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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

How sweet it is

Magnet #250 - North Carolina Magnet

When I moved from NC to NY in the 1990s, people wondered how a girl who grew up with a Salisbury population of about 24,000 (1,800 if you count Granite Quarry, where I really lived), would fare in a city of 7.3 million. Thirteen years later, and I'm still here, and loving it.

It's not easy, because you do tend to become anonymous in this town. That's awesome, especially when your underage Food Lion purchase of Zima in NC gets reported to your mother, not the cops. (Slight exaggeration, but not by much.) But, you make a few good friends in town and you make it just fine.

Of course, there are trade offs. Grass. Tourist-free zones. Fresh air. Open spaces.

But dudes, where else in the world do you get an email in the middle of the day to see James Taylor and Regis Philbin on Letterman? Where else do you get to see a very unassuming JT come out unnoticed during a break to say hello to Dave, and then hear him jam a number with the CBS Orchestra off-cam, and then hear him sing "Seminole Wind" on-cam?

And where else would I be home to magnetpost about it, while the show is airing, and before the JT performance to come?

How sweet it is, indeed.

Thanks for the tix, Erin! It was the pink of perfection!
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5 comments:

Erika said...

Is your header thingy new? It's AWESOME!

And yeah, thanks Erin!

joy said...

Yep. It's new. Yay Photobucket and their grid options.

GoldenGait said...

I LOVE JAME TAYLOR! I'm so jealous you got to see him live! He was playing Ravinia here in IL this summer, but it was during a California externship and I couldn't go. I was super disappointed.

He was my first concert, at 10 years old, with my mom and dad. I can't believe the experience was wasted on me at that age... I'd love to see him now! I don't even remember the concert...

GoldenGait said...

Jeez, I'm sucking it up on the spelling today. My last comment had an entire word wrong that changed the meaning of the sentence, and now I forget the S on James. My apologies.

joy said...

Heh, I do hate that Blogger won't let you edit your own posts. Of course, I'm a big ETA girl, so that's probably good for me.

I saw JT in college at Carolina, which was pretty sweet, as well. He's awesome.