May 25, 2011

Listen to Your Mother, Austin

Okay, so I promised you all a link to my performance of "It's Complicated" at the Listen to Your Mother-Austin Show. And apparently not making good on your promises is frowned upon in this establishment!

I must say, on video I appear to be on Valium, but I promise I wasn't. Just 1/4 xanax and, um, wine. And holy crap the lights! Why do stage lights make you look like Frankenstein's Bride's Great Aunt Brunhilda? Plus, I'm pretty sure I sound like I belong to the Lollipop Guild.

Sigh.

Word of warning, a technical malfunction occurred during my introduction and the beginning of the vid, so it's slightly glitchy. What you missed was simply me droning out:  "I am the mother of four daughters. The eldest is separated from the youngest by only four and a half years." That's always riveting stuff, birth. Well, it is if you imagine being there! Which I wouldn't recommend before meals. And then also a fractional glitch midway through, strangely representative of my real life. Heh.

Regardless, it was a really fun and cool experience, and I can't thank Wendi Aarons and Jennifer Sutton enough for allowing me to join the show. So go on, have a peek HERE. I'll stay behind and be embarrassed enough for all of us.
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30 comments:

Robin Allen said...

You rocked, my friend. And so did your hair. Congrats!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I loved this! You did such a great job! There's got to be more of this in your future!

True Blue Texan said...

You were awesome. And now forever enshrined on YouTube. I might be jealous.

Kristina P. said...

You did a great job! You sound very soothing. And you looked hot!

Eva Gallant said...

Wow! That was awesome! I can't believe how well-written, well-spoken and poised you were! You could have a career as a motivational speaker.

Pat said...

You are such a wonderful speaker, and that speech was so heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time! I can't imagine raising 4 young kids on your own.....I was a single mother for only two years before remarrying. But as a mom, we survive by doing the best we can. You sound like a wonderful mother.

Laraine Eddington said...

Great job. You were funny and intelligent.

Cheeseboy said...

You did great. I'd love to do something like this.

Sausage Fingers said...

xananx and wine - or what I like to call Monday - Friday
cheers....

Hilary said...

That was absolutely fabulous. You made me laugh. You made me cry. You made me happy to know that your daughter had such a supportive mom. Beautifully done!

Joker_SATX said...

You are a BABE! Eloquently spoken! And an example of Truth could not have been better spoken..especially on how you spell hormones in teens!

The Mommy Therapy said...

I was there and you did great! I'm sure the video is worth watching, even with the glitch.

The whole group was fantastic!

Heidi-"Heidi in Real Life" said...

First of all, I like your name! I've only known you as the Fragrant Liar! Secondly- you did GREAT!!! Come to Green Bay, we need you!

Bee's Blog said...

Awesome! Congratulations.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

You were great. Excellent piece, excellently delivered.

MikeWJ said...

You SERIOUSLY underestimate yourself. You sounded and looked fantastic.

mac said...

I have thought you were beautiful since I saw this blog. This merely reinforces that.

Wonderful :-)

Irish Gumbo said...

Bravo, madam. Touching, funny, bittersweet and good.

Hats off to the lady! (bowing)

injaynesworld said...

Kimber, you were amazing. I was so moved by your story. You really did a lovely job. Congratulations.

daisyfae said...

way to go, hotstuff! you rocked it! and i do understand the weirdness of hearing your own voice -- i sound NOTHING like that inside my head...

meleah rebeccah said...

You. Rock. The. Casbah.

Captain Dumbass said...

Wow! That was great!

Brian Miller said...

nice..you did a great job and what a pleasant voice to listen to as well....

TechnoBabe said...

You are so hard on yourself. You did a super job. You looked great and you speak like a professional.

Ann Imig said...

I loved your reading. You have a great presence on stage and your piece was really moving. Thank you!!

creative kerfuffle said...

as if i didn't worship you before, THIS video sealed the damn deal! A.MAZE.ING. i loved listening to you, loved your story, though heartwrenching mixed w/ humor (as only you can do) and you looked GREAT! thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Michelle Wells Grant said...

Really, really good! Yes, do more of this ... you are so awesome at it!

Jimmy said...

Add sensible, level headed and strong to the list of your growing attributes. In all honesty you impressed me in so many ways and have actually changed my perception of American women.

In a nutshell, intelligent, smart, strong and sensual. Bravo.

wendi said...

I wish you could be in the show EVERY year since you were so amazing. I'll have to talk to the producer about that...

Deb said...

Just saw your videa and had to drop by and say how much you rocked! Awesome. Wish I had been there to see the whole show.