Tuesday, July 31, 2007

This and that

Isn't she a beauty? Even if you don't think so, the price was right. Mother-in-law decided to give us this car (which we've been wheedling her to BUY) for our birthdays and Christmas this year. Now we don't have to carry everything from the market and we won't have to rent a car to go camping. In short, she has given us more freedom. We will still use public transport most of the time, but if we want to get out of the city, it will be easy now. Hooray!

I spent yesterday in a recording studio doing voiceover for a CD that is part of a high school ESL textbook. I played a radio dj, talkshow host, interviewer, some roles in a modernized version of Romeo and Juliet and a bunch of Narration. You know like, "Audio track 27, Unit 4, lesson 3, Pages 142 to 144 of the student's book." Anyway, you know how we all hate the sound of our voice when we hear it recorded? Well whoever this sound guy was (in truth, his name was Gaetan) was a magician, because even I liked the sound of my voice. It reminded me of James Earl Jones. Anyway, it was hard work and I sweat up a storm in the booth until I was rank. It was really embarrassing emerging from the booth, giant sweat circles under my arms, one of which reeked of nasty pit. I must have not put enough deodorant on that one, lol.

21 comments:

bardelf said...

Looking at the mini van makes me want to call you a soccer mom. LOL
Congratulations on receiving it. How awesome that Serge's mother gave it to you guys!

Snooze said...

A car is freedom. That was great of her.

The recording sounds like it was a great experience. Your old training coming in synch with your new career.

Lemuel said...

I can be slow. Did I catch that right - that the car belonged to MIL and you wanted to buy it from her so she gave it to you? Sweet! It looks nice a nice vehicle. I was reminded by your post of the slang term we used in college for a car that someone had on campus: a "weekend freedom machine".

Cool audio gig, too - except for the sweat.

Snoskred said...

That looks like a Voyager.. if so, my Mom has one, they rock! :) Enjoy your freedom.. ;)

My little new car is spending the night in Sydney without me - with the other half. Only the other half is in a nice hotel room while my poor little car is in a carpark with who knows what company! I seriously am freaking out. I think I have developed an unhealthy adoration for this car.. almost an overprotective parent kind of thing..

Yesterday I caught two old ladies touching my car - balancing on it as they were walking, and the urge to yell at them GET YOUR HANDS OF MY VEHICLE (complete with serious swear words) almost took over from the built in politeness I have. Had they damaged it, I'm not sure what would have happened but I am fairly sure it wouldn't have been pretty!

Snoskred
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Chunks said...

The minivan and the sweaty pits, you sure you aren't a middle aged housewife going through the change? LOL!

I can't WAIT to see the vids from the first road trip!

Patricia said...

that is so cool that you were just handed a vehicle! now you'll wanna go on roadtrips all the time, at least i would. how does sara do in a car?

i'd like to spend some time with that sound man because i can't stand my own voice.

and if you sounded like james earl jones, please tell me you tried at least once to say this is cnn.

This Boy Elroy said...

That ride is PIMP! You two need to get cracking and start birthin' some babies to fill that car up!

It's funny I always thought the men's voices on the tapes in French class in high school always sounded so sexy. If I had known that they were also sweaty.....

Rebekah said...

Wow. James Earl Jones? I want to hear that.

And who knew talking was a cardiovascular workout?

The mini-van? Very cool. Very very cool.

When are you picking me up from the airport?

Dantallion said...

That's pretty amazing of Mum-in-law. Enjoy your new-found freedom.

Kevin said...

Yeah, sorry, I can't past you being all sweaty in the booth ...

Devo said...

I love that you see the vehicle as purely utilitarian, it is going to be so awesome for you to have that freedom when you want it. Now you get the best of both worlds. I think I finally have my hubby talked into a minivan, just as everyone has decided that they should just disappear completely. Seems like the best time to buy, no?

Addict said...

Congrats on the wheels!!!
Your MIL sounds like a keeper :)

Ed said...

Great vehicle, now trips to the country will be easier. You could maybe sleep in the back.
DJ Torn...Wordo back after this with more Golden Oldies! I see a new career. LOL.

Normlr said...

Is she hinting at something with the minivan? Maybe wants it filled with screaming children?

dawn said...

Did she give you 2.5 kids to put in the van?

Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

You know the ubiquitous "They" say; 98% of inspiration is perspiration.
You must have been very, very inspired.

Doug said...

Yay! Now when the public transit people go on strike, you can chuckle and drive yourself wherever you want to go.

Steven said...

That's no fair! Everyone took my snappy comment(s) and made it their own. Bastards.

tworabbitshow said...

Suh-weet. You can transport a whole lotta crack in that.

daveincleveland said...

hey guys you know how many car seats you can fit in a mini van......j/k congrats on the car, in cleveland its almost impossible to be without wheels ....and yeah, soccer mom stickers are available at most malls.........have a great day guys

Lewis said...

Congrats on the new arrival! I'll send a baby gift along. Really glad for you guys.