Sunday, January 10, 2010

Seen and Heard: Double Trouble

Location: The gym and Walgreens

Heard: "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Missing You," respectively

So I figured, what better way to usher this blog into 2010 than post an entry ten days late and discuss things that happened back in December? Oh, how lazy I am!

Last month, I was privileged to hear Journey and Steve Perry tunes twice in random places; I like to think that it was the universe's little Christmas gift to me. Anyway, the first was at the gym; as we were all torturing our torsos doing ab exercises in boxing class, "Don't Stop Believin'" came on over the loud speakers. Anybody who has read at least more than one entry of this blog knows that this is my absolute favorite Journey song; whenever I hear it, time seems to slow down and the only two things in existence are me and that song. This time was no exception. As the trainer was going on about how the exercises we were doing were going to help turn our potbellies into abs of steel, I was off in my own little world of Journey heaven, humming softly and moving my feet to the beat. I was also wondering how everybody else could keep their composure while in the presence of such a rockin' song and was quietly hating them for not busting out in spontaneous dance.

The second instance happened while I was doing some last-minute Christmas shopping at Walgreens with two of my co-workers over lunch break one day. And, okay, before you yell at me, I should say we were all doing last-minute stocking stuffer shopping, not actual Christmas shopping, so simmer down and give us a break. Anyway, "Missing You" came on over the store loud speakers, and, as always happens when I hear a lesser-known Journey or Steve Perry song being played either on the radio or in a public place, I had a little thrill. And, as always happens when I hear such songs, I am with people who honestly couldn't give a damn but humor me anyway because they know how excited I get. However, this time I spared them, kept my pie hole shut, and enjoyed the moment privately.

Anywho, now that 2010 is in full swing, I shall return to my regularly scheduled posting. Or maybe I won't. The only way you'll be able to find out is to keep checking back. See what I did there? I baited you. Now you'll have no choice but to check back. It's all part of my diabolical plan to keep you reading regularly. BWHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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