There’s no doubt about it, I just haven’t had the best of attitudes lately. Actually, I’m struggling. Another summer lost… another NFL season kicks off without Ryan cheering wildly — in his Washington jersey — at the large screen television, alongside me on the (entirely too) large sectional sofa.
So… I guess I’m posting this video of Kari and myself, below, as much for me as you. I need a good laugh. For whatever reason, we decided we’d get up in front of a small crowd and do a little karaoke. She never thought I would do it and I took it as a fun challenge. I still wonder why she sometimes doubts my silliness! Granted, I have a terrible singing voice. Just incredibly horrid, if truth be told.
That certainly doesn’t stop me from belting out whatever song comes to mind many times throughout the day. I’m sure Ryan is cringing inside, but it’s nothing he wouldn’t be use to from growing up. Like Weird Al Yankovich I am a master at parodying almost any song. It just comes naturally to me to make it funny.
I even parody Weird Al’s moniker by calling myself “Weird Ken Slap-a-Bitch”. My wife doesn’t find it particularly amusing — by scolding me about being so vile — but Kari and I laugh every time I say it. Admit it, it’s funny!
So, a little set-up is called for in this case. Kari took me out one night in June. When we arrived at the upscale restaurant (with a bar off the dining area) the entertainment was being switched over from music playing over the ceiling speakers to karaoke. She dared me to do a song with her and we both immediately agreed on Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver right away. It is, for all intents, the song most associated with West Virginia University and she had just graduated weeks before.
Just to be clear — despite how it will appear — I hadn’t had (much) to drink. Not that this would have stopped (or further encouraged) me anyhow.
Okay, remember, I can’t sing worth a lick. Which is bad enough. For whatever reason I thought it would be entertaining to throw in a country accent. I reached back into my younger years and found the voice I had growing up on the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania. what I found was with a more pronounced drawl than I expected.
Kari should have know better! I meant to draw unwanted attention to her… and she had no escape as I hammed it up. Enjoy!
Not able to view it here? Watch it on YouTube. You can also see other videos uploaded throughout the years.
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