By Michelle Wyckoff
Pitch Slapped! I'm sure everyone but me has seen this program on the Lifetime network, which I never see at my house. However, I did happen to see a full season of it last week when I was in Pueblo. I rarely stay the whole week, but last week two of my "grands", as Betsy calls them, were sick at the same time, so we spent most of one day watching TV.
When I'm there by myself I spend the day watching HGTV (which I've been addicted to for years), but I've gotta tell ya, this show blew me away! I admit having to look twice when I saw the title. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, it's about four high school acapella singing groups. Man, these kids are good!
Watching this show sent me back a few years to high school, when I was struggling to sing "Hang on Sloopy" as an alto in choir. I believe the teacher's name was Joe Something, but I could be wrong. Sylvia, do you remember his name? I remember he lived somewhere on the road to the dump, because Dennis and I walked to his house one night to use the phone to call my dad (of all people) to come pull us out after getting stuck in the snow in his old tan Ford. For the life of me, I can't remember what we were doing out there, but it's definitely not what you're thinking, and to my dad's credit, he never asked.
Anyway, I quit choir at semester, to take Home Ec with Miss Less so I could make decoupage love plaques for Dennis. Believe me, I did it for the 'team'. Everyone blended together much better without my voice. I don't think alto quite describes it. It was more like a howling jackal.
I say it wasn't all that exciting to me, but I do remember Vicki West winning the contest between several gals for having the longest fingernails. Now that jazzed it up a little!
May you be living the good life Sylvia Weeks!