Wednesday, March 01, 2006

I Wonder Stevie...

From the "what in the wide, wide, world of sports is goin' on here" department:

As most of you know, I work in a local hospital as my day job. And work in media at night with a local TV station and doing play by play for a hockey team on the internet. While the latter two keep me busy and on the road a lot, the day job is my bread and butter. While many great stories come from the lunacy that is 'life in a hospital', I don't usually write that much about it. But today I thought I'd scribble something about what happened there last night. A bunch of people gather in the front lobby and what was weird was that the only time that happens, is because of a news story of some sort and the local TV news stations are there filming a statement issued by some hospital scribe regarding a local event (a shooting, hit and run, whatever). Not this time. There were no TV cameras nor hospital spokespeople to be seen. Instead, it was an entourage. A couple of body guards come through the crowd and they lead a man who turned out to be Motown legend Stevie Wonder. Yeah, I know what your saying... Stevie Wonder! What in the world is Stevie Wonder doing in Toledo??? And at MY JOB??? Turns out an aunt of his lives here and is not doing well :( So he came to see her... Stevie was in a sweat suit so it must not be good for his aunt... that's a shame... God bless her...
I LOVE his old stuff... 'Superstition', 'I Wish', 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered', 'Uptight, Everything Is Alright', 'Sir Duke'... I just bop around the house when I catch those songs. His recent stuff whizzes but that's okay. Nobody's perfect. He's blind and can play multiple instruments. I have full function of my sight and other extremities and I can't even barely whistle... So I guess I should go suck on that! I am looking forward to tomorrow because I have the day off. That can only mean one thing... SLEEP!!! You can call me 'Mik Van Winkle' zzzzzzz... except that instead of sleeping 20 years, I'd be tickled if I could sleep 20 hours! Yawn...

4 comments:

Jackson said...

wow, did you get to meet him?

Mik said...

No, but a friend of mine did and said he was very normal and didn't do anything out of the ordinary. He said that he was very nice.

Riccie said...

I sincerely thank you for your post to my blog earlier. I am exhausted right now, no longer raging at myself, and have a headache. Your post was comforting, and I wanted you to know. Thank you.

Maggs said...

Wow, how cool is that! I like him too