December 11, 2008

A New Game

So Operaboy and I have started a new "game" in the mornings while we're both getting ready to leave for the day. It didn't start out as a game, but it's become one...and a quite fun (and funny) one at that.

Maybe it's because we're both musicians and perhaps we're the only people that this happens to, but every morning -- WITHOUT fail -- I wake up with a song stuck in my head. Usually it's random, but it could also be something I've been rehearsing recently.

One morning last week I was towel-drying my hair, and Operaboy came into the bathroom with his index finger extended toward me. He said, "Quick! Sing what song's in your head RIGHT NOW!"

Without missing a beat (literally), I started singing the alto part to one of the movements from the Canite Tuba (a piece we recently did with the Bach Society). He laughed and sang something I can't remember at this moment.

Since then, we've done it a couple of times a week, and this morning I decided that we need to do it every morning. We'll make it our "thing." Don't judge. It's actually quite fun. :)

Oh, in case you're wondering, here are today's results:

Me: "To the left, to the left, all your things in a box to the left..." (Beyonce -- Irreplaceable)
He: "Bobby come on over for dinner..." (Company by Stephen Sondheim)

Also please note that I'm putting exactly what we started singing...that does NOT always mean they're the right words/lyrics.


  1. That DOES sound like fun. I had "The Christmas Song" (Nat King Cole version) in my head this morning. I wonder what MY WIFE had?

  2. That sounds like fun! Steve always has some random song in his head...