As the concert was winding down, some stage crew approached me and asked me to move my coat I'd draped over the handrail in front of me. They then proceeded to erect a steel-framed perch of sorts ... literally right next to me. Michael leaned over and asked one of them if Pink was going to come right there to sing. They didn't offer any suggestions, replying, "Well, that would ruin the surprise!" But figured something was up. When she sang her "Grand Finale" encore song ... I think it's called "So What" ... she flew around the arena on cables and eventually landed on the makeshift stand right next to me. I literally could have touched her ... but didn't. Here is a short clip of it I filmed with my iPhone at the concert ...
It was an awesome ending to a pretty cool concert. But since that night, I've been humming all of these Pink songs in my head like I'm a 23 year old single woman or something. What's wrong with me??? One of her current songs, "True Love" is Michael's favorite because it reminds her ... EXACTLY ... of our relationship. Goes a little somethin' like this ...
Sometimes I hate every single stupid word you say,
Sometimes I wanna slap you in your whole face,
There's no one quite like you, you push all my buttons down
I know life would suck without you ...
At the same time, I wanna hug you, I wanna wrap my hands around your neck,
You're an a--hole, but I love you, and you make me so mad I ask myself,
Why I'm still here, or where could I go, you're the only love I've ever known,
But I hate you, I really hate you, so much I think it must be ... True Love ... True Love
I know you think she's kidding. She's not. It's just "Michael & Jim". Man, I love that woman! But as I was listening to the song today on my 18 mile run, laughing at the words ... and the fact that I was listening to Pink while I was running ... I thought, "Man, this song really describes my relationship with running!" I rarely "hate" it, but today I did. It was windy. I was tired. I'm over-weight. My legs hurt. And I kept asking myself why I was even bothering. But to be honest, I've never found anything else that makes me feel like running does. And even though days like today cause me a lot of pain, I think it must be true love.
So yeah ... I'm 100% dude ... but I'm not too proud to admit I've downloaded my share of Pink songs. My favorite is "Just Like A Pill". And I can promise you without a doubt that if you meet me in person, I will NEVER own up to any of this ... and that this is the one and only post you'll ever see on this blog about Pink! Have a great weekend!
... be great today!