Do you all remember my friend Amaretto? She of the pregnancy-induced bedrest? You were all so sweet to her, and came up with fantastic things for her to read/watch/do while she was laid up for three loooong months.
Well, I thought I’d update you. Today she gave birth…to TWO BABIES. She had a boy and a girl, both of whom are utterly adorable, and mom and babies are doing wonderfully. She didn’t tell any of her friends that she was having twins, however, and so my first words to her upon hearing the wonderful news may have been: “As soon as you recover, I am going to BEAT YOUR ASS for not telling me.”
I’m such a fabulous friend.
Fortunately, we have nearly ten years of friendship under our belts, so she knew I was kidding, and all was right with the world…except for one thing.
As you may recall, my contribution to “Operation: Entertain Amaretto on Bedrest” was an offer to sing the karaoke song of her choosing (which was “Total Eclipse of the Heart”), and post a video of my performance here. Because I so clearly suck, I never got around to doing so before she had her babies (Plural! More than one baby! OH MY HELL). There were a number of contributing factors here, the majority of which revolve around my lazy ass, the myriad ways in which said ass can be lazy, and the fact that after my last karaoke outing, I think my entire family would be happy if I never set foot in a karaoke bar again. (Seriously, though, who could blame them? You saw the trainwreck of a video.)
As luck would have it, a friend of mine is having a birthday party in just a few weeks...at a karaoke bar.
(J, who is on another business trip right now, definitely just sat bolt-upright in his bed, The Shining-style, and sensed that something awful had just happened.)
So the real question is this: Do I try to capture the majesty and glory of my cover of “Don’t Stop Believin'" (i.e., something I know I can actually sort of sing, and which the video camera missed last time), or do I go with Amaretto’s request for “Total Eclipse of the Heart”? (I am telling you now, the phrase "unmitigated disaster" does not even begin to describe what my performance will inevitably be. I tend to...emote with my hands a lot when I sing along with that song.) I can’t decide. Can you do it for me?
Now, I know this is in no way a substantive post, so I’ll leave you with this, since I’m on the topic of music anyway. I was trying to find the name of a catchy song I’d heard in a commercial. I found it, but in the process, somehow stumbled across this, which combines two things I’m into right now: the song, and 30 Rock. (Perhaps you have to be a 30 Rock ho like me (or Ali) to find it entertaining, but goddamn, that song is catchy.)
Okay, people: now which song shouldI sing when I
embarrass myself performing karaoke for the second time in four months stage my triumphant return to the stage?