The Rise of Me through technology,and a look back at the growth

As this is Tuesday, I have realized I haven’t truly blogged in a while, and maybe this won’t be much of a blog, who knows.  Driving is quite….tiring, especially after an exciting weekend.  

As much as I loved Atlanta and the exciting radio opportunity; I think I thoroughly enjoyed seeing a good friend as well, or even better.  He’s been like a brother to me, and if you heard on the radio, you can catch our odd introduction to one another, when the internet was a tad less browsed and complex as it is today. How amazing things have changed since 2000, right? Yahoo groups/message boards (I saw the switch-over then finally the disappearance of Groups altogether) .  Then there was the messenger or email, only way to get involved and speak with people.  It seemed crazy back then to consider anybody met over the internet as a friend, but now it is more than acceptable.  I watched the rise and fall of Myspace, and through that more friends I found.  Facebook came around and BOOM, not only did I keep up with current friends and the ones I met online through other means, but I became reunited with friends from high school and my favorite time of my younger years when I was in Germany.  I am very grateful for the internet for my friends.  As many as I do have in real life, having lost a few and gaining a few, it seems those I keep in contact with the most are the ones I hold near and dear and it doesn’t matter how I came about doing so.  As I realize the area I live in doesn’t have as much of a place for me as it does elsewhere, staying to myself and working on my writing is a great option.  I can be by myself when I want but enjoy everything people are saying and doing.  And as my book is on the virtual shelf and in a nice little paperback that I control completely, I have learned so much.  Blogging seems to have revitalized a little bit of vigor into my life and the new people it has brought me.  I never was one for personal journalism into a nice bound book, and I have tried; just of thinking, pondering, questioning, and just speaking, and writing obviously. Isn’t it funny how that is the opposite of Tessa?

(Back to my weekend for one second) What is even more interesting was the mini-reunion I had with someone who was quite dear to me when I lived overseas thanks to the military.  Now THAT was a different time.  Until maybe a year ago finding each other on Facebook I haven’t seen him since we left Germany in ’92.  The moment we met up, we hugged and talked as if we had never parted.  It is amazing how one can pick up where one has left off.  To think I will be doing the same with quite a few more old friends in a little less than 2 months.  Amazing opportunities rise ahead of me and I take every moment I can to cross promoting my book with enjoying time with my friends.  That will be something interesting indeed.  Maybe I can get some knowledge from one of my old friends who is a bigger tech person than I can ever assume to be.  

 

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That was fun

i’m sitting back at my friends place ready to go to bed and thought I owed it to everyone to let them know that I had a super spectacular time with Stretch & Supa Sonic Scott on the Junkyard radio show on Garage71.  Seriously, this place was awesome inside of awesome.  I walk inside and I see bikes, nice shiny bikes.  The rest was just something I would have to explain every detail of and there is not enough time left on my nite nite medicine to have me do that all.  

BUUUUUTTTTT I felt the promotion went out without a hitch.  Of course I’ve never had a hitch so I don’t know how to tell the difference.  I can tell you this.  When we came back on each hour and spoke, I felt completely at home, not really threatened, oddly shy, but it felt great.  I have made another accomplishment and it was with some wonderful people.  I hope that people learned a little about my book, and me, and are not running for the hills as of yet.  I love my followers and my fans and my friends. I REALLY love the ones who listened in, at least for the first bit, considering rock and metal may not be your thing.  I even got to do a few shout outs to some very important people so all in all I had a good day. Bonus…..more technology I know nothing about but at least I am not the only one lost in the social media world.  By the by. I googled myself, not offensively of course.  How happy does it make you feel when you take up the whole page?  It was amazing.  I’m beaming with excitement. Can you tell?

Tomorrow I head to see a friend and use that time to work about my book, so basically this is a working vacation for me.  I’ll take that and.  

Goodnight all and will speak with you soon.  We are talking about putting a sound clip together of just the interview itself, cross fingers.  

Hanging in the ATL

As I sit here in Atlanta after driving in the rain for a few hours, I sit down to relax.  As blah as it is outside, I’m thankful that I have a friend who lives in the city that can let me crash for the night.  Why is tonight important?  Don’t you remember????  Me, streaming on radio, promoting my book……be there!!!!! I am going to link the one I had before just to give you the gist of things.  Here is it.

But for now, I will keep you updated on what I can, when I can, and i hope you get a chance to check me out on the radio between some awesome rock and metal music and maybe I’ll get to talk about Rise of a Queen.  Maybe.

Off to enjoy the time that I have with my friend before getting grilled or who knows what else (apologies in advance for foul language on my part)

I’ll be in audio form…….at least for an evening

I do hope I’m not jumping the gun, but I have made plans to be on the radio waves coming at you on Friday night!  It’s not for the faint of heart, or the easy listening crowd, and its no holds barred.  I might be able to get a word in about Rise of a Queen, but no promises, but bonus you get to hear me 😀 And I like listening to them on Friday nights.

The Where: Garage 71 Junkyard with Stretch / based in Georgia.  you can stream it through their main website here. Garage 71 and if all else fails find them on Live365 check below for links to a few of their FB pages.

The When: Friday 4/19/2013 somewhere between 8pm-12am EST

The Who: MEEEEEEEEEEEE and the awesome DJ of the show Stretch and quite possibly his evil minion Supa Sonik Scott

The Why: Because I have a great opportunity to blurt out quite possibly the most interesting or crazy things possible through the waves of the scary tech (massive crazy confusing tech).  Mix that with some Metal music and I’m a happy chick (mind you I have a wide selection of musical taste).  Maybe I’ll be lucky and get a request in!!!!

here are some links, if you can’t check me out please check them out if you like that kind of stuff or just a big ol’ motorhead for the rest of the time.  They’ve got a great team and some good tunes.

Garage71 main / their FB ; Friend them. Put some requests in or check out the other FB is Grease Inc. Magazine

Don’t forget to give me a shout out if you hear me, but no matter what, check them out.