Turn Up The AC

Cue My Music!

March 03, 2021 AC Fischer, Alexis Arralynn Season 1 Episode 66
Turn Up The AC
Cue My Music!
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Turn Up The AC
Cue My Music!
Mar 03, 2021 Season 1 Episode 66
AC Fischer, Alexis Arralynn

How much better would life be if we all had theme music that played whenever we entered or left a room? You know you want to hear AC's thoughts on this!...

Special thanks to Alexis Arralynn for encouraging me to write...

Be sure to check out my other podcasts When The Bough Breaks and What I Like About You...

If you'd like to record your own episode of Turn Up The AC, send me an email to find out how [email protected]...

Thanks to itsjustnikia for introducing this episode!

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/acfischerpod)

Show Notes Transcript

How much better would life be if we all had theme music that played whenever we entered or left a room? You know you want to hear AC's thoughts on this!...

Special thanks to Alexis Arralynn for encouraging me to write...

Be sure to check out my other podcasts When The Bough Breaks and What I Like About You...

If you'd like to record your own episode of Turn Up The AC, send me an email to find out how [email protected]...

Thanks to itsjustnikia for introducing this episode!

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/acfischerpod)

How much better would life be if we all had theme music that would hit every time we entered or left a room?

In case that comment didn’t give it away, I’m a pro wrestling fan. Some of you are hearing that, and invisibly high-fiving me. Others are probably groaning to themselves. That’s ok. We don’t have to agree for me to know that I’m justified in this.

First, I want to say that this isn’t about wrestling. It’s about real life.

Second, I want to say that wrestling is real. At least it’s as real as anything else in life.

When I was a kid, I didn’t understand that there were lines to be drawn between fantasy and reality. When Hulk Hogan had beef with The Iron Sheik, it was a big deal! Good was locked in an ongoing battle with evil, and young me needed the good guy to win.

I would be glued to the screen watching my heroes fight the guys I hated. When the good guys lost, I was disappointed but I was always hopeful because I’d learned that good would ultimately prevail. Watching this play out taught me to be optimistic – even in the face of overwhelming defeat.

When the wrestlers would cut a promo, I learned that words are powerful. When one of these promos was cut short by another wrestler physically attacking, I learned two things. One, that big words don’t matter if they aren’t backed up by action and two, that there will always be someone waiting in the wings to try to silence me.

When someone’s theme music played, I knew what I could safely expect. Rick Derringer’s “Real American” meant that Hulk Hogan was about to come out to an empty ring to remind me to say my prayers, eat my vitamins, and listen to mom and dad. If there was some jerk in the ring, Hogan’s music meant that whatever toxic BS was being spouted was about to stop.

For me, wrestling wasn’t just about some great lessons, or much-needed encouragement. It was about enjoying an environment where I could easily form reasonable expectations most of the time.

Circling back to my question at the beginning, how much better would life be if everyone had theme music that would hit every time we entered or left the room?

You have something to say, and need to charge up your confidence. Cue your theme music.

Someone is about to lay in on you, and you need to emotionally prepare. Cue their theme music.

A heated exchange is finally over. Cue theme music.

It’s not just about announcing an arrival but also about announcing the outcome of an exchange. No need to worry abut someone squeezing in the last word because the music is playing, and the conversation is over.