The first song they played was Fine Place to Start which is my favorite Sara Evans song. I hadn't heard it in a while and it really hit me for some reason. I just couldn't get enough of it. I posted the YouTube video of it just for you guys! Enjoy
So I put it on my Ipod this morning and headed for the lake. I tried to pretend that I wanted to listen to other songs too but it didn't last long. Something about this song just made me happy and made my run so great. I must have listened to it 50 times. I know that's really crazy right? I just kept hitting the repeat button and every time I listened I felt better. By the time I got to mile 8 I was singing out loud! It was difficult to catch my breath and sing but I didn't care. I was belting out the words as loud as I could. I got some giggles and some weird looks from the others on the track but I didn't care. Willie was happy!!!! I even stopped running for a few feet and 2-stepped my way around the track for awhile. If I had been around someone at that time I would have grabbed them and danced with them.
holding you close, chasing down dreams
figuring out what love really means
baby giving you my heart
is a real fine place to start
See there I go again!
It was extremely windy today with South winds blowing somewhere around F-5 tornado strength. My last few miles were with the wind at my back so I was singing, dancing, and sometimes almost flying. I would put my arms out and let the wind carry me along. I tried flapping my arms but I never left the ground.
In a nutshell, I was a total freak today at the lake because of a song! Where did this come from? I'm not a music junkie by any means but I guess music can move me in ways I never knew. Sometimes I love life just for the weird things you discover about yourself. I'm so glad I am still learning things about myself. I'm not ready to be boring yet.
When I came around to the end of my run I saw guys kite-surfing on the lake. It was AWESOME! I had to go get my phone and take some pictures. This is now on my to-do list! I have to try this. I tried to talk the guys on the shore today into letting me try it but they said something about training and drowning etc... so they wouldn't let me. Darn! Guess I'll have to wait.
Oh one more thing. Tomorrow I have to go speak at my son's school about engineering. It's like a career day thing. I volunteered a long time ago and of course forgot about it. I'm up against an FBI agent, a Paleontologist, and a heart surgeon just to name a few. I find this extremely unfair. How can engineering stand up against those jobs? We're geeks who like to fix things, that's about it. I do get to work on cool airplanes but I've never shot anyone or seen the inside of a heart. I may stay and watch their presentations, maybe I'll be a FBI agent when I grow up.
So I'm trying to think of ways to make this interesting. I've thought of a few engineering jokes but only engineers will get them!? Like I said, we're geeks. I guess I could tell a few and see if any of the kids laugh. If they do I will pull them aside and inform them that they may feel like outcasts now in middle school but one day they will find others like them. They'll never fit in anywhere and will find logical solutions to every problem and be harassed because they can't see all the "complications" that those solutions create. If you wanted be to worry about how people "feel" about things you shouldn't have asked me to fix the problem!
Sorry got lost there for a minute.
Oh screw it, I'll just show them cool airplane pictures and tell them to be doctors.
Thanks for listening