Sunday, October 15, 2006

my first time...

...and there is a lot of pressure.

It took me forever just to sign up for at blog. I couldn't get past what to name it. Or the address to pick. I protested for the longest time about picking a user name. What do you mean that my name can't be Nora? A name with four letters is not good enough? I've got plenty of letters in my last name...Don't need so many in my first.

Naming the blog was a challenge. I felt like I was choosing my identity for life. I am many things, and PEZ dispenser collector is one of them. And that is not the nerdiest. Trust me.

I have a great job that I love as the director of volunteers for a food rescue, job training and hunger relief agency in Indianapolis. I write an observational column about music for the Broad Ripple Gazette, a twice a month newspaper. I occasionally write music previews for NUVO, the weekly arts and entertainment paper in Indianapolis. If that is not enough, I work most Saturday nights at the Red Key Tavern, an Indianapolis institution. The Red Key is a great bar frequented by neighborhood folks, politicians , musicians, writers and cool kids. The owner is eighty-eight (and a half), curmudgeonly as hell, a WW ll POW and one of my favorite people.

I am very active in my neighborhood. I managed a group of coffeehouses and a bakery for eight years. I became president of my fairly powerful neighborhood association (one of the first non-attorney ones and the only one who *gasp* rents her house).

I'm a old punk-rocker that now listens to angst-ridden singer-songwriters

As you can surmise from the above, I'm single and have no children.

I'm sure this blog will be about my many jobs (I didn't mention Marigold yet--it gets a little embarrassing to tell folks that you have three jobs), music stuff that does not fit in to the paper, my neighborhood and the challenges of being forty-something and dating. Or wishing for a date.

Phew, not that that is over I can move on. Or at least start writing my column that is due...um...now.

9 comments:

Jerry said...

Nora,
I'm your first commenter / stalker. Congratulations. I think you'll have a lot of fun with this.

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Welcome. Like Jerry I think you'll have fun doing this. That name think caused me fits as well.
Ralph

Mahala said...

Welcome to ye olde blogosphere!

Teresa said...

Nora, welcome to the blogsphere. Being an Indy resident myself, I will be anxious to read your posts.

Tee said...

Yay Nora! Wow! You're popular already.

And YOU are a PEZ collector?! Get out! I love pez! :)

Well, you have such a full life so you have plenty to blog about! I'm enjoying it so far - and don't sweat the name. I like it!

Rachel said...

Hi Nora! Welcome to the blogging world. It's fun!!

JUST A MOM said...

it is nice to meet you Norma if you want or THINK you want children you can have a couple of mine. Anyway welcome to blooghood it can be very addicting you will lay in bed and think of jsut what you can srite next. So again walcome.

Badpatty said...

I'm not a Hoosier, but I married one and I've met Jerry. Does that count? Welcome, Nora.

That 1 Guy said...

Welcome to the blogosphere, Nora!

Jerry sent me...