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Friday, July 27, 2007

Our song

Eva and I sang our song. I won't write out the lyrics, but U can listen 2 the song by going here, then rite-clicking on the link that sez "download it here," then saving the mp3 on yr 'puter.

Even tho I was up on the stage singing w/Eva, I cd hear Becky and Ger talking backstage. I heard Ger's voice asking, "What do U think of them, Rebecca[h]?" And I heard Becky's voice being all, "They're good. They're really good." Ger's voice was like, "That's a compliment!!" And Becky's voice sed, "That's the truth."

That made me so happy. If Becky liked the song, I guess that makes it official that it went over well. Eva and I wrote it really fast, on the way 2 the telethon, and I was afraid that wd B super-obvious and that every1 wd think it was hokey dreck. But if Becks thot we were really good, I feel totally valid8ed!

Howard, I think it's poss the SN kids I had lunch w/all thoze wks ago @ school had sum misconceptions abt the telethon. Like when Shannon sed there were 2 stages and Becky and I wd play on diff ones. That didn't turn out 2 B true. I think when Faith sed that stuff abt providing wheel chairs an' other stuff, she mighta been mistaken. Or winging it. Thanx again 4 the special food 4 Chichuachua-Ger. I have a feeling the Witch won't make him stay in doggie form 4 long.


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  • At 11:01 AM, Blogger duncan anderson said…

    Hey, Apes,

    Im confused. Dont insane peeps have special needs, 2?

    Yr friend,

    p.s. Jer, I said Id beat up Ger the Chihuahua, but Ill beat u up 2 if u come 2 Barbados. U prolly diss special needs insane peeps.

  • At 12:21 PM, Blogger April Patterson said…

    dunc, that's a super point. i guess that's what we get 4 writing our song on the way 2 the telethon. on a napkin. w/dbl-dbl stains on it.


  • At 2:01 PM, Anonymous becky mcguire said…

    what i want 2 know is, y would ger act so surprized that i gave a compliment 2 apes?

    conclusion: patterson brainwashing.


  • At 3:01 PM, Blogger April Patterson said…

    becks, i don't know y ger was so surprised. i don't think patterson brainwashing had nething 2 do w/it, tho, cuz ger really never listens 2 me, and b-sides it's not like u never say nice things abt my/our music. and plus, i never sed nething 2 him that wd make him think u never wd say nice things.

    but if u want, i'll go ask ger this evening when i bring him the special chihuahua food that howard's gonna fix 4 him. ger and i have that same telepathy thing u had w/howard when he was doggified.

    speaking of which, do u have ne advice abt how i shd handle this whole "ger is a dog" thing? like how best 2 rel8 2 him and mayB not upset him more than he prolly aleady is?

    well, neway. thanx 4 the compliment. it was cube of u, no matter whether ger was surprised or not.


  • At 3:07 PM, Anonymous Eva Abuya said…

    Howard, I'm pretty disappointed that the people who maintain April's mom's website cut out my verse about the pancreas:

    Everybody’s different, there’s no 2 of a kind.
    Each one of us has a pancreas, you'll find.
    Your pancreas makes insulin to process glucose,
    Except you diabetics, though don't be morose,
    Use your glucose meter daily, that is all,
    Diet, exercise, meds if needed, and you will not fall

    I think that was the best part of the song!!!


  • At 8:03 PM, Anonymous Honoria Delaney-Forsythe said…


    Dearest future sister. I know you thought it was suspicious when you came by to feed my brother Gerald in a Chihuahua form and he didn’t try to do that thing he likes to do to your leg. I know when you asked him mentally whether he thought what Rebecca said about your music was a compliment or the truth and he didn’t answer, you thought it was typical of my brother’s inability to answer questions like that without help. I have to confess. It wasn’t his inability to answer those kinds of questions. I think I lost Gerald and the Chihuahua you were talking to and feeding was actually a Chihuahua dog and not a Chihuahua boyfriend.

    I had taken Gerald for a walk to do his business in the park, because he hasn’t gotten used to using the paper in the house, but he seems to have no problem with doing his business in a park. I turned my back to give him privacy and when I thought he had had enough time, I turned back around, picked him up, reattached his leash, and we walked home. Jeremy thinks there must have been another Chihuahua in the park at the same time, and I picked up the wrong one. Jeremy says the Chihuahua dog we have is a girl, and even though I told Jeremy my brother’s male dog parts were just so small he seemed like a girl dog, Jeremy said he was sure this was a girl.

    I had Jeremy take me back to the park, and we have been looking for other Chihuahua dogs, but there aren’t any there. I suspect the other Chihuahua dog’s owner might have made the same mistake I did. Those dogs really do look deep down inside all the same.

    The really sad part is that Gerald was just getting good at playing dead and rolling over. If someone else is taking care of him, he may fall back to his old habits and make all the money we spent on training him go to waste. On the other hand, the Chihuahua we have is very sweet and affectionate. You might like her better.

    Honoria Delaney-Forsythe

  • At 8:26 PM, Anonymous Shannon Lake said…


    I love your mom’s website and the recording of your song. I could just listen to you and Eva sing that song you wrote for me all day long. I was going to do that, but mom made me stop after I played it the 300th time, because she said she started to feel a little suicidal. After what happened the time I played your 16th birthday song 1000 times in a row, I take mom’s suicide feelings very seriously.

    I think your song for me was the best song ever. If any of the special needs kids complain to you about the lyric where you sort of said how blind people can’t see their faults, or about the lyric where you sort of said people shouldn’t act insane (which is something we special needs kids hear sometimes); don’t pay any attention to them. Some of my special needs friends are so sensitive. They don’t understand you like I do. You’re the nicest girl in Milborough, and you would never write a song which insulted special needs kids at a telethon for special needs kids on purpose.

    I love your song. I think I am going to make sure all the knives in the kitchen are locked up, and then play your song again.

    Shannon Lake

  • At 8:40 PM, Blogger howard said…


    Thanks for pointing me to the recording of your song. I think it’s interesting how your amplified acoustic guitar sounds like 2 electric guitars and a trap set on the recording. In fact, now that I think about it, I seem to remember you had a microphone in front of you when you introduced your song, but you didn’t have a microphone near your mouth and your guitar wasn’t plugged in while you were performing.

    Were you lip-synching your song, April?

    Howard Bunt

  • At 8:48 PM, Anonymous jeremy jones said…

    duncan, i wud rather come 2 barbados & get beat up by u, than hafta go ‘round mboro puttin’ up lost chihuahua posters. the thingz guyz hafta do 4 their gfs, eh? u hafta put up dog posters. u hafta b turned n2 dogs. u hafta suck up 2 rebecca 2 ask if she thinks ur gf's singin' stinks or not, b4 she's evn finished listenin' 2 her & can give u a real opinion. deep down nside, guyz & girls r definitely not the same.

  • At 9:20 PM, Blogger April Patterson said…

    honoria, jeremy, u can stop looking. i was sitting in my [small] room when i heard sum scuffling outside below my window and in my head, i cd hear ger's voice being all, "april! out here!" so i climbed out the window, and there was chihuahua ger. he sed he got chased by a bigger dog @ the park and hadta run 4 his life. i asked him abt the whole compliment/truth thing and becky's question abt y he'd b surprised abt becky praising eva and my performance. he didn't wanna answer, but i pressed, and he sed that he didn't think the song was v. good and our singing was kinda bland. ouch, that hurt.

    howard, i didn't lip-synch. u saw a pic where the mic was not in the shot. also, eva and i did a recording of the song @ a studio the witch booked 4 us. i played electric guitar, and studio musicians played the other instruments.

    neway, i'm on my way 2 the forsythe house 2 take ger back. he can't stay w/us cuz of the dogz, and plus he hurt my feelings.


  • At 9:30 PM, Anonymous jeremy jones said…

    april, thanx 4 the info. now i gotta go take down lost chihuahua posters. did u make sure u actually got gerald & not sum music critic the witch transformed n2 a dog 4 criticizin' ur song?

  • At 9:33 PM, Blogger howard said…


    I'm glad to hear you weren't lip-synching. I didn't think you were, but that recording threw me off. I'm back to helping Becky prepare for her audition for the new Wonder Woman movie. She has the outfit down (as you know from her post-performance outfit at the telethon), but she's having a little trouble learning how to throw her magic lasso.

    Howard Bunt

  • At 9:39 PM, Anonymous Honoria Delaney-Forsythe said…


    Dearest future sister. I am so glad you found my brother, Gerald. I decided to mark him with a pink bow, so I don't get him confused with our other Chihuahua we found in the park. I think I need to send my Jeremy flower out with some posters, showing we found a missing Chihuahua dog, so the real owner can claim her. Gerald seems to like her too, maybe a little too much. I think I better separate them before he makes some out-of-wedlock puppies.

    Honoria Delaney-Forsythe

  • At 9:58 PM, Blogger April Patterson said…

    jeremy, i thot of that, so i asked chihuahua-ger sum questions only ger wd know the answer 2. he passed the test! i won't share what the q & a were cuz they're personal and sum r a lil embarrassing. 2 ger.


  • At 9:59 PM, Blogger April Patterson said…

    honoria, yes, pls keep the slutty girl chihuahua separ8ed from ger-chihuahua!




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