“About” is a funny word, especially the way Canadians pronounce it. I know this, not just from TV and movies, but because I lived in Canada for a time while going to college. Of course in Canada, “college” as Americans know it is really “university”. So, I went to university in Montreal, which was just OK. I didn’t much care for the university experience, and don’t think I learned much academically. But I really loved the city, and learned a lot about myself.
Now I live and work in Saratoga Springs, New York, which is a different kind of city altogether. Really not a city at all, though it sometimes pretends to be one. I liked it better before it became trendy and condo-packed, when it still had a Woolworth and some vacant lots on the main drag. Now it has a GaBananaRepubliChicos vibe and vacant stores where the vacant lots used to be. But it’s not a bad place to call home.
Age-wise, I’m in my late 30s, but I think I was born as and have lived like a much older person. I really, really like and relate to movies and music from the 1920s-1940s, and have pretty old-timey values, so I might be a reincarnated 80-something-year-old. That would also explain my creaking knees.
My mom was an elementary school teacher extraordinaire, and my dad was a journalist/gourmand/wanderer, so I grew up surrounded by words, food, ideals, and a fair amount of angst. But not much math, science, or cable TV. I am grateful for all of that.
This is my first foray into blogging. Should it become really popular and the basis for a movie, I choose Tina Fey to play the role of Tina Fey, who will no doubt become my bosom buddy when I am famous enough to have a movie.
My name is Tara, and that’s what I am About. As for this blog? Well, read this.