Posted by: christinelaennec | June 16, 2014

Just the ticket!

A few interesting things have arrived in the post lately.  Note that the larger envelope is marked **Do not deliver to neighbours **!



That envelope contains two tickets to the squash at the Commonwealth Games here in Glasgow next month.

You can see what the top tickets are for!  It’s a dream I’ve had for a very long time, to see Dolly performing in real life.  I’ve loved her music ever since I was a teenager.  I like how the tickets say “No Support”.  I can imagine the joke she would make about that!

I did actually see her once, years ago in New York, when she was filming something with Sylvester Stallone on a street corner.  She is absolutely tiny!  But a commanding presence nonetheless.  I can’t wait to hear her voice in person.




  1. I am so excited for you! I have always been a big fan of Dolly Parton, although I have never heard her in concert. You will have a terrific time!


  2. You will LOVE Dolly live, if it is anywhere near as good as the show last night in Aberdeen. A great performer and a really positive person. As Orla said, “I live her attitude!”
    We also have Games tickets, including the Closing Ceremony on my birthday!
    Maybe we’ll see you in Glasgow.

    • She does have a great attitude. Drop me an email if you want to try to meet up while you’re down here, though I may be away towards the end of the Games.

  3. Oh how great for you, enjoy!

  4. Christine, I am delighted for you. Enjoy the show.

  5. I love this. I would never guess that a professor/writer living in Scotland would be a Dolly Parton fan. We’re all full of diverse interests which just makes life so much more interesting. As Fiona says, Dolly has always struck me as so positive (a trait you share with her). Have fun!

  6. Have a great time. By the way, the Prima article was wonderful, and I loved your picture. xx

  7. Oh, what fun! I admire Dolly Parton so much. She has a wonderful life story. I love her song about the coat of many colors. It always makes me cry. I hope you have a great time. xo Karen

  8. Thanks, everyone! It was a WONDERFUL evening, even better than I’d imagined. I’ll do a post about Dolly Parton when I get a chance. Kelly, thanks for the laugh!

  9. My grandpa was famous for the crush he had on Dolly Parton. When she would come on the stage at the Grand Ol’ Opry we all had to “hush a minute and lemme listen.”

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