Wednesday, April 15, 2009

notes from my former small island

i had a crazy day, writing about exotic pets, earth day and pampered chefs. at one point i got so confused i had to ask an interviewee what time zone she was in. lower sackville, she explained. about a 20 minute drive from my house. right.

but who cares about me when we could be talking about susan boyle! this dowdy, never-been-kissed, 47-year-old volunteer is rapidly becoming a youtube sensation, thanks to her appearance on britain's got talent saturday. she lives alone with her cat, pebbles, in blackburn, scotland, about 20 miles north of my former home, edinburgh. susan 'always wanted to perform in front of a large audience.'

she walked out in front of simon cowell et co to snickers and laughing catcalls. then, she opened her mouth.

keep the tissues handy.

1 comment:

  1. She's lovely isn't she. Amazing how a few minutes can change your life!