Hazel is a beautiful young woman in her 20s from the U.K. Her singing voice is incredible! I liken her to Amy Lee of Evanescense. I had the pleasure of spending two amazing evenings with her in October. The first night was just a chance encounter. The next night, I specifically planned to see her, along with my plans to see Dinesh and Ildiko. I thought there was going to be a third night, but it wasn't to be. Sadly, I never saw Hazel again in October, and the reality is that I will never see her again! You see, Hazel is a singer on a ship. She is part of a group called the Fantasy Band that played aboard a ship called the Carnival Fantasy. I fell in love with her voice the moment I heard it!
You may be (or may be not) wondering why is my blog page named after Hazel? It is kind of a funny little story.
Earlier this week, my best friend, Faith and I were emailing back and forth, like we do almost daily. Faith had shared with me that she was thinking of starting a blog and was trying to come up with a name for her blog site. The first one she had thought of was Gemini Mind. She googled that name and came across a site that listed some characterisitcs of persons who fall under the Gemini zodiac sign. She sent them to me and asked if I thought that the descriptions sounded like her. I emailed her back, and responded to each characteristic individually within the text that she had sent me. A few emails later she found the same thing for my sign, Taurus, and sent them to me. I responded to her email the same way that I had responded to her Gemini traits. Behind each characteristic, I made some sort of silly comment as to whether or not I agreed with the characteristic. One of the characteristics that was listed was a great signing ability. My comment back to that one was, "I'm not Hazel". Faith was on that cruise ship with me and knew exactly what I was referring to. Her response to that comment was that it would be a good blog name if I ever considered blogging.
Up to that point, I had never really thought about blogging. I follow a couple of my friends blogs, but never really considered becoming an owner/author of one. A day or two later, Faith got hers up and going. I read it and thought that just maybe I could do it too. So, very impulsively, I set one up and here I am. I dont really know if this is my thing, or if I will stay commited to it, or if I will be good at it or interesting enough, but I'm gonna try it and see. I won't know if I don't try it.
So there you have it . . . how I began to blog and how I came up with the name.