Wednesday, December 1, 2010

What I do in my Spare Time!

I wanted to make a happy post today on my blog! What do I do in my spare time?

Well I quite honestly I lead a pretty sedentary lifestyle. Every morning I look forward to my morning cup of coffee. As I get older, I am finding that I am actually developing a palate for coffee. I am starting to become a coffee snob where I only use a Coffee Press these days to make coffee!

I absolutely love my Bodum Coffee Press and don't know what I'd do without it. My mornings would be quite sad. Even though I really like coffee, making it can be annoying. One morning I made the comment, "I wish there was a machine that made coffee". My husband thought that was the most hilarious thing because DUH there's tons of machines that make coffee. LOL What I really meant was, I wish there was a robot that could make me coffee in the coffee press. That line has now become a family joke. "Man I really wish there was a machine that made coffee". I'm glad I entertain my family.

The one other thing that I love even more than coffee is singing. If I tallied up how much I sing every day it's likely pushing 8 hours. I am not kidding at all and my poor husband has to hear it all the time. haha My mother was always singing so I think that kind of stuck with me. She would listen to various singers like Bette Midler and Celine Dion. I'm sure there were others, but that's all I can remember. My family went to church every Saturday night and I started to realize that I had a really good singing voice. However with my lack of self-confidence I had been afraid to let anyone know about it and sort of hid it. A few months ago, I decided to record myself to see if I sound good on tape. To my surprise I think I sound pretty darn good for having very little official vocal training.

I really wish to write some music and at least put it out on the internet for people to download. Singing makes me feel so good. It's like all of my problems go away and it is a major destressing tool I use. If you are interested, I have put up a few covers on Youtube. Let me know what you think--if you hate it that's ok. There is always room for improvement with singing. My trills, slurs, vibrato and hitting high notes could be much improved and I hope to take vocal lessons again one day. My last vocal teacher was pretty terrible and I sang better than her.

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