Tuesday, August 31, 2004

8/31 Time flies

I can't believe August is over and we haven't really even had a summer yet in Wisconsin. I only swam once this year and that reeks.

My friend Bruce is on a concert tour throughout the US. We're trying to organize a small venue for Milwaukee in late September, but I don't know if it'll fly. I think he'll even do a bookstore or a coffee house... omigod, I just got a brainstorm...

Later: Okay, I checked it out and it's a real possibility. My friend at work--Nichole--her husband owns a coffee house on the East Side, trendy and cool. A perfect spot for Bruce to play. I called Bruce as he's driving from Santa Barbara CA to Flagstaff AZ, the start of his tour. He gave me a date, I gave it to Nichole, and she's going to talk to her husband. I hope this works. It's been two years since I've seen Bruce, so it'll will be awesome to have him here in WI. Go to his website and check out his music. He's a talented guy. I became friends with him nearly ten years ago through our writers' club.

Did I ever tell you about Housewife Writers? Bruce even has a cut named that on his first CD. It's a group of men and women (most of them well-published). We meet online and I've been involved since early 1995. It's called Housewife Writers (so I'm told) because the writers thought that the title would keep hordes of people away and keep the group small and intimate. I heard about it from another writer friend. The group was right. The title wasn't one I found attractive. But I LOVE this group. I've learned so much, but mostly I've made good friends. I've had the good fortune to meet the majority of them in person, and that makes it even better.

The first time I met Bruce he was working in Miami and he took me to South Beach for the first time. This handsome young man held my hand and called me Babe. We danced, ate, and drank beer. Such fun and this brings back good memories. I felt like a "Sugar Mama" with such a youngster. Heh-heh-heh and I liked it.

4 comments:

pij said...

Hey Jer! You're right this summer has gone really quickly, things havent helped with the UK gettin flooded with rain all the time. Anyway, you a sugar mama? Never! I mean its not like you came to the UK and got "rhumpussed" by a youngster called Ste! Hehe!

Jer said...

Hey, Pij. It's so cool to see you here. Now you must tell Ste I'm still pining for him. Jer

Bron said...

ooo, this is getting dodgy... Ste did rather well in his GCSE's as Did the lovely Vicki! They're all swots!

Jer said...

That's wonderful. They're all smart'uns aren't they?