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Yesterday and today’s prompt on The Daily Post sounded fun to me so I thought I would do them for my post today!

Write a haiku about something that drives you nuts. | The Daily Post at

Dishes are evil

Why can’t they just wash themselves?

They give me headaches

Not the best Haiku in the world but I hate doing dishes with a passion. Not a huge fan of cooking either but partly because there’s always dishes! If dishes would magically wash themselves, I would love to cook more.

What was your favorite class in college? | The Daily Post at

My favorite class was definitely Acting class. I started off college as a shy Music Major and when I built up the confidence to try out for a singing/dancing group there, I also decided to try out an Acting class. For fun and because I always secretly wanted to and never had the guts. I fell in love with Acting and I look back and wish I had gotten into it sooner.

I still to this day freak out at the thought of speaking in front of an audience or giving a speech, but acting in a play? It makes me a little nervous but it’s the good kind. It’s an adrenaline rush. I love the feeling of getting to play pretend for awhile. When you’re on that stage, you are no longer YOU. All the problems in your life at the moment are pushed off on the back burner. Your whole focus is on your character and somehow taking on a new persona makes me forget that underneath the character, I am still ME in front of an audience speaking. The fear subsides. It’s a feeling for years that I wish I had known before. I had sang in front of people and had a taste of it which is part of why I loved and still love to sing so much. I had no idea that acting was even more a step up from that feeling. And when I was in A.C. Singers, my friends saw a different Sharon. The same girl who would barely say hi and I’m fine was on stage singing and dancing with a huge smile on her face.

I majored in Theatre because I learned that it’s not just singing I love. I love performing. I KNOW that I was born to be a performer.

Problem is, things in my life have kept me from going after my dream….but I guess that’ll be another post…

{January 27, 2011}   My Ode to Music

Me with my first true love 🙂

Me and Music go way back. We are like long lost siblings that mesh together so well. I can’t remember a time when music wasn’t a part of my life. As soon as I was old enough to control a TV remote, I found MTV and music videos. Everywhere I heard music, I couldn’t help but be intrigued and have a huge smile on my face. I have just always loved music and music has always been there for me.

I remember holidays as a child when I would grab a stool, set it in front on the TV, stand up on it and sing out for everyone to hear. Looking back, I am sure it annoyed the men who wanted to watch their football games but I didn’t care. Music was something I loved and singing was my way of sharing music with others. If I was in the car, I was pretending to be a radio DJ AND doing my own made up songs as well. If I was in the grocery store, I was in the cart banging on the front like a piano and singing out for the whole store to hear. I still have old fashioned cassette tapes where I recorded myself being a DJ, singing and announcing songs that I taped from the radio.

As I grew up, I kept more to myself and didn’t sing out in public all the time. I mean, people tend to look  at you like you should be in a mental hospital if you do. Honestly though, my confidence in sharing my love of music through singing dropped as I got older as well. It’s funny how when you’re a kid you just don’t care so much what people think. As you age though, you learn that people are judgmental and you tend to become so yourself. So I don’t sing all the time around everyone anymore but my love for music is still there.

There was a dance song when I was younger that was called, “I’ve got the power”. There’s a line in it that says “Music is my life”. I’ve always related to that line. I don’t know where I would be right now if it wasn’t for music. Music has gotten me through some of the worst moments in my life. It has lifted me up when I was down, became a proverbial shoulder for me to cry on. It has made me laugh, allowed me to express myself in a way that nothing else ever has. Sometimes I feel like all the answers to life’s problems can be found in lyrics.

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.  ~Victor Hugo

When words leave off, music begins.  ~Heinrich Heine

The discovery of song and the creation of musical instruments both owed their origin to a human impulse which lies much deeper than conscious intention:  the need for rhythm in life… the need is a deep one, transcending thought, and disregarded at our peril. ~Richard Baker

A Musical Joke now?

A tourist is sightseeing in a European city. She comes upon the tomb of Beethoven, and begins reading the commerative plaque, only to be distracted by a low scratching noise, as if something was rubbing against a piece of paper.

She collars a passing native and asks what the scratching sound is.

The local person replies, “Oh, that is Beethoven. He’s decomposing.”

{January 20, 2011}   And I’m feeling….good

Sing for the heck of it, wherever you are! 🙂

I have that song stuck in my head….”Feeling good” by Michael Buble, I think.

I’m in a good mood at the moment..even though I was stressed this morning and had a headache earlier, still need to pack for my trip to Austin tomorrow, BUT I am happy and in a good mood. Why am I in such a good mood? I don’t know really other than the fact I get to get out of town tomorrow and actually go somewhere other than this boring city I live in but it feels good to be in a good mood. Most of my friends and family know that I suffer from depression, which is partly a side effect of my thyroid problem and partly because of my weight. Well, sometimes it feels that days where I actually feel “good” and not just ok are few and far between so when I do feel good, I am so thankful for that.

Today I got to talk to my best friend Rebekah who is also one of my nieces(I have 8 of them in all). I do have more than one person I consider a best friend but if I had to pick just one as the best of them all, I have to say her. Not that my other best friends are not great because they are but simply because there’s something to be said from having a best friend who is also a family member, who has known me ALL her life and we just “click” as friends, always have. Anyways…back to my original train of thought..I got to talk to her on the phone today and she told me about this awesome website called improveverywhere that is right “up my alley” as she put it. And it soooo is…I love watching people do improv in random places; I just love performing in general.

At Christmas time, she had gotten one of her cousins, which is my niece Grace, this really fun game called Quelf that I had never heard of. It’s a lot like Cranium but in some ways, even MORE fun. I had so much fun with that game. I had to make a short rap about my appearance on one round, make up a short story that ended up using a camel, a witch and ended with bubble gum and I even used sunglasses and a paper towel roll to make a scuba dive mask that I had to wear for half of a game. I loved every minute of it….I may be 27 years old but I LOVE getting to acting like a kid again and I love getting a chance to do anything where I can sort of play another character, even for a short while.

I LOVE performing….and I miss it so much. If I had to give a speech in front of people, I would completely and utterly hate it and look uncomfortable but if you tell me I am doing a speech playing a character, then I could do it. There’s just something about getting on stage in front of people and pretending to be somebody else. It’s like it’s not me they are seeing anymore, it’s whatever character I am portraying. I also feel that way when it comes to singing, although it has been far too long since I have done that on stage. My first love was singing in all honesty. I used to sing solos in church all the time. I remember starting to sing and I would be singing the words but it felt as if my body was no longer standing there singing, like I was transported away looking down on myself. Not sure if that may seem weird or not, but it’s true. All my fears of being in front of the audience just went away while I was singing and I escaped.

I looked on at Theatre from a distance all through my school years. I always considered taking it but I was always so shy and could never agree to it. When I got to college, I was still shy and it was hard enough for me being a Music Major with an emphasis on Voice because voice lessons made me nervous…singing “Do re mi fa…” in front of someone trying to help me didn’t exactly help me escape, it just made me feel overly critical of any perceived faults I may have had.  But I loved to sing so I stuck with it. Halfway through college, I got brave. I guess partly because I started to lose some weight and partly because after that, I conquered my shyness enough to try out for A.C. Singers, this singing/dancing group. I had seen some of the performances and I wanted to be one of them so bad, it ached. I wanted to sing solos somewhere else other than church. So I tried out, made it and somehow I got bold and decided to take an acting class as an elective. I figured maybe acting would help me in A.C. Singers and just overall with my shyness. Little did I know that I could actually be even decent at acting even though I had no real experience and that I would fall in love with it. I discovered within myself what I was missing. I love singing but adding acting along with it led me to truly discover the real me. I just love performing in general, the adrenaline rush before you get on stage, getting to become someone else for awhile, being around other people who also know what it’s like to feel like an outsider at some point in their life…I just love it!

And I haven’t done a play in what feels like forever now….:( I miss it so much…I feel like a part of me has been gone since the last play I did and I don’t think I will ever get it back until I find an outlet where I can perform again. ~sighs~

BUT I am still in a good mood because it makes me happy to remember the fun I had acting and that website my niece showed me made me really happy.

Now off to packing for Austin!

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