Saturday, January 31, 2009

Weekly Geeks 2009.4: Passions

Chris from Book-a-rama asks in this week's installment of Weekly Geeks:

What are your other passions?

What fun to let loose with other things, besides reading, that get me excited! I mentioned some of them in my recent Interview Meme, but I'll now elaborate.


My passion for this takes many forms. First, I need it all the time. Sometimes, when I don't happen to have it on when the kids come home from school, they will ask, "Why so quiet? Where's the music?" Often, while in the car, it's my kids telling me to turn the music down! (Mostly so they can hear their own music in their ears.) I love driving alone so I can blast the stereo and totally be sucked into the music.

And I love love love to go to concerts and see the music performed live. A couple of summers ago we saw 11 concerts! I thought it was the best summer ever! A lot of this was due to the fact that we get season tickets to an outdoor theater in our area for a very good deal. They bring in some pretty big name people, along with several Broadway shows, every summer. Some of the concerts I've loved there, and other places too, over the the years have been: Jordin Sparks, Three Dog Night, Tracy Byrd, Rush, Muse, Donny Osmond, Little River Band, America, Collective Soul, Miley Cyrus, and one of the best ones ever, Richard Marx, where, in this video that I took, you can hear us singing with him and see how much fun he was:

Of course, I went to the Josh Groban concert too. The very one that they filmed and put on the DVD. It was... amazing.

I also love Broadway shows. Some of my favorites include: Les Miserables, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Forever Plaid, Cats, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Jekyll and Hyde, The Secret Garden, Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Oliver, The Music Man, Into the Woods.... oh so many! I'm very excited because I get to see Wicked for the first time coming up in April! I can't wait!

This passion in my life has suffered the most since I started working 12 hours a week. I guess something had to give. But I miss it terribly and hope to figure out how to get it back in my life.

I especially like to quilt and have made many many, particularly one period of time when I made baby quilts for all the new babies in the family. .

Scrapbooking is another thing I've had moments of passion with! But I'm getting so behind these days. However, I've never been the major scrapbooker, I take the lower road.

Making movies, which I mentioned the other day. Check out my YouTube channel for a few of them. Some are still private, and some I've had to take down because the YouTube police have been nabbing people for using songs... so anyway, you can see what's left.


This isn't a huge passion I would say, but a fun family hobby. Here's a few pictures:


  1. Your quilts are lovely.
    Happy Weekly Geeks )

  2. My kids are always telling me to turn down the music too. My post is here.

  3. Your quilts are're truly talented!
    I would love to see a broadway show!! Looks like your family really enjoys their hobby. I like to scrapbook too!!

  4. I also love Broadway shows. They are amazing, I actually saw Mary Poppins just a few weeks ago and it was truly amazing. I didn't really know what to expect but the colors and dance numbers are positively amazing. See it if you can.

  5. I would love to do geocaching someday with my kids..

  6. My youngest son & my in-laws are all into Geocaching. I'd like to get involved, but I have so many other obsessions, I just can't muster the energy!

    I also love music and have a constant soundtrack running through my life, but I don't get to see many concerts. Guess I should take more time.

    And quilting? Forget it. Takes too much patience for me. LOL

    I've been to NYC twice. I saw Wicked & Hairspray. I've seen a few off-Broadway shows here in Fort Lauderdale, but it's just not even close....

    Sent a link your way here:
    Random Wonder

  7. I love your quilts and I am kinda curious about that geocaching thing. Have heard about it from time to time, but still haven't figured out what it actually is ;-S

    Thanks for a great post. I hope you will find time to do your creative stuff eventually :o)

  8. Bogsider:I was in such a hurry to post my post yesterday that I didn't really explain geocaching. It's basically a "treasure" hunt using your GPS system as the clue. On people give coordinates of where they hide stuff, and you get to go find it! It's very fun.

    Everyone: Thanks for all the great comments about the quilts. I'm really pretty lousy at it, but it's fun to try.

  9. I love going to concerts too! Muse are great live, aren't they? I've seen them 5 times and I had tons of fun every time :)

    Also, I love your quilts.

  10. Nymeth, you've seen Muse five times! Wow! Lucky you. They are so much fun.

    I forgot to list a very big concert of last year... The American Idol Top Ten of course! Sheesh, how did I leave them out! We screamed so loud for David A I thought we'd all faint! It was so much fun.

  11. Gorgeous quilts!

    I keep thinking we'll try geocaching one day, it sounds like a lot of fun.

  12. I'm jealous you got to see Josh Groban! You're quilts are beautiful!

  13. How fun to get to know more about you. I need to join Weekly Geeks but I have such a hard time keeping up on my blog as it is, I'm not sure if I could do anymore.

    That Josh Groban concert looks like it was soo fun. I'm not a big concert goer but that video makes me want to become one.

  14. I love concerts too, but it seems like the older we get, the less inclined we are to go. I've been to some pretty good ones though-U2 (twice), The Police, Eagles, Pink Floyd, Jimmy Buffet, Garth Brooks. Good times!



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