Friday, December 10, 2010
Friday Five: What brings us up when we are down
Bonus: Do you like the song "Jingle Bell Rock?" If you do, who do you prefer to hear sing it? Bobby Helms, Brenda Lee, Mean Girls, Stephanie Smith, Chubby Checker, Billy Gilman, Brian Setzer, Hilary Duff, Thousand Foot Krutch (I am not making this up), oh, there are so many more! I am currently partial to my friend Marco.
1. As on who has had to deal with depression and "recession" in my emotional life, I have developed lots of ways to deal with this disease. Drugs is one--but most of all it has been having people I can call or have lunch with, or email when I am low. They are the ones who send me silly, irreverent or ribald emails and pictures. We generally don't talk about my problems, we talk about anything that can keep our interest.
2. I love classical music, especially the great choral works. The Mozart, Faure or Deutches requiems can fill my soul. I sometimes sing along since I know much of those compositions from singing them. I can sing the alto part of the Halleluia Chorus by heart. There are a couple of alto licks that I have forgotten, but hey....
3. At the moment we have an 8-9 week old kitten in the house. She is so cute and absolutely terrorizes our 9 yr old tom who has become rather grumpy. He is not a morning cat, but little bit is full of it. The two of them can raise the spirits of anyone during Advent. Come on down, Mary Beth!
BONUS: I LOATH Jingle Bell Rock!!! It is like fingernails on the chalkboard. I don't like it by anyone. I hated it when Brenda Lee brought it out when I was young and I still hate it still. And when I hear it, it gets into my head and I can't get rid of it. Dang it! Mary Beth, I am gong to be hearing it in my brain all day. Guess I am going to have to get out my Messiah disks! Happy Advent, all!