1. WHO THE HELL ARE YOU?

2. WHY HANSON, MICHELE? AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, WHY WOULD YOU BE STUPID ENOUGH TO WORK FOR FREE SO THAT HANSON COULD GET RICHER WHEN YOU ARE SO POOR?

3. THIS SITE SUCKS, HOW COME YOU DON’T UPDATE IT MUCH?

4. CONTACT ME.

1. WHO THE HELL ARE YOU?

In the Hanson-world, no-one really.

In real life though, I am Michele. I am an architect and mother of twin girls Agatha and Aurora. You may follow us here: instagram.com/dreams.of.rainy.days/ , if you are the cyber-stalking type. – Not judging, I totally do it myself (hence the website…).

I also have a blog about movie houses and some personal stuff like our little family adventures, it’s a collection of sh*t I enjoy doing. It’s called du-bop . – Yes, I am creative with names. That one is in Portuguese, though.

To tell you the truth I have about 10 different websites, actually. The one with my drawings is linked to the instagram @rainy.days.doodles 😁

2. WHY HANSON, MICHELE? AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, WHY WOULD YOU BE STUPID ENOUGH TO WORK FOR FREE SO THAT HANSON COULD GET RICHER WHEN YOU ARE SO POOR?

Dude… grab a coffee. It’s kind of a long story.

That is actually precisely the question my mom asked the 17-year-old me.

The short answer is because I am probably just plain stupid, so, if you wanna accept that as your answer, it could save you a few minutes.

For those of you who decide to read the story, let me choose my words carefully as I answer this question for I do wish to sound like the over-30 successful-ish mother that I think I am and don’t want you to look at me like you would look at this lady who is obsessed with smurfs:

“Obsessed” is such a strong word. She is clearly going through a smurf phase. I wouldn’t worry.

Anyway…

To answer this question properly, I need to take you back to 1998, when things were different. I mean, there IS a context, as I did not just throw a coin in the air and it landed on a Hanson CD.

When I was 16 years old, I had a small collection of Hanson singles. One day, I came home from school and they were all broken.

It had been my mom.

She was desperate to see the daughter that she, for some reason, considered to be brilliant going down that wrong road. “Where are you going with this?” she’d say to me.

See, I was not allowed to listen to music. I should focus on studying so I could move to the first world one day. So these kids came along, and she thought their music could only be about ya know… kid stuff. Therefore, I could listen to it.

But as she saw how much time I’d spend in front of the computer because of them, she didn’t approve it so much anymore. Heck, she didn’t approve it at all.

I never said she was easy.

Still, I insisted on listening to them. I could never actually sing in tune, but I did learn how to pronounce the words in English. Later, I built a Hanson website because I heard they had built their own website – and if kids my age could do that, I figured so could I. I was learning things.

Finally, I became an architect – NOT ’cause I actually read an interview where Taylor said he’d be an architect if he wasn’t a musician, I think that’d be borderline smurfville, but Hanson played a big role on that as the only reason I actually graduated was because I had learned so much about the programs I would use in architecture school as I had used them before to draw my hanson logos and so on.

Did I lose you? Well, there’s more.

Later, I came to Canada, because I could speak the English I had learned from their songs, I got a decent job mostly because of the stuff I learned while keeping my Hanson website up and, when I had my kids, the young girl from the Hanson fan club who had written me a letter back in 1998 was there … since I had chosen her to be my daughter’s Godmother.

It seems like for every important step of my life… Hanson were kinda there.

And this is why I do it. Because it takes me places I would never go if they hadn’t been there. And it keeps happening, actually.

I don’t plan on stopping ’cause I don’t know what kind of wonderful things they will bring to my life next, without even knowing it…

3. THIS SITE SUCKS! HOW COME YOU DON’T UPDATE IT MUCH?

Because this is actually a website for me disguised as a Hanson tribute website. I use is as portfolio and just to keep my lack of php and photoshop skills up-to-date.

So, technically I am not the loser with the website about the people who have no idea who she is. TECHNICALLY, I am using Hanson. How cool am I?

4. CONTACT ME.

If you wish to contact me, use the e-mail [email protected]

I’m just kidding, I never check that e-mail account! I probably don’t even remember the password. You are better off tracking my down on twitter: @3mbop