Words I Hate, Part 2:
- downright. I think this word is downright overused. Often by me.
- family, as a code word for morally upright or Christian. They're ruining this word for me. I seriously was upset at the thought that S.C. Johnson Wax was "a family company," as stated in their commercial voice-over, until I learned that they are literally a company that has been owned by members of the Johnson family since its inception.
Four Songs I Would Like to Sing at Karaoke One Day:
- Say It Isn't So by Hall and Oates. For some reason, this is in my vocal range, and I know all the words. I'm not sure if it's something to be proud of, though.
- Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac. Again, in my vocal range. I kind of like this song. Plus I'd get to husky up my voice like Stevie Nicks, which sounds like fun.
- Son of a Preacher Man by Dusty Springfield. Another song roughly in my vocal range, though I'd have to practice to sound any good. Probably an overused karaoke classic, but who cares.
- Space Oddity by David Bowie. A good song for hamming it up in dramatic style. I swear this is in my vocal range, unless I'm taking it up an octave.
The only time I've ever really sung karaoke was on our trip to Japan a few years ago. It was awesome, because we got our own little room. Beth and I sang Girls Just Want to Have Fun, which went surprisingly well--who knew I could sound like Cyndi Lauper? I also attempted to sing Young Americans by David Bowie, but that was far less successful. I'm just not that cool, as it turns out. Plus, a lot of the words turned out to be a complete and total surprise. "Blushing at all those afro sheeners?" What the hell does that mean?