Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I'm a gleek

I was a pretty busy high school student between academics, the dance team, church youth group activities, etc. But, my absolute best memories of high school involved being in our school’s show choir. Sure, it sounds cheesy that we would sing and dance in flashy outfits in national competitions (and even on a cruise ship). It may not have been the coolest activity at school, but the group did include a few football and basketball players who could sing and dance with the best of them. It was, at a minimum, a socially acceptable activity at Bloomington Jefferson Senior High. Lucky for you, we didn’t have You Tube in 1997, so I’ll spare you my “Jefferson Connection” performances on video. You’ll just have to trust me that we were pretty darn good and brought home a few trophies back in the day. And, don't we all look fabulous in fuchsia?

Anyway, given my enthusiasm for show choir, you can probably understand my excitement and sheer elation over the latest show to debut this fall season: Glee. I’m not kidding you when I say I have never been this excited about a new TV show. (Ask my husband who can’t hold in his laughter when I literally jump up and down talking about this show. ) The show is about a high school teacher who tries to reinvent the high school glee club starting with a quirky group of outcasts and the high school quarterback who have failed to see their true potential. Some of the humor is definitely more adult, but the music is great, and the memories it inspires for a choir gal like me are enough to make this my most anticipated show of the fall season. You can pretty much bet this isn’t the last you’ve heard about Glee on this blog.


  1. Ahh the memories of show choir...only we were wearing green on the other side of town. You were seriously on the cruise in 2000? too! So crazy!! Definitely some of the best memories of high school.

  2. I'm a gleek as well...oh and I may or may not have really worn my red sparkly dress in honor of the premiere tonight...

  3. For the record, I have to say I was a little dissapointed in last night's Glee premiere. What's with the trashy storylines? If I had high school aged kids, I wouldn't want them watching it. Fortunately, watching the glee club sing Gold-digger kinda made up for the the stuff I didn't like though, so I say they just need to stick to choreographed singing. See, it's all about the show choir for me!