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The night before the night before the night before Christmas

Posted on December 22, 2011

Twas the night before the night before the night before Christmas, and all through the Fibro, not a creature was stirring… not even me, who should be, at the very least, wrapping presents. Instead, I’m eating festive red and green M&Ms and confessing my favourite karaoke tunes on Facebook. If that’s not going to give me a virtual hangover tomorrow morning, I don’t know what is…

I had big plans for my last post of the year. I could have done a Four-Corners-style ‘Year In Review’, with a month by month overview of Life In A Pink Fibro. Could have.

I could have done a Sunrise-style montage, little vignettes of the year that was, set to some kind of heart-wrenching, soul-soaring soundtrack. Could have.

Instead, I’m just going to say thanks for hanging out in the Fibro with me this year. I love it when you pop in to say hi and drink coffee. You are my very favourite style of visitor – the ones you don’t have to clean up for – and I thoroughly enjoy your company.

It’s been a big year, and 2012 is shaping up to be even bigger (even if Alla Hoo Hoo has moved to Sydney). Can’t wait to share it with you.

I’ll be back on Sunday January 8, 2012, full of beans and blogging mojo. For sure. I hope that your Christmas and New Year festivities are wonderful and that you also get as much sleep as you need. I have about a year’s worth to catch up on, so wish me luck!

In the meantime, there’s only one question left to ask…

What’s your favourite karaoke tune? The song you bring out every time to bring the house down (or not)? Mine (after several thousand beers) is Son of A Preacher Man by Dusty Springfield. I know. I’m nuts!

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25 Comments

  1. tinsenpup

    Happy new year, Al. It’s gonna be a big one!

    I’ve never done karaoke, but I make noise in a community choir. I love lots of the songs we sing, but Tiddas’ Inanay is a favourite.

  2. Hotly Spiced

    It would have to be Suspicious Minds by Elvis. Who doesn’t love Elvis?

  3. Kim H

    Merry Christmas,Allison. I’m a little late, sorry. Thanks for blogging your heart out this year. I love hanging out here but I usually drink tea and never, ever coffee. Hope I’m still welcome;)

    Can’t wait to hear the plans you have for a bigger year next year.

    Oh, and fave Karaoke song?? Umm…Khe Sanh and American Pie!! And I do love Karma Cameleon too.
    Happy New year -see you then xx

  4. Tracey

    Finishing with a thanks is a nice way to end the year … your blog is always a pleasure to visit.

    Have a wonderful break and a lovely Christmas!

    My favourite karaoke tune would have to be ‘Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart’ … that song rocks out! 🙂

  5. Thea

    “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, but I need a partner and quite a few vinos!!

    Merry Christmas, looking forward to more fun in the fibro next year.

  6. danneromero

    Happy Holidays!

  7. River

    Karaoke??
    *shudders and creeps away…*
    while whispering Merry Christmas.

  8. Alison

    My fave karaoke tune? Starship, We Built This City, although I couldn’t sing it at the moment as I’m full of a cold.
    Have a great Christmas, it’s been great getting to know you and I’m looking forward to the new year.
    Much love Alison x

  9. Coal Valley View

    Merry Christmas!! It’s been creating ‘meeting’ you in my first year of Blogging. Have a great break and see you in 2012. Mel xx

    ps don’t think I could go past Summer Nights with Olivia Newton John and JT 🙂

  10. Emily

    Anything by Shania Twain. That don’t impress me much or I’ll get you good probably top the list.

    Or What about me. Depends who’s there to witness when I inevitably bust out some lame Shannon Noll moves and drop to my knees during the final plaintive chorus.

    Merry Christmas!

  11. Rhonda

    I only sing in the car…alone, but very very loudly. I sing everything from Taylor Swift to The Who. It doesn’t matter to me.

  12. Toni

    I’m with Sally. Go the BOOTS.

    Sadly, I sing like Worzel Gummidge would, so that little treat is reserved for my long-suffering family, the people I love most. heh.

    Merry Christmas, Pink Fibro! hope the year ahead is everything you want it to be.

  13. Lisa

    Did you hear that echo? 😉

  14. Sally

    Without a doubt: “These Boots Are Made for Walking” by Nancy Sinatra. Of course, there is a little dance that goes along with it. Even better if I happen to be wearing boots while singing it.

  15. Lisa

    I don’t do karaoke. Maybe I just don’t drink enough.

  16. Lisa

    I don’t do karaoke. Maybe I just don’t drink enough.

  17. Megan Blandford

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Allison! Looking forward to reading more in the new year – a big year ahead for you!

  18. Amanda

    Merry Christmas Al and thanks for having such a lovely blog for me to visit – I’m pretty fussy and you have never disappointed me (no pressure, hey!). And to finish the year on karaoke is a winner for me (hey, I lived in Japan for two years, I’ve been known to front up for karaoke at ten in the morning). For the record favourite karaoke tune is Abba’s Chiquitita, more for sentimental reasons than any ability to sing it, I used to sing it regularly with my friend’s elderly mother when I lived in Osaka and she absolutely massacred it every time, but I loved it.
    Thanks again for such a great bloggy year and see you in 2012!

  19. InkPaperPen

    Sweet Child Of Mine is my karaoke specialty. It’s not pretty but I can’t help myself.

    Merry Christmas to you. It’s been a fun year, thanks for sharing yours with us!

  20. cathy@home

    Tonight we have a karaoke party tonight I will not sing (maybe)

  21. Kelly Exeter

    Well I was just about say “karaoke? I have no favourite karaoke song” … but Bron has nailed it. The Proclaimers!

    And I would walk 500 miles ….. woo hoo. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to the Fibro – see you in 2012 🙂

  22. Maxabella

    Tempted though I am to say “anything by the Proclaimers”… it would have to be… Tiny Dancer. For shame. x

  23. Cath

    I can pull off an almost perfect Perfect (Fairground Attraction)… but I don’t tend to do karaoke in public. It seems like I’m boasting! Unless I’m drunk, and then it’s just really hard to explain that, you know, I can actually sing. Caraoke is my preference.

    Totally enjoyed hanging out with you this year. Thank you so much for inviting us into your wonderful, fibro space. Enjoy your break. I might have one too… I need my blojo back.

    Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful boys.

  24. Jodi @ Lipgloss Mumma

    It has been a beautiful year with you Al. Can’t wait till 2012!

    I don’t know if I have a favourite really. Put anything on and I’m there with bells on. Love Karaoke 🙂

  25. therhythmmethod

    Are you a little bit drunk?
    Yay for guests who don’t leave a mess! Enjoy your holidays and thank you for keeping me up to date and entertained for a whole year in the Fibro.
    Completely hearing you on the best of intentions for your last post of the year. I’m yet to resolve this particular item on my To Do List. (Those montages are a little bit crap anyway.)
    Happy days, catch you on the flip side. x

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