Sunday, August 17, 2008

What a Wonderful World!

Hi All!

Don't tell anyone but, Hubby and I have Louis Armstrong trapped in our house so he can sing whenever we want. Honest! It is great! The only thing is, dear old Louis will only sing one song and won't even finish the song at that. Of course, it is good that Hubby and I love, love, love the song.

Okay - so maybe, just maybe, Hubby doesn't LOVE the song as much as I do but . . . he certainly enjoys hearing it from time to time.

He especially loves the part where Louis sort of laughs "heh, heh, heh . . ." and is VERY good at imitating it. At that point, both of us normally crack up.

Well, we might actually start cracking up before that because we have dear Louis trapped in this.

Yes folks, that is a frog wearing a hat and a bow tie. If you push the little red dot on the frog's hand Louis starts belting out "It's a Wonderful World." The frog's head starts to move and its mouth moves in a valiant effort to sync with the words (of course it isn't synced at all but . . .hey, it tries!).

Right now, the frog is sitting on our bar and happens to be in one of our direct routes from the computer room to the living room which means that we HAVE to hear Louis whenever we pass by - which is often!

For those of you who were wondering just how such a frog made it into our household (those of you not wondering . . . just skip this paragraph!), here is the story. My dad's side of the family has had Christmas gift exchanges for quite a while now. It cuts down on the budget when you only have one gift to buy and wrap. We have been doing the pick a gift or steal a gift thing for a while with fun results. The frog was one of the gifts in the gift exchange. I think he may have come with a gift card or something else - I can't remember. Anyway, I wanted the frog to take with me to school (frogs were the mascot of the program I taught in). So, I got the frog.

Unfortunately, the frog wouldn't fit in our luggage for the trip home so he got left at my parents' house. He sat above their stove and got played with whenever one of my parents felt like it. From what I hear, he was quite a conversation piece as different people visited my parents. Finally, the day came when Hubby and I drove to my parents and that meant that we had room for the frog on the return trip. So - he came home. He has been sitting on our bar ever since and we enjoy making him sing whenever we pass.

I like him because he is funny and silly and . . . well, because he does remind me that it is a "Wonderful World" that we live in!


Voice Update: Get out the wet noodles! I need to be flogged for not doing my exercises. I can't help it! I am busy being lazy! Even Hubby has noticed that I haven't done them and offered to help me out yesterday by reminding me what they sound like. Thanks a lot, Hubby! It isn't really something you ever forget! I promise, I promise, I promise to get to those things today. Tomorrow at the latest! Just in case, keep those wet noodles ready!


Chris H said...

Hee hee, darn cute froggy! And get on with your voice exercises woman!

noble pig said...

Wow, my kids would love that! He's so cute.

Mental P Mama said...

I want one!