Okay for those of you who've read my facebook "25 Things About Me," might recall number 24 which is: "I love to sing really loud when I'm alone (and I'm really bad at it). I have a story that goes along with this.
So one day (about 5 years ago) I was driving (alone) to, well does it really matter where I was driving (I don't remember)? Anyway, it was around Christmas time and I decided to give myself my own personal Christmas concert starring me, of course. The highlight of the performance: Oh Holy Night was sung at the top of my lungs. Well, I was getting near the end of the song, you know the climax, and I pulled up to a stoplight. Now this was a two lane road so nobody was beside me, thank goodness. But I didn't even think twice about the car in front of me. I mean, he was in front of me, minding his own business. Well this was an extra long light, so I was able to finish my song and start thinking about next song I was going to grace myself with, when (yes there's a when) the man in front of me turned all the way around in his seat and applauded. He had this extra smug grin on his face too. 'Man, how wide was my mouth open when I was singing?' I began to wonder as I slunk a couple inches down in my seat from shame. There is a reason why I sing when I'm all alone, good thing he couldn't hear me too (do you think he heard me????).
Man, I'm a dork. Better stick with the shower for all future concerts.
You've made sing O Holy Night just by reading this! I love that song--I love the Josh groban version too--so awesome! LOL! And I'm thinking you may have met my dad, that's SOOO something he would've done! It's hilarious!ReplyDelete
I do this too ... with all the windows closed, of course. One of my favorite cds to sing along with is "Relish" by Joan Osborne. One day, as I neared home, I finished up with an exuberant reprise of my fave "St. Theresa". Soon after, I pulled into the driveway, got out and realized that both back windows were cracked a couple inches. Good thing I rarely look over at other drivers as I'm sitting at stop lights.ReplyDelete
Wow, that's embarrassing, but it only makes me love you more.ReplyDelete
Ha! I love that story. :) I can totally see it.ReplyDelete
Sometimes I see people singing along to songs on the radio. It's quite amusing.
Kasie-- I love it! Where else can you sing full volume than alone in your car? And it's nice to be appreciated, even if by a total stranger. ;) I'm sure he's been telling that story for the past 5 years.ReplyDelete
I had a similar situation once, only I belched like a sailor. I thought I was alone, I really did. I was in my twenties and was a postal letter carrier, driving in a postal jeep with the sliding door open. I had just downed a coke and let it rip. A fellow carrier from my office was trying to catch up to me and was just approaching the jeep when I did that. He doubled-over laughing and I gained a new reputation after that. I had to move and change my name.ReplyDelete
Aww, you blessed him with your singing! Don't hide yourself away. Sing loud!ReplyDelete
Jenni, I bet you sing it well too (unlike me). And I think I'd like to meet your dad (as long as he wasn't the one that completely embarrassed me). LOLReplyDelete
Linda, awesome. I say that because I just can't imagine you doing that. You're so quiet. :)
Nat, oh good, at least my humiliation was endearing. LOL I honestly normally don't mind people catching me singing quietly to the radio or anything, but seriously, this was an out and out opera I was performing. LOL
Renee, you would have been the one clapping, right? LOLReplyDelete
Heather!! HI!!! I need to stop by your blog. I bet he has been telling the story for the last five years: "And then I looked in the rear view mirror and there was this total dork with her mouth wide open, singing some sort of dramatic song. She went on and on oblivious of the entire world. I laughed so hard. I had never seen something so amusing so I decided to praise her for entertaining me for the day." LOL
Tricia, that story doesn't surprise me in the least and it was just as funny as all your other crazy antics. Love it!ReplyDelete
Angie, LOL Maybe I should do it more often, see what kind of reactions I get.
I totally do this too, but have never received an applause. Go you!ReplyDelete
The best version of Oh, Holy Night to sing along to by Celine Dion, IMHO.
I bet that's the version you were singing to...
Britten, I wish I could say that I was actually singing along to anything. No, it was just little old me. LOL. See, I'm a bigger dork than you realized. :)ReplyDelete
This couldn't have been any worse than the time I forgot to lock the keys on my cell phone and the contents of my purse dialed Steph's phone and she received a five minute voice mail of me singing India Arie's Wonderful from the bottom of my very soul.ReplyDelete
This is why I only own flip phones now...
Oh Kasie- I always knew you had the heart and soul of a real singer!!!!!! Can I put you on the program for the next Relief Society Christmas Program? What I would give to hear you sing that! I would applaud too!ReplyDelete
Suzanne, that is hilarious. At least I didn't know the guy. Steph will now always look at you differently. LOL I'm sure it was an awesome performance.ReplyDelete
Renee, NO WAY. LOL You know there is a good reason I am not in the choir. A very good reason. You would all die of embarrassment for me, but not before I would myself. LOL