Where Ya Been? (Part 2)


SURPRISE #1. The surgeon was a GREAT guy who got Mike’s appendics out in 10 minutes using laproscopic surgery! he was in hospital another day. He stayed at my place for the week to recoup. Aside from a few diabetes issues, it went without a hitch! WIN#1!

SURPRISE #2. Although my financial situation scares the hell out of me, I realize I’ve been in some pretty tight spots before. REALLY Tight. I’m taking the gratitude path.


  • My wonderful son and his great girlfriend
  • Mike (My sweet angel who swept into my life 5 years ago after a 37 year absence. Although he is not my “Boyfriend”  😦 he is the best friend anyone could dream of.)
  • Joe, my friend and confident of 35 years.
  • Anyone who takes the time to read my blog
  • My health.
  • My strength, resourcefulness & unwillingness to yield in a crisis
  • My absolute LOVE of music and singing! (The first time I ever cried for joy, I was about 6 years old. It was brought on by a chorus singing live. Before that. I had no idea people ever cried from anything other than sadness!)
  • My core. But that’s another post
  • In addition, I have 30 years entrepreneurial experience under my belt. I should be able to put that to some use. Right? WIN #2

SURPRISE #3 I’ve  never taken a business course in my life! Yet I started a business and managed to keep it for 29 years and that was  without a website! My company made two of my clients the most subscribed theatres in the country. (Not bad for a nerdy theatre major.) I’ll find a way to make dough. No other choice! WIN #3!

SURPRISE #4  After my exam, the dr. said everything looked fine. WIN #4

SURPRISE #5 Ok… the hives are a tough nut to crack. I know they’re stress induced. But exercise will help.  WIN #5

SURPRISE #6 When my son moved to a new place with his girlfriend I decided to give them my new bedroom set. They are so great for each other and have brought me alot of joy, so WTF! right?

I turned the spare bedroom into a workout space. It’s perfect! I kept my full length leather mirror and use it to stretch in front of. I also put down unused carpet tiles from my old office, which I move when I feel like dancing on my hardwood floors. Now if I just have to get back in the habit… WIN #6

I probably sound like a total train wreck at this point.  But I don’t care. This is my life right now.

I believe in my heart that I have a gift for happiness. NOTHING gives me greater joy than singing and making people happy. Am I a handful? Absolutely! Can I be pain in the ass? You bet! I believe that everything happens for a reason. If I’ve learned nothing in the past 5 years, I’VE LEARNED THAT!




On second thought this fat lady is gonna sing after all… Give it a listen. I dare you!

If that sounds naive, Blame it on my youth…




Published by: JB chants

I was contacted by OkCupid a month after signing up, telling me I was in the top 5% response rate and asking my secret. I was stunned. I was in my 50's! Beats me! It's not as though I posted racy photos or I was plagued by blinding beauty! However it served it's purpose,in terms of finding dates,but finding a mate? Not so much. Along the way, I had some pretty nutty encounters, some more lethal than others. While my blog started as a retelling of these amorous tales, it's morphed into a myriad of stories, including many from my time on the planet. They range from working with the amazing Henry Winkler, auditioning for Nadia Boulanger, an attempted assault by one of Al Capone's retired former henchmen, and offering a homeless man (who was also a convicted murderer) a place to stay for the night. While most of this is older material but I'm considering penning epilogues or postmortems from my post pandemic, post #metoo perspective, as well as sharing more. So many stories to tell! Thanks for stopping by! Cheers!

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10 thoughts on “Where Ya Been? (Part 2)”

    1. Thank you! That Means ALOT !! No. I don’t play for myself. Too much of a ham and I play classical. 😦 That was a guy I rehearsed when training. He’s my favorite pianist. But he’s playing for another singer

      1. Aw thanks Blossom. I’ve been down under for the last month, hence the lack of blog activity. To be honest, I’m not really sure about the blog anymore… Though perhaps this is just a funk I’m in post holiday.

        As for the book, it’s available to pre-order! I made the final corrections to it a couple of weeks ago and I’m hoping it’ll be in people’s hands fairly soon.

        Thanks for asking. If you’re interested, details are on my most recent post. Plus there’s some eye candy there too ha.

      2. The book looks great! Looks like great potential screenplay. Can’t wait to read it. Are you doing an audiobook? You could always do a book about how to get your six pack abs! Damn Sean! You are eye candy!

      3. Ha. Thank you Blossom. Though that was a by-product of my time doing manual labour in India. I’d be lying if I said I looked the same now…

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