All right, folks. It’s poll time.
Last night I went out to face the biggest of my Lollipop Tuesday adventures yet: singing in public. I ventured out to an open mic session that Dave frequents (Dave’s a musician, for those of you who are just tuning in) after psyching myself up all evening. It features a small but loyal crowd of about 40 folks on a good night and would serve me well as my locale of choice for absolute suckage.
Unfortunately, I failed to realize that the Penguins game was on and it was a home game. And it’s finals week. And since I live in Pittsburgh, home to the Penguins and several colleges and universities, the open mic was absolutely dead. There were ten people in the crowd and I knew 3 of them were good friends. And one was Dave.
It wasn’t exactly the pee-myself-scared experience I was looking for.
Now don’t get me wrong – I was scared. I was nervous enough to not have any breath when I went to open my mouth at the microphone – but I wasn’t nervous enough to feel like I wanted to run away crying.
And if I don’t fight the urge to run away crying, what kind of Lollipop Tuesday is it anyway?
So I’m taking a poll. I want to know if my singing in public counts or if it was unworthy of the Lollipop Tuesday series. Whatever you say goes. I can do a redo on a night with a full bar, I can nix the idea altogether, or I can call it a day with last night’s performance. So please do chime in: I want to know if I have to shake in my boots until the next open mic or if I’ve shaken in them enough. ♣