My 5th wish is to sing the national anthem at a major sports event. I mean, isn’t that every singer’s dream? The closest I have ever come to doing this was once at a company event. Three friends and I formed a group and sang “The Star Spangled Banner” in four-part harmony. It was the coolest thing. I have heard that some of the local teams, like the Hornets and the Zephyrs, will allow nobodies like me to audition to sing at games. One of these days I will get up the nerve to try it. I’m just afraid that when it comes time, my nerves will get the better of me and I’ll end up making Christina Aguilera’s Super Bowl rendition seem flawless. I must admit, I judged her harshly right after her performance. In fact, I think I tweeted something along the lines of “O-oh say can you sing, the right words to this song?” I know… not nice… but I couldn’t believe she would flub such a great opportunity. I mean, come on! Since then, I have regretted my rash criticism and have tried to apologize to no avail. She won’t return my calls!
I will keep you posted on this wish and all the others! In the meantime, I am off to practice… Oh say can you see?
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