Monday, August 25, 2008

To All My Tone Deaf Friends...

It's time my friends.

It's time to let you in on a little game I play...ok, really there are LOTS of little games I play. Like, when driving through a really fancy neighborhood...I pick my house. You know, the one...the one I'd buy if it were at all in my league.

Hmmm...I wonder if anyone with ooodles of money has ever driven by my house and thought, "If I were middle-class...I'd totally pick THAT one."

...back to the game for today. While driving to Pizza Hut last night (to pick up supper and no, I did not get these because my neighbor brought over cake, which I ate for breakfast ;) I caught myself playing this game...the "If I could sing, I pick her voice" game.

Now, there are some (made up) rules.

  1. If God has blessed you with the gift of song, you my friend, are ineligible to play. Your God-given gift completely and totally disqualifies you. But, if you happen to be like myself, and can only sound pleasant after turning the music up so loudly that you can no longer hear yourself...this is your game.

  2. If you are one of the gifted by God singers, and you're feeling a little left out, by all means, go ahead and play the "If I didn't have the gift of song, and I could be totally tone deaf, I would be (fill in the blank)" game.

  3. Pick anyone your little heart desires.

I've been playing this game a long time, and every so often my choice changes. It's the benefit of the tone deaf. I get to change my mind :)

For quite awhile choice is her.

That's right...I'd totally be country :) Jennifer Nettles from Sugarland, you win.

Your turn.


  1. You REALLY CRACK ME UP!! I am having a hard time picturing that voice coming out of my patent loving, legging wearing, sheek Sarah friend!
    I personally have always liked any of the women who have sung in Avalon. I love their songs and the strength of their voices.
    I don't know if I qualify for the tone deaf, or the other game, but if I had to pick someone done deaf I'd pick the guy behind me in church. He always sings the extra mens parts, but it's all one note.

  2. You are stinkin' hilarious! I definitely qualify to play. Hmmm...I'd have to think about the voice I would want...I'm always thinking, "I wish I could sing like her". I've been listenting to lots of Barlow Girl lately and I love they way they sound.

  3. I'm definitely in the "joyful noise" category.

    I would probably go with Nicole C. Mullins (yes, I'm white but I'd pick a black girl). She is amazing; I'd give my left arm to be able to sing like her.

  4. Hmmm.... Does this mean I can't play? :) Heard you have a new nephew! How exciting! Tell her congrats... what a cute name :)

  5. I would fall in the "making a joyful noise" catagory. I would love to sound like the girls from Selah or The Barlow Girls. I know totally different sounds but they all rock! I would LOVE to ROCK :}

    I'm like you Sarah, I turn up the radio REALLY loud and I just wail away. I call it my concert with.... (you fill in the blank with whomever you are listening to)

    I am sure I get the stares from other cars cause I get to danc'n too :}


  6. This is my game, I have the worst voice!

    I LOVE Sugarland! She has a great voice~ I love singing that "why don't you stay . . ." song in the car~ it is SO fun to sing(I don't like the whole story of the song, but it is still fun to sing!)

    The video on Youtube that you posted made me a little teary eyed because it made me miss my long hair :*(

    ANYWAY~ I would pick, Hmmmmm . . .
    Sarah Mclachlan!
    Beyonce is a close 2nd!

  7. I love Jennifer Nettles too. Carrie Underwood, Sara Evans...I'm a country girl at heart.

    I also fall into the "Joyful Noise" - emphasis on the noise part. I always tease the poor soul who has to sit in front of me in church. LOL I love to sing but it's far beyond my talents.

  8. i'm definitely a qualifier in this category. i've never heard of sugarland, i'm a dork like that, but she's really cute.
    i'd pick nirva from tobymac, plus she can dance too!

  9. Oh, I cannot sing. At all. So yay, I get to play.

    I have to go with Carrie Underwood at this point in time...although like you it changes quite often.

  10. You crack me up Sarah:)

    I forgot my password again!!

  11. I love that game. I've been an active participant for years and years. My voice pick would be Alison Krauss or Sarah McLaughlin. So angelic.

    I also play the, if I'm not so chicken, I'd have this hair-doo game.

  12. I'd totally sing like Cece Winans!

    While we were on our mission trip in CR, I took a short video while we were in church. The congregation was singing "Victory In Jesus" in spanish. It was so amamzing but when I got home and watched the video, it was RUINED. You could hear me singing....horrible, absolutely horrible!!!
    Made me glad that I sit on the front row at church!

  13. Although I do sing, there are others I always wish I could sing like ... Ann Wilson of Heart and Pat Benatar. I would be a total rocker chick.

    Now when I'm in the mood for country, I'd have to say Carrie Underwood. She can pretty much sing anything if she wanted to.

  14. I sing. But my husband still makes fun of me. :)

    He might qualify......

  15. How funny! I love her voice and she would be my pick !

  16. How funny, I was so playing this game today in the car when I was by myself. I may be showing my age, but I had on the radio very loud so that I could sound like her, Edie Brickel and the New Bohemians. I so want her voice!





  18. Hands down Megan from Casting Crowns!!!!! I bawl like a newborn baby that just got spanked when i heard her (twice-I am blessed like that!) sing I Know You're There in concert-did I mention twice? Did I mention i was in the 5th row on the floor??????? (in Ames at Hilton)

  19. Too much fun. I undoubtedly qualify for this game. Problem is, I can't choose just one...I think I'd need one for every day of the week:

    Sundays: Jana Long from Avalon
    Mondays: Chloe of Celtic Women Tuesdays: Natalie Grant
    Wednesdays: Nicol Sponberg of Selah
    Thursday: (don't laugh) Karen Carpenter
    Friday: Yolanda Adams
    Saturday: Eva Cassidy

    Thanks for letting us play along!

  20. I hope you don't mind, but I mentioned your fun idea on my blog. So cute!

  21. i don't care if i could sing like jennifer nettles...i just wanna be as SKINNY as she is ;o)

  22. We must have been twins separated at birth! I so play the same kind of games! You rock!

  23. sounds like you have a great neighbor!

    i would probably pick jennifer knapp. i wish she was still singing...

  24. HA! You are so FUNNY!
    I don't play the voice game, although I should! But I do play the house game and THIS totally cracked me up!

    Hmmm...I wonder if anyone with ooodles of money has ever driven by my house and thought, "If I were middle-class...I'd totally pick THAT one."

  25. Love Natalie Grant. I also love me some musical theatre/operatic pipes and would go with Kristen Chenoweth there.

  26. I know that rich people are so bored that they TOTALLY play the "if I were middle class" game. Crack me up.

    I would be Lacey from Flyleaf. Her voice is sweet, delicate and angelic but can also be raw and real. Love that band.

    All Around me


  27. I would totally choose Sara Groves voice- and even more than her voice I would love to have her song writing ability. I think my children inspire poetry in my heart, but they also completely suck out of me the ability to put it into actual words!!

  28. You are too funny...Sometimes I think it would be nice to have some grit in my voice like Stevie Nicks and then other times I'd want to just belt out a power ballad like Martina McBride


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