Thursday, August 17, 2017

Karaoke, Anyone? #MFRW Authors #33

If you're a FB friend, or regular reader of my other blog, you know I have a bi-weekly habit.

I'm a closet-rocker who has been hurting the ears singing karaoke for the past six years.  I get to unleash my inner rock chick and inflict my voice belt out Bon Jovi, Journey, Styx, and the occasional Foreigner songs, as well as going through the song list alphabetically.  On Saturday nights, I'm up to the 'N' titles.  On Thursday nights, well, I'm going backward, so in the past year I've gone from Z-W.  I also see if my Thursday night KJ has songs that my Saturday guy doesn't.  So for fun, here's my songs for the coming week:

No More Tears-Donna Summer/Barbra Streisand
No No No Song-Ringo Starr
No One Is To Blame-Howard Jones
No One Like You-Scorpions

When The Children Cry-White Lion
Leave A Light On-Belinda Carlisle
When The Going Gets Tough-Billy Ocean
Invincible-Pat Benetar (redeeming song)

I also took up needlepoint last year, and find it very relaxing.  I discovered a love of embroidery and cross-stitch when I was ten, as well as spool-knitting (my great-grandmother tried in vain to teach me how to needle-knit!  I did fine at her house, but as soon as I got home, I'd completely mess it up.).  I now have about six or eight yards of spooled yarn that will 'one day' be turned into a rug.  Every once in a while I'll come across that bag and work on it some more.

My kids finally got me interested in this online app, and so far I've binge-watched Star Trek DS9; Frasier, Coach, and am now on Season 7 of Criminal Minds.  I'm also on Season 1 of Friends, when I get tired of all the brutality of CM.

I'll admit, my reading time has greatly suffered in the past seven years.  My granddaughter has discovered the joys of the Kindle, so I have to hide mine when it's not in use.  I do tend to read more when I take various family members for doctor appointments and on the weekends when the granddaughter is at her dad's.  Right now, my 'unwinding' at night consists of NetFlix or my daily Solitaire Challenge.

So what do YOU do to recharge the creative batteries?
Find out more here. 


Unknown said...

I had to Google spool knitting. I'd never heard of it before. I can needle-knit and purl a few inches without trouble, but I wouldn't dare try anything fancy. It would be guaranteed disaster. Enjoyed your list.

Meka James said...

I'm not crafty enough to doing anything needle work. I recently discovered Netflix and have watched a few shows on there. Karaoke is one thing I've never tried. I wrote it in for my characters though. LOL

Alina K. Field said...

I forgot to include Solitaire in my post. I confess, I have a Spider Solitaire addiction!

Unknown said...

They have STar Trek on Netflix????????? I have gone through all of Supernatural, all of How to Get Away with Murder, ok I'm not going to confess how many.
Of your song line up, I like Pat Benetar! Thanks for sharing!

Maureen said...

I only did Karaoke once- with a group of other girls. I'm too uncomfortable to sing unless it's alone at my house. Kudos to you for your bravery! :) I know my sister and my mother loved to karaoke.

Helen Henderson said...

Wouldn't date karaoke. Windows in a ten-mile radius would shatter and every dog would be howling. But crafts? That's another story. I can do a little cross-stitch when the fingers are limber but embroidery with the fancy stitches is another whole story. Happy stitching and writing.

Anonymous said...

I did karaoke once at a company party, and my wife has never let me live it down -- claims if she knew I was THAT kind of person she wouldn't have married me. ;-)

Unknown said...

You're so brave! I'd never have the guts to sing karaoke. My grandmother taught me to cross-stitch, embroider and crochet. I rarely do it anymore, kudos to you for keeping up with yours!