The following post is in honor of Shana. I am aware that I am a veritable fountain of puffy-heart rainbow love for my fellow bloggers lately, but you know what? In place of this post, I could be telling you about all about my run-in with some very questionable turkey. IN EXCRUCIATING DETAIL. As my family can tell you, I have not shut up about the havoc wreaked on my person by said turkey since the event in question transpired, so you will read my post for my dear friend and consider yourselves lucky.
Where was I? Oh, yes. Shana. Shana will soon be having her third kid, and I was asked to write a post as part of a virtual baby shower celebrating the impending arrival of her newest little one. While I can’t remember exactly when or how I first found her blog, I can say for certain that our mutual love of karaoke was something over which we bonded quite quickly. I mean, how many other people have their very own karaoke machines? (Besides us, I mean.)
I often say of the friends I’ve met through my blog that I wished they lived closer. And while I state this with utmost sincerity each time, I mean it when it comes to Shana for a very specific reason. Namely, because I know without a doubt that if I ever got the urge to perform a heartfelt and dramatic-hand-gesture-intensive rendition of “Careless Whisper” to a throng of drunken businessmen, tourists and NYU frat boys at this shady-ass karaoke bar in Chinatown, not only would she agree that this was a good decision, but also step up to perform backup harmony. Friends like these are IMPORTANT, people.
Sadly, Shana and I only met once, and didn’t have the opportunity at that time to show the world what would clearly have been a karaoke duet for the ages. And so today, at her virtual baby shower, I humbly offer her the virtual “gift” of my own past karaoke performances. Had logistics like distance not precluded us from having an actual shower, I would have performed the song of her choice at the blessed event:
Turn Around, Bright Eyes from metalia on Vimeo.
I sincerely hope the ensuing laughter does not put her into early labor.
Embarrassing video performances aside, Shana is one of the sweetest and funniest people I’ve had the privilege of getting to know since I began blogging. Unbeknownst to her, her wit and candor about parenthood definitely put me at ease when I began sort of mildly freaking out about going from one child to two. There is no doubt in my mind that she will continue to be the most kickass mom (and karaoke superstar) around once this kid makes his/her appearance.
Congratulations to you, Shana, and we can’t wait to meet the newest little one!
The following people are also participating in Shana's virtual baby shower today; check their posts out, as well:
Little Miss Mel