Friday, May 19, 2006


Me again !!

I volonteered to be interviewed by the amazing Calliope
... So here are her five questions :

1. I doubt you are really "just a trumpet player". So what else are you?

Hum... Good question ! I am not a wife anymore. or a lover . I am not a mother either( not yet ) . I am a daughter, a sister, an amazing aunt. A devoted friend and party girl . But first and foremost, I am a trumpet player.
Being a trumpet player is way behond the word . It's a way of living, of thinking. I strive for challenges . I am generally the only women in a world dominated by males : they see women as weak and useless and I'm here to prove them otherwise.

2. How are those blisters on your feet healing?

The feet are getting better, thanks ! After a week long rest, the raw skin looks more like giant scabs now, wich is encouraging. The feet should be out an running again real soon. Just in time for that European tour starting in 38 days !! ( sorry, I just had to plug it... )

3.In the big screen movie version of your life who plays you? Who plays your s/o?

Debra Messing would play me : she is friendly, witty, entertaining, bright and quirky. And Taye Diggs would play my other half : What can I say ?! I'm a sucker for that kind of guy. And I have to admit, he looks exactly like my favorite ex...

4. How do you like your eggs?

I'm more of a Julia Roberts's "Runaway Bride" kind of girl on that one. I like different things depending on the person I'm with...

5. What was it like growing up as an identical twin ?

We were born on a tinny Island that hadn't seen twins in over 10 years. From the get go, we were an attraction : the hospital extended their visiting hours, strangers would send gifts. Luckily for us, our parents made sure to treat us like two different person ; a mistake many people still make with twins. We developped very different personalities from an early age : when you are treated like a buy-one get-one-free pack of goodies, you need your own territory. And you get pretty protective of what you can get. My sister's a thinker, romantic, motivator, very dependant and idealist. I am, on the other hand, a musician, an artist in every sense of the word. We remain very close as ever : we speak on the phone 10-15 times a day, and still speak twins (or steno). The finishing up each other sentences or having whole conversations without actually using any nouns, adverbs or adjectives with a mixt of English and French. Still drives everybody around us crazy !


deputyswife said...

The blisters sound horrible! I hope all is well in time for your tour!

Here from Michele's!

texasblu said...

Hey - thanks for visiting! I just had faternal twins... they turned 3 months today! Thanks for the heads up on not treating them the same, although I don't think that will be much of a problem with these two. They're as different as night and day!

Dara said...

Sounds like a cool upbringing! My mom and her sisters talk several times a day - they are not twins, but 11 - 13 months apart. Michele sent me. :)

Lo said...

I loved your answer to #1. Go, you. As a childhood flute player who was denied entrance to the male-dominated jazz band because "flute is not a jazz instrument" (um, what?) I admire you. Really. That man's world thing, that is hard.

jsdaughter said...

i enjoyed stopping by.. here via michele

Carmi said...

Thanks for the illuminating and entertaining answers. Your blog becomes more fascinating with each entry.

Bonne weekend!

craziequeen said...

Hiya Toot (nicked the nickname from Carmi!)

If I was on the big screen, I would obviously have to be played by Sandra Bullock - as my god-daughter swears I look just like her.....ah, the naivety of youth! :-)

Here via Michele, and glad I came..

margalit said...

I didn't know you were a twin. I have twins and I'm a twin as well, but in both cases, it's boy girl fraternals. Identicals must be a really interesting experience.

My twin is a trumpet player, too.

Here from Michele

shpprgrl said...

I always thought it would be neat to have a twin. Your interview was interesting! You sound like a fun person to be around. Here from Michele's!

Goodbye Mes Amis said...

I can't begin to imagine what it's like to be a twin. I always feel sorry for the Mom because they twins are closer to each other than they are to her.
Here from Michele's.

srp said...

Here from Michele.
European tour hey. Sounds fun but as my brother the opera singer tells me, the travel and life is not all that glamorous. More grueling actually.
Good luck with the tour.

Jessica said...

Here via Michele!

My best friend and I took French while we were in school. We drove our teacher crazy by speaking our own version and using English when we didn't know the French word.

sage said...

Came here from Michele's and enjoyed reading your post--especially the things you'd like to tell your mother (I can relate to that one) and the pictures of the island from where you came! Beautiful!

Chrissie said...

Oh i love your TWIN world.
I got shivers - must be very cool.
Here from Michelles.

barbie2be said...

michele sent me.

KaraMia said...

My next in age sister is about ten years older almost to the month. When my mom passed away and we were spending alot of time togethor we used to speak at the same time saying the same drove my son nuts! Gotta love those siblings

utenzi said...

Debra Messing is very hot. Great choice for your actress.