A Little Off Topic

Okay, so what with the sale of our farm and the search for a new home, I’ve been busier than a one legged man in a kicking contest.

I’m still editing my novel very, very slowly. I have finished reading a book and need to write a review. I began reading another book that sucked me in, but haven’t had time to finish. I feel as if I’ve let my Triberr tribe mates down because I took the weekend to visit with family and didn’t tweet like I normally do. To top things off, I’m developing a migraine.

Now, the reason I titled this post “A Little Off Topic” is because I wanted to share a bit of this “writer’s personality.” Last night I admitted to myself something I really want to do. Most everyone has that list; some call it a bucket list. Me, I just say I want to do these things before I die.

Since I was a teenager the top spot has been held by – attend all four tennis grand slams for the full two weeks of each. Now, unless I become a millionaire that’s not going to happen. But, a girl’s gotta dream.

There are other things on the list like travel Europe extensively, visit Jerusalem, ride camels to the Pyramids of Giza and touch the stone of Abu Simbel.

Last night, after driving an hour and a half to my Aunt and Uncles and spending the afternoon with them, driving an hour and a half back (with a stop at my paternal grandmother’s for a lengthy visit on the way) I decided to leave the computer off and indulge in a Sammy Hagar concert on AXS.

My mother stayed with her brother and I had the house to myself, so I cranked the television, sang along and even got up and danced. My dogs were a little perplexed at my behavior. *sigh* It felt soooo good to just let loose and forget the everyday pressures.

Sammy Hagar
Sammy Hagar performs with The Wabos and The Other Half at the Verizon

What does this have to do with my list? I’ll tell you – I want to sing, on stage, with Sammy Hagar. Lest you think I’ve completely lost my mind, it should be known that I have a very nice singing voice. I took lessons for years and while I’m a little rusty, I’m sure I could whip my voice back into shape and hold my own with the Red Rocker should the opportunity present itself.

I’ve seen him perform live three times and watched a few of his live recordings. It has nothing to do with wanting to be close to a legend, nor does it have to do with physical attraction. He’s just plain fun. Let’s not even mention the talent he possesses; he’s truly blessed as a performer. To be on stage with him, singing my heart out would be awesome. I’ve added this wish to the number one spot on my list.

You might say, “be realistic Missy. He’s nearly 65 years old and you’re in your forties. Time isn’t really on your side.” And, you’d be right. this particular wish will most likely never be fulfilled. But, when I’m not dreaming up characters and situations to put them in, I’ll be imagining myself on stage with Sammy Hagar singing Two Sides of Love, or Eagles Fly or maybe Something Gone Wrong. Audience optional.

  • I’m with you on some of those dreams especially Giza and Abu Simbel!

    • M. Frye

      Oh, D.S., I’d love to see what the Ancient Egyptians created!

  • I think we should all have dreams that seem unattainable. What good are they if they were easy. I hear he is a cool guy. You never know…

    • M. Frye

      That’s true, Elena. If dreams were easily attained, we’d get lazy. 🙂 And yes, I’ve heard he’s a cool guy. I read his biography and he’s very straightforward. He didn’t hesitate to cast himself in a bad light when necessary. Honesty. You can’t go wrong with that.

      • i agree, although more of the david lee roth stuff is betetr for guitar and was pretty fuckin popular. You gotta give hagar-era some credit for awesome songs like: Dreams, Can’t Stop Lovin’ You, When it’s Love, Love Walks In,? Why Can’t This Be Love, Right Now pretty awesome, although most of them had more keyboard