Must You?

Did you know humans are the only species that deprive themselves of sleep? You need it to regenerate, stay healthy, not want to cuss people out, I could go on for days!! AND lack of sleep has been linked to obesity which leads to a multitude of other problems. Fellow humans! We must stop depriving ourselves!! You know how sometimes you just feel like you've got to go and go and go and go and go. STOP!!!!!!! Because if you don't, at some point, you will just crash. I think that's what I need to do.

I sleep well on my days off. The drawback is that means I don't go anywhere or do anything with anyone other than my dad. This is outside of church, of course. And the gym. Ok, so obviously I do a few things, but sometimes I just feel like I could do more. Yet I'm overwhelmed at the thought of taking on another thing other than the choir. I really, really want to join the choir, but the young adult choir practices Tuesday nights and I have to be at work at 1 Wednesday mornings. Yeah... that's not gonna work.

Speaking of singing. Lord. Please have mercy. This woman behind me was singing SO LOUD yesterday!! Obnoxious loud. I sing loud, but you can still hear the choir over me if you're sitting within 2 people of me. Plus *BONUS!* I sing on key. I could barely hear the correct key because she was drowning out the choir. This woman was soooooooooo out of tune at one point that I instinctively brought my hands up to cover my ears before I caught myself and placed them on the side of my face, pretended I just wanted to rub my cheeks before I forced them to my side. Then at one point I just started laughing. Yes. It was that bad. You have to know you sound horrible. I know the Lord said make a joyful noise. Please, please. When you know you sound bad, let your joyful noise be quieter, or in tune, or just not singing!

This has been a public announcement of unabashedly me. You may now return to your regularly scheduled blog.


1969 said...

Hey...I can't sing but I know when to lip synch.

proacTiff said...

*LOL* Why could I somehow "hear" that version of joyful noise, but I actually saw the visual of you covering your ears like a toddler mad at their playmate, try'na drown them out from talking. Since old girl didn't make the choir she insists on making the congregation --mad at her-- until someone has mercy on her sangin soul and let her lead a chorus. Make sure you sit elsewhere next week, 'k.

Anonymous said...

HAY!! First time coming thru but definitely wont be my last!!


Anonymous said...

mmmmm ... my girl here at school is just like that ... she knows every song in the world and and sing each on off key ... and then she's always wearing this mp3 player ... and you know how that goes...singin like shes the only one around ...LOL ... i love her though ... there are time ... when im lacking sleep ... that id like to scream and yell... and cover my ears... but i dont!

Sha Boogie said...

AHHHAAA!! Why am I over dying, picturing you putting your hands up to your face!! Oh man..your a trip.

Anonymous said...

I have had the same experience at church. I end up putting my head down in embarrassment

Adei von K said...

i. can't. believe. you almost covered your ears!!!!!!!! omifreaking gosh that is one of the funniest things i've heard in a long time!!!!!!!!! make a joyful noise?? just make it quieter or in tune?!??! LMAO!!!! I LOVE IT!

Southerner in Suomi said...

I think I woulda look at the people to the side of me with that annoyed face and hopefully get a co-sign from them.

I need her to do better.

Rashan Jamal said...

I can just see you putting your hands up and then trying to play it off. Too funny.

Chris said...

I remember when I went to church (barely), and my mom's best friend's sisters used to sing every Sunday, and I'd always start snickering and giggling, because it sounded like they were trying to sing opera in an AME church. My mom would look at me and try to get me to stop, but it was too late in most cases.

dreamyj said...

girl, you know how i feel about some people singing all crazy in church, can't even do it!

Jameil said...

69... can you come do a tutorial??

pro... i didn't cover my ears, just ALMOST!! def. pickin a new spot next week!! lololol.

yaz... heeeey!

cali... TOW UP!! Wrong!!!

sha... it was sooo involuntary!! I couldn't help it!

epsi... sooo terrible.

stace... I CAN'T HELP IT!! LOLOL.

v... i looked and no one else seemed offended!! I was like, "Am I the only one hearing this!?!" Amazing.

rj... hahahahaha

chris... i have no issues with opera. you know i'm a musician. this was not opera. there was nothing on key. or even near a key. tune? no. tone? nuh uh.

dreamy... meeeeeeeess!!

yet another black guy said...

LOL, "joyful noise be quieter", i bust laughing with on that one!

i'm glad i read this post because i have seriously been cheating myself of some much deserved sleep. and it must be gotten soon!