Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays, With Singing

Hi!

Ish and I arrived in Boston on Monday night after not TOO much airport drama. My downloaded tv shows worked very well to keep me totally distracted, except that I'm almost too ashamed to let you know what series I finally decided on.

Um. I agreed that "Lost" might not be so great, seeing as it's based on a plane crash. I likewise decided that getting into Gray's, what with the whole weird pregnancy plot points, also might not be such a good idea because I'm crazy and tend toward hypochondria.

Dexter seemed to win the most votes, but I think it's something Ish and I would like to watch together. Also, I'm a little concerned about watching something SO serious and violent even just in premise -- I want drama but not too much tension. I'm also waiting to watch The Wire for both of those reasons, too.

Oh, and bonus points to those of you who recommended Arrested Development. Ish and I own them, watch them regularly, I have probably seen every episode at least four times. I don't think any show on television has ever been funnier or more clever. (Cleverer?)

So yeah. Whatever. Gossip Girl.

Anyway, in case I don't get to posting much in the next few days (lots of wrapping and cooking and family-ing going on), I wanted to let you know that I contributed to Neil's Holiday Spectacular.

I actually re-wrote "Santa Baby" into a super cheesy, bloggy version. Then I sang it with a karaoke accompaniment. And THEN I futzed around with Garage Band and iMovie and made it into a video on YouTube. Except by the time it got compressed and re-compressed to actually SHOW on YouTube, all my hard work (seriously, HOURS) were for naught, because you can't see anything I did. It's all fuzzy and impossible.

But! You can see the whole amazing concert here (Sizzle rocks it), or watch the video embedded below. With my sincerest apologies.

33 comments:

  1. I just want to let you know I found your blog while researching at work and I can't get enough of it! You are hilarious and I look forward to continue to read it (but didn't want to be a total creepy lurk). Happy holidays!

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  2. lmao... oh my, yer a crazy one!!! and I love it!!! and yes, I'm a nerd... so your one christmas wish did come true...

    happy holidays!!!

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  3. Dude, Gossip Girl rules. In a "I can't think right now and need to be entertained" kind of way. So I hope you enjoyed it.

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  4. Full disclosure: I am not a cheesy Christmas music/karaoke/home-produced songs girl, like, whatsoever. I was not expecting much when I clicked play. BUT I LOVED IT. Any chance you could put it in MP3 format so I can put it on my iPod (yes, seriously)?

    Merry Christmas!

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  5. I totally loved your video. The Fella and I were going on and on about how fantastic it was- the lyrics and the video are so funny! Plus, you're an awesome singer.

    Thanks for the shout out, lady! Happy holidays!

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  6. What a lovely voice you have! Super double clever lyrics and I happen to think your high tech animations are very retro-cool. So there!

    Merry Christmas!

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  7. Kristy, that was ADORABLE. And you have such a beautiful voice!

    Loved it. LOVED.

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  8. That was cute. Lucky you to have such a good voice. I sound like frog in a book press. Have a very Merry Christmas.

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  9. I hope Santa trims my tree with CSS too! You have a lovely voice. :-)It was a pleasure to listen to.

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  10. Awl, that was worth unplugging my iPod for.

    And speaking of my iPod, I'm currently listening to Straight No Chaser's Christmas album. I remember you asking for holiday music suggestions and I know it's, like, kinda late for a suggestion for this year, but since I know you're into a cappella music, it might come in handy for next year.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28GUU1YbP_E

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  11. Wow! That was awesome Ms. Kristy! Thank you for making my holiday a little brighter!

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  12. Great video, Kristy! I wish I could sing as good as you . . .

    Merry Christmas! :-)

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  13. You have a lovely voice, dear. Glad you made it safely to your Christmas destination.

    Merry Christmas!

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  14. The first episode of Gossip Girl was repeated here a couple days ago. It's trashy (as the name promises), but I think I could argue it's more than just a guilty pleasure :)

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  15. very interesting and sweet video...don't worry...santa is coming down the chimney tonight :)

    Merry Christmas dear :)

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  16. I'm so glad you made it to Boston safely.

    And I will remind you to watch out for loose seals!

    (I am currently seething with jealousy over your voice. It's fantastic!)

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  17. was that really you singing????
    wow wow wow!!!!:)

    and the cliparts... priceless!!!
    lol!!!

    happy holidays!

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  18. This was awesome! Your voice is amazing! At first I thought "wow she's brave for singing on the internet" but then after hearing it I realized if I could sing half so well AND come up with such creative lyrics I'd probably post it on the net also. So bravo!

    (clapping ensues)

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  19. Hi Kristy! I read your b log fairly often. Gossip Girl=The Shit! I love it. Don't be embarrassed about that, you could date a world of warcrafter like me. Ha. Anyways, catch you later.
    Audrey

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  20. Hi, I just came over from Neil's concert. I love your version of Santa Baby. Great job!

    (I just did a 1-minute song and it took over an hour, so I know you worked really hard on this!)

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  21. Do I don't know what people are telling you, but Gossip Girl rocks!!!

    Merry Christmas!

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  22. I've been reading your blog since your fireman post on craigslist... and it's so werid to hear your voice after all this time!! Don't get me wrong... you have an amazing voice and the video was hilarious!

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  23. yay for Gossip Girl! I bet it kept you completely distracted for the duration of your flight!

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  24. Spent the afternoon reading your blog...and laughing...hysterically...out loud. I'll be back!

    Betsy

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  25. YES YES YES I WIN.

    I don't expect you want to hear my full opinions on Dan (short opinion: D-BAG) or Chuck/Blair (short opinion: AWESOME), but I plan on sharing when you return to the office. YAY I AM SO HAPPY KRISTY YOU HAVE NO IDEA.

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  26. Your voice = Amazing!
    Kitschy clipart = timeless
    Holidays with family = priceless

    Enjoy your trip and we'll be here when you get back.

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  27. Great singing, great video! And I now only have one image in my head of santa coming down a chimney!

    Best to you and yours this New Year!

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  28. Ha ha ha. So clever. I loved it. Can you do a cover of Auld Lang Syne!!!!
    BTW I seriously think your post about Facebook should be published somewhere!

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  29. That. Is made out of awesome. You gotta a cute voice there, girl.. and mad lyric skillz too!

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  30. So this is what I think about your blog...

    Holy crap! First, love the title and then...I loved the video. The reoccurring Santa/chimney shot was my fav.

    Coincidentally, I just found you through facebook so I guess that means Santa did pay you a visit.

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