43/365: All About You

February 12

All about you

Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you.

When she was in ninth grade, her dad changed jobs and for about the 100th time, she moved again. This time, it was from Plano, Texas to Tustin, California. At some point after, the Police released “Every Breath You Take,” and suddenly, she was a huge Police fan. Her personality was an addictive type, and before you knew it, her classmates called her “Police Woman” because all she could talk about was the Police.

When you move so much, you need an anchor…something to hold on to…and for whatever reason, this was the big anchor she hooked onto and wouldn’t let go of.

Around 1995, she joined AOL. Her main user name was based on her husband’s business, but the main account was allowed to have other sub-accounts and she had to find her own name. By that time, the Police had broken up and Sting had gone off on his own. She’d seen him twice. Once, at Reunion Arena with her mother for the “Dream of the Blue Turtles Tour,” and once in Pittsburgh on his “Nothing Like the Sun” tour. One of the songs on the Nothing Like the Sun album was the remake of Jimi Hendrix’s song “Little Wing.”

She really wanted the screen name of “Little Wing,” but someone had already snagged it. She didn’t want “LittleWing22” or “LittleWing55” so, she thought about what moved her and all she could think about was rain and storms. At some point, she thought to herself, “All I want is something simple. Something like “Stormy.” I just want “Stormy.” And her screenname and alter ego “JustStormy” was born. If she’d had her way, her screen name would have been “Little Wing,” for the thousand smiles she could bring to you free. That never came to pass. So now, you have this blog…”Little Wing,” a medium for JustStormy to bring her other, other alter-ego to life.

“It’s all right, it’s all right,” she says,
“Take anything you want from me…


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