Sunday, May 18, 2008

Why I can never own an ipod

I have felt this way for a while, but it was confirmed to me at work on Friday. I don't know if anybody else has this problem, but I simply cannot listen to music without singing along. It's a sickness. This is why it would be unconscionable for me to own an ipod. I'm certain that it takes enough of a toll on those around me when I sing along to a cd or the radio. But, if people had to listen to me sing along to an unheard melody, well... I think I just might lose friends pretty quickly. On Friday, I was in my office listening to an excellent Mana song (with headphones placed just so over my ears). Without thinking, I began to sing along, of course being unaware of my volume since I had headphones on. I was alerted to my embarrassing situation when a passerby poked his head into my office and gave me a strange look. "Yes, I'm singing in Spanish while I sit alone in my office - move along." To my dismay, an ipod is not in the stars for me. An ipod would multiply these embarrassing situations exponentially. I just can't bear the thought of that.

7 comments:

Erin said...

hah, yeah, remember when you started singing kalai's "on my mind" on the bus with all of the germans ... in the middle of the prayer. (we just didn't know they were praying because it was in germans).

Heather Sanders said...

Precisely, Erin. That was another famous mishap with an Ipod. I really created a name for myself there. I think that Todd only knew me for a while as "that girl who busted out Kalai in the middle of a prayer." Oh, the shame.

Anderson's said...

That's hilarious. Ryan does the same thing-he just belts it when he listens to his ipod. He even does the "air guitar"

micah e. said...

Oh my goodness... you haven't experienced Micah's iPod Challenge yet! Remind me and we'll do it later.

Schlofmans said...

That's awesome! I wish I was there to see it!

April said...

yes I have the same problem. But I same embrace it and sing...like the man that was walking next to me the other day. I could barely hear my own ipod b/c he was singing so loud to his ipod. I loved it.

Adrienne said...

okay this might sound quite strange, but...I still hear your harmonizing voice in my head whenever I hear Sarah McLaughlin, not any specific song, but every song! It reminds me of a lovely birdsong. I think anyone at work should be applauding your operatic voice regularly and they should buy to an ipod to suit.