So Swishy got me thinking (more like cracking up) about singing all the time. I sing in the shower, around the house, in the car.....everywhere. My family is used to it, but when I'm in public, I usually try to control myself.
Key word: Usually!!!!!
But yesterday I was at the gym, wearing my I-pod. I can't listen to music and not sing, so I started by humming. Then I moved onto mouthing the words. The music was cranked really loud, and I was getting right into it as I jived to the beat, running (more like shaking) my butt off on the treadmill. Hey, whatever works.
Suddenly, I got some really strange looks, but hey, that always happens when people see you mouthing the words or quietly talking to yourself (yes, I do that too). They give you a look like "Aha! Caught ya." So I ignored them and kept right on mouthing the words.
Finally, my workout partner tapped me on the arm, so I stopped running and took off my earpieces and asked, "What?"
She said, "Me what? YOU what? What in the world are you doing?"
I said, "Uh, listening to my music and mouthing the words like I always do."
She said, "No, you were not."
Me: "Yes, I was."
Her: "Then what was all that out-of-tune screeching going on?"
Me: Gasp! "I was singing out loud?"
Her: "Honey, you were SCREAMING out loud. There's a difference."
Me: "Oh, God, was I really that bad?"
Her: "Put it this way, even people with other I-pods on heard you. Next time, stick to humming."
Lesson learned: Only wear one earpiece, so if you start to get too loud or WAY off key, you'll know it before you make a flipping fool of yourself!!!!