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Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Goodies For Me And Amateurish Carols For You!

Recently, my new bloggy friend Kelly  had a giveaway.
Actually, she's already had two giveaways, because she's not a total cheap-ass like I am, but whatever.  And, because, somehow, the whole world has yet to discover how lovely and charming she is, and she's new to the blog-o-sphere, she only had three followers at the time of her first giveaway, and two of those followers entered the contest.  I was one of the two.

And THAT my friends, is the only way I am ever going to be able to win ANYTHING.

BOO YAH!

No, actually, that is not true. Even with only two people entering a contest, I am quite certain that I still would have lost.  But, Kelly's husband said that because there were just two of us, we both should win, so,

BOO YAH.

Who doesn't like getting packages in the mail?!?  I LOVE packages!!!  Make jokes about love of PACKAGES on your own time.

the package says "urgent shipment", hur hur hur...


Aherm.



So, finally, my package arrived!  EXCITEMENT!




Damn STRAIGHT, "CONGRATULATIONS!"




HOORAY FOR PACKAGES!  OH LOOKEE!  TWO PACKAGES!  The second box came straight from Melton Mowbray England, home of the famous pork pie.  The Man loves The Pork Pie better than he loves me, perhaps.  My brother is currently obsessed with making pies:  meat pies, fruit pies, pot pies, Cornish pasties, and because he is the freak that he is, he even found this online tutorial to make a real Melton Mowbray pork pie for The Man's birthday.  But, he didn't have a "pie dolly" to make one, which is a hunk of wood that you form the crust around and...

oh shit, that's boring.  In the box is a wooden pie dolly from England.  Nuff said.

But here's what I  got!





- a fab little tube of Sephora perfecting eye primer, and a little kit of Sephora lip glosses in various sparkly, lick-me colours,

- a tube of amazing "Soap And Glory" hand-lotion, that turns dish-pan hands into SOFT dish-pan hands!

- some super-dark chocolate triangles and pink Himalayan salt from Trader Joe's

and some sketch pads and pencil crayons for the kids.

YAAAAY!

And do you know what?  We do not have this mythical, magical store known as TRADER JOE'S here, so that is super duper cool.

Thank you Kelly, Christmas came early!

There! Wasn't that nice?!?  YES! IT WAS RIDICULOUSLY NICE!

Thus, in the spirit of GIVING, I am going to give a gift to you people.  It is a crappy, grainy, amateurish video of me singing the karaoke version of one of my favourite Christmas songs.

You must ignore my mugging and crowing and pay attention instead to the general background CHAOS that I live with on a daily basis.  Yes, it is a small sampling of my life here in ANGST LAND.  You will be relieved to know that The Man is having a TICKLE fest with the children, and is not pulling legs off, as one might imagine.  And yes, that is my son screeching at me to "STOP SINGING" at one point.

Who says I never give you anything?!?  MWAH!

video


Oh yeah...I suppose I should say that I do not own the rights to this song, and blah blah, I don't intend to use it for money making purposes, or re-distribution, or anything like that, and as far as I know, it's still legal to sing a song you like in this country.

There.  All better?

Happy caroling my friends!!

**Update:  Sorry everyone, but you won't be able to find Kelly's blog.  Due to personal reasons, Kelly had to delete it.  So, I removed the link.  Sniff!  

25 comments:

  1. We both listened and totally enjoyed your performance Ms.Karen With The Spectacular Voice!! No kidding, where did you get that voice? a singer in your past life? Tell us please......
    You are exactly as you are on your blog......why does that surprise me? I have no clue!! lol

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  2. Why thank you Jim! Hooray! Let's have dinner parties with lots of cocktails and I'll wear something completely ridiculous and sing show tunes!

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  3. Finally blog reality....I thought everyone was someone else...like for example Ron~~he really i a hound....;-) ;-)!!!!

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    1. Maybe I'm actually a STAR masquerading as a house frau. One never knows. Oh wait...that's not true.

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  4. BEST VIDEO EVER - you have a FABULARSE voice - I can totally hear you doing some smooth jazz numbers and I adore the background screaming and your dance moves too, Karen. When can we buy the album??? Plus that apron screams glamour! You rock. Sarah xxx

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    1. I thought you might enjoy the apron Sarah. I think we should find a way to incorporate aprons back into daily fashion. They're so comfortable, and they keep our under-clothes clean.

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  5. Bravo!!! I don't think I've ever heard that song before!

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    1. why Kellie, I've been killing my loved ones with it for years it seems like!

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  6. Great performance. I was going to check out your friend but you have to be invited. dang

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    1. I should have put an update up Dazee, because as soon as I posted this, she had some issues and has to delete her blog!

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    2. See? This is why I should read all the comments before writing a new one.

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  7. you're so cute and silly with the winking and kisses. i like you.

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    1. yay! Too bad you couldn't be here mugging and winking along with me. We'd be such a cute pair.

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    2. we would be quite the pair of overgrown teenagers. i might even be inclined to turn around, bend over and give my booty a mighty and resounding slap, cuz that was my signature move once upon a time. i like to keep things classy.

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    3. THAT WAS YOUR SIGNATURE MOVE! WONDERFUL! That's because you were the hotty in the silver pants.

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  8. Karen the Superstar - she not only wins giveaways, she SINGS! Beautifully! Someone whisk that woman off to Broadway, immediately!
    PS. My partner goes nuts for pork pie too, and the kids are keen as well. Me, nah, not so much... Melton Mowbray pork pies ARE the best though. xxx

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    1. Curtise, I'm not fanatical for the pork pie either, but my brother made a fabulous one..even though The Man insisted it wasn't completely "right." Whatever. What does he know?

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  9. You go, you singer you!
    Himalayan salt- how lucky are you!
    Anything that comes in the mail and is not a bill is a good mail day!

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    1. I tried the link and it says blog not found and moved to new address.

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    2. I know Ruth--I should put an update because she has since had to delete her blog for personal reasons. Basically that happened at the same time I posted this!

      Yeah--love the fancy salt, because that's all there is in the ingredients list: SALT!

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  10. Looks like someone missed their calling as a sexy nightclub singer in the style of Jessica Rabbit! Lucky you getting two packages, I look a good pork pie now and then and soap and glory stuff is excellent xxxx

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    1. Thanks Clare, but I am ONE HUNDRED PERCENT FULFILLED as a dish-scrubber. Yes. Yes I am. Absolutely. No, don't try to argue with me. Fulfilled. Totally.

      Yeah.

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  11. You, my friend, are required reading for anyone with half a brain - even for people with full or overflowing brains!! Obviously you are a lounge singer trapped in an apron on a stage with Glad baggies - but your set is genius really, as is your blog title. BWA-HA-HA. Your background singer adds a nice post-modernist touch. You need an apron with sequins for this singing at the very least. You are seriously talented.

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  12. Listen to you all singing and stuff! Great vocals there Karen :)

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  13. Congrats on the Win... Blogland has unmatched Generosity and I even have Won things, which is noteworthy since like you I am not inclined to have winning streaks! *LOL* I even won two things in one week, I felt like a Lottery Winner and receiving those Packages is like Random Christmas don't you think!? And because I have such a slow computer because I've loaded like a gazillion Photos onto it, alas, I didn't get to be serenaded by you. *Sob* And yes, Trader Joe's really is a mythical magical place... I 'Heart' Trader Joe's!

    Merry Christmas from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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