Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Randoms

I hope HALLS cough drops have sufficient nutrients to help Sweetie Pie grow, because it's nearly all I've eaten these past two days. That and my two newest food-loves: Aunt Jemima frozen pancake/sausage muffin things. They're Costco's version of McDonald's Griddle Cakes, and they're SOOO good. That, and Fruit Roll Ups. I would be in heaven if I had a fruit roll up the size of a BIG BLANKET. I would seriously eat the whole thing. MMMMMMMMMM!!

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So yesterday I happened to catch American Idol for the first time this season. You can definitely tell the people who try out just to have a second on tv versus the people who actually think they're good. And I always feel sorry for the latter. Especially when the judges start laughing at them WHILE they're singing. I wonder how they could possibly have thought they were ANY good, at all. They must have never sang karaoke. Like, in front of actual people. I used to think I was a fairly decent singer, and could hit notes pretty well. Until I sang at a karaoke bar. I was SO CRAPPY. It's one thing to hit the note when you're singing with the artist in your car. A WHOLE 'NOTHER THING when you're all by yourself. The worst song to sing karaoke? Faith Hill's "This Kiss". Oh, it's bad. And I've sung it. In front of people. And I sucked. Really bad. That definitely would have been enough to scare me OUT of auditioning for American Idol.
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It took me forEVER to remember whether "the latter" (see above paragraph, sentence 3) meant the first thing said or the second thing. Finally someone told me "latter" is like "later". That's almost as bad as how I didn't know Y2K stood for Year 2 Thousand, like Y for Year, 2 for Two, and K for Thousand. I just thought it was the name of the computer virus or whatever that was going to possibly destroy our way of modern living. Until that New Year's Eve, when I was having a little champagne with my sisters and they were talking about it. For some reason, it just hit me. And, having had those couple glasses of champagne, I wasn't smart enough to keep my mouth shut.

How the conversation should have gone, had I any sense of "how to not make a fool of myself":

Amy: You know, that Y2K stuff is a bunch of BS.

Sandy: Totally. I mean, just because it's turning to the Year Two Thousand doesn't mean we're all going to die.

Me: Oh, yeah, I know. Totally. Like, I didn't buy any bottled water or anything.

How it really went:

Amy: You know, that Y2K stuff is a bunch of BS.

Sandy: Totally. I mean, just because it's turning to the Year Two Thousand doesn't mean we're all going to die.

Me: OH MY GOSH. Did you guys know that the name of the computer virus, Y2K, also stands for the Year Two Thousand?? That is so cool!

Them: Stared at me for a long, long time, wondering how it was that I had a better high school GPA than they.
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My sisters and I love Deep Thoughts from SNL. On a family trip, we once found this store with all these postcards with Deep thoughts on the front, and we stood there and read all of them, laughing for hours. The two we remember and always say to each other:
"If you ever drop your keys in molten lava, forget it, man. 'Cause they're gone."
"You know how dogs like to stick their heads out of car windows? Well, I wonder, if a dog stuck its head out of a rocket ship that was going really fast, if its head would burn up."

15 comments:

Isabel said...

I love this post. It made me smile.

And good luck with finding a fruit roll up blanket.

lizziep901 said...

Holy Batshit Robin! Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy is the best SNL thing EVER! And the keys one is MY FAVORITE! Thanks for reminding me of good times. Hope you are feeling better soon!

Jenna said...

great post anna!

Silly Hily said...

I have had MANY "how to not make a fool of myself" moments! MANY! But most of the time, they make people laugh so oh well, I guess I don't mind looking like a fool as long as it puts a smile on someone's face.

jessica said...

I sing SSOOOO well in my car and the shower. I swear I am the next Alisha Keys. I always wonder why my husband turns the volume up really load when I start singing along around him...maybe hes trying to tell me that I shouldn't try out for American Idol.

Megan said...

I love it when smart people make kinda air-headed comments. I hope you're feeling better!

Nap Queen said...

OMG, that Y2K thing was too funny! I remember my sister's face when I realized (out loud) that "Leggo my Eggo" meant "Let Go of My Eggo". Um, yeah,.....

KellyF said...

I am so totally with you. My hubby likes to say I am super book-smart... but totally ditzy when it comes to the common sense thing. :)

Isabel said...

Where are you??? I need updates and new belly shots. You must be getting bigger, right??

Artist Formerly Known as Ella said...

hope your okay and just busy...

Silly Hily said...

I also hope you are okay and just busy. I'm starting to get a little worried as to what is going on though.

Isabel said...

Yes, I to am officially worried. Are you okay?

Avorie said...

Hey... I hope you're okay. It's been a long time since you posted anything.

jessica said...

add me to the list of those who are worried...

KellyF said...

add me too. Anna, where are you?