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New Year’s

Had a great time with family this New Year’s Eve. We sang Karaoke– badly. Very badly. But it was a blast to hear all those old songs from the seventies and mostly eighties. And thank goodness we were inside my home and not out in public!

Some of our tunes?

Like a Virgin
Beat It
Take on Me
Every Breath You Take
Whip It
Burning Down the House
Straight Up

The list goes on and the 70s list is even longer. My family is never allowed to sing Bohemian Rhapsody ever again.

Here are some pictures for your enjoyment. And right now I’m listening to the FOO FIGHTERS! Official Foo Fighters

What I did most of the night. Eat.

My sister after she heard me sing A Ha’s Take on Me. I’m so sorry. Not. You should have heard HER version of Radar Love.

She recovered. She has a thing for Mentos commercials.

The words on the screen had just been: I asked your doctor. I’ve got your picture. I’d like a million of them all to myself. Now: … And turning down. And turning in. And turning ’round. Can you guess the 80s song?

My sisters and me. Uh, the one in the chair was tired. So we tried again.

Uh, still no. So we thought we’d just let her rest and catch her later.

Hmmm… maybe not.

So, I just sat and stared at her.

So did my cat.


  1. January 3, 2006    

    there is no such thing as “bad karaoke.” as long as you are singing, that is what matters. i love the look on the cat…rock on

  2. January 3, 2006    

    Your party looks so much better than mine! I LOVE to sing. I am also TERRIBLE! I try to spare people and only do it in the car or when the house is empty.

    Betty S

  3. January 4, 2006    

    I love to sing and I wish I didn’t care that I sing badly. One of my sisters sings in Karaoke competitions– usually Me and Bobby McGee. She wins. She won a huge outdoor contest in the Northwest singing this song.

    She always wants us to go. I never do because I think it’s rude to giggle and I inevitably do.

    And get this, she wouldn’t sing here. Guess she needs a stage.

    And Betty, I’m still contemplating my huge essay on religious acceptance… 🙂

  4. January 5, 2006    

    I was reading your post when my niece, the magnificent Lauren, wandered in and wanted me to play music on the computer. I told her I was reading your blog, and she saw the picture of Saber. She asked if she could play with him. 😉

    Have you seen the don’t drink and drive commercial with the guy singing really bad karaoke? Complete with percussive hip thrusts. 😉

  5. January 5, 2006    

    No I haven’t, but I’d like to.

    We were playing more than really trying. It was seriously fun.

    Magnificent Lauren sounds sweet.–>

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