(Me with the brides and my sister Erin and friend Jenny)
I’m full of all kinds of sister wedding stories. When I’m with my family, my story jar fills to the brim. We are some of the silliest jokesters you ever knew. I met my little brother’s girlfriend for the first time and I’m certain she thinks we’re all a bunch of lunatics.
Anyway, on to the lounge singin’.
I love to sing. I love karaoke and singing around my apartment and most of the time I feel like I’m pretty good at it. I totally wanted to grow up and be a real singer for money, until I moved to New York and met people who could sing better than I ever knew you could. Like, everyone I ever heard here can sing better than a brownie tastes. A. La. Mode.
Alright, back to my story. After my sister’s fabulous wedding, there was an after party at this place next door. There was an upstairs with a balcony overlooking the lower half of the bar. After sitting around for a few minutes and mingling, I decided to look over the edge of the balcony. I looked across the way and saw the musical guest of the night, singing away on his guitar. He looked up at me, and we made eye contact. Next thing I knew, he motioned for me to come down there, and without thinking I just did it. Yeah, I just did it, not even knowing what he wanted. When I got down there, he asked me if I wanted to sing a song with him and he handed me a mic. I was all “well I don’t see why not.” and got to singing.
Remember, I was also in an evening gown. In my head, I was super sultry and sat like a lady on the edge of a Grand Piano. Really, the sultriness was probably my nasal congestion from the cold I’ve been battling and there was absolutely no Grand Piano. Maybe a Casio, but definitely no Grand. Or baby grand neither.
Then I sang another song. I remember looking up at my family and their faces were saying “What in the hell, Reagan? How in the hell, Reagan? How do you always do this, Reagan?”.
After the second song was over, I felt so comfortable that I considered switching careers. I even said “Welp, I guess I’m a lounge singer now!”, which was a real crowd pleaser and had them all snickering into their drinks.
It was kind of a mini dream come true and I have my back up career all ready to go.
If there was a video you know I’d show yas.