Monday, July 22, 2013

If everyone had a person with Down Syndrome in their life...

  • They would understand that we are all more alike than different - two eyes, two ears, a nose, a mouth, a heart, and a brain.
  • they would smile more
  • they would be forever blessed to know someone that is going against many odds throughout their life. However, the community of  people who Down Syndrome will keep working, preserving, and promoting acceptance of All those who carry an extra chromosome to those who don't.;
  • they would know everyone can be as caring, loving, humorous, and sometimes moody. People with Down Syndrome are people...they have feelings, they laugh, sure they cry sometimes BUT they are not happy all the time. When I talk about my beautiful boy, Anthony, with people I meet throughout the day, some will say, "oh, they are always so happy!" -- c'mon people- we all have our days, and Anthony had a huge meltdown when I took him out of a swimming pool yesterday, and has had many other days where he is mad or sad or just plain exhausted - every one and any one can have a bad day.
  • they would probably want to know more about what Down Syndrome is, therefore, more of us would be further educated and it is always good to learn more.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Karaoke singers - find the right song and it's all good...(well, sort of)

Now, when I do my karaoke gigs, (ha ha and I'm real professional karaoke singer, didn't you know?), I have a set list. There are no songs by sopranos on my list.

Why bother attempting to sing Whitney Houston's rendition of "I was always love you" when you know you can't hit the high notes? So, I stick to the more gravelly sounding female singers like Stevie Nicks, Blondie, Joan Jett, and Janis Joplin. Even my turn at Lita Ford's "Kiss me Deadly" was well received.

I don't want to rain on any one's karaoke umbrella(Ella, Ella), as I know singing is fun if you really like to do it. Plus it makes you feel like a rock star for a small amount of time.  Or maybe you are so drunk that you have decided to join the crowd.
I think if some people made a choice better suited for their voice,  it would all be good...

"Hmmm, is this thing on? I think some Monkees' songs are in order tonight!"

Rock on...