Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Yes, I'm One Of Those People Who Sings In Their Car....

Yes, at the mature (ahem!) age of 58, I still sing along with my music in the car. Today, as I was returning from Home Depot and I must admit I was really rocking out. As I was sitting at a stoplight, I looked over at the car next to me where 4 teenagers were watching me and howling with laughter (hey, it wasn't that funny). So, I decided to really give them a show, and I used my thumb as my microphone, really *belting it out*. Then, I turned and winked at them. Frankly, those teenagers stared at me in horror at that point. I'm certain they were thanking God that I wasn't their mother. But hey - they did stop laughing hysterically.

Sure. I'm not anyone like Mick Jagger, but I'm younger than he is too. I still love to sing (even though there are notes I can no longer hit). I'll sing at the drop of a hat, really. Why? Why would I do this? Because it makes me feel good and it makes me happy. I like to be happy, so I sing. Sue me.

But kids, let me warn you. I'm not alone out here. My entire generation (the rock & roll/hippie generation) is chock full of thumb-microphone-singing and air-guitar-playing old farts, so you'd better get accustomed to it... or at least tolerant of it, because I have a feeling you're going to see more and more of it as my generation ages.

Why, you ask? Because even though the human body ages, our human brains still think we can pull it off. Scary? Well, not so much as seeing some idiot kid texting while they are driving.

I'd much rather be singing in my car than driving around trying to text on my phone....

8 comments:

The Incredible Woody said...

I'll admit it. I'm a car singer too:) I have also found out that I tend to sing with my iPod in my ears. Yes, I found this out at the gym after walking on the treadmill with my earphones in for about an hour....

Bodaciousboomer said...

I'll sing at the drop of a hat whether anyone wants to hear it or not. We should really get together for some karaoke.

Snooty Primadona said...

See? Yet another reason why we should all take a Road Trip together. Who's in? Anyone? Anyone? Hello?

Sherri said...

isn't singing just the most fabulous thing?! i do it ALL THE TIME! and can't carry a tune to save my soul....

but like you said - it makes me feel so much better... makes me happy, forget my woes, and all that other stuff...

rock on girl!

That Janie Girl said...

I'm SO with you. And I don't care what people think. And I think it's cool when I see other people singing.

Microphones UP!

Rob said...

Oh I belt it out in the car (when I'm solo) but perhaps worse yet, I play fierce air drums on the steering wheel that would rival the rock greats.

Watch out Neil Peart, I'm gunning for your job!

Queen of Halloween said...

I'm a thumb-a-phone singer too! Especially in the car on long trips. My kids have the 50-60's stuff embossed on their brains! I feel singing keeps the heart and soul happy and we should all be doing it! Only I vote down the karaoke [bad] ones...some should only sing at home! My sister especially! Keep up the signing...it also keeps the voice younger...;)

BJ Roan said...

I'm one of those people. I can't sing, at all, but still do. I always make sure I'm alone, though. As a kid, I used to turn on my transistor radio, put a ladder in the backyard, climb up, grab my hairbrush microphone, and sing to the wheat field. Fortunately, I gave that up. ;)

 

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