Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Who Knew!

WHO KNEW that only 7 days after my last post I would actually meet JT! Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought it possible. The morning of October 30th I was at the orthodontist's office with my oldest son. I was watching the news and saw that John Taylor of D2 was in town for a book signing. NO WAY - I didn't even know he wrote a book! So when I got home I googled the information and found out where and when. I am a Duran Duran follower so I went to their facebook page next. People were asking about available tickets and unfortunatley, because of hurricane Sandy, many could not make the trek. Somehow, someway, by some miracle I scored a ticket. Jennifer met me at the City Winery in Chicago two hours later and charged me only face value - which was $12.50. I bought her a drink though. Thank You Thank You! So I barely had time to get ready but had enough sense and wits about me to grab my gianormous buttons from the 80's. I think he liked them :). I loved his talk and bought 4 books. Met a lot of nice people and crazy Duranies - What a night! A night I'll never forget, even if we only talked for about 30 seconds!

More (almost as exciting:) Writing News: The PoPP poetry project and contest has expanded this year. IWC got two grants and is in 7 Lake County schools. I am anxious to see the poetry and art work from the 4th and 5th graders. And check out the latest Hoosier Horizon magazine. Write-On Hoosiers chose my photo and allowed me to design the front (and back) cover. Wonderful stories and poems from my fellow writers fill the pages inside. What a fun and fabulous fall!