This posting is just to establish content for tomorrow's posting...just to explain some important likes in this family. I know that many of you have been extremely patient; my posts have been infrequent and not too thrilling. Well, if you want to be entertained, tomorrow's posting may just deliver if you want a good laugh.
So here are your teasers...
Teaser #1: For those of you that don't know...I am a singer and I have a degree in music as well as English. Growing up, since the moment I saw the film Grease at age seven, I was in love with Olivia Newton-John. In love. As in, every time I saved up enough of my allowance, I would but a new Olivia album at Drug Fair, a store that had several older albums for as low as $3.77. In my earliest fantasies, I wanted to be Olivia. I memorized all of her songs, and every time I was asked to sing a solo, I chose an Olivia song. Naturally, my first solo in front of the entire elementary school was "Xanadu." And when I won a statewide essay contest at age ten, the local paper's headline read: She'd Like to Sing Like Olivia. I adored the purity of Olivia's voice and her wholesome demeanor (that is, until the whole "Physical" era arrived; it's hard to believe that song was ever considered scandalous compared with today's standards). As I grew older, I respected the woman she had become even more; she supports many philanthropic and environmental causes, and her fight with breast cancer was nothing less than inspiring. You can just imagine what I was like the first time Eric took me to see her in concert; she actually entered the stage to "Xanadu," and I couldn't see or speak for the first several songs through my tears. So, that is your teaser #1.
Teaser #2 is much less emotional but still fun. Cameron is really into the old-school versions of Scooby-Doo right now, and he recently borrowed Scooby-Doo Meets Batman from our library. He can talk in Scooby-speak, and knows more trivia from the shows than I ever did (and I watched them the first time around). And sometimes he even pretends to be a part of the Scooby clan and ride around in the Mystery Machine. Which takes us to...
...Teaser #3. If you read my previous post regarding Connor's babyhood, you know that I was holding my breath in case he was as colicky as his brother. But then a funny thing happened. He wasn't! In fact, I deemed him my "angel baby" those first few months because he was so good. And what a fantasy-come-true that was!
Okay, friends...those are your only clues. You will have to wait until tomorrow to see the reason for this preview of sorts. But until then? Feel free to guess!
P.S. No, my research papers are not all graded yet, but thanks for asking.