Sunday, December 03, 2006

Violin Virtuosos and Bookworms


Boy! Is Lorraine busy these days or what! This weekend she had a 2 night gig with Johnny in Mankado (sp?) That girl always sets the house on fire. I got to listen in on a song over the phone. Makes me miss her! Ahhhh! Fablo and Chris Ewen are planning to record some violin parts for the Hidden Variable album very soon. (I'm bummed I won't be there) The album will be out this spring people! Wehoooooooooo!

Believe it or not, I will be modeling even MORE corsets soon.
(This is my Stern Teacher Look.) All I need is a ruler and a paddle. hee hee
I'm thinking of writing the Guinnes Book of World Records people for being the woman with the most corsets in all the world. Only Dita could match me. Maybe we should converse about the subject over dinner. I'm sure Marilyn loves mosters.

I'm doing readings again and working on my book. BTW, if you've been on my forum lately, I apologise about the spam. I delete it once a week, filthy demons. On a better note, My Mom sent me this enlightening video. Check it out! It helped my day go a little better.

Kitty meow is coming home for a short while. I can't wait to see her. My twin will finally be home.
So, that is my uneventful update. I can't wait for you to hear these new songs. Chris is a genius. We are so thankful for him.
Talk to you soon!
Malena


Hello! Lorraine here tagging onto Malena's post!

Mankato was a LOT of fun, I had never been down there before, but always wanted to. Betsy Tacy Land! We got to spend Saturday doing a walking tour of Betsy's House and Tacy's and getting to see all the places from the books, which are STILL among my favourites!

( if you have no idea what I am talking about, you are missing out on some wonderful turn of the century history! )

Here are some pics of me at Tacy's and Lisa, Me and Karrin on THE Bench....

Don't forget, if you are around, Lojo and I are playing Charlie's in Stillwater this Friday and Saturday, going to be some serious fun with lots of guests!

( welcome home Kitty! )

Love and Betsy-Tacy,

Lorraine



13 Comments:

At 10:18 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Cool pictures. :)

The video is nice, too. ;)

 
At 5:14 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

Lorraine, you look mah-velous.

Malena, I may have a solution to your forum spam issues.

 
At 4:11 PM , Blogger Malena said...

Dan, you are THE man!
Email me about it, please.

 
At 8:45 AM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

stern teacher--j'adore.
one more show and my tired kitty ass in on the aeroplane. simply cannot wait.
going to sleep for two days straight, then rise from the coffin for the light of day. Malena, that is one old photo of me & Lolo, where on earth did that come from? that bracelet was an old favorite, long-since lost...is that in Minn? ok, i give your blog back.
All my love, and miss Quichey, call your tour mngr, i miss you!

 
At 4:27 PM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

That photo was at Kierran's Pub in Minneapolis , last summer, maybe?

 
At 6:48 PM , Blogger elizabeth said...

Whoa! Spent a very weird moment trying to envision Big Sexy doing the Betsy-Tacy tour with you, but that seems not to have been the case. We now return to our normal brainwave pattern . . .

See you at Charlie's!

 
At 9:44 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Oh. My.
Your blog is now pank.
(And, no, I didn't misspell pink; pank is a different shade which you only know when you see it.)

Lorraine, you sure look like you were having fun at that house. I admit, I've never heard of Betsy-Tacy. I assume ("DANGER, Will Robinson! DANGER!") talking about the turn of the 20th century. ;) My maternal grandmother might have understood the reference, as she always liked history. Unfortunately, she's been dead for almost 9 years so I can't ask her about it. She liked history so much that she never understood why people ever read fiction. And she was a librarian! Imagine my surprise, and joy, when she gave me a hardback copy of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion!

 
At 9:46 PM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

Oh, he was there alright, and what's more, he seemed to be having a great time! Kid you not!

The shows this weekend are going to be a whole lot of fun. Me, Lojo, what's not to love?

( I won't say " who could ask for anything more" because if we could, we'd have Malena there too. THAT would be a show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! )

( ok, ok, AND all of you. THAT would be a perfect night! )

 
At 9:52 PM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

The Betsy Tacy books were written by Maud Hart Lovelace in about, oh the 1940's. They start with Betsy meeting her best friend Tacy at age 5 and go on thru high school and up to Besty's wedding. They were based on Maud's actual life, starting in about 1905.

The town in the books, Deep Valley, was in reality, Mankato Minnesota. The charecters are all based on Maud's actual friends.

They are fiction, not history, but it is a lovely look at the time period. I read them as a child and still do every so often.

In Mankato, you can now go and visit Betsy's house and Tacy's, which have been restored. You can also walk around the town and see other houses and places mentioned in the books.

I am SUCH a Geeky Little Goth , hee-hee......

 
At 10:42 AM , Blogger mistress mousey said...

How strange. A friend of mine lived most of her life in Mankato and has never mentioned it, though it seems like something she'd have loved.

 
At 9:41 AM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

You know , it's funny, you can live in a town your whole life and not go and see the things right in your town. There is so much I have never seen in my town I know...

The show with Lojo last night was wonderful! She is such a fine performer! We play again tonight and I shall have pictures and details for you tomorrow!

 
At 8:05 PM , Blogger vandaluna said...

Sweetnesses!! Such energy, such effort!! I am soooo happy for yas!

Kitty, I just love your energy.

 
At 1:09 PM , Blogger K said...

I went away and Wikied Betsy-Tacy... sounds like fun. I don't think they made it to this side of the Atlantic (there doesn't seem to be much logic to which US children's classics are published here: Laura Ingalls Wilder made it, but "Caddie Woodlawn" didn't.)

 

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