So here's my 3 things:
1. I went to high school with Pat Benatar. Yes, the rock star! In fact, I introduced her to her first husband Dennis. We were on a class trip to "the city" (NYC) and she and I were partners for the trip. Dennis was in my biology class and he really liked Pat. So, I introduced them and for the next few years in high school, they were an item. They eventually married and so her name went from Patti Andrzejewski to Pat Benatar. They've since divorced but I guess eveyone knows her by Benatar.
Pat has always been good to her Lindenhurst High School classmates (many of my friends on Facebook). I've heard many others say that they also got backstage passes to have the opportunity to say hi and catch up before her concerts. She was so great with my niece Katie, giving her advice to do well in her studies at school. Thanks Pat; Katie's doing well and living in NYC now!
2. I've had the opportunity to do much traveling with my husband Greg over the years. I've been to England, France, Italy, Rio de Janiero, Norway, Canada, Mexico, among other places. I haven't done much traveling lately but ...I really enjoy it.
3. Although I've lived in Phoenix for 25 years, I miss the ocean. I grew up on Long Island across the street from the boat docks. But one of my favorite places to be is Carmel, California. I've had the opportunity to spend time there with friends who rent a house each summer. Things have been so hectic that I haven't been able to go lately but ...I do miss it. There's nothing like the sound of the surf; so peaceful and calming to me.