all instumental and like a little music box version-gorgeously done for babies.

There are some really great old ones too-
Plainsong is one of my favorites- they have 2 of their older ones in the movie Marie Antoinette.