What other modern housewife out there can sing an aria or rap to 80's rap music? I hope I'm not the only one out there. I guess I'm a bit eccentric that way.
I once challenged my four teenage nephews to an impromptu rap. Can you imagine their expression when I started rapping New York, New York by Grandmaster Flash! They had never heard the song and really thought I was making it up. Specially when I changed it to: L.A, L.A big city of dreams, everything in L.A ain't always what it seems. You might get fooled if you come from out of town but I'm down by law and I know my way around.....etc....I sang the whole song and the look on their faces was priceless.
I love to sing arias. A while back I was singing Madam Butterfly, "Un Bel Di Vedremo" Italian aria. I was supposed to have been alone in the house that afternoon. Unbeknownst to me, my husband and two boys came home early, they were supposed to be at the park. I was in the middle of my aria, singing as loud as my voice could sing. With such great emotion and despair. Feeling the passion and heart broken sadness that Madam Butterly felt herself, when suddenly, they busted the door open thinking I was "screaming in pain". I didn't know whether to be happy that they worried about me or upset that they thought I was "screaming in pain" when I was singing my beautiful aria......in the privacy of my own home.....alone. Now that my boys know that mommy is not in pain when she's singing opera and she has not gone crazy when she's cleaning about the house rapping to Run DMC, I can finally sing any song that my little eccentric heart desires.
What are some things you like to do that you think might be a little eccentric? I know you all must have at least one thing on your list of "I will never do that in public". It's what makes us all "different" but in a good way. Who knows, maybe deep down you're looking for the opportunity to have an audience to share your eccentricities with!!!
Now on to my crafts:
I have another fun Halloween project today. These altered books are so easy to make and they can be used as home decor or as party giveaways for prizes....scariest costume, most original costume, funniest costume, etc..
In the picture below, I used a craft knife to carve out a square. I then applied the Extra Heavy Gel and let dry. I used a glue gun to adhere my skeleton parts to the inside of the square:
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