Thursday, November 06, 2008

hear it from my own mouth

Ever since junior high when I discovered that Ri's older brother and younger sister were referring to me as "Squeaky" every time they had to tell her I was on the phone, I've had a bit of a complex about my voice. I'm terrified I sound like Brittany, Jeanette or Eleanor to anyone who is not in my head (where my voice sounds a lot lower).

I guess I was swept up in the celebratory vibe of the city, but I suggested Jazz, Jon and I record how we were feeling after having experienced the rally Tuesday. Jon uploaded the audio file, which hasn't been edited after all. H seems to think it doesn't sound much like my actual voice, but I think his ears are so full of my yapping that he's more finely attuned to the nuances. It pretty much sounds like me, just a little less boisterous than usual--I was holding back slightly, afraid that someone would yell, "Hey! Squeaky's on the phone!" But Jon and Jasmine sound lovely, as they always do.

So take a listen if you have an extra five minutes. And if any of you were curious as to how I pronounce my own handle (even though it's not the way people in Spain say it), here's your chance.



Oh, and by the way, I'll let you guess which one of us is the hard-core Democrat.

5 comments:

SupaCoo said...

I always thought my own voice sounds a bit like a raspy, butch truck driver. Sexy, ain't it?

omar said...

That is exactly why I'll continue to call you Codzee. Way easier to say.

Becky said...

it's so weird to me that yall sound just like me and my people here (with less twang and more midwestern), but logically, i know that it shouldn't be weird at all. i don't know what i was expecting. jennifer tilly? penny marshall? who knows...

angel07 said...

I don't think it sounds like you at all! Kinda crazy!!

Teej said...

That's not squeaky! You had me expecting Megan Mullally on Will and Grace or something. You sound quite normal. And I don't even hear a Chicago accent.