Sitting, Waiting, Wishing* No More
I've just found out that Jack Johnson, who is in my mind the most fantastic and talented person in the music world, is going to be hitting up Toronto on his 2010 tour. I immediately started scheming about how I could get up there, and how I could get tickets. Here it is just over a month before he goes on stage in Toronto, and it's not sold out. After looking at ticketmaster, it appeared that there are only single seating seats left, seeing as how they went on sale on April 10th (unbeknownst to me). No biggie, I could go by myself. However, Tawny is amazing, and after talking to her friend AnnaLee found out that they have not one, but two extra tickets. And just like that, Jack Johnson here I come July 19th. To say that I have been "Sitting, Waiting Wishing*" to see him for years is putting it mildly. I went to the UK in 2008 and just missed him in Manchester and debated going over a week early to fly to Rome, just for the the day, to see him. It's been a long haul, and I cannot believe I am actually going to get to see him.
On a final note, Jods and Tawn have both thrown out memes for me to do. So here goes nothing.
1. Do you prefer watching movies or reading books?
I used to think that my answer to this would be to watch the movie, naturally. 7 years working in a movie theatre made me a big movie goer, as I could go for free all the time. However, even though I've always loved reading, I'm thinking that partly due to maturity, I've become a fan of the novel. There is something extremely satisfying about reading a good book, be it on the white sandy beaches of Greece, curled up on a rainy day (with some Jack Johnson playing in the background), or in a hot bubble bath with a nice glass of wine to accompany you. And finally, the feeling as you turn the last page, which a bittersweet feeling.
2. What is the earliest memory you have?
I'd have to say, my earliest memory is from grade primary. We were at school and off to go to a teddy bear picnic. We had all of our bears in a wadding pool in the classroom waiting for our trip. When it was time to leave, I grabbed the bear I had chosen to bring that day, a soft, brown Zellers teddy of my mother's. We walked through the woods at the back of the soccer field, to a meadow in the woods behind my house. On the way there, we had to go around a pond, and holding onto teddy's hand, he slipped and I nearly dropped him. I didn't however, he remained dry :)
3. What is your most favorite alcoholic drink of all time (if you had to chose just one)?
Hrmmm this is a tough one. There are many alcoholic beverages out there, but if I had to chose one, it would red wine, particularily Fontana Dolce from Riverview Cellars in Niagara on the Lake in Ontario. A semi-sweet red, it's a smooth and tastey treat for my tastebuds.
4. What do you think the best television series you've ever seen is?
I'm not even going to hesitate on this one: Six Feet Under. I am absolutely blown away with the creativity the show possessed. When I think back to great TV I always find myself thinking of this show and it's a show that I know I can watch over and over again. But what I find great about it, is that it's not perfect. It's flawed in that it had a weak 3rd season but was able to redeem itself, which makes me appreciate it even more.
5. What do you like best about where you live?
My mother lives here. That is the biggest reason for me. That set aside, what would I love if my mother didn't live here? Halifax is a small city with a lot to offer. It's only growing in character. The people are for the most part friendly, and we're very laid back. I can live outside the city and have a hundred different lakes to chose from, but get to the city in 25 minutes or less. I can also get to a beach in a relatively short time. I have everything at my disposal here and love it.
I believe I will save Tawny's meme for another day, as I am trying to stay on the blogging train and will no doubt need material later.
*Sitting, Waiting, Wishing is the title of a song off of Jack Johnson's album In Between Dreams :)