I'm still trying to catch up from the weekend. Yesterday was a full day and night, but I've cleared my calendar for this evening so I can (finally) see what's going on with my friends in the blogshpere. I feel so out of touch!
Speaking of my blogging buddies, here's a picture of me and Debbie Schubert, whom I met Sunday in Pennsylvania. She's the cutest thing.
And here she is with her husband, Chuck. I'd love to see them play their music together. So nice to see a couple so happy after over 25 years of marriage.
Debbie told me they got together the day John Lennon died. Of course, I remember right where I was when I heard the news; a cashier in the Madison Avenue Price Chopper in Albany told me. That was one of many major events for which I'll always remember where I was. Here are a few more:
The day JFK was shot: I was in gym class in first grade.
The day the Challenger blew up: I was working in a Planned Parenthood clinic (how ironic, considering I had two kids at age 21, huh?)
The day Jerry Garcia died: I was in the car picking Courtney up from her summer school class at Hackett Middle School.
The night Princess Diana died: I had just come home from seeing Ulee's Gold at the movies
9/11: I was in Laramie, Wyoming. My ex and I were going to do a yoga video and when we turned on the TV the first tower had fallen.
And damn it all, yesterday another event occurred that I'll always remember:
The day CBS canceled Guiding Light
Yeah, yesterday I was bumming about leaving Beautiful Aunt Joyce and being back in my stinkin' cubicle. I had lunch with my BF and told him, "You know, I could just burst into tears at any moment." He took my hand and told me he loves me, because he's so friggin' awesome, and then when I got back to work, I had an email from my friend Wendy in Wisconsin saying Guiding Light is going off the air in September.
I am pissed as hell. They can't do that to my friends in Springfield! Believe me, this will be a whole separate post. (I know the guys can't wait for that one.) The only reason I'm not totally freaked out is because I saw on Facebook that they're trying to find a new home for the show, so maybe another network will pick it up. If they're smart.
I'm steamed, people.
So how about you? What events do you remember exactly where you were? And is there anyone else out there who watches Guiding Light?