Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Skyping a Barking Seal Contest

Three of my friends are at my house. They're using a laptop belonging to one of them to skype with another one's boyfriend, who is in Montana for Christmas vacation. My friend's parents don't want her skyping with her boyfriend because they think the relationship is becoming too intense and exclusive and they feel that the time apart is a good thing, and they further feel that skyping with him would be negating the positive aspects of the separation. So much for abiding by parents' wishes . . .

The three of them (my friends) were having a barking seal contest. The winner, who will be determined by my friend's boyfriend in Montana, is the person who sounds the most like me. My mother just came in here to tell them to cut out the fake barking because they'll all damage their vocal cords. My mom was, among other things, a voice major in college, and she's terribly concerned about anyone damaging their vocal cords. It's ok because
the competition is now over. We're just waiting around for the lover boy in Montana to make up his mind. It's a quandary for him. Contestant Number One clearly barks more authentically than the other two, but Contestant
Number Three is the one he hopes to boink when he finally makes it back to California. What is a lovelorn young man to do? Stay tuned for the verdict.

G (above middle C)
C (an octave above middle C)
G (above middle C)
Middle C
G (above middle C)
C (an octave above middle C0
G (above middle C)
C (an octave above middle C)
A (above middle C)
G (above middle C)
F (above middle C)
E (above middle C)
D (above middle C)
Middle C
(This you should recognize as the "Jeopardy" theme song.)

And the winner is /././././././././././././././././././././././././././././

Contestant Number Three!!!!

Loverboy seriously hopes to boink her as soon as he gets back home.

Dad, if you read this, relax. I'm not implying that she'll give in, nor am I suggesting that I would behave in a like manner even if I had the opportunity, which I most definitely don't.

6 comments:

  1. This is interesting. Years ago people would have to make their own entertainment.

    Running a "who can out croup the crouper" competition sounds like one of those examples of how people had to make their own entertainment. With the added advantage of being updated for the Internet age with Skype. Well done.

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  2. We're pretty inventive out here in the sticks, although we do have the use of some modern technological inventions.

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  3. "Out here in the sticks"? I thought California was the world centre for coolness? ;o))

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  4. Matt,
    California does have regions of extreme coolness. Los Angeles is cool. San Diego is definitely cool. Anything coastal from San Juan Capistrano to Santa Barbara is cool. Some people would even argue that Orange County is cool. I, however, live in a place that is the antithesis of coolness.

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  5. Not as uncool as where I live! And you can trust me on that! ;o))

    Happy New Year, Alexis to you, your family and your friends. Have a great 2011.

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  6. happy New uear, mayy! i was asleep for hours buut mom & dad just woke me up 5 minutes ago to celebrate New year's Day.

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