Allyson here, with my 1st blog: I find myself nervous and excited all at the same time!!
As some of you may, or may not know I handle all of Hagerman’s Business and most of his book work while he is away performing, and am in the office most days from 9:30-2:30. Typically Hagerman and I speak a couple times daily, to keep each other up to date. With a performance schedule like Hagerman’s to maintain, it can sometimes be difficult to do so.
Traveling and performing can leave you often times in need of finding your own forms of entertainment and distraction. I was treated to one of Hagerman’s many forms of self entertainment today.
It started out like any other Wednesday, Hagerman was headed to another performance, and I was in the office to handle business there. Hearing my phone ring and seeing that it was my boss, I answered unsuspectingly. Upon answering the phone, I was greeted with singing, and not just any kind of singing. It was the type of singing you would hear from some one in the shower… or in this case bored in a car traveling across the US. That loud, “no one else is listening to me” kind of singing, but boy was I listening!!! After trying to get his attention… through a couple renditions of some amazing classics, I hung up the phone and called him back with a smile on my face.
“Helloooo” he answers which, if you know Hagerman, is pretty much the standard greeting.
“Whatcha up to?” I ask as innocently as I can through the huge grin spreading across my face.
“Driving” At this point it was hard to contain my giggles, and I had to tell him that he had just in fact been singing to me ever so sweetly on his cell phone, with out even realizing it. YAY for modern technology and speed dial!!
Let’s just say I could hear him BLUSHING through the phone.