We all watched The Golden Globes last night, yes? Tina and Amy were fantastic in my opinion and my favorite presenters were Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell. My favorite dress was Kerry Washington in Miu Miu and my favorite above the neck look was Jessica Chastain… So yes, award season is officially off to a running start as of last night. Yay!
But did anyone watch the 2013 Miss America Pageant Competition on Saturday night? Sally and I did. Even if you didn’t watch, you’ve probably been hearing about the talent performance by Miss Washington. Her rendition of “My Wish for You” by Rascal Flatts was really… interesting.
I am really pretty clueless when it comes to pageants and such but I had my mouth hanging open during each talent performance. Piano playing, baton twirling, tap dance, modern dance, and singing. Something about it just seemed so weird. It might have been the 92nd annual Miss America contest but I would say those talents are anything but modern when it comes to thinking of a modern day woman. I don’t know what I was expecting but it’s 2013 – surely we could have pushed the boundaries a little bit more. Miss Washington’s talent clearly wasn’t singing. But what else was she suppose to do in such a short amount of time, on a stage, in front of thousands of viewers and who knows how many watching on TV?
Not really sure where I am going with this and the last thing I want is to offend anyone who knows much more about these competitions than I do. If anything, it made me think about my own “talents” and the talents I wish I had.
My talents (in no particular order): organizing (closets, kitchens, clutter and the like); getting knots out of dainty necklaces; painting my own nails; taking good notes with good handwriting; making a bed; folding laundry; making lists; hanging wall art (<do I sound like a domestic goddess or what>); being chatty when I meet new people; scouting out free food; taking naps; cutting paper with scissors. *Please note: none of these talents can be done on a stage.
Talents I wish I had: natural photography skills and editing know-how; signing (nothing professional, but enough of a voice that I can sing lullabies to my future children and not sound like a wounded cat); dancing (I had big dreams to be on my High School’s dance team – epic fail); public speaking (I’m actually getting better at this! But sometimes I still break out in hives and my voice changes into this girly, shaking version that freaks me out); making playlists; holding my alcohol.
So now you know – I can color coordinate your closet but I can’t make you a playlists of killer music or sing along to one either. We all have our things, I just wish that the Miss America contestants would have really shocked me with something like incredibly fast HTML coding, mixing paint colors perfectly with only primary colors, or talking in voices/doing impressions. Maybe next year! Dare to share your best talent and most wanted talent with me?! You know where to leave it… And you know I’ll be reading.