“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.


4 Responses to “About”

  1. Sarah January 11, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    Oh I am gonna love following this blog. This is wonderful!!! I can relate to so much of what you’ve written here…..right down to the relating to the 1920s – 1940s movies. Love ’em!

    LOL!!! I can totally see you and Tina Fey being bosom buddies already 🙂

    Have a lot of fun with your new blog. I look forward to more. 🙂
    Cheers to you – Here’s to your movie!

  2. Assia April 3, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    Hello, Tara! I enjoy reading your blog, so I’ve nominated you for the “Versatile Blogger Award”. Congratulations!

    • ramblings&roasts April 3, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

      Such an honor, Assia! I can’t thank you enough! Finding your blog was a such a treat, and this is such a bonus. I sincerely appreciate the recognition and support.

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