I didn’t draft this post. Normally I draft these things, and then post them after making edits, but my time is very, very limited these days, so this will be free-form.
First, I want to explain why I’ve been so quiet lately (aside from a 60 hour work week – school and work combined): I’ve been working on the blog, but on the back end. I’m taking a class in Web Development this semester. It’s my first true adventure with HTML, and I’m learning I have a knack for it. I’m carrying a 100 percent so far this semester… a feat I’ve never managed this far into a semester in my whole college career. So I’m pretty proud of it. But this is related to Project TMI also…
When I started this blog, I really just began posting as a diary. I figured a couple of people might read it, and one day I’d get some laughs out of it when I looked back at all my antics. The latter has proven to be true, and I keep having antics, so I keep posting. But I had no idea that I’d get the kind of reception and stats I’ve gotten since I began posting in 2012. It’s fabulous and beyond my wildest imaginings. So I’m working on a new external page for Project TMI. It’s going to be better organized, with headings, pages with brand new content that will be stored separately from WordPress. What’s probably MOST exciting, at least for me, is that I’m getting to bring two of my favorite worlds together: writing and modeling, as I’m negotiating with photographers to create photos to go with the soon-to-be posted content. I’m trying to integrate work from photographers from three very important places in my life: Louisville, Tampa, and Columbus, Ohio. I’ll be traveling down to Tampa, most likely, at the beginning of next year (because I mean come on… why would I NOT go to Florida in the winter?) to begin that process.
At any rate, I’m excited. I’m hoping that everything will be ready by next Spring, but since I’m a beginner, don’t hold me to it entirely… I am learning a lot, but I still have a long way to go. Luckily, HTML and CSS is just… well… easy for me.
Second?? OMG. I don’t even know where to start. Okay. So I’ve been a Madonna fan since, well, 1982. Okay, not 1982 as I was still a baby, but for a really long time. Like I was performing her stuff on the fireplace at my house when I was four or so. And getting all the words wrong. And not even understanding what the fuck a virgin was. And when Human Nature came on the television in the 90s? The vinyl catsuits, bondage, and shit really impressed me (and probably moreso when my mother made me turn that off). At any rate, I know every word to every one of her songs up to and including the 2000/2001 Music album. And not just every one of her songs, but even the obscure versions of those songs. It’s borderline obsessive. A lot of my shoots really drew inspiration from her work. This chick is my hero. So it’s been a dream of mine to go to one of her concerts. Of course, as I’ve gotten older, she’s touring less, and I honestly haven’t really gotten into her newer stuff. Until this last album. This last album is more like her old stuff… and some of it is as raunchy and incredible as her Erotica album (one of my favorites… go figure). She has never been to Louisville before. The closest she’s ever been to me was Atlanta, I think… maybe Indianapolis. But never in the same town that I lived in. But that’s about to change, as she has a tour date scheduled at the Yum! Center downtown in January.
Lemme tell you… I would have done anything for tickets to this concert. And in order to get a good deal on seats, I bought a $20 VIP pass on her fan club website. And the day they went on pre-sale for VIP members? I was outside work, on my phone, trying desperately to get two tickets. And MY FUCKING TICKETMASTER APP WOULDN’T WORK!!! I haven’t been that stressed out in decades… so I sent a frantic text to Ormsby who was working a job somewhere else, asking if he had internet access and could he check to see if there were tickets and enter my code? He found them. And I bought them. I had to sell a kidney and the rights to my first child to get them (yes, they really were that expensive), but I GOT MY FUCKING FLOOR SEATS!!!
I’m going to get myself one of those cone bras and will be reduced to the likes of a screaming teenager for the first time in my entire life. Seriously. I haven’t bee this excited about anything since I got to meet JK Rowling back in 2007 (and I almost fainted then… my legs were shaking so badly that I couldn’t even tie my shoes). I know I shouldn’t spoil it for myself, but I’ve been watching some of the Youtube videos of her concert and seriously, even if I’ve seen the stuff, it just makes me more excited (and in disbelief that I’m actually going to get to do this).
So there are good things happening. I’ll get back to my regular programming soon… 🙂