Going to a Party with John Mayer, the Singer-Part 1

John Mayer-Singer/Songwriter

John Mayer Speaking at a Meet & Greet in NYC
John Mayer Speaking at a Meet & Greet in NYC | Source

How I Won Tickets and Trip to NYC to see John Mayer

I feel like I'm dreaming~Let me walk you through an amazing story of how a chain of synchronistic events won me and my sister a trip to see John Mayer.

I sat down at my computer last week after taking a couple days off because of a hectic schedule. I decided to go into my emails first, since it would link me to every site I'm on and save some time. I methodically worked my way down the countless emails and eventually clicked on a radio stations' E-Newsletter. The "Cities 97" was highlighting special events for the month of May. I read about each event and continued scrolling down until one caught my eye. It was a chance to win a trip to New York City to hear John Mayer's newest album, 'Born and Raised.' I have followed John's musical career from the start and knew this would be a chance of a life-time. I clicked on the register button and filled out the form which included my email address. Once that was done, I sent my sister the link, so she could register too.



Despite Lack of Follow Through

Wednesday night I crawled into bed thinking about how cool it would be to win the trip to see John Mayer. I was having trouble falling asleep~I was like a giddy school girl with thoughts of John's music running through my head. This would be one of those experiences to check off my bucket list if I won. My thoughts quickly moved to the time they would be announcing a name of the winner. "Oh no," I thought, I'm allergic to morning and they'll be calling out a name at 8:10AM." "I could set my alarm clock to the music station and just go back to bed after they call the winner." "I'm not gonna win anyway, forget setting the alarm." Then off to sleep I went...

Sister was my Alarm Clock

I woke to my sister screaming but thought it was just a dream. I rubbed my eyes and when I looked up, she was standing at my bedside frantically yelling about something. She was talking so fast, I was having trouble making sense of it, plus, I was half asleep. I eventually realized she wanted me to get to the living room right away. On our way upstairs, she quickly explained what was going on.

The radio station, "Cities 97" had announced a winner for the trip to New York City to see John Mayer. The person had ten minutes to call back to win but as fate would have it, they failed to call. This all happening as I lay in bed sleeping and Laura was pulling in the driveway. At 8:20AM they drew the next name. Radio DJ Brian Oake announced, "Laura Rogers from Minnetonka, you have ten minutes to call me back to win the trip to see John Mayer

Oops-Sister and I are Sleeping

Laura had dropped her kids off at school around 7:40AM that morning and arrived back home at about 8:10AM (when the first name was called). She set the alarm clock and dozed off on her favorite recliner chair. At about 8:21AM, the home phone rang. It's well known in our household that Laura doesn't usually answer the land line and let's voice mail pick up. As luck would have it, sis got up and answered the phone this time. Of all people, it was her ex-husband on the line. He said he'd just heard her name announced on "Cities 97" and she needed to call them back right away as she won something. "I don't know the number," she exclaimed hysterically. "I have it, they said it on the air. Write this down- the number is..."

Stars Aligned for Two John Mayer Fans

By this time, Laura had filled me in on some facts. She'd already called the radio station and talked to one of the radio producers. She told him who she was and he congratulated her on winning the trip to New York City. While she uncontrollably screamed about what a big fan she was, he said, "can you keep up that enthusiasm when I have Brian Oake call you live?" Laughing, she said, "yes, I think I can make that happen." I ran to the kitchen and made sure the radio station was on 97.1. I had it on low so it wouldn't be heard when the radio DJ called live. You should have seen us staring at the phone, waiting for it to ring. We were pacing and screaming. The phone sounded~"hello,this is Laura." "Hello Laura, this is Brian Oake-You won the trip to New York City to hear John Mayer's newest album." To this, Laura replied with squeals of laughter. "Do you know who your going to invite?" "Ya, my identical twin sister." (I echoed Laura's screams in the background.) Brian and his side kick Keri, thought it was perfect that twins won this fun trip. They also found it humorous that twins from the Twin Cities, would end up being winners of a Cities 97 free trip. I know, did you get all that?

Reasons this Trip was Meant to Be

Laura's kids were ecstatic when they heard about their mom winning the trip. Her teenage son called from school and said it was already going around, because of face-book. For once, mom was seen as cool to her kids. What makes this win even more unbelievable, is the fact that Laura's ex-husband was the one and only person that called to inform her of her name being called. The kids also shared that their dad is a channel surfer. The odds he'd be listening to that station when they called her name, is incredibly remarkable.

We leave for New York City next Wednesday for a trip of a lifetime. I'll do a follow-up hub with pictures and stories of our adventures at the private party with John Mayer.

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teaches12345 4 years ago

Wow! Dreams do come true! I am so happy for you both and it will be one of the best trips of your life. What are the odds that anyone ever wins in a contest these days? Thanks for sharing.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

I know-I'm still pinching myself. I don't think it will really hit me until I'm boarding the plane. Wee Hee!!!!!


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Wow, I am SO jealous- I love John Mayer. He was introduced to me by my friend's son who said he thought I might like him. My favourite song of his is 'Waiting on The World To Change'.

Have fun you lucky devil!


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SubRon7 4 years ago from eastern North Dakota

Your twin sounds to be as much fun as you, Linda, and allergic to morning--Yes! I love to "be" up but I hate "getting" up. A bucket list I don't have, I do have several goals that I just keep working toward. And John Mayer, I couldn't vote because I don't think I know him, but I did like the song you picked for your hub.

Hope you have a great time in NY!


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Have the time of your life.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi my friend, big congrats to you have a great time when you are in New York !


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Linda and you sister are very lucky people to have won this from a radio station.

I do hope both of you have a great time in New York, lucky ladies.

Voted up an awesome, Joyce.


PWalker281 4 years ago

Congrats to both of you! To be honest, I'm not familiar with John Mayer's music (is it considered country and western??), but after listening to the video, I can say I like his soulful sound. Hope you two have fun in the Big Apple! Voted up and awesome!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

How exciting, Linda. It was meant to be. You and Laura have a splendiferous time and take notes so you can tell the rest of us all about your trip and John and New York and John and the party and John ...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I am so happy for you Linda. Your enthusiasm rocks! I know you and Laura will have the time of your life. Have fun, take pictures for us..Cheers my friend...


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Jools-From the moment I heard his music, I thought he had the voice of an angel. That voice is amazing! His new song 'Shadow Days', makes you think he may have had a change of heart and grown up a little as he was known to be a womanizer and party animal. I heard that Steve Jobs of Apple was good friends with John and told him he needed to get his sh-t together. This, before he passed away :-(

I'll say hi to John for you. LOL


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi SubRon-Ya, sis is a blast and her and I are gonna have sooo much fun in New York. Watch out New York City, the twins are comin to town!!

The song I chose for this hub is the one release from his new album. I think the song is about him getting his act together because he's been known to be a big womanizer and party boy. The countdown begins...Woo Hoo!!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi breakfastpop. I don't like flying but I'll do it for John. LOL This is going to be one of those memories I'll Never forget! My dad always wanted to take sis and I to New York but we never made it. He use to live there as a young man before he married my mom. This trip has so much meaning for us.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Kashmir, my friend. I'll say hi to John for you. LOL-I just love saying that! Pinch me, I still can't believe it!!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Joyce-We are lucky and I'll tell you what I think-My twin sister put her heart and soul into a fund raiser recently. A classmate passed away from cancer and Laura told the sister that she wanted to coordinate the whole thing when no one else threw the hat in. She worked tirelessly getting volunteers, getting donations, getting on facebook and other social media to get things done. I feel the God gave back after she opened her heart to a family in need. My sister is a very beautiful and loving soul and you get back what you give.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi PWalker-He definitely isn't country western. I think of John's music as pop with lots of soul. He's really big here in the U.S. I can hardly wait for next week. Woo Hoo!! We just found out were staying at the 'Hudson Hotel' which is really close to Central Park in Midtwon.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

drbj-You have my gut hurting with that comment. I love the word, 'splendiferous'. Is that a real word? Even if you made it up, it's now my favorite!!!

I plan to do a follow-up hub and tell you all about it-At least what's appropriate to tell. LOL


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Ruby-I'm going to take sooo many pictures!! I can't wait to come back and share this trip with you and my hubber friends. Sis and I are gonna try to sing a song with John at the party. We use to sing for weddings and funerals and other events in our younger days. We still love doing Karaoke. I can see it now-A picture of sis and I singing with John. Woo Hoo!!!!!!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

I can feel your joy. Thanks for share your happiness with us. I believe that John Mayer is great singer. Have a nice day :-)

Prasetio


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ytsenoh 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

You need to follow this hub up with a photo...congratulations! I remember the first time I ever heard Mayer sing, I believed he'd hit it big. I love his music. His "Daughters" song, good grief, who could not like that song..."Fathers, be good to your daughters, Daughers will love like you do, Girls become lovers who turn into mothers, so mothers be good to your daughters too." And, his song about coloring outside the lines...wow. Have a blast!


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

wow, congratulations, enjoy


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Prasetio-Yes, sis and I can hardly wait for next Wednesday. I'll get some great pics and share them with all of you. YIPPEE!!!!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi ytsenoh-I love that song too-it is so beautiful and so true. I still can't really believe I'm gonna be hanging with John next week. I'll be interested to see if he has mellowed like his new song, 'Shadow Days' implies. Thx for coming by my new hub friend.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi mckbirdbks-Thanks for commenting. I'll say hi to John for you. Hee Hee!!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I'm SO excited for you!! Do have a wonderful time!

I saw John Mayer in concert last year...you will love him live!! He is ultra talented! He plays a mean guitar. I am a huge Mayer fan...I think he has so much talent! Update us and let us know how it was!

Up and out of sight woman!!

My favorite song by him - Slow Dancing in a Burning Room....such a beautiful song but I love all his stuff!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

How exiting! Great things do happen to nice people! Reading this has made my day and I know that you and your sister will have such a blast.


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chinemeremz 4 years ago

Its really nice for you and your sis hanging out like you've always since you were kids.

This show like you said means a lot to the both of you, as you've always fantasized being at the "Big apple", and this is it now. I wish the both of you the best of times as you hang out with ya fav singer.


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Gypsy48 4 years ago

Wishing you and your sister the best time in New York! What an exciting adventure for the both of you to share, photos please:)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hey Minnetonka - I tweeted this out yesterday and it was published in The Lexicon Devil! It's a version of the Paper Li - (a link to this article) and it was a headliner:). Congrats!!

Hope you and your sis have a terrific Mother's day!!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

RealHousewife-I'm gonna have to google that song you mentioned as it doesn't sound familiar to me which is weird as I thought I knew it all. I can hardly stand it, I go in two days and counting down every second...I don't know what to wear to this shindig and that has me kinda anxious. It's a cocktail party/release party-Any ideas of what to buy????? cocktail dress or dress pant and nice shirt. HELP!!!! I'm going shopping tomorrow.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Just Ask Susan-That is really nice of you to say that. Sis and I do give out a lot and it is really nice to get rewarded, even though we don't give to get but it sure is exciting. Any ideas on what I should wear to this cocktail party. I'm no skinny gal and want something comfortable yet chic'.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Dear Chinmeremz-Thanks for joining in on our joy. We are out of our minds excited and we will be feeling our dad's presence there in spirit. He was a young man when he lived there and always wanted to bring us there but we never made it. I also haven't been on a plane since 2001-the year of the terrorist attacks in New York. I'm not a great flyer but I'm pushing through that for John. LOL


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Gypsy-Not a problem on the pictures. We plan on taking many. We already decided to get a picture of Laura and I on each side of John, Kissing his cheek. A 'twin sandwich' we call it. That is if he'll let us. I can't wait to share this trip with all of you here. It will be a hub on the adventure and lots of pics.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

OMG RealHousewife-I can't believe it!!!! Thank you so much for tweeting it. How do I get into this link??? Do tell as I'll go check it out. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!


Derdriu 4 years ago

Minnetonka Twin, Congratulations! Thank you for sharing all the suspenseful details culminating in such a wonderful reward for you and your sister. Your readers await a report in full upon your return from your fantastic bucket-list trip.

Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing as well as many best wishes to you and Laura and your family and friends, Derdriu


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Derdriu for your thoughtful comment. It is amazing to me how the chain of events led to this once in a lifetime trip. It's obvious to sis and I, that this was 'meant to be.' We leave tomorrow morning. Woo Hoo!!!!!


Derdriu 4 years ago

Minnetonka Twin, May you both have safe journeys and returns and may the meeting turn out exactly the way each of you envision it to go.

Respectfully, and with warm Congratulations, Derdriu


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Derdriu-Wee Hee :-)


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

OOH! That must have been so exciting. You write so well, I could feel the excitement myself,.

Hope you had one heck of a good time.


Andyboy08 4 years ago

Congratulations on winning!! My twin sister and I are obsessed with John's music too! We go to ever show we can! I tried to go to the album listening party last night but I got there too late, it had already started. Do you know where the record release party is going to be on Friday and what time? I live in NYC and I would be so grateful to know the location so I can at least try to get in!!!!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Dim-just got back Thursday and it's a trip I will Never forget. Sis and I had a blast! I still can't believe it all happened.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Sorry-I don't know when the Friday show was. All I knew about was the Wednesday night release party/John Mayer fly away that 15 people won from a radio station. It was an amazing evening. We even got our picture taken with John after the private party. It's an experience I'll never forget.


Andyboy08 4 years ago

I actually made a mistake thinking there was a Friday show. It is so amazing you guys got to go the studio where he recorded the album! Did he say what his favorite song was from born and raised?


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

He was proud of all the songs and never mentioned one in particular as his favorite. He did say that he's grown up since his last album and this came out in his songs. He's found peace in his life and that's evident in his songs. It was a trip I'll never forget. BTW-How cool that your from NYC. I'm so envious. Sis and I just loved the vibe there. We fit right in as were pretty hyper. LOL


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

wow, do dreams come true? No, but sometimes things are meant to be and the lord makes it that way. congrats on being such a blessed person. there are many who would have traded places with you, such as me. and i never even heard of john Mayer( i am a Talk radio junkie). I am so glad for you and your sister and glad you twins had a good time . now settle down and write a poem about it . LOL how's that for a challenge. God bless you Darling. it couldn't have happened to two more deserving ladies.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Michael-I know-this trip was meant to be. We had so much fun and will Never forget it!! I shall write a poem soon, I promise my friend. Thanks for taking time to read my story, I really appreciate it.


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Well a BiG Congratulations MT...What a Dream come true! Hope you took your Camera and Enjoyed all the Wonderments of that Special Event. It will all be etched in your Mind for a Life Time! Looking forward to you Hub Share, and of course... the PICTURES.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks so much b.Malin-It was a dream come true and we did get tons of pictures which I can't wait to share with all of you.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

That is unbelievable. I assume it has happened already! Did you do the follow-up hub yet? I don't see it? Sheez, I'm so happy for you and jealous all at the same time. LOL


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Billy-Yes, we flew out on May 16 and the listening party was that night at 7PM. Sis and I will Never forget our trip to New York City. We actually fit a few things in even though we were there such a short time. I haven't written the follow up yet but plan on doing it tonite or tomorrow. Thanks very much for reading about our experience. Yippee


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B. A. Williams 4 years ago from USA

Your enthusiasm just burst through this article. Well written and grats on winning.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thank you B.A. Williams-everyone keeps telling me that they never knew people really won these contests. I for one, didn't either but now I do.


quietinstrumental 4 years ago

Glad you had fun! In all honesty I'm not the biggest fan of his songwriting, but I do admire him as a guitarist, vocalist and all-around performer. Must have been a rush to chance upon that opportunity!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi quietinstrumental-It's one of those memories I'll never forget. I've wanted to go to New York for so long and I got to go scott free and be part of a private listening party. Thanks for checking out my adventure.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

I was just wondering how it went MT? I know you had a ball:) Good for you. I really enjoy his type of music, so I am a fan.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi lyricwriter-We had so much fun in New York. I did write a hub on how it went. It's part 2 on John Mayer. John was really cool and did a Q and A with all of us winners. We laughed a lot and had a wonderful time. He didn't sing live because he had vocal chord surgery but they pumped out his new album in the studio which sounded incredible. I can't wait to go back to New York some day and do some things we didn't have time to do in that short amount of time. Thx for stopping :-)


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TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! Not only was this a fantastic thing to happen to you and sis, but you did an outstanding job of telling us the story!

I'm a musician, singer, song writer, but I never made very much money doing it back in the day. I still do an open mic everyonce in a while or stand in with a local band occasionaly, but mostly I entertain kids and grand kids. lol I think John Mayer is rated genius. He moves to his own beat and that's big with me. Again, congrats!!! Tell sis the dude with no pants says hi!

~ jim


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Jim-Great to see here. Can you believe this amazing win. Laura and I had so much fun going to New York and seeing John. I agree with you that he walks to his own beat. His sense of humor is great too and we had some laughs during the listening party with him. What fun that must be for you to stand in local bands and do what you love. My late brother was also an amazing singer and guitar player. It was his passion in life but sadly he left this earth too young because of addiction to drugs and alcohol.


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TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

I'm very sorry to hear about your brother. It is only by the grace of that I'm alive today. I pushed the envolope as far as it could go and then a little futher as a young man.

I've met some big stars and major entertainers over the years. There are some kooks in the bunch, but the ones I've met were very down to earth, good people for the most part. This is a beautiful memory both you and sis can carry with you for the rest of your lives. Awesome!

~ jim


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks so much Jim for your kind words. I'm glad to hear you aren't pushing the envelope anymore. Life is so precious and addictions can really ruin lives. I am so glad you are here today and doing well in this arena. Love you buddy :-)


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epigramman 4 years ago

....how terribly exciting for you and your dear sister and what a wonderful story too. I bet once John Mayer sees you though he will forget about his music and he'll want to make beautiful music with you -lol - I always love when you call me your Canadian Prince - it makes me feel so good and warm inside and here I am dear friend sending you best wishes and good energy and I often think of your health and what you have come through so yes I admire you and look up to you for who you are and that you are a true survivor and some one who has such a positive glowing attitude - lake erie time 6:59pm and I am so happy to be your hub friend and esteemed colleague


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Here's hoping you have a GREAT time listening to John Mayer.

I have never heard of him before reading your hub and I listened to him.

I'm more into Rock groups like the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac.

Voted up awesome and wonderful, Joyce


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Dear Colin~my sweet Prince that hails from Canada~you've just made a woman's day. I needed a pick me up after some difficulties lately. I got out of the shower, got in some cozy pj's and plunked down on my favorite couch for the night. What a lovely surprise to be visited by you, my dear, intelligent and handsome prince. Thanks for the heart felt comment and for reading my fun story about John. Sis and I will never forget the experience we had in New York, just as we'll never forget how blessed we both were to meet such a good friend like you on HubPages. My knight is already complete after your royal company. Love Twincess Linda


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Joyce~glad you read about winning the trip to New York. Sis and I made the trip this summer. I think it was May. It was an experience we will never forget. BTW~I love the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac too. Those are classics for sure. Hope your having a great weekend.


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dl53acy 4 years ago from East Texas

Wow! Imagine that! This is incredibly awesome! Congrads Twins!!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Debbie and thanks for reading about this great experience. We had such a great time~The memories will last forever.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

What a wonderful opportunity. I am sure you enjoyed ever minute of it.


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

We will never forget it KK. It was a memory I will savor forever. Thanks so much for coming by.


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

Oh my goodness; I don't know if I want to laugh or cry? lol... this is awesome! First, I have to say, I just read your bio and it kind of set the mood; how touching. Then I'm scrolling down your pages... 'ooh, there's a good one.... wait, there's another... oh, look at that one', I couldn't decide... lol. Then I caught "John Mayer" out of the corner of my eye and I just had to. I am a huge lover of music anyway and when someone sings and you feel like you can feel their emotions... that just gets me every time. He's got several songs that I cry to in the car alone :D ... definitely a big fan.

Anyone could have one this trip, but nobody could've told the story like you! 'I'm allergic to morning'... oh my, I laughed at that. I smiled and laughed through the whole thing... I felt like I was watching the story unfold through the window. The whole time I thought 'What are the chances?' I don't believe in coincidences.... there is a reason... I swear, all the stars have to align for this kind of thing to happen. You and your sister so deserved this trip and I hope it was everything you'd hope it would be. I'm excited and I didn't even go! lol.... I know I'm late to the game... but I'm sharing!

Voted all kinds of great stuff too!

Cat


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

One of the biggest compliments a writer can get is what you just said. That you felt like you were going through the experience with me and my sister. . That is always my hope when I write anything. We had such an incredible time when we were in New York. I have to share one of the reasons I believe we won this trip despite the crazy odds against it. My father, who died in 2003, had always wanted to bring his twin daughters to New York. He lived there for a while when he was a young guy, before meeting my mom. We never made the trip for many reasons but mostly because of his health issues. I feel like dad worked his magic in heaven to make sure we got to have the trip he always wanted us to have. From the minute we got on the plane, everyone we came across was named John, my dad's name. Even the taxi driver that brought us to our hotel was a John. My dad is still taking care of Laura and I. He's so cute and I miss him soooo much. Anyway, thanks for letting me vent here Cat and thank you for reading my hubs today. I am truly touched by that.


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

Maybe I'm a little tired... but you just filled my eyes with tears. I've always had a deep connection with 'Daughters' and I thought of it when reading this hub as that's one of my favorite songs of his; I'm guessing that song means something to you, especially with all of this surrounding the situation. This is why I don't believe in coincidences, this is such a touching story and my heart is fuller now just from you sharing it with me. I'm sorry you lost your daddy, I've always feared the day myself, but your one of the lucky ones who knows he's still there.

The pleasure was honestly all mine and thank you!


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

Woe Cat~I didn't even think about the song from John Mayer called 'Daughters' and how that just sums up the whole trip from dad. See, the miracles just don't quit coming. You had to point out another beautiful significant piece of the puzzle that I somehow missed. I'm usually really in tune with symbols~thanks, you just made my heart sing with this new tidbit.


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

I couldn't help but laugh about that... I felt that song trying to squeeze itself into my brain the whole time I read this hub.... lol. I actually went over and 'YouTubed' it after I was here... it never hurts to have another reason to go listen to that song... or any of his for that matter :D

It really hit me quite hard the first time I'd ever heard it as I've had an extremely close relationship with my father but my family has certainly had their ups and downs... it really just cemented itself within me.


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

That is so cool Cat. Again, just one more thing you, my sis and I have in common. The close relationship with our father's. We called ourselves the Three Muskateers. Didn't matter he was our dad and much older. We all connected on a level. Dad told us one day when we were out to lunch that it was so amazing to him that he was closer and got deeper with us than his old long time friends. The three of us could sit for hours talking and it was usually deep stuff.


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

Minnetonka Twin,

You and your sister are very lucky... you have more just in memories with you father than many ever will with their living father. I remember, after a few awkward teenage years and being a little resentful towards my father's protectiveness, everything dramatically changed. As soon as I 'finished growing up', moved out and had a child, it all made sense to me and I had a much deeper appreciate for those years and the things that I thought I'd resented. Somehow our bond just seemed to triple and as much as I love my mother and I was blessed with a great one, there is something very special about a daddy and his daughter. For your father to understand, recognize, appreciate and repeat that thought, that is very touching!

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