Results tagged “Karaoke” from Kazza the Blank One
I've been really slack with blogging this year, especially the second half. Lots of trips to Sydney mucking up my routine and cutting deeply into my "home" time is certainly not helping. And the lack of comments is also not helping either, I feel like noone's really out there anymore. Since my birthday in August I've had a whole *two* comments from regular readers. Not that I do this for you, I do it for me, which is why I'm a bit annoyed I'm not keeping up - as this provides a valuable record for me of my life.
Thursday night after drinks we went to the Lighty for dinner, and then onto Karaoke. I've never done karaoke like this before. And found it a lot more difficult than Singstar. With Singstar the lead vocals are at full volume compared to the music, and the timings are on screen. With karaoke the lead vocals are basically non existent, which means you're pretty much on your own getting the timing right. And when people are singing very loudly and very badly, it's very hard to try and get it right. In the end with a lot of songs I blocked an ear and closed my eyes and was able to keep the timing a lot better. And the videos are crap - at least with Singstar you mostly get the original video clips. But it was a great fun night - we stayed for two hour-long rounds.
Friday night I made the sweetie watch Love Actually with me. Because, you know, Christmas.
Saturday morning I was up at normal time to go help out with the big work Christmas party. Neil and Henrch and Windy had spent a couple of hours on Friday afternoon moving things up onto the loading dock, so in the end it only took half an hour to load the truck. We had the whole place setup by about 10:30, and then just needed to wait for the booze to turn up and then we were done. Quickest setup *ever*. After everything was done, I went on a couple of rides and took a lot of photos, then had my lunch and came home.
Saturday afternoon we headed over to Mishi's for a games evening. We read a stack of Geek Battle questions which turned out to be great conversation starters. Then we played a couple of games of Fluxx - Geoffrey won one game and I won another. Then we watched Inception because Mishi had never seen it, and the sweetie and I hadn't seen it since we saw it at the movies. Quite enjoyed it the second time around.
Sunday we went to Potty's for a big family BBQ. Essentially it was the family Christmas gathering, as everyone was there, and won't be for Christmas itself.
And then back to work. I have *sooo* much to do it's not funny. And yet I got so many interruptions and problems to deal with that yesterday I barely got *any* of it done. So much for a nice wind-down to Christmas ...