Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number

In a previous post, I confessed I am a secret judge. The other night, I took a stroll down the videos of talent and those with dreams. I came across a group called, The Zimmers. I was instantly curious and couldn’t wait to watch the video!

What an absolute delightful group!

I knew in that instant, they are the type of people, commonly called——————>elderly, I want to be when I’m their ages. My body may age over the years but my mind and spirit will remain alert and young!

Are they not absolutely delightful????!!!! Gone are the stereotypes that as we get older we lose our ability to have fun, to do crazy, zany things. Where is it written we’re to be tucked away in a retirement home, living only through memories.

How do you picture yourself in your Golden Years?

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My Other Job As A Judge

I think, as God was going down His list of creating moi, when He came to the column marked: Singing, He used that opportunity to show God does have a sense of humor.

I adore singing. I am a beast when it comes to not learning the words right, having no clue that you’re suppose to stay in tune, and have this amazing ability to want to belt out the songs that are nowhere near my, uh-hem, voice range.

I give the most amazing performances in my house. I do not, I repeat, do not get deterred as the neighborhood dogs gather in my front yard howling during my free concerts. I can ignore them and my own four-legged grand-dogs.

I told ya, I’m the beast!

The only time I’ve ever watched American Idol is when Sanjaya Malakar was a contestant. That was because of the snippets I heard about him not really having talent and his crazy hair styles. I watched two shows with him and that’s it.  I loved him! He was so adorable, hopeful, and  doing his thing.

On the other hand, I will spend hours watching various auditions for hopeful singers on YouTube. I get into my judge mode, I make my calls before they open their mouths and a lot of times, I’m just as blown away as the real judges.

I tend to gravitate towards the singers who have been through hard times and are sometimes placing their last shred of hope in the hands of strangers. I love a happy ending. Kevin Skinner comes across as a good ol’ country boy but wow when he starts singing. I bawl every time I watch Lascel Wood’s video. Luke Lucas cracks me up in his  youthful crush. Matt Cardle did make it through after his audition. I watched another video and he is amazing. Little Anna Graceman gave me chills as she performed! Only 11 years old at the time!!!!!! Katie Smith is cute as a button and has an awesome voice. I love the jaw dropping moment when Greg Pritchard opens his mouth! You never know what talent will come out of the unique package presented on stage!

I’m sharing a few of my faves I’ve come across during my unofficial status as a judge. I have been inspired to practice for the next concert. Enjoy!

Superstar in the Making!

I can’t say I’ve always been a big fan of iPhones in the sense I absolutely had to have one. My daughter dragged me into more modern times when the Razor was the phone to have. It was time to upgrade and she made me a cool mom by gently threatening me into leaving the clunky flip phone behind. 

The first few days after getting my iPhone, I was somewhat disappointed with the boring means of talking and texting. I was completely unaware of this little thing called Apps. I didn’t want to admit that maybe, just maybe, I’d made a mistake in getting it. 

And then,

 one day! 

I discovered the many, many, many Apps one can find for the iPhone!

I was in paradise. There was no time for working, talking on the phone, texting, eating, sleeping; none of that nonsense. I had Apps to download. Endless choices.
 Free!
 (I’m all about the free)

And then.

One day.

Much to the dismay of my family and friends.

I discovered the Apps in which I could………

SING!!!!!!!!!!!!

For you see, I’m a secret superstar in the making. I am tone deaf. But in order to correct this minor problem, I just sing louder.

 Because the louder I sing, the better I sound to myself. 

The best part??? I have to put my ear buds in when I sing and record my awesome songs! Can you imagine?? 

Me, tone deaf, singing my little heart out?

 Loudly?? 
Over and over?? 

(I have to practice and improve with each recording. No, I’m not offended when my daughter runs into her room screaming, “Please stop.”
 I can ignore the dogs in the neighborhood howling. What do they know?)

Yes, I am a super star in the making. In my own super star-ish world. 

And! Yes, there’s more! 

I, who have NEVER taken a piano lesson in my life, can play amazing songs written by Mozart. Yep, there’s an App for that, too. I get so excited when I download my FREE song of the day. Who cares if I’ve never heard it before!! I play it once or twice and then listen to the recording of how it’s suppose to sound. I tend to like my versions better. Just saying. 

I have promised my friends their own personally-autographed-by-lil-ol-me CD’s for Christmas this year. I know they’re joking when they look scared, panicked, and take on that begging quality of please, don’t. 
I figure, hey, I’m gonna have hata’s. Might as well get thick skinned now!

Yes, the joys of being a superstar.


Know of any Apps  I can use to
 hone my singing skills? 

My family and friends want to thank you in advance!

Mary, Mary singing "Can’t Give Up Now"

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