Now you all can see that I'm a natural blonde (gasp!) Oh how I hated that dress. In fact, that day I took it off after school and walked home wearing nothing but my underwear, kneesocks and shoes with the dress over my arm, yikes!


Here is me in my Halloween costume the year I was a psycho zombie cheerleader. How can you tell I watch too many B-movies? I even wore that costume to WORK, jeez!


Favorite 70s Singer/Group:

Three way tie between:

- Led Zeppelin
- Jethro Tull
- Pink Floyd

(but I also often confess to loving cheese and "sensitive singer-songwriter songs")

Favorite 70s Food:

Fondue, do you even have to ask?

Favorite 70s-related Quote:

"I love that polyester look!"

from Saturday Night Fever

Favorite 70s Toy:

My Sit 'N' Spin (aka "Sit 'N' Puke")

Favorite 70s Show:

- Soap

- One Day At A Time

- Good Times

Just to name a few

Favorite 70s Movie:

The Jerk

A chilly Sunday morning at Abbey Road Studios

Date: Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001

(from a newsgroup posting written after George Harrison's death)

Well I have just returned from my visit to Abbey Road Studios, talk about an emotional experience. I bought a single rose and I wrote a letter to George Harrison to put down at the gate. When I got there, there weren't as many people as I had expected, perhaps there were 50 or 60 people.

Attached to the gate were pictures of George at all stages of his life, many with messages written on them, there were many bouquets of flowers and the stairs going up to the studios had pots of flowers all along them. There were many poems written and songs quoted. Someone had put a guitar there with the writing saying "Thank you for switching us on", one of my favourite George songs, "Isn't It A Pity" was on a piece of card written in marker, and people had written messages to George all over the walls. It was very very touching, I was trying hard to gain my composure, and then I saw it.

Now I have no idea why this made me break down and cry, but I looked up at the top of the gate and there was this apple with "George" written on it, I quickly looked away because I could feel tears well up, so I looked downwards and there was this picture of him underneath from his early days with the Beatles holding his guitar. He looked so young and wide-eyed. I couldn't control myself anymore, I broke down and cried right there, enough so that someone came up to me and asked me if I was alright. I mean I have totally loved George Harrison and all of his contributions during his life, but I can't believe how hard this is hitting me. I decided to take my mind off things by photographing every square inch of the area, when I get my pictures developed I'll try and get them scanned so you all can see. Below is the letter that I left at Abbey Road Studios:

Dear George Harrison,

I have been a fan of yours for as long as I can remember. You have always been my favourite Beatle. I always enjoyed your contribution to the Beatles the most, as well as all of your solo work.

Your death has greatly affected all of your fans, myself included. I am relieved that you are no longer suffering, but am saddened that your sweet voice is forever silenced, that everyone you love and who loves you can no longer enjoy your physical presence and look into your beautiful eyes.

When I first learned of your death I thought "If only I could have known him." But I feel as though I did know you through your wonderful songs. You may no longer be physically here, but your legacy will live on forever. I cherish the songs you have shared with me and with the world and I thank you for being part of my life through your music. Rest in peace George.

Yours sincerely,

And there you have it folks, my morning at Abbey Road Studios.

aleen of london, fighting back tears

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