Sunday, August 3, 2008

So, People Think I've Got Quirks...

If they only knew! LOL

The RULES1. Link the person who tagged you…In my case, Katie.
2. Post these rules.
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
4. Tag 6 fellow bloggers by linking them

Okay, I like the idea of a theme that Katie gave us; here goes.

I sing at the drop of a hat. Well, actually at the drop of anything. Mostly show tunes, but anything really.

1. I sang to Ronald darling when we were dating but he married me anyway. He heard "Whatever Lola ('Lona) Wants" although I didn't do the dancing that Gwen Verdon did. (You young 'uns have no idea what I'm talking about, right?) He also heard "Big Spender" - I've never seen the show, but the 'fun, laughs, good times' line seemed perfect!

2. I sing "Good Morning" from Singing in the Rain or "Oh What A Beautiful Morning" from Oklahoma to my seminary class. Talk about scary at 5:30 in the morning! At least one of my students told me it I was scary. I try dancing along too, but that's not so good.

3. I sing all the songs that my sister and mom and I sang at the kitchen sink every day. "Red, Red Robin", "Bye, Bye Blackbird", "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot". I've taught a couple of them to my grandsons too, although I don't think my daughter is thrilled about that.

4. I grew up going to a variety of Protestant churches and (of course) singing in a gazillion choirs. And I remember a lot of the hymns that I sang then that we don't sing now. "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Love Lifted Me" were my favorites. And I remember the Protestant words to hymns we sing in the LDS church. "How Gentle God's Commands" equals "Blest Be The Ties That Bind (our hearts in Christian love)". "Israel, Israel, God is Calling" equals "What a Friend We Have In Jesus".

5. There are wonderful, cheery, upbeat, disgustingly happy songs and I think I know and sing them all! " High Hopes" by Frank Sinatra, "Look on the Bright Side of Life" from The Life of Brian, "Goin' Courtin'" from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and everything from The Music Man. And a whole big long bunch of others.

6. The song that comes to mind most often (in a non-spiritual vein) is again from Oklahoma. It is one I have always wanted to perform but it is inappropriate for a stuffy old broad like me to sing in a church talent show setting. And that is just about the only place I sing where other people can hear me. I did sing it on a very brave day in an audition for a real show. I don't know where I got the guts to do that, but they didn't gag.
Oh, I didn't mention the name of the song, did I? "I C'ain't Say No!".

You would think that singing all the time would have made me good by now. *sigh*


mixednutsblog said...

OK, the thought of you singing something from "The Life of Brian" just cracked me up. Scandlous! One more reason that I love you so much!

Lilola said...

I love the song, but the scene... not so much!

Cynthiana said...

Hey mom, not to be a buzzkill but weren't you supposed to talk about 6 quirky things and not 6 things about the same one gigantic quirk?? So just for your friends here are 5 more:
- My mom cries at all hallmark ads
- She believed that butter and margarine tasted the same until I made her do a blind taste test.
- She's a big fan of the tv show JAG
- She will NOT eat peanut butter
and finally
- Back in the day she used to bake all the bread we ever ate.

Hope that wasn't too bad mom.

Elaine said...

I knew exactly which Oklahoma song you were talking about before you said it. I think it would be hilarious if you sang it for a ward talent show. I'm sure there would be some who would faint, or storm the Bishop's office with pitch forks and torches, demanding your immediate ex-communication, but I think it would be great! :)

Lilola said...

Cyndi, I could have listed all the things I cry at instead of all the stuff I sing... LOL That list would have been weirder - it would include the taste of casawba melon.
Elaine, I've been tempted so many times - but that "setting a good example" thing keeps going through my head. LOL

Jill said...

It isn't surprising how important music is to you. Thanks for sharing. :o)

jennifer said...

Awesome!!!! I know "Whatever Lola Wants", but I sing it "Whatever Jenny Wants"...hee hee!
I love all your quirks!

mamalutz said...

I LOVE singing in the rain, Oklahoma, and 7 brides for 7 brother! I need to get those movies on DVD so I can share them with the kids. I too sing "oh what a beautiful morning," "Good morning," and "going courtin!" Love it! And I love the quirks your daughter listed heehee! I shudder to think what my kids would list.