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!


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...

THAT motivates me.

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