Yesterday I volunteered at a nursing care facility with 3 other singers. Here’s what I ended up singing & what I learned

Yesterday I volunteered at a nursing care facility with 3 other singers. Here’s what I ended up singing & what I learned. 1st don’t assume you know who the patients are, and know you’re pretty much locked out & in.

1. Luck Be A Lady – went over big, showy, uptempo & recognizable, a few people sing along, though none got the words right. One woman who kept asking where her teacher was, was soon taken away, I will remember to use that in my future, maybe in Jury Duty.

2. Can’t Help Falling In Love – A few tears. A few smiles. Trying not to get distracted figuring out what words are being mouthed. One woman is definitely mouthing, “I love you,” over & over, and blowing kisses. If I can’t get out I may have a new girlfriend.

3. Mack The Knife – thought this was going to be the last song, it went over big, building song, showy, uptempo & recognizable. It’s really odd singing about gloves, knives and murder here, but don’t think they noticed. At this point I have been informed by a boyfriend that his girlfriend, in the first row dated both Sinatra & Bobby Darren. Great.

Surprise! Bonus set!

4. Summer Wind – wrong-word singalongs & kisses no longer distracting. Song went over well, but it’s really weird singing about anything that could be interpreted as “death” here. “I lost you…”

5. Play Me – 40 year old song, definitely too current, but that didn’t stop the sort-of-singalong, or tears. A few residents haven’t changed expressions the entire time. Song was appreciated, but maybe like when you sit in a living room only to have to watch your sibling’s kids show you what they learned in ballet & karate classes. I swear 1 guy’s eyeballing me.

6. Anthem (from Chess) – they liked the explanation of the song but had no idea who I was and what was happening once I started singing. No one sang along, and I think I may have scared away my new girlfriend.

I had a picture taken and signed an autograph… The experience was endearing, lovely, depressing, fun, frightening… & I’m glad I did it.

– Quiche Out

Nursing Facility


WMD can be PreOrdered (on Amazon or…)

Yesterday I found out that, that MOVIE, WMD…
The one that I’m one of the main leads in, is…

FINALLY being released… 

It has a RELEASE date…

It can NOW be PreOrdered.

I ordered two copies directly thru the Indican Pictures site…

However, since posting that on Instagram yesterday,
I have been alerted to another two ways to get it.
That may be less expensive for you and others.


Thru AMAZON (free shipping for Prime members)
Or with VUDU (streaming or download maybe?)

Details below…
And I’m sure over time, there will be other ways to see this.

– Quiche Out

Click to order from AMAZON

Available thru AMAZON:

Watch on line thru VUDU

Watch on line thru VUDU:




Red Wine Research – Slow Going

A few weeks ago I asked for suggestions about FAVORITE full-bodied, big, red wines (under $20 and bonus points for under $10) from people in my social circles, and I got a plethora of great answers.

Now, while I have yet to locate, purchase, secure, open, or try all of the wines everyone suggested, I have to say, my independent research has been coming along nicely.

Unfortunately, I’m learning as I go, so at some point I’ll have to go back and retry many of the wines again, as I develop my wine tasting abilities, but I can think of many worst ways to spend time and dimes. Actually, full disclosure: A few bottles I’ve had a few times already.

Even without repeats, the work is slow going, with a bottle being uncorked every so many days… But in a short time I’ve already learned the importance of letting some wines breathe, as a few have tasted much better on day two, and so now I own a wine aerator.

I’ve learned the importance of removing air from the bottle when not in use, to stretch the flavor of the wine from day two, to day three or four, and so now I own a simple vacuum pump wine preserving system.

Anyway, I’m learning, I’m learning…
Having fun.
Sharing bottles.

I’m even about to start attempting to rate wines on a slightly more sophisticated scale than I have been using, up till now.

For the first three weeks or so my rating system has literally been… Listing the name of the wine. Sometimes the grape. Sometimes the cost. And listing one of the following words…

“No.” “Meh.” or “Yes.”
“+Yes” (for wines that open delicious.)
“Yes+” (for wines that were better on the 2nd day.)

Mind blowing huh?

Anyway, today I drew up a more involved chart, as hopefully at some point I’ll truly be able to differentiate more than just a “Meh” or “+Yes” – for no other reason but for the fun of it, and to continue to define what I enjoy. At some point, if I ever really do start appreciating quality wine more and more, I’ll occasionally raise my price range per bottle… But for now, unless someone else is buying… I’ll make my “mistakes” with the lower cost wines.



– Quiche Out

BTW what’s missing from my chart?
Or do you like it?

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