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09 November 2006


Always looking for new ideas to put on my blog. Thanks for introducing me to this idea, Bond. Hope it's ok, but I kind of modelled my first Thursday Thirteen after his, because I'm not sure what I'm doing here yet. Most of my regulars know almost everything of note there is to know about me, but for anybody who doesn't, here's thirteen things about ... ME.


1. My astrological sign is Cancer, on the cusp of Gemini. I display characteristics of both signs pretty equally, so that I guess that means I have a moody split personality.

2. I became a music teacher because of my soul-deep love for just about any type of music, but I remain in this thankless, crazy-making gig because I discovered that I love kids even more than the music.

3. I taught piano and composition at l'Universite Laval in Quebec for two years, before returning to my heartland to become a high school music teacher.

4. Van Morrison ... need I say more? Every song he's ever written or performed has touched my soul in ways that defy coherent explanation.

5. I am afraid of spiders. I don't care how big or how small they look to YOU, they are all enormous in my eyes. I am also convinced that they know I'm afraid of them, and they chase me ...

6. The last tv show I watched all the way through was the American Idol Season Five Finale in May.

7. Cooking is a double-edged sword for me. I love it, but I get distracted easily and often forget that there's something on the stove or in the oven ...

8. I was a runway model for a brief time while in high school. It was the first and last time I've ever been bored by something I've voluntarily signed up for.

9. At one point in my life, I seriously considered becoming a professional photographer. I especially love b&w, as there's something so starkly evocative about it.

10. My three best friends from elementary school are still three of my best friends. We've been together for 32 years now.

11. I love to eat, especially exotic foods. My absolute favorites are just about anything Thai or Greek. As a result, I only just recently lost that nasty 30 lbs. that's been plaguing my life for years.

12. I am pretty much equally fluent in both English and French.

13. No matter what, I consider myself a very lucky person in life. I have a great kid, a job that I love, and wonderful friends. Maybe life isn't always perfect, but most of the time, it's pretty damned good.

Ok, I'll admit it - I choked. I was going to tell some nasty little secrets, but when it came time, I couldn't bear to see them in print. Maybe the next time. Thanks for reading about me.


Travis said...

I like this idea. I may steal it from you. . .uhm. . .from Bond. . .uhm. . .

Geeez. Whoever came up with the idea, I like it.

Oh - a big "Hell Yeah!" for Van Morrison. Write me an article for the Bunny!!! I love to hear about everyone's music passions!!

Anonymous said...

Coco: isn't MY idea..there is even a web site called

I found it by reading other blogs and like the idea...

Thanks for sharing, but it really is about "opening up"


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your Thursday Thirteen Coco. I might just join up too!

amynoroom said...

Hey, Coco, I think I fixed my comments problem. Now you should be able to enter your comment and then it will ask you to verify it, but other than that it should work. I had to change some configuration stuff, but it should be working now.


Anonymous said...

Hi coco! Bond is really getting us all going on this Thursday Thirteen, isn't he? And for me, it means I get to find some fantastic blogs I'd never have come across otherwise (yours included!). Next time, give us some dirt, eh?!? Thanks for stopping in on my blog!

Anonymous said...

Woooooo Coco.... some very intersting stuff... now give us the "dirt".. LMOO

Love ya!

Anndi said...

You know my fellow Canuckian.. there's always next week's Thursday Thirteen...


Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm just now catching up on everyone's blogs after being sick all week...what's this Tuesday Thirteen?

:goes to check it out:

Anonymous said...

From the mind of Meribah:

Heeheehee, you don't HAVE to share your deep dark secrets with us...but if you feel you must....**grins**
I don't like spiders much either. The little ones are okay, it's the big, fat, juicy ones that go pop when you kill 'em that get me! LOL