I Can’t Sing: A Bit of Me(me)

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A Bit of Me(me) is hosted every Saturday at There’s A Book. Every week, Danielle asks us a question that lets us get to know each other a little better.

This week’s question is:

What is one thing you are really NOT good at?

Oh, man, where do I start?  🙂

I’ll go with the first thing that comes to mind:  singing. (My husband just looked over my shoulder and said I should have gone with “getting up on time.” That’s true too, but I’ve already written this post.)

Man Covering His Ears

Oh my gosh, I can’t sing to save my life.  It’s odd because I’m really good with instruments (well, I was when I actually played them, but that hasn’t happened since high school), but I am tone-deaf when it comes to singing.  I love to sing alone in my car, I love to irritate the heck out of my family by singing “Happy Birthday” to them as loudly and badly as possible (so badly it takes talent to be that bad, I promise you), but to actually sound good?  Not happening. Even if you know what song I’m trying to sing, you still can’t recognize it. My husband and I both cringe when I have to attempt a “Humdinger” in the board game, Cranium. We both know he’s not guessing the name of any song I try to hum.

Dogs Howling

What’s something YOU are not good at?  I shared mine!  Be sure to stop by There’s A Book and see how other bloggers answered!

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  1. How funny! I'm thinking it really does take talent to sing very well and to sing very badly. People like me who are in between – well, it doesn't take much skill to be there 🙂

  2. I'm with you on this one. I can't even sing in the shower because I can't stand listening to it lol.

  3. Oh, that's hilarious! I love the photos and the stories…that reminds me of how I irritated my daughter in the mornings, when she was young, by singing "Good morning to you-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo!" in a really loud and off-key voice. She said it was like nails on a chalk board.

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  4. So funny, I have a friend that plays the guitar beautifully, but when she sings along, I want to put in ear plugs!

  5. What a great thing to read in the morning. I know I'm a pretty bad singer, but I think the hubby beats me…by far. The boy just has no rhythm! Sometimes I wonder how I made it in to the chorus singing group when I was in middle school. I'll stick to lipsynching….

  6. LOL….I never made the glee club in junior high…now that is pretty bad!

  7. Me too! But, I sing all of the time anyway. It works particularly well in my classroom when the noise level goes up too much and I need my students' attention. They stop everything when I belt (or croak)out a song!

  8. Love the pictures that you have to illustrate your lack of vocal abilities. My voice has been known to hurt the ears of my dogs too.

  9. What a cool, fun post! So what if you can't sing? You can at least irritate your family, haha.;) Thanks for sharing!

  10. This cracks me up! My mom has the same problem, it was always the running joke in my family that I played the flute and sang while my mom "played" the radio! LOL.

    I love the not getting up on time problem too! I'm terrible at that. Especially now that my hubby gets up early to get ready with the kids ("his time") and I have basically an hour to myself in the morning. Sometimes I just can't get out of bed! :o) What can I say? It's all that staying up reading!

    Thanks for participating! I LOVED your answer!

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