Friday, February 24, 2006

Songs of Revenge

Today singing telegrams took a detour from the normal Let Me Call You Sweetheart. Two days ago I received a call from a woman looking to surprise her boss.... That was the message on my voice mail, so I called her thinking, "Oh, how sweet - a thank you or a birthday." When we started talking, she explained that this was revenge. He is apparently the prankster of the office and his employess had a plan! She explained the plan and since there was no mention of chicken costumes, I agreed.
10:AM this morning, I drive to the office. The ringleader greeted me and escorted me back to her office area to meet up with the others. They were armed with a movie camera and all. This event was going to go down in history! One lady lead me over to his office and told him that I was a client with a problem. He knew he had been had and started to protest, but I cut him off. I was a little worried I'd mess up in front of the camera, but the excitement of the entire office made it SO MUCH FUN!
Singing Telegrams: for the ones you love and the ones you love to get even with!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Dia dhuit!

That's Irish for "hello!".... Don't even try to sound it out like english, it won't work :-)
So, yup, I've been going to Irish lessons. And it has really been great. I am actually learning some words, and even though taught by americans (non-native Irish speakers), Rollin has tapes that he recorded from an Irish show on improving your Gaelic to give us a taste of the real flavor of the language.

Here are some sites I found with some pretty good beginner level stuff:
http://english.glendale.edu/gaelic.html
http://www.irishpage.com/irishpeople/index.htm
http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com/3focloir/2index.html

Otherwise, I have been quite boring. Valentine's Day went very well. I sang at a Home Depot, Albertson's, HEB, a bar downtown, an office building, some homes, small offices, and the Cheesecake Factory. I redid my website and set up packages based on what people were wanting and willing to pay. The packages idea came from a fellow massage therapist who also hired me for a telegram. It does give a better idea of how much to pay for services beyond just the simple rose and song, rather than just adding fees for this... and more fees for that...

see? boring :-) but productive.

9 days till AFRICA