Monday, October 5, 2009

Country Music??


It’s hard to tell that my mother and I are related. If it weren’t for the fact that I’ve seen the pictures of us together in the hospital the day I was born, I would probably have my doubts. And it goes far beyond our physical differences. Yes, she’s 5’2 and extremely Caucasian, but the differences go far beyond appearances. Take for example what she’s doing for fun this weekend. She’s up in the mountains somewhere…camping in a tent. I think it’s something like 20 degrees at night so anything less than a nice, cozy cabin with a blazing fireplace just seems like unnecessary torture. And why is she up in the mountains? Well, because it’s hunting season. That’s right…my mother goes hunting. Well, she doesn’t exactly hunt herself but she accompanies those that do, which is mind-boggling to me—the fact that I know someone that knows someone who likes to go out in the wilderness and walk around all day in camouflage in the hopes of shooting something. And that’s the fun.

Our taste in music is no more closely related than our hobbies. Which is why she was the first person I thought of when I came across some tickets to a Brad Paisley concert. I wasn’t aware of any of his songs, but I knew he wore a cowboy hat, and therefore I knew my mother would be a fan. I, of course, would not be a fan. Of cowboy hats, boots, and plaid shirts—yes. Those things happen to be in style anyway and I have no problem with the trends. The music just isn’t something I’ve ever been able to jam to. But since our hobbies seem to have such wide degrees of separation, I figured it’s necessary to go outside my comfort zone every once in a while and this would be a lot less painful than hunting. So I called her up and invited her down to the concert. And guess what??! It wasn’t half bad. Granted, it’s not my type of music but it’s really not bad to listen to, and it’s nothing if not catchy. The guy sings the hook once and you’re ready to sing along the next time around. Not to mention the whole atmosphere was fun. Country music folks really enjoy themselves.

I’m not ready to change my presets but I am glad that I went. It was bonding time for my mother and I, and if I do say so myself…I look pretty darn cute in a Cowboy hat.



(Note: This hat had to be borrowed in the interest of picture taking but I'm thinking of investing)

14 comments:

Diandra Ann said...

hahhahahahaha... I LOVE country music! I love that you borrowed a hat! AND that you went to do somethign your mom likes. You're adorable!

Bianca said...

Brad Paisley + hat = HOT

Brianna + hat = Eh, so so.

Hahahaha!!! I'm glad it went well :)

brit brat said...

Mom is gonna kill you for posting a picture of her I'm sure she didn't approve of first...just like her Daughter would.

Brianna said...

@Diandra...aww, thanks!

@Bianca...hater!

@brit...you mean like that picture from the fair you put up??

Jon Lustig said...

I'm not the biggest country music fan, but I'm a huge fan of Mark Wills and some others. Because I play so many different types of guitars, I've pretty much found at least a few people playing every kind of music I can say that I like. Anyway you're right, country shows are lots of fun. Usually just a whole lot of people who want to have a good time without the negativity that's part of a lot of other music. Glad you had a good time. I've got nothing for the picture, I'm sure it's fun though. Which of these things is not like the others... That's why your such a cool person.

jujusa said...

I confirm what I have say on facebook,u r so beautiful wit' this hate of cowgirl!!
And I'm very happy now to read this article and to know that you were in a concert of country music, and especially with your mother, because it's really kind from your part to have invited her to past this moment with her.
I think that she must be proud of you :-)
To finish, u r become an addict of country music?!! lol

j buck said...
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#2 Fan said...

For starters...is jbuck for real? LMAO. Secondly, I see the resemblance, but I think you're sister looks moreso like your mom.Lastly, few can pull off a cowboy hat without looking completely ridiculous, and without trying too hard. I happen to think it suits you. I have to say that I love me a cowboy hat myself!

Anonymous said...

dude wtf jbuck--no one says "deez nuts" anymore either but you can have mine!--b. i go fishing--every sunday--do i look the part--and are you interested in going with me?--lol jp vegas/dc

j buck said...
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Daniel said...

Ms. Glenn,
All I keep thinkin' is ...
Ginuwine
"Ride My Pony"

brit brat said...

I do look more like my Mom :)

j buck said...

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Daniel said...

This post was Deleted by My Common Sense And Manners before I went stupid and posted it.