Tonight I want to give a shout out to Suzette. She is the sister of Selena Quintanilla Perez. Yes, THAT Selena! Do you remember the movie Selena starring Jennifer Lopez that came out in 1997? This film tells the true story of Selena as a young girl, her love of life and music, and her rise toward stardom that ended way too soon. It’s a beautiful but tragic look at a life well lived.

Suzette was on my flight from Las Vegas to San Antonio earlier this afternoon. I’m not sure how my coworker Ralph found out, but after I finished up my first beverage service, he pulled me aside in the back galley to tell me who she was. Suzette came to the back and we had a great chat for a few minutes. I was so honored and blessed to sing a few lines and the chorus of Selena’s song, I Could Fall In Love. I didn’t sound anywhere as good as Selena but tried my best. Suzette seemed to like the gesture.

Tonight I’m sitting in my hotel bed in San Antonio, Texas, listening to the Selena soundtrack. I’m pretty sure I’ll drift off very soon. I can definitely feel my body slipping into a deep sleep- I’ve been going nonstop since my alarm went off at 03:15 this morning.

Dreaming Of You Tonight (sung by Selena- chorus only)

‘Cause I’m dreaming of you tonight
‘Til tomorrow I’ll be holding you tight
And there’s nowhere in the world I’d rather be
Than here in my room, dreaming about you and me.