Sunday, November 11, 2012
Day 316: Serenaded Strangers On A Street Corner
Last Tuesday, I asked all of you to vote via Facebook and email on which random act I would perform for Day 316. You had your choice between having me dance like a fool in a public venue or sing random, improvisational songs to strangers. By an overwhelming margin, you chose for me to sing to people. When I was in high school, I aspired to be a part of a boy band, but I came to the eventual realization that I have a pretty awful singing voice. That awful singing voice wasn't going to stop me from keeping my word though. So today, for my random act of kindness, I serenade strangers on a street corner. My wife and daughter helped out by holding the sign up for me, and I was excited by the amount of people who actually stopped for a song. I was making up the words as I went along and the songs ranged from ballads to rap songs to "I'll Make Love To You" by Boyz II Men. Everyone seemed pretty pleased even though they would have probably been better off listening the screaming newborn pterodactyls. Luckily, my pupa stage mustache for Movember didn't scare too many people away.
Before I end this post, and with today being Veteran's Day, I wanted to make sure that I take an opportunity to thank all of the veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Without all of you, I wouldn't have the opportunity to live in a world that allows me to do all of these crazy things.