In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve gotten a little behind in my blogging. But I’ve got really good
excuses reasons. First of all, I took off with eight of my best friends to a “scrapbook” retreat. (more about that later). Then I had to take a day to recover from my weekend. (Huge apologies to the Fun Monday bunch….it just wasn’t happening) Then, I had to start with rehearsals
Yep, I said rehearsals. I’ve decided that I’m going to be a Rock Star when the kids finally fly the nest. (I had to come up with something didn’t I?)It’s hard work so I need to get started so that I’ll be ready to make my debut when it’s time. The funny thing is, being a Rock Star was never one of my career choices…it’s interesting where life leads you.
For a Christmas/birthday gift for the girls, we got them an XBox 360 and a game called Rock Band. On the off-chance you are unfamiliar with this, it’s everything you need to start a band. A guitar, drums and microphone. It also comes with some handy dandy software that shows you how to use those items. It also includes an audience that cheers you on or boos you, depending on how well you perform.
Shaun and the girls have been playing this since the middle of December. Although they’ve all been having great fun, it simply wasn’t something that interested me. I don’t do video games. (I’m not really fond of board games either, but that’s beside the point)
I’m not sure how, but the other night I found myself sitting at the drum set with the sticks in my hand. With a quick tutorial, I was off and drumming. Even though I stunk at it, I couldn’t quite put my drumsticks down. I was determined to find the beat and rock the house down,
In the days since then, I’ve become a bit…let’s just say obsessed…with this new game. It seems that all I can do is want to play and improve my um…talent. When I hear a song on the radio, I play right along. It won’t be long before you see my name in the big lights. Now all I need to do is figure out how to turn the XBox on by myself….
While I was writing this post Shaun called from work to tell me that he had just finished playing a six song set with his co-workers. Sigh…he just wants to steal my glory!