Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I'm Busy and Not Cooking Much

I am so grateful that I've lately had some fun and relatively lucrative singing gigs come my way. I have a private party to perform at on Thursday evening, then another gig on the following Tuesday at a local club for mostly well-to-do old Richmond ladies. I get to sing old songs, written by the likes of Cole Porter and Noel Coward and Jerome Kern, which are pretty much the only ones I like to do anyway. I'm not thrilled that I'm sick, but my voice, thus far, is still intact.

I have a shload (I'm way too ladylike to say shitload) of practicing and memorizing to accomplish in the next few days. I always hate this part of the process-when the tedious part looms before me.

This extra cash will come in very handy for my trip to England with Andy to see his family. It's just a couple of weeks away!

I love going to England. English people are so pleasant--people who you don't expect to be pleasant, like the cashier at the grocery store. I've gotten so accustomed to people who don't even make eye contact, smile or thank me for my business. We usually have a very relaxing time, visiting Andy's parents and siblings, having a good laugh, beers at the pubs, little day trips here and there. I just love Andy's family, and whenever I come back from England I always proclaim loudly that "I don't want to live in America anymore." We are well chuffed about our upcoming trip to Scunthorpe. A change of scenery always does a body good.


pnlkotula said...

Oooh, jealous me very much. Haven't yet gone across the pond, much to my chagrin. Dream vacation, though. And cool gigs! I could be a garden lady to come hear you. Glad you're feeling better.

Janine Serresseque said...

Thanks, Lisa Doll.
I am better. You know how it is when you're a singer. There's always that extra worry--What if I get sick, what if my voice isn't there, etc.
I love singing, but I don't like how our health issues can suddenly impact it.

JB said...

look out for me and my BFF as we are sneaking into the women's club on Tuesday. tee hee hee.