I love living in Texas. I do. It's the greatest state in the nation. You can always expect to find friendly people, beautiful scenery and some interesting weather patterns.
Why, Ginger... what do you mean?
I mean that here it is, November 16, and there are tornado warnings to our south. Even more interesting, those severe thunderstorms are heading to the north. It's going to be an interesting night.
Needless to say I'm not going to the gym LOL. I'll do some work on the exercise bike later tonight and maybe the Pilates to make up for it.
Anyway I'll do my regularly scheduled entry later tonight with all the stats and tips and stuff.
In this one I'm going to do something new. Most AOL journalers are familiar with John Scalzi whose journal By The Way... includes weekend assignments for people in J-Land to participate in. This last weekend assignment is right up my alley: Weekend Assignment #33: They're Singing Your Song, where he asks
Weekend Assignment #33: You can have any person, past or present, sing any song for you that you want. What is the song, and who is singing it for you?
Extra credit: Name a singer you wish you could sing like, but can't. So that means even those of you with excellent voices have to pick someone you can't sing like.
I'm sure Jeannie is grinning big because she knows very well how I will answer this. If I could have anyone in the world sing me a song it would be Steve Perry singing "Faithfully". Picture it. Texas. 1983. A young impressionable teenager settles in to watch Friday Night Videos because her mom didn't want to shell out the dough for MTV. Coming up, the new song from the band Journey. Young impressionable teenager remembers that is the same band who came out with Lovin Touchin Squeezin, her favorite song way back from when she was 9 years old (1979). She then remembers the first and only time she saw that band in action - on the Midnight Special a few years before.
Imagine how excited that nine year old was when she got to finally see the band who sang her all time favorite song. Imagine how said young girl processed seeing the unusual lead singer with the long black hair and striking profile, especially having grown up in not only a smallish Texas town but a military town at that. What an impression he made, especially as he got down into the audience and crooned to a lucky lady in the front row.
So now, a few years later, the thirteen year old was intrigued to see this band again. More so when she realizes the long dark hair was a bit shorter and he was now sporting a moustache. The song, a romantic ballad about faithful enduring love, kept her captive until one unforgettable moment when for one instant his eyes met the camera and seared their way right through the airwaves and straight into a hopelessly romantic teen girl's heart.
It was love from then on. A magic moment.
Needless to say I would absolutely plotz if he sang it to me. Talk about your wildest dreams. Oh, Oprah!!
As for who I would like to sing like, that would be Martina McBride. I absolutely LOVE her. She has amazing range and her songs are so powerful. Here are some of my favorite videos from her. Watch with tissue handy, especially Concrete Angel:
Anyway I'll be back later. Hopefully I won't be wearing ruby slippers and running around looking for the EmeraldCity.