The “Did You Know?” Challenge


So, some of you may have noticed the little widget over there on the right, beneath my RSS feed. The one with the 125×125 graphic that changes regularly and says “Get Yours” on the gold bar beneath it (unless you’ve already got one, then it says either “Drop” or, even better “Thanks!”). That’s Entrecard. It’s a new-ish social networking site for blogs. But I’m really not going to talk about it specifically.

Through Entrecard, I’ve met lots of cool people and I’ve discovered some really great blogs! Among them is the blog of a guy who goes by Saphrym. So you can blame all this on him.

Saphrym said, in his most recent blog, “So, I’m going to challenge every blogger that reads this to tell your readers something about yourself.” And, dammit, I read it. And I guess I count as a blogger. Damn you, Saphrym!

Sorry, had to get the melodrama out so it doesn’t end up in my revision! Anyway, so I have to tell you something about myself that you don’t know.

Well, you already know the obvious stuff. And you know I have a motorcycle. And you know I go to SHU. You also know what I like to read, because it’s in the sidebar down below (What? You never scrolled down that far? Shame on you!). Hmmm… what else is there? 😉

Okay, here’s something I know you don’t know. I am a Durannie. That’s right! You heard me!

Now, those of you who’re of the younger persuasion might not have any clue what that means. Most folks over about thirty five will know. I’ve been a fan of the band Duran Duran for over 25 years. Of course, as a teenager and later a college student, I was broke, so I hardly ever got to see them. But in 2000, they reunited, all the original members. And in 2005, they did a huge, national tour. I went to eleven shows in ten states over the course of about two months. It was incredible! I actually won a meet and greet in Chicago and got to meet the band for all of three minutes.

Tampa was the best show. We had 5th row seats and the floor section was only 5 rows long. Simon’s mom (Simon’s the lead singer) was there and when they had technical difficulties for about twenty minutes, we went over and chitchatted with her a bit. She’s a very gracious lady.

The tour ended with a stint and Madison Square Garden. The energy at a Duran show is amazing, to begin with. It’s been known to convert non-Durannies (seriously, I’ve never met someone who didn’t become a fan after seeing them live). But the energy at the MSG show was off the hook. Incredible stuff!

So there’s my dirty little secret.

Bet you thought it was gonna be something raunchy, didn’t ya? Pfft!

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    March 7, 2008 at 2:03 am

    Heh, Duran Duran, they’re playing in Adelaide soon, (or have just been) Now there’s an act I’d love to review- I’ve fond memories of Duran Duran. I missed Saphrym’s post on that one- Might have to do the revelatioon thing myself….

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    March 7, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Duran Duran…Ah, those were the days.

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    Venessa G.
    March 7, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    @BT: Yes, they’re touring in your part of the world right now. I’m so jealous!

    @Tamera: What do you mean “were?” 😉

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    March 11, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    I love Duran Duran! Great music to listen while exercising or cleaning house.

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