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The Afterthought January 29, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Music & Dance, People.

IMGP1800bCreating my Vision Board convinced me that I should add more music to my life.

So this morning as I showered, I sang.

Beautiful melodious notes washed over me as the water streamed down in steady drops from the shower head.

Suddenly, the door burst open and BFF flew into the room, “What’s wrong?!”

I smiled.  “Nothing’s wrong.  It’s all good.”

“I heard you screaming.  What were you screaming about?”

Screaming?  He thought I was screaming?

“I was NOT screaming . . . I was singing.”

“Oh.  OK.  Glad you’re okay”

IMGP1216bWith that, he turned to leave, then turned back . . .

“It sounded good.”

Why is it that I question the sincerity of that afterthought?  

Aah . . . that’s better!

What about you?  Do you sing in the shower?


1. Joanne - January 29, 2012

LOL… My first thought was, “How sweet!” Question this ~ Sincerity over Loyalty…? Hmmm :-\

nrhatch - January 29, 2012

BFF is sweet, kind, considerate, and loyal. As an added bonus, he enjoys listening to me sing.

When I got out of the shower this morning, he said he’d heard me singing ~ the rest of the post is a product of my imagination, designed to amuse readers who have been on the sending or receiving end of “the afterthought.”

2. Jackie L. Robinson - January 29, 2012

LOL…great post. Not in the shower, but in the car I’m always known to belt it out…and sometimes here in the house, too. This makes me want to SINGGGG!!!

nrhatch - January 29, 2012

Thanks, Jackie! I’m with you . . . I love singing in the car.

3. Maggie - January 29, 2012

Cute story! I used to sing in the shower, but at the risk of destroying everyone’s eardrums, I stopped.

nrhatch - January 29, 2012

The accoustics in our shower are PERFECT. 😉

4. suzicate - January 29, 2012

This gave me quite the chuckle…no, I don’t sing in the shower because if I did I think I’d get the same reaction! I should just do it anyway, just because it feels good; the heck with the eardrums in the rest of the house!

nrhatch - January 29, 2012

Yay for chuckles . . . and for singing in the shower. It’s a great way to warm up the vocal chords . . . and lift our spirits!

5. Sandra Bell Kirchman - January 29, 2012

Yes, I sing in the shower. I also sing to my dogs when I am feeding them. I have tried to get them to join in with me (the “arf arf” part of “How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?”), but they prefer to listen to me. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it 😛

nrhatch - January 29, 2012

That’s great, Sandra. Maybe they would join you in the chorus of Who Let The Dogs Out?

6. Ruth - January 29, 2012

Screamingly funny! And that was a quick turnaround on BFF’s part, no? 😉
I sing in showers, choirs, streets… and sometimes on my bike. Once I avoided being run into by a cyclist coming around a blind corner because he heard me humming (he said and smiled).

nrhatch - January 29, 2012

Thanks, Ruth!. BFF’s a quick wit. 😉

I’m with you ~ and I’m going to sing even more now that I know that singing might someday save my life . . . from a cyclist careening around a blind corner.

7. Andra Watkins - January 29, 2012

I love to sing. It is one of the most dependable ways to lift the mood or celebrate a milestone. I listen to music a lot, too.

nrhatch - January 29, 2012

It is such a mood elevator. I expect that’s why BFF likes to hear me sing . . . he knows I’m HAPPY! 😀

sufilight - January 29, 2012

My s/o told me one time, that he enjoys hearing me sing (and horribly, LOL) because he likes to see me happy. 🙂

nrhatch - January 29, 2012

You s/o has the right priorities, Marie. 😀

8. Crowing Crone Joss - January 29, 2012

heh heh. good one. Yeah, singing in the shower is great. most bathrooms have awesome acoustics for some reason. enjoy.

nrhatch - January 29, 2012

Showers/bathrooms are virtual echo chambers . . . that resonate and reverberate as we serenade ourselves. 😀

9. Piglet in Portugal - January 29, 2012

LOL…no I do’t sing in the shower, just old nursery rhymes to my grandkids. I am not very tuneful – that’s why they laugh 🙂

nrhatch - January 29, 2012

Singing to young kids is so much FUN. They’re just happy that we are happy! 😀

10. Julie - January 29, 2012

That’s funny! Sing it loud!!

nrhatch - January 29, 2012

Exactly! Sing . . . sing a song . . . sing it loud . . . sing it strong!

11. souldipper - January 29, 2012

What a hoot – BFF’s recovery! I recently had quite a conversation about charm being a form of dishonesty. When people use it, they are usually after something – being liked, avoiding conflict, etc. Some people call it “good manners”. At times, I’ve found it condescending.

My friend is convinced he is charming without being dishonest. I have to admit, I still suspect a motive.

We finished with a laugh…

nrhatch - January 29, 2012

The line between “good manners” and “subtle (or not so subtle) dishonesty” is a fine line, indeed, Amy.

When we compliment others, it’s often because we like them and want them to like us. If we aren’t careful, we shade the truth, just a bit, to be perceived as nice and as charming.

12. sufilight - January 29, 2012

Hahahaha! This made me laugh out loud, so funny. I chant in the shower, say my OM’s and Shanti’s but I sometimes serenade my poor s/o but I absolutely cannot sing, so it’s funny for us both. 🙂

nrhatch - January 29, 2012

Ooh . . . chanting in the shower. That might be good too. And, yay for your s/o. Laughing together makes for happy and healthy relationships.

13. sufilight - January 29, 2012

Meant to spell “serenade”, wish we could edit messages. :::singing off key while typing::::::::::

nrhatch - January 29, 2012

Fixed it! But I have to keep your comment about singing while typing. 😉

14. Pocket Perspectives - January 29, 2012

There’s a corner in our shower where the sound reverberates…the sound, no matter how it came out of me, is beautiful in that particular spot….I also sing “chant’s” and mantras in there,,,they echo nicely… but so does…Total Eclipse of the Heart and Be a Light in My Lantern…. a versatile shower singer here! : )
And so happy to hear you’re including more music and singing in your life… : )

nrhatch - January 29, 2012

Yes! There is a “sweet spot” in the shower that adds to lyrical nature of the songs I sing.

Tomorrow, I shall dedicate my rendition of “Total Eclipse of the Heart” to you, Kathy! 😉

Pocket Perspectives - January 31, 2012

Ah ha…I was going to just ask you to add “Defying Gravity” to tomorrow’s shower repertoire list…but then, somehow got involved with posting about it too….and so, please still add it to your shower list tomorrow…if you like the song… http://pocketperspectives.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/its-time-to-try-defying-gravity/

nrhatch - January 31, 2012

Thanks, Kathy!

15. Patricia - January 29, 2012

I don’t sing in the shower but I do sing to my catkid, Teddy, like I did with my other catkids. I sing opera style—very bad opera style—but Teddy doesn’t seem to mind.

nrhatch - January 29, 2012

Ooh . . . I was doing some “Opera” the other day . . . singing lines that no one but an Operatic Diva would ever bother to put to music and sing!

I loved the look on Tigger’s face when I started singing . . . as if he was thinking, “What’s all the cat~erwauling?” 😆

Thanks, Patricia!

16. JannatWrites - January 29, 2012

Funny story! It sounds like American Idol syndrome. (You know, where the contestants think they’re the greatest thing since sliced bread, but then they open their mouths and it’s just painful.)

I sing all the time, but not in front of people. (I don’t kid myself into thinking I’m any good.) My family is used to it, so they don’t say anything. And I’m careful to not sing when I’m carpooling 🙂

nrhatch - January 29, 2012

I rarely watch American Idol but do enjoy watching the tryouts. OUCH! Some of those people couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket. 😉

My mom is an excellent singer . . . trained at Juliard. I never took lessons but I’ve sung in a few weddings, in a few bars, on a glass bottomed boat in St. Thomas, and in a musical version of Green Eggs & Ham (as the Grouch!).

These days I mostly sing to amuse myself . . . and BFF.

17. libraryscenes - January 29, 2012

ha! It is probably what my neighbors would think as well (we’re very poorly insulated and hear everything) ~

nrhatch - January 29, 2012

Same here, Angela. I sometimes hear our neighbors shutting their dresser drawers . . . but I’ve never heard them singing in the shower. 😉

18. Booksphotographsandartwork - January 29, 2012

Screaming! Ha thats so funny.

I don’t sing anywhere, I would ask my ownself why am I screaming. I have taken to humming lately.

nrhatch - January 30, 2012

Thanks, Linda! BFF often races to my “rescue” when everything is peachy keen and/or fine and dandy . . . he’s my hero.

Humming and whistling are “good mood food” too! Enjoy!

19. SidevieW - January 29, 2012

I live alone (with 2 cats) and still daren’t sing in the shower. imagine traumatising yourself first thing in the morning……..

nrhatch - January 30, 2012

That’s funny, Sidey. Maybe you could follow Linda’s lead and hum . . . or chant (shanti shanti om).

If I get out my guitar to sing, Tigger usually comes over to be my “audience” ~ other times he disappears under the bed. He doesn’t care for showtunes. 😉

20. eof737 - January 30, 2012

ROTFLMAO!!!!! 🙂 Screaming huh? 😆

nrhatch - January 30, 2012

Glad you got a kick out of it, E! This anecdote is a compilation of moments over the years, not an accurate retelling of a single event, but sometimes, especially when we parady Operatic Divas singing, it does sound like S~C~R~E~A~M~I~N~G and S~C~H~R~E~E~C~H~I~N~G . . . no better than cats cat-erwauling. 😉

21. Tilly Bud - January 30, 2012


nrhatch - January 30, 2012


22. Team Oyeniyi - January 30, 2012

Still giggling as I type! I think the afterthought lacked sincerety, but it IS the thought that counts, after all.

nrhatch - January 30, 2012

Yay! Giggling is GOOD! 😀

BFF is my Best Friend Forever for good reason . . . definitely a wonderful life companion.

23. Cmsmith - January 30, 2012

Some people just can’t appreciate talent when they hear it. Sing on, my friend, as if no one is listening.

nrhatch - January 30, 2012

Shall do! As I worked on my Vision Board . . . I kept gravitating to photos of musicians. I want to get back to playing the guitar and “singing my heart out.”

24. spilledinkguy - January 30, 2012

I can completely relate.
So I don’t sing.
It would not be a pretty sound, Nancy.

25. nrhatch - January 30, 2012

That’s OK, Bob . . . at least you can paint a pretty picture! 😀

26. jeanne - January 30, 2012

I sing in the car…alone…in the car. But I do sing loud and proud when I am alone in the car.

nrhatch - January 30, 2012

I love singing in the car . . . especially on nice days . . . with the windows wide open . . . and the volume turned UP! 😉

27. Victoria-writes - January 31, 2012

I always have music on in the bathroom but it’s best if I don’t sing 🙂

nrhatch - January 31, 2012

My brother installed a waterproof radio in the shower years ago ~ best not to listen to Disco in such a slippery locale. 😉

28. Perfecting Motherhood - February 1, 2012

One thing I can tell you about brain injuries is, they won’t help you sing in tune if you didn’t sing in tune before the accident! The nurses had my husband sing in the hospital to practice his speech and his memory and I could guess down the hall it was him “singing.”

I used to sing in the shower. Now I just enjoy the silence, the only time of the day where nobody bothers me!

nrhatch - February 1, 2012

Silence is healing . . . especially in this GO, GO, GO world of ours. So enjoy your silence in the shower.

But encourage your husband to sing . . . even off key. Music unlocks the mind and may speed his recovery.

29. bluebee - February 1, 2012

My husband wants to know what I’m laughing at, haha 😀

nrhatch - February 1, 2012

Glad you enjoyed, bluebee! 😀

All through the day, I find things to laugh at . . . or they find me. I’m going to do a better job of sharing a few of those laughter producing “what if” moments here.

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