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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"Punk Rock Girl" - The Dead Milkmen

I was 16.

His name was John* [*name changed to protect the mostly innocent]. He drove a lowered truck and had the Bieber haircut way before Bieber was even born. And my parents prayed I wouldn't keep him around for longer than a weekend month.

[Thankfully, I didn't.]

Teenage romance fling aside, I did learn some valuable lessons during this forbidden love like affair. I learned I never want to eat at Arby's ever again. I learned there really is life after Depeche Mode. And I learned that I was not born to sing.

Not then.

And certainly not now.

My singing can only be matched in crappiness to my dancing.

Which is sad for the free world.

because. I. love. to. do. both.

I remember being asked to sing in church with my two best friends. After hearing me sing........ the super sweet choirister said, "Emily, lets move you from the middle to the left side and Karen*, let's move that microphone to the right."

Since this day I have not sung in any choirs. [Well, not outside the walls of my home.]

But as I sat on Peanut's bed, last night, she said something that almost made me fall off her bed.

"Mom, will you sing me the song you used to sing to me when I was little?"

Me: The "I love [insert Peanut's real name]" song?
Peanut: Yes.

I sang. Yes, a cappella. Which made the 8 pound dog rush in to see who was being killed.

She laid there without a judgement in the world. face lit up like a Christmas tree at the song that was made for her.

I. felt. like. a. [closet]. rockstar.

Thanks Peanut.


Question:

What's the one talent you wish you had?

Is it just not in your cards? Or have you never tried to develop it?


Happy Wednesday!
Three more sleeps until Pokey Marathon - and until I "get" to wear these!

Ron. you. Rock.
[really need to get that sports bra / arm warmer thing going . . . . I'll take 44 now. Put in my order please.] ;]

58 comments:

Matty O said...

too cool. (About the dropped truck, not the singing... haha JOKING!).

Uhhhh talent I wish I had? This changes every week. Actually though, I wish I had a great voice and could sing whatever song I wanted. Oh well, I sing a lot and loud all the time despite my inability to do so properly.

It's not in the cards... trust me on this one LOL!

She said I need a goal said...

I wish I could sing, or dance or do anything cool at all.. sadly I have zero talents in anything.

Animal deaths aside, you realize you just made a memory that child will remember for her lifetime and it will always make her smile. I love that.

Laurie said...

I too am not a singer. Would love, love, love to be but alas it is also not in the cards. I was that kid too, in elementary school at the Christmas concerts that would sing out at the top of my lungs thinking I was the star. Finally, one day (luckily before jr. high) it was brought to my attention that singing really wasn't my thing. :)

Those tattoos are awesome! How could you not rock a race wearing them?!

Jamoosh said...

Talent? Forget about it. I either suck at something or I am good. Not great, just good. And I can't sing for crap.

Heather-O said...

Awesome post! I love hearing about your and Peanut's journey!

I too wish I could sing. I mean, I am a rockstar when I'm in my car with the windows rolled up. But really I wish I could sing outside of the confines of my car ;)

Caratunk Girl said...

I totally wish I could sing. I am pretty sure if I could sing I would be really famous, cause I totally have the HEART for it. :)

Marlene said...

I wish I could water ski! Okay, maybe I could, but I'm too scared to try!

Fruit Fly said...

That's so cute!
I have a list of things I want to do ... and it isn't that I can't do them, I just haven't had the chance to try.

Play the bagpipes.
Play the cello.
Become a world class figure skater.

Cari Mugz said...

I just LOVE moments like that....

I just LOVE Peanut. :)

termite said...

aswesome!! loved this post, chica!

xo

hi peanut!!

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