Thursday, January 10, 2013

"People...People Who Need People..."

I cannot sing.  A fact that is sad to me, as I have always desired that talent.

I've wanted to be a singer ever since I saw a stage production of My Fair Lady, as a very young girl.  I've wanted to be a singer ever since I watched Funny Girl and discovered I could do a really terrific impression of Barbara Streisand...minus the pipes!  I suppose when God was handing out lovely singing voices to the heavenly angels who wanted them, I was absent.  I was probably off somewhere, doing my hair. 

Twinners?  Maybe.  Kooky noses?  YES!

Here's the thing...  I rarely sing in front of people.  If I try to sing alto, I'm usually as flat as my chest.  If I try to sing the high notes, I sound like a screeching bald eagle.  Not pretty!  (I should also mention that every note above a G is a high note for me!)  I've mastered the art of lip syncing, people!  I'm great at it, especially during the congregational hymns in church.  And this is exactly why I would sound "terrible, horrible, and no good" singing the infamous, "People"---I'm plain awful!  It's tragic.  *sigh*  What a heart breaker for a girl who just wants to serenade Omar Sharif.

Hello, you tall, dark, handsome, smoldering, sexy man...with a hair part that starts on the side of your head!

I admit I have my moments when I cut loose, let my hair down, toss caution to the wind, and sing my little heart out.  In the kitchen, while listening to some tunes and mopping my sticky floor.  In the shower, while shampooing my hair.  In the tub.  In the laundry room.  In the car, when a good jam comes across the radio airwaves.  I'll pretend I'm Adele, or that hip, blond chick from The Ting Tings, and throw my head back and sing like I was born to do it!  I envision myself taking center stage; the audience breathless with anticipation.  The spotlight is on me.  The music starts, the crowd roars, I open my mouth and... I.  Am.  Awesome!  It's wonderful and freeing and fun to pretend...

Until a certain someone very dear to me brings me crashing, brutally, back to reality.

41 comments:

  1. OK. My kids love it and requested I please play it again. :) I do know just how you feel because I too am just as bad at singing. Maybe your version reminded my kids of my voice.

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    1. HA HA! That's SO cute, and it made me laugh! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. So cute! Your son reminds me on of my little guy.

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    1. Thank, Tara! Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. OOPS!! I meant, "THANKS, Tara"...not "thank." HA HA!

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  3. Oh my gosh! Funny! Great post.

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    1. Thank you, Becky! My kid is a hoot. I flips out like that EVERY TIME I SING! HA HA!

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    2. HE FLIPS OUT...NOT I FLIPS OUT...HA HA! OOPS!

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  4. Hehe. Oh well! Maybe he was just in a bad mood that day! I have "take voice lessons" on my 50 before Fifty list. And I don't think you sounded that bad, anyway!

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    1. Michelle, I love the idea of a 50 before Fifty list. Good for you! I have a dear friend who is doing a 40 before Forty list. It's awesome. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. ha. My son loved the video! Too cute!

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    1. Aw, glad he liked the video. Isn't it funny? HA! Thanks for visiting.

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  6. Haha, my kids just ran in from the other room yelling "who's singing stars Mom". So at least they like it!

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    1. HA HA! Your comment made me smile, Vanessa. Glad to hear your kids like my singing voice. My little guy hates it! HA HA! Thanks for visiting my blog-a-roo, doll!

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  7. I have a great singing voice, yet my son does the same thing. Maybe it's a mom thing?

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    1. Miss Courtney! Hmm... Maybe it IS a mom thing! I'm pretty sure my voice is terrible, though. HA HA! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  8. Hi there, this is sooo funny! Your little boy is like my 5 year old, he hates me singing and will say, "Can you stop now please...?" Ha ha. I am your newest follower from aloha blog hop, looking forward to reading more!

    Sarah
    www.lookingasuare.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Sarah Louise! Hello there! You are LOVELY! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, for commenting, and for following. I'm very grateful for the love and support. I'll be sure to visit you as well. In the meantime, have a wonderful day! XOXO!

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  9. heheheheheh - nothing like bursting your bubble, huh? Just another reason why moms have thick skin and are great at rolling with the punches. On a side note - I think your singing voice is just fine! lol

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    1. HA HA! DEBBIE! You are lying!!! My singing voice is NOT fine! HA HA HA! Either way, you are sweet to comment and to say that. You are right, moms DO have to have pretty thick skin. Sometimes I wish mine was thicker! Thanks for stopping by, my friend!

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  10. You have a wonderful blog!! I'm your newest GFC follower from the "Aloha Friday" blog hop - this is my blog if you wanted to follow back: godsgrowinggarden.com
    Thanks
    Angie

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    1. Hi Angie! WELCOME! And thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed my blog and your visit here. Thanks a whole bunch for the follow, the comment, and the support. I APPRECIATE IT! I'll pop by your corner of the blogosphere and return the follow. Best wishes! XOXO!

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  11. Haha. So cute! Just found your cute blog through the blog hop. I'm a new follower. Hope you'll stop by sometime!

    RebeccawithanR

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    1. Rebecca!! Hey pretty lady, glad you enjoyed your time here. Thanks for the sweet compliments and for the follow. It means the world to me! Looking forward to hearing from you again. Best wishes!

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  12. Too cute, lol! Found you over at the Aloha blog-hop...following you now! Barbara is my husbands favorite female singer, btw. :-) Have a great weekend!

    Michell @Prowess and Pearls
    http://www.prowessandpearls.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Michell! You made my day with your comment and your follow. I'm grateful! (I have to say I got the giggles about Babs being your husband's favorite singer! TOO CUTE!) Have a lovely day!

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  13. Omgosh your like me! I rarely sing in front of anyone. I think I'm horrendous, although whose to know for sure? I remember way back in elementary school perfecting the lip synching for those school concerts lol.

    Thanks for linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :)

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  14. stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop at:
    http://www.whatjeanlikes.com

    very very CUTE!!!


    New follower via Email :-)

    http://mscomposure.blogspot.com
    http://www.infinitelifefitness.com

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  15. Hahahaha omygosh, SO funny and cute!! Hi Camren!! This made me smile!! Ahhh, Babs!! I love the side-by-side of you two! Remember when my mom met you and told you you looked like Barbara?! Lol! I can just see you lip syncing in church. I used to do the same thing in elementary school chorus...I don't think I even sang one word! You can carry a tune...trust me, I've heard worse! :)
    I love you and am wishing you a happy weekend! Ok, and seriosuly, let's Skype before 2014!! ;) xoxoxox
    Maria

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    1. HA HA HA!!! You are like me....i'm always correcting myself!! LOL!

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  17. Found you from the Aloha Hop. Congrats on being the featured blogger of the week! New follower and look forward to your posts. Sharon

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  18. Hahaha. Great post. I also can't sing at all, I feel your pain. ;)

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    1. HA HA! Thanks a bunch, May! Glad to hear I'm not alone. Thanks for commenting and for making me smile!

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  19. I found your blog on A Cat Like Curiosity's Blog Hop, and I'm now following you on GFC. I, too, cannot sing and I am addicted to Diet Coke. So, I'm sure that I will enjoy your blog ;) Please stop by my blog The Eyes of a Boy www.theeyesofaboy.com and follow back via GFC, if you wouldn't mind. Thank you! I look forward to getting to know you better.
    --Melissa - The Eyes of a Boy
    www.theeyesofaboy.com

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  20. I can't sing a lick and i get the same response from my darling little angel. ;)

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  21. This is so awesome! Sounds so familiar. I am famous for grabbing the nearest item resembling a microphone when my favorite songs come on!
    Sing your heart out girl! Love it!
    Katie~
    http://dysfunctionsjunction.com

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  22. His furrowed brow from the get go makes you KNOW it's going to be a good video! What a darling little boy. I believe it was Henry Van Dyke who said, "...the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." Sing your heart out Mama!

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  23. Aloha!! Great blog, it's great to find fellow moms like myselF! I followed you as part of the hop:)

    www.fashiondelights.net

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  24. Hello,
    I found your blog on the blog hop and now I am now your newest follower, would you please due the same for me?

    http://www.beautybykrysti.blogspot.com

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