Friday, May 22, 2009

Let's Start at the Very Ending...A Very Good Place To Start!

I promise not to bore you with every last detail of my Cruise--I still want friends when I'm done! But I couldn't go without blogging about one of the scariest, yet funnest moments of my life! (I wouldn't be me if I didn't find SOMETHING, even on vacation, to stress me out just a little bit.) I found it on the first night of Karaoke: auditions for the final big show of the week on the Carnival Glory...Carnival Legends! Auditions were being held that very night for none other than Gloria Estefan! I signed up. I sang. I sat down. I waited for someone else to audition. NO ONE DID! So, by default, I won the audition! So throughout the week, while others on the beach listened to their own music, I listened to a little mp3 version of Rhythm is Gonna Getcha to prepare for my big night!
So I never made it past the first round of American Idol auditions, but I had my shining moment on the big Carnival Glory stage. I actually had a blast and decided that I'd WAAAAY rather sing on a big stage with lights shining on my face, in front of thousands than in Church! In Church you can see everyone's face. On the big stage, I couldn't see a darn thing!
Praying I'd remember the words...

Me with my "dancer-escort" at the end of the show...

Showing off the new look...

And the full Cruise-passenger cast...

I'm thinking about coloring my hair...what do you think?
By the way, if you're ever planning a vacation, plan it with a family photographer! My cute sister-in-law, Erin, documented EVERYTHING! Thanks to her, you're probably going to see way more pictures than you want. Stay tuned. (She may even have a few goodies from the beaches at St. Maarten...look out!)

10 comments:

Evelyn and Art said...

I loooooove your wig, your outfit and the whole thing!! Can you put your song on the blog?? It was really great!! I loved it!

Erin said...

You look so great!! I'm not sure if you're quite ready to dye your hair completely black yet, but you did look pretty great on stage!! And you sounded great too! I'm so glad one of us was brave enough to try out!! Way to go Gloria!

Kimberly said...

You look really cute with that long brown wig on....you look like mom! I still can't believe you got to do that...that is so very, very cool!!

Diane said...

I've always loved watching you perform. Wish I could have seen you on the ship! Looks like lots of fun...big hair and all!

Lyenna said...

How fun!!! Again I am so envious. I need a vacation

Melissa said...

What a cool memory to have! I like that story. I would have been terrified but I bet it felt great to be the star of the show.

Annakaisa said...

You look awesome with that wig! Dark hair seems to look good on you. :) Well done! You are so brave! I could never do something like that.

Aly said...

You have no idea how bad I was hoping to scroll down and see a little spot to push play on one of those pictures! And YES, you should totally dye your hair black--it's FABULOUS!!!

Missy said...

I truely love that wig. I love it very much. Do you still have it? :) Kidding.

Sarah E said...

Oh Robyn you look awesome! I have fallen out of the blogging world for so long that I completely missed the news of the big cruise. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. A cruise is next on our list of things to do, (but it probably won't be for a few years). How are you guys doing? We haven't chatted in so long.