Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Why I Am In Such a Good Mood...September 27, 2000

1. I won first place in my age division at the Bartlett Celebration 4-mile Twilight Run.

2. I got to spend some quality time with Jamie and Melissa.

3. I got to see James Marsters (a.k.a. Spike) in the independent film Winding Roads, which played, like, nowhere except Missouri.

4. I saw Davy Jones in concert.

5. I was in the fourth row to see Davy Jones in concert.

6. I swear I made eye contact with Davy Jones at the concert.

7. I promise Davy Jones blew a kiss right to me at the concert.

8. I got Davy Jones’ autograph.

9. I got my picture taken with Davy Jones.

10. Davy Jones put his arm around me.

11. I stayed in the same hotel as Davy Jones.

12. Melissa’s mom put her arm around Davy Jones as we walked into the hotel.

13. Melissa’s mom opened the door for Davy Jones.

14. As he was walking through the open door, Davy Jones turned around and smiled right at me.

15. One of Davy Jones’ band members walked with us through the hotel.

16. I waited for an hour for Davy Jones to come down to the lobby and have a drink like he promised he would (even though he never came).

17. I went to the fair with Mom, Dad, and John.

18. Buffy the Vampire Slayer started its fifth season (and Angel its second).

19. Dracula!

20. Angel sang!


I was 18 when I wrote the above list.  It was my first semester at Rhodes, and nothing on this Earth could have been cooler than going up to Cape Girardeau, MO for the weekend to visit my friend Melissa (accompanied by our friend Jamie and Melissa's parents) and see Davy Jones play the SEMO Homecoming halftime show. 

Oh, the days when all it took was a Monkee and a new television season to put me on a high... :)

To Davy Jones, my favorite Monkee, who was kind to a starstruck teenager, who saved Marcia Brady's prom, and who made it alright to be a daydream believer.  Thank you for the happy memories.


  1. Loved the list... could've been by me - without that dude and incl my first (and forever) love *ggg*

    Oh these days....................


  2. One of Jonathan's first questions at dinner tonight was whether you were okay : ) I told him you were, and that you enjoyed your awesome memories of him! Just wanted you to know that we both thought of you today.

  3. Aw, thank you so much, Megan, and please extend my thanks to Jonathan for thinking of me. :)

    He was a good guy, that Davy Jones. :)