June 6th, 2014 @ 12:06 pm
i am not even one of those people that enjoys karaoke. i loathe and dread it, actually. however, my coworkers put together an K outing and i went along with it. i figured i’d just sit and watch from a dark corner, probably point and laugh… it didn’t happen that way though. in fact, i sang one of the first songs – but from the “sofa” in the room… the only reason that i did, was because it was sublime – santeria and i already knew all of the words by heart already. i thought maybe that would ease my anxiety of sounding horrible in front of everyone.
it hath not eased. #NEVERAGAIN
i let everyone sing a whole lot more before i got up again, and the only reason i had even sang again was because my sneaky co-worker told me he’d do salt n pepa – shoop with me. i thought i knew all of the words to it, but not hearing it since (probably) the 90’s, did not work in my favor. also: that song is DAMN fast. i got a lot of it, though.
next up was no doubt – just a girl, because my coworker chose it for herself, and then bailed on me to make a LIRR train… i sat down and belted it out with my coworker bryan quite successfully.
my next/last song was fuel – shimmer. i figured no one would know/appreciate it but the entire room was singing along with me. i love that people love that song so much, it’s so fucking good. hearing it in unison sort of gave me the chills like hockey triumphs/milestones. the only time i’ve ever heard it like that, is when my cousin marie and i have the windows down in the car, while screaming it as we drive around aimlessly. forever good memories.