Well friends and followers, after reading so many of my friends' [pretty terrific] blogs, I have decided to venture into the world of blogging. Strangely enough, however, it was a blog I read of a complete stranger which inspired me to begin writing myself. I read a blog of a father who took his nine-year old daughter to the Harry Potter World in Florida, and it was simply touching. He spoke of the magic of a stranger's kindness to his child, and it made me thankful that I was able to have a look on what would typically have been a more private, intimate moment that made him look at the world differently. So here I go.
This is not a singer's blog...even though I am a singer.
This is not an educational blog...even though I am educated.
This is not a political blog...even though, well you get the point.
This is a liver's blog.
Wait. That sounds as if I have a body part struggling to get its point of view across to the world. Dang. It sounded so much more profound in my head.
Correction: this is a blog of someone who is in love with living.
In 2010, I lived, studied, sang, worked and/or traveled in Boston, MA, New York, NY, Atlanta, GA, St. Louis, MO, Tanglewood, MA, Dallas, TX, and Wexford, Ireland. There is a slight possibility I am missing one or two, but you get the gist. I love to travel. I have to love to travel in order to do what I do. I am a professional singer [more or less], and this requires I be available to sing in many different places. And I love what I do. In my [extremely limited] career so far, I have met some amazing people, seen some incredible sights, and shared some awesome memories with some wonderful folks. And I am thankful for that.
So why the title? Frugal Rock: The Life of a Stingy Traveler.
In trying to think of a name for this blog, I almost tried "sorry, but this blog name is not available." But even that one was taken. It's pretty hard to think of a name to represent myself, and there are a lot of really great names already taken out there. However, with not too much effort, I came up with this title. Anyone who knows me knows that I am pretty tight pursed, if you will. Stingy? Eh. Frugal. YES. With all the traveling I do, this is an important character trait to have because otherwise I would be BROKE. It is very easy to spend a LOT of money when you travel as much as I do. Why, just in November/December of 2010, I purchased 5 one-way plane tickets. That's some moolah, folks, and I don't claim to make a lot of that. I simply spend it wisely.
Back to the title. In my never-ending attempt to try to apply a clever wit to everything/anything, I thought of the old kids' show, Fragal Rock. Ha! Frugal...Fragal. Play on words. You get it. I'm clever [sometimes]. At least I will try to be as I express some simple things in my life that I find to be worthwhile. And if I am [ever] able to touch the heart of all of the ardent readers I am sure to have, then that will simply give me one more thing for which to be thankful.
Let the blogging begin!