Saturday, March 15, 2008


Awhile ago, Jackie Adshead, tagged me with - Seven Random Facts. It took me a long time to think of 7 interesting things about me but here it is.

1. I’m a published poet.

2. I was featured in Entertainment Weekly magazine as an “Obsessive Fan of the Week.”

3. I was formerly a Vice-President of a limited edition collectible company

4. My half-sister, my only sibling, is 20 years older than me and my oldest nephew is 5 years younger than me.

5. I’m a member of the Embroiders Guild of America.

6. During my life I’ve owned and loved 40+ cats.

7. Making weird dolls and purses is my passion.

I'm going to tag, Dazzed and Confused, Magnus and Butterfly. Have at it, guys!



I'm obsessed with NICKELBACK! Chad Kroeger ("The best hung guy in Rock & Roll!), Ryan Peake, Mike Kroeger and the incredibly sexy Daniel Adair. Jeez! Bobby Fucking Sherman - RON!!! Leif Garrett - WTF??? sorrow11. I'm old and crazy! When I was young, I was obsessed with Michael J. Pollard. Here's the letter that made me an "Obsessive Fan:"

February 19, 2007

Entertainment Weekly

1675 Broadway

New York, New York 10019

Dear EW:

Yes, this is me. A (Dear God, shall I say it?) NICKELBACK FAN! A card carrying, paid member of the Nickelback Fan Club, proud owner of all label released Nickelback CD’s and DVD’s and many, many bootlegs. A dyed-in-the-wool, multiple concert going – NICKELBACK FAN.

I am also, not as proud to proclaim, a long time subscriber to Entertainment Weekly.

Why, you’re asking is such a zealous Nickelback fan writing to the very publication that refuses to acknowledge the existence of the band? You, sirs/ladies, have now answered your own question. Entertainment Weekly totally ignores one of the greatest rock bands in the world – Nickelback. Unless you count the 112 references made to the band by the magazine, mostly to report that according to Billboard that their current album is on the charts. Otherwise, one or more of your reporters has used the name Nickelback like the “F” word at a cotillion. I can just see their noses wrinkle in disgust or their eyes twinkling gleefully when they can equate the band with excrement.

For All The Right Reasons – Nickelback’s current CD has been on the charts for 71 weeks now, usually in the top 20, having sold over 6 million units. Since I’m not as educated about these things as your writers are, I think this is pretty damn good. Even though the band was snubbed by the A.D.D. afflicted Grammy committee, they did win a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Rock Band. I could go on for many pages about their being in the top grossing concerts for 2006, winning 3 American Music Awards, nominated for Juno’s, etc. But I feel that if I’m not concise, I’ll loose what minimal interest you may have.

I mentioned my ire at Entertainment Weekly on the message board of the aforementioned Fan Club and don’t you know that quite a few of the members were equally upset not only with EW but with ALL the popular entertainment “news” publications that haven’t had the decency to do a FULL ARTICLE ON NICKELBACK! I didn’t buy all those CD’s myself. No, sir. NICKELBACK HAS OTHER FANS! Fans that are not afraid to say they are fans. Fans that like me actually will wear a Nickelback shirt out in public. Fans that have no fear to blast Nickelback music in their cars and sing along. Fans that will proudly show you iPods full of Nickelback music. Fans that just love Nickelback and want to see them in living color pictured in a mass-market magazine interviewed by a intelligent, insightful reporter.

Think y’all could manage that sometime soon? To paraphrase Arlo Guthrie:

And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking insingin a bar of "Someday" and walking out. They may think it's anorganization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day,I saidfifty people a day walking in singin a bar of "Someday" andwalking out. And friends they may thinks it's a movement.

I think I may have started a “movement.”


See, I told you I was crazy!

16 blew out from under the bed:

Utter Basketcase said...

ooo the 40+ cat fact makes me feel better! :-)

I was just about to tag you and magnus with 'Inexplicable crush'... but I'll let you guys have break since you have just been tag with something else :-)xx

Ron said...

Evening Nitebyrd~

I'm TOTALLY cracking up at the penguin clip!! Where the hell did you find it? I LOOOOVE penguins!

Hey...I LOVE to read these tags...because you find out such COOL things about your blogger buddies!

Ok, "cat lady" and I have MUCH in common. I worship kitties! And anyone who loves cats...get's an A+ in my book!

And I'm dying to know...who was the FAN you were obsessed with???

Bobby Sherman?

Great tag...thanks for sharing, Nitebyrd!

Sorrow said...

I am with RON...who were you obsessed with??? Lief Garret?

Casdok said...

40 cats!!
I also used to be a member of an Embroiders Guild!

John-Michael said...

You just get more interestinger, and more interestinger! I surely do enjoy EVERY facet of this diverse and delightful person ... YOU!

Anonymous said...

I didn't know half that stuff about you Nite. I still have that magazine with you though I show everyone : ) So proud LOL
I don't have seven interesting things about me. Why did yout tag me? LOL OK here you go: I eat, I sleep, I wake up, I bathe, I let dogs out, and let dogs in. Walla there's mine : )

Ms Leather N Pearls said...

Such cool facts & I bet you have lived a very interesting life to go with all the cool stuff.

Dazzed and Confused said...

I also love the penguin clip.

I know about all 7 of your facts so I guess you can say I'm obsessed with you. Not a bad place to be :).

Indi said...

Wow you amaze me .. I'm honoured to know you and with 40+ kitties,,totally awesome. O I adore cats and have several buried in my front garden, living on a country road isn't wise for cats, they have no road sense!

Eve in Chains said...

"1. I’m a published poet."

Details, please. I'm intrigued.


Fire Byrd said...

love the penguins.
must be cause I'm foreign I don't know who half those people are.
for me George Clooney will do.

Vi said...

Yep, you're crazy. lol. The penguins really made me giggle!

Ron said...


MUCH BETTER than Bobby Sherman OR Leif Garrett!

And you are NOT old and are RIPE and COLORFUL!

Utter Basketcase said...


You're nuttier about Nickleback than I was about Hanson!!!! xx

Spiky Zora Jones said...

I love Nickleback. Yes...yes yes! They rock and I have all of their music on my mp3 player and computer.

Those penquins...ha, that had me laughing.

sweetie, I would love to read your poems. Where can I buy your book? Tell me...tell me, please.

fab post. I have an aunt that is younger than a few of my sisters. Odd, huh?

nitebyrd said...

VBF ~ I love cats, dogs, birds - everything but reptiles and rodents are pets, to me. At one time alone I had 15 cats.

ron ~ That penguin clip cracks me up. You already know it's not Bobby Sherman! LOL Glad you like the tags, I have another to do but I'll wait a bit. Ripe and colorful? I sound like an old tomato! ;)

sorrow11 ~ I actually was too old for Leif Garret. I did have a major crush on, Mickey Dolenz from the Monkees but nothing like I have for Nickelback. It's a sickness but I don't want to be cured.

john-michael ~ Thank you. I've never felt interesting or special but I've always been curious and interested in many things, so I guess that helps me be interesting.

butterfly ~ Dammit, woman! You're very interesting - write something!

ms leather n pearls ~ Nah, as I told john-michael, I think I'm pretty boring. I am observant, though!

DAC (Mulder) ~ Hmmmm .... obsessed? Really?

indigo ~ We lived in our old home 22 years. There were so many animals buried in that yard that if the new owners ever started to dig gardens or add an addition, they'd think we were in to Sanitaria. I almost killed Mulder and buried him in the yard when he threw a deceased newborn kitten in a dumpster!

eve & Spiky ~ I don't have a book or anything. In my HS creative writing course the whole class submitted poems to be published. I was one of 5 that got their's published. That is my total professional writing career! LOL

pixie ~ I can never understand George Clooney's attraction. But to each his or her own. I'd be on Gerard Butler, Wentworth Miller or Josh Holloway, like white on rice.

vi ~ I just needed confirmation on that. Thanks, Vi!

My father died when I was 7. My sister, BIL and nephew moved in with my mother and I. My BIL is an alcoholic so I grew up with two "mothers." If you think one is bad, just try two.