It has been a hard few days.
But I think I am finally ready to let go of something I've always wished for.
I think it is safe to say ...
I no longer want to be a rock star.
Let me give you a moment to compose yourself.
Are you OK now?
This has been a life-long dream of mine. Did I let my inability to sing stop me? Did I let my tendency to look like a middle-aged frump stand in the way? Did I ever think for one moment that my choreographed moves resembling a three-legged male dog trying to pee would slow me down?
Well, OK, yea.
I waited for the moment when I would somehow, someway magically become musical, gorgeous and graceful.
And I waited.
And up until last week I was still waiting.
But now...now I have a new dream.
My new dream is this!!!!!!!
Yes, it's true. The History Channel has inspired me to abandon long-held precious dreams of leather and spiky hair.
I am going to become the next American Picker. (hey, I know what some of you are thinking...like Justine and PJ! but it's not anything like that!) Let me tell you what an American Picker is.
OK. Just a moment.
I need to put my intellectual hat on for a moment... ahemmmm....
This isn't your grandmother's antiquing. Pickers like Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are on a mission to recycle America, even if it means diving into countless piles of grimy junk or getting chased off a gun-wielding homeowner's land. Hitting back roads from coast to coast, the two men earn a living by restoring forgotten treasures to their former glory, transforming one person's trash into another's treasure. American Pickers follows them as they scour the country for hidden gems in junkyards, basements, garages and barns, meeting quirky characters and hearing their amazing stories. If you think the antique business is all about upscale boutiques and buttoned-up dealers, this show may change your mind--and teach you a thing or two about American history along the way.
Didn't I write that well?
What do you mean? Of course I wrote that. I would never just go to the History Channel website and copy it.
OK, I copied it.
But isn't that the most amazing thing?
You have to watch this show! It is so cool. And I can just see me tooling around rural America digging through peoples old stuff to find fabulous treasures!
So, OK, yea...seriously...this is my new dream.
But to help fund it I need to get rid of a few things first...
I have three cases of this...just waiting to make my hair all cool and spiky. Never been opened.
These are a pair of brand new rock star boots...size 7. I have never worn them...primarily because I wear a size 9 1/2 but I bought them small thinking that someday they might fit. I don't think rock stars have big feet.
And lastly, I have this pair of leather jeans...size 2. I would say they have never been worn but I did actually pull them over my calfs - once - just to see how they would look if I could ever get them up past my knees. It hardly stretched out the leather at all.
So I am back to my original question.
Garage Sale or E-bay?
Let me know soon, OK, because I have some American Picking to get started on.
Country roads...here I come!
(but don't tell my husband I'm doing this, please, he never even approved of my rock-star dreams...sometimes I wonder how our marriage even holds together)
PS I'm just being a dork here...I don't actually have leather pants, cowboy boots OR hair stuff. It was all just an unfulfilled dream!