A few years back for a significant birthday my husband took me to Ireland. We stayed at the beautiful Ashford Castle. At dinner in the Castle, a Classic Irish Beauty approached our table and asked me if I had a Party Piece. Not knowing what a Party Piece was I said No. Then she invited us to her Pub for after dinner drinks. The place was jumping and every one was singing along to whomever was on stage. It turns out every respectable Irishman has a Party Piece. A Party Piece is any ditty that expresses your talent. People from the audience got up and sang, recited poetry or danced. About an hour into it the Irish Beauty called me to the stage. Oh! Dear. She asked me what I would like to sing and handed me a song book. Oh wait! It gets WORSE. It’s a cappella! Thus began the longest most humiliating 3 minutes of my life. I am a Blonde in the headlights and she opens the book to YESTERDAY. Yesterday sung at it’s best can be pitchy and I did pitchy proud. When I returned to my table, I asked my husband just how dreadful was I? He said I should have sung Happy Birthday. Now why didn’t I think of that?
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I took a Yin Yoga class this week….
from a wonderful gal, Alison. If you haven’t tried a Yin class, it is a must do. Each week we set an intention. This week it was Failure. Don’t stop reading, this is really uplifting. At the end of class she read a Lucy monologue from Charlie Brown called Failure Face. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.
Now Linus, I want you to take a good look at Charlie Brown’s face. Would you please hold still a minute, Charlie Brown, I want Linus to study your face. Now, this is what you call a Failure Face, Linus. Notice how it has failure written all over it. Study it carefully, Linus. You rarely see such a good example. Notice the deep lines, the dull, vacant look in the eyes. Yes, I would say this is one of the finest examples of a Failure Face that you’re liable to see for a long while. You see, said Lucy, you become wiser when you fail at something. Then I must be the smartest kid in the whole world, said Charlie Brown.
Charles M. Schulz
I just love this. I was think during class about all the fits and starts of my biz and this just really struck me so I wanted to share this with you in case you are dealing with some failure. Take a good look at it. Learn from it. Gather your tools and move forward. Here’s to all my Twisted Sister Charlie Brown’s. The Smartest Sisters in the World!
When I got home I got my blog assignment for the day and it was to write a blog using the days prompt which was SING. So since You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown is a musical I thought this could still be my blog today. You know the Killing Two Birds etc.
While driving home from Yin, I was thinking about Charlie Brown and The Peanut’s comic strip and I recalled that I had some vintage peanut pearls somewhere in my stash. After much rummaging around, (I really have to get more organized!) I made this piece.
Don’t you think it would make a great wedding necklace?
Let’s chat soon,
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