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Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by AfricAnimalAZ, Aug 4, 2017.
Do you still play violin a little bit?
Have you ever met any famous people?
Well, rarely. The two most recent times I played it were in late 2015 when I was trying to learn a violin part in a song for fun. Coincidentally, my young cousin was going to start playing it in school at the time, so she wanted to see mine and sort of get a grasp for it. After that came a gap and I put it away until August of this year. A friend from out-of-town was visiting and I was showing her around the basement, where some of the instruments are kept. When I told her about the violin, she asked that I take it out and play something -- now, since I'm more than rusty, (believe me, it sounds like nails on a chalkboard), with slight difficulty, I managed to turn out a fragment of a Disney song (*thankfully, it only took her a few seconds to recognize it). I tend to feel a bit nervous on the violin because it can sometimes be impossible to get a decent sound out of it, even when it's in tune. That said, I still play it, but once in a while.
That's the same for my friend as well, but doesn't play violin. She plays trumpet instead. She's an older lady who is a teacher at my alma matter (high school) and only plays trumpet around Christmas Eve/Christmas with her young grandsons.
I've been in the presence of a few 'famous' people, but they're (or they were, in one case) only partially-known in the US. The first person was a Pakistani singer seen on several occasions. Last I talked to her was when she visited Chicago in 2012 -- unfortunately, she had passed January of the following year. There was also a certain kids' band from Down Under. Though I went to three of their concerts, I didn't directly meet any of the members myself, but my sister and some cousins did (*we were able to to get ones' autograph), so I think that still counts. In those days, I'd be watching from our seats nearby -- trying to capture partial footage/pictures of the performance while the rest ran up to meet a band member/character. At one point, someone would come off the stage and walk around the entire room, greeting the audience (*I couldn't tell if the kids or parents were more excited). The closest I've ever gotten to actually meeting any of them, though, was when my sister met the guitarist (his was the autograph) and when I was making a video of a short 'meet-and-greet' between one cousin and the then-lead singer(*or maybe the same cousin was standing near me and I started recording after he met him, I haven't watched it in forever, so I forget) - he (the lead) was only a few feet away...as for the video itself, I've kept it saved since.
Do you know the name of the band?
As somewhat humiliating it is for me to admit, that Aussie group was The Wiggles - really popular among little kids back in the early-to-mid 2000's in America (*they weren't too bad yet not all that great, either, but I was already outside the demographic when I first saw them, so it didn't really matter). Today they're not as well-known, though.
If you could have somebody narrate your life, who would narrate? Which actor and actress would play your parents?
Not sure...never actually thought about it.
If someone were to narrate my life, then it would probably be myself - though, David Attenborough could come at a close second (and he narrates nature documentaries!) Parents would most-likely be portrayed by real-life parents, or it might become one of those things where one person plays every character - self and both parents. I've seen something similar on TV before. : )
Favorite African animal?
Favorite Asian animal?
Favorite Australian animal?
Favorite American animal?
Where do I begin? The above are challenge questions!!!! I'll list a few for each. The lists may be long for some as there's more than one for all three categories here (beginning with the most favorite in every list first) - *apologies in advance.
Favorite African animal(s): The African lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, flamingo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest
Favorite Asian animal(s): Tiger, Asiatic lion (a small population lives in Asia), panda, snow leopard, peacock
(*This is also hard - which ones do I NOT like? *)
Favorite Australian animal(s) is/are: Koala, kangaroo (there might be a tie between those two), wombat, wallaby, bilby, and platypus (*just to even it out)
*NOTE: I think some of these answers give away that I like big cats! Also, now I can't decide whether I like African or Australian animals more - this was all fun, but very challenging! : )
This requires another list. Still enjoyable, though.
Favorite American animal(s): Bear (brown and polar, and not really sure, but will count polar bears even if they don't live in America : ) ), mountain lion, lynx, bobcat, heron, crane, cardinal, raven, and bald eagle
I think that's it!
They sure do count in my book!
I like big cats, too. I also like little cats. I like any kind of cat! As if my avatar isn't a dead giveaway (that's my cat in the avatar, btw)
Right, your avatar definitely helps recognize Snowball and Wembley (*I know because you've mentioned your feline friend on 'Muppet Pundit' before...I'm Saba, another one of the visitors who pops in on the blog often, so I remembered her name from one of your comments there). That said, I almost forgot. Aside from us, I know one other person who likes cats... : )
Hmmm, does that other person who likes cats have anything to do with the Fraggle in my avatar?
Yes, HE sure does!
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