Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I HAVE BEEN TAGGED!!!!!!!

OK.... 5 Random things about me!

1.) I Once worked as a Program Manager for a Radio Station in Las Vegas (early 70's)... pre CD's, Pre Cassettes...everything was tape or cartridges ....YIKES!!! It was the days of SHORT SHORT skirts...and at that time I have a good body...so I was given the name 'Legs' by the DJ's ... and became a 'radio personality' because of it.... sitting in on several shows each day...fun stuff.

2.) At 15 my dad (who was a musician in Las Vegas) introduced me to the wonderful singer Nancy Wilson... she found out I painted portraits... so she commissioned me to paint her portrait.... which still hangs in her house to this day.... proud moment for me.

3.) I got the name 'Jodi' from Louie Armstrong... he was a good friend of my dads (both trumpet players) ... and Mr. Armstrong called my dad 'Jodi Boy' (his name was Joe) ....so when I was born...Mr.A told dad..."Ya gotta call her Jodi"...and so it was.

4.) I once painted a portrait of a woman 'Hull House' Worker... she was very young yet looked very old due to the hard work of the Hull House.... I showed the piece in a local Library Show (in Las Vegas) ...and a woman's league President saw it and asked if she could feature the piece at a local 'Woman's Conference' ...I said sure... it turned out to be the National Woman's Right Conference Convention at the Las Vegas Convention center...a pretty big thing...and they kept the portrait on stage most of the conference.... it was a VERY PROUD Moment for me!!! I even got to stand on stage and speak about it....

5.) I once worked at a Drug Store on the Las Vegas Strip .... and I got to hand deliver medication to Elvis Presley's Hotel Room at the Hilton...and actually met him... a very nice guy...and gentleman!


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4 comments:

Johanna Parker said...

So Louie Armstrong named you?!!!! That's so cool :) Thanks for sharing your fun trivia... I was tagged the other day, so I'm peeking around at all the fun random facts various bloggers are sharing...

Hope all is well with you Jodi!

~ Johanna

TODAYSGOLD said...

Hi LEGS, I bet you still have knock out LEGS. Love that Louie Armstrong gave your Dad the nickname Jodi & that Louie actually named you too. Very entertaining read! Proof positive that Pisces women are very fascinating. What great memories you must have. I bet you could have written more than this Random 5, I know I could have.

AND yes there is one more thing you need to do: LINKING! I actually had new viewers email me because they found my Blog through this Random 5 Linking. One is a wonderful author, I was very impressed.

Happy Holidays With Hugs & Magic, Lyndy

Jodi said...

It's my favorite story... makes me really like my name...LOL! Thanks Johanna.
Fine and dandy here ...just busy busy busy with orders and trying like heck to get out newest piece finished for listing on EBAY this Sunday...

Happy Holidays
Jodi

Jodi said...

Hey Lyndy....

Not so sure about the legs anymore or the length of my skirts... but dang...I had a GREAT time while it was happening!! LOL...
The Louie A. story is my very fav... a great moment in my life.

Oh I could have added at least 20 more Random Stories....each at little more strange and unique than the next.. it was hard to know which to choose....

I am so enjoying everyone's Random facts..

OK...how do I link???

Thanks so much for the kind words....

Jodi