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2010, a Space Oddyssey Bohemian Rhapsody

geekstress and faekeeper had a party last night where we celebrated the new year (and decade) with karaoke. I was terribly off key, but you know, in Karaoke that doesn't matter half as much as you just put it all out there and enjoy yourself. Fortunately, pyr8queen had a camera and got one of my finer moments.

The party was very enjoyable (despite the horrors of the Couch of Inappropriateness) and featured a big scroll on the wall, divided into two halves: "I'm glad 2009 is over because..." and "I'm looking forward to 2010 because..." On the first part I put, "Busted feet", "It's not a prime number", "Piscataway project", and "Whooping Cough". For the second I put, "My friends will prosper", "Being Fit",...err, I don't remember the rest.

Today is day one of a new fitness regimen, though sadly I'm getting a late start because after getting home (sober) last night, I had a terrible Whooping Cough relapse. It took a long time to get to sleep, and hence I got up rather late. At least I had the luxury of sleeping in, and pyr8queen was very thoughtful and quietly took Blink out and let me rest.

I don't think a particular calendar day is especially significant, but I do recognize I'm on the brink of making changes that will make this year better than the last. But on the whole, I'm incredibly blessed with charming, loopy, creative friends (that's you!), nutty, adorable and caring loved one (that's pyr8queen, a great deal of material comfort and personal freedom. I live in a place that's not just safe and prosperous, but also beautiful and exciting - and I have an incredible amount of opportunity to both do good and do well. This year, I hope to focus more on the former and less on the latter.

...and maybe I'll learn to carry a tune.


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Jan. 1st, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
The best karaoke performance I ever heard was a 19 year old boy, 6'2" and about 150 pounds, who was dating a single mother of 3, who was in her forties and was about a hundred pounds overweight; after enough tequila that each one of his words slurred into the next, he got up and sang "Like a Virgin."

Jan. 1st, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
In the voice class I took, the people who were absolutely the most fun to watch do their performances were the ones who enjoyed being up there and letting it all hang out. On key, off key...it's the joy that gets transmitted. Technically perfect is boring, with no heart.
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