12/10/08

I am either old or a total geek...

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We take a break from our regularly scheduled cleaning to let you all know what a dork I am.

Can I tell you what got me motivated to do the housecleaning today (even though I am stuffy and cranky and just feel, overall, crappy)? Newsies. Don't know what Newsies is? Go here. (Christian Bale may die a little inside every time someone brings this up...after all he went from singing newsboy to Batman...a bit of a change - honestly this is when I first fell in love with him.)

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So I recently acquired an IPod (more on that in a later blog) and last night I uploaded a bunch of my old CDs including The Newsies Soundtrack and today I was a cleaning fool. Working up a sweat, singing at the top of my lungs...hope the neighbors couldn't hear me...crying at parts, dancing...I swear I could have been on stage (okay, maybe not, but my bathroom sure felt like a stage). And before I was singing from The Newsies I was singing from Les Miserables...it's my "Showtunes" playlist (although neither are REALLY showtunes...).

I feel a little cheesy and even a little more old (as if living through Sunday wasn't bad enough). Reminds me of my high school days - sitting on my boyfriend's couch, singing along (how did I not know he was gay???). We actually performed a Newsies song in chorus (yes, he was in chorus with me too...how did I not know....seriously!).

What gets you motivated? Is it something you might be embarrassed to admit to anyone? (I tell you, Kirby will NEVER see my doing that and my kids - ugh, I would never live it down.) I want to hear all about it!





4 comments:

gingela5 said...

Oh my friend loves this movie...she's tried to get me to watch it a gazillion times but I refuse! And I usually get motivated when I see pictures and all that's in the background are clothes or trash or just clutter! Drives me crazy!

Christy said...

Ha! You're funny! I say, say it LOUD, say it proud, sister! Cleaning sucks, so whatever works, you know?

I could tell you lots of stories about my own fabulous 'gaydar'! :)

Twenty Four At Heart said...

I'm cranky ..... Overwhelmed with all I haven't done for Christmas. When I have chores to do I crank the tunes also and sing just like you. I suppose that doesn't surprise you since we must have some long lost weird genetic link ....

Jessi said...

Caffeine
Intravenously
THAT motivates me.

Oh and "Come on Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners :)