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The Amazing Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: 2010 so far…

28th February 2010 | 4 Comments

Well, it seems like I have been so caught up in posting the “Riga Tales” that I have forgotten to mention everything else that has occurred in my world lately so I will give a brief summary now. The past few months have been pretty active. I had some money problems, a tax audit, achey [...]


Journey Home, Lessons Learned.

27th February 2010 | 6 Comments

Back at the Albert Hotel… I pack my clothes in my suitcase and sort through all my power converters, adapters and chargers. I stuff my boa and wings into the front panel of my suitcase and finally – after replaying the night’s show in my head – go to bed. I stop by the breakfast [...]


Last Show in Riga.

24th February 2010 | 6 Comments

I stay in bed until the last possible moment. Thank goodness the club is across the street from my hotel. I keep pushing the alarm time forward a half hour and finally – after hitting the snooze button several times on my cell – I drag my ass out of bed. My knees are aching [...]


I Need a Nap & More fun With Svetlana

24th February 2010 | 2 Comments

It’s getting later and as usual I am exhausted. It seems I am always worrying that I will be too fatigued to perform and I start counting how many hours before show-time and wondering if I will have time for a nap. Yet, I am pleased when Svetlana asks if I’d like to share a [...]


Sightseeing With The Lovely Svetlana

20th February 2010 | 0 Comments

I tried to fall asleep last night, I really did, but to no avail. I had to take a couple of Exedrin P.M.s to get the job done. I had a date to meet up with Svetlana, who is a close friend of one of my Chicago friends. She lives in Riga and attended my [...]


First Gig at Bites Blues Club in Riga

18th February 2010 | 6 Comments

At the risk of sounding immodest and boastful: I slayed ‘em at Bites Blues Club on my first night. I gave them everything. I cried. I joked. I started the show by walking through the room singing the intro to “Something’s Got Ahold of Me” – a cappella.


Just Like Riding A Bike

18th February 2010 | 0 Comments

Yep, drinking until 6A.M. with “twenty-somethings” was no problem for me. I was pumped after the gig and it was only One A.M. But I knew that the Skybar was closed and Zigis said that Bites Blues Club was closed also. Well, we pull up and see that the lights are on in the club. [...]


First Gig in Riga – the Corporate Party -Ladies in White

18th February 2010 | 6 Comments

Zigis informs me that I will have a dressing room at the gig so I decide to carry my ensemble and change on site. I dress in jeans and drag it all downstairs to meet Zigis who is waiting at the Club for me to “make food” then depart for the gig which is a [...]


Back on-line: First day in Riga

12th February 2010 | 6 Comments

I wake up bright and energized at 9:30A.M., just in time to partake of the complimentary hotel breakfast buffet. The buffet was okay – nothing special but all I need. I have to meet Zigis at the club across the street to do some sightseeing. I am determined to see all that Medieval glory still [...]


Getting On Schedule – My first night in Riga

11th February 2010 | 4 Comments

Rehearsal was a success. I am more tired than I have ever been in my life. I check into my hotel. Finally. It’s well before 9p.m. I know if I go to sleep now there will be a chance that I will wake at four or five a.m. and then fret all day about getting [...]