It's not every day that great talent gets discovered in a grocery, but today was not every day.
Here's the story:
I am always very reluctant to go to the grocery by myself...and especially at night. Well, tonight I confirmed why I maybe will never go to the grocery store by myself again.
It was 8:00 and so I decided it was safe for me to venture on my own to Smith's grocery store. While looking at the cute fall decoratations I found myself singing quietly, like I usually do. I was doing a kinda humming, singing thing. This is something I usually do, especially in elevators, walking in the parking lot and in stores when I don't see many people around me. Well, while I was singing to myself tonight, I apparently wasn't as alone as I thought. An older man walked up behing me and says, "Do you sing?" First of all, this is a funny question...everyone sings, and since I was just singing to myself, obviously I do sing.
"Kinda. Just for myself."
"Why, just yourself," he answers (His name is Dimitris. Of course it's Dimitris, what a name. REAL PICTURE ABOVE)
"Because I have a full time job..." I found myself justifying why I didn't have a career in music, "I used to sing in high school and college. But now I just do my job and sing for fun."
"I'm a composer," he says. (Dimitris...composer...of course, what a composer name)
Great...I'm thinking, "Why didn't Mike come with me tonight..."
"I've written an opera. You would be good in it," he continued. "You could be a good Princess Diana."
Here's the real kicker.
"You have the voice, and the looks. You look good. You look really good," he finished, eyeing my somewhat oddly.
"Oh, no you didn't," I'm thinking.
After giving me his business card and insisting on mine and not believing me that I didn't have one. We parted ways and I promised him I would look at his web site.
So, if next week I am somehow famous in Vegas in some opera...you know where I was discovered.
**Here is the link to the website he gave me http://www.visions-opera.com/ Check it out! haha.