Saturday, January 5, 2013

Christmas in Houston

I spent a few days in Houston with my brother.  I got to meet up with a friend I haven't seen in years except on facebook and got to spend good times with my brother.  I haven't seen him in years... not even sure how many so I was excited to be there.

The weather was good for the most part.  This picture was from the day I walked to go meet my friend at Starbucks.  It was a great walking day.

Neither my brother or myself cook or really feel the need to cook so our Christmas feast was full of foods we love to munch on but rarely buy for ourselves... processed food at it's finest.

That is usually how I celebrate the holidays.  Buying food I wouldn't normally buy or feel it is too expensive for what it is.  We very much enjoyed our feast... it even lasted Christmas eve and day.

Christmas Eve we spent eating, drinking and singing.  My brother loves Karaoke and this SingSnap website.  So that is what we did.  I am a bit of a perfectionist so we only got thru 2 songs. haha... and well drinking too much and singing never goes the way you want. ;)

This first song my brother and I use to sing together when I was still in high school.  We did a lot of duets at that time for church and little gigs for local groups and once even the zoo. One of our favorites was Beautiful Star of Bethlehem.  We always sang The Judds version since at that point in time I loved The Judds and Wynonna.

This second song (O Holy Night) my brother thought it would be great if I sang it "opera" style.  He just cracks up at me when I sing that way... well mainly because I am a folk singer and not much of an opera singer.  I only became an opera singer to get my music degree. ;)  So don't judge harshly... I do that plenty myself.  I don't usually sing this way but it is kind of funny cause I CAN sing this way.  It took forever for me to give up the perfection and just go with it.  We weren't going to get a great recording from this website and the computer mic so I just had to let it go.  I finally did and this is how it came out.
Christmas Day we spent the evening at the movies seeing both the Hobbit and Les Mis.  All and all it was a great holiday and I was sad to go but I had to get back on the road.  I left on the 27th to get to my new destination of New Mexico by the 30th.


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