She thinks I ROCK!
As a kid, I remember staying up late on Friday and Saturday nights watching "Night Tracks" with my dad and he would write down the top 20 videos in a notebook. Music videos gave songs and music a new meaning. One of those memory making artists was Pat Benatar. Every time I'm around karaoke, I have to grab the microphone and sing my heart out to "Hit Me With Your Best Shot". I LOVE that song!
Well, today I got to meet the woman herself. That's right! I met Pat Benatar. By the way, she is really short! She was signing her autobiography at a bookstore and my sister agreed to watch my kids while I waited from 7:00 this morning until 12:15 when she showed up. (She wasn't scheduled to be there until 12:30. Showing up early only makes her cooler in my mind!) I was the FIRST person in line. I had a relaxing time just reading a book, drinking an iced tea and visiting with the most interesting people who were also big fans. The local paper even came up to interview me. I didn't know what to say when I walked up to her table. "Hi", was all I could think of. She shook my hand and signed my book. She thanked me and I slowly walked away. I sort-of felt like Ralphie after seeing Santa. The woman behind me thanked her for her wonderful music and that her songs meant a lot to her. (DANG!!! That was good!) I wondered through the 50+ people who were winding through the store, almost beaming that I got my autograph before them. (I know... childish :p) Once outside, I saw a line of about 50+ more people just waiting to get in to the bookstore. Boy was I glad I got there early! My sister picked me up and home we went, with my prize in hand.