I'm Not Pregnant, I'm Just Fat!

This past winter, I was tickled to discover composer/songwriter Katie Thompson's music. Whenever I need a "pick me up", I search YouTube for some of her stuff.

I'm not the only one who loves her, and there are usually many options of performances to choose from for the same song. One of the things I love about her music (besides it's quirky humour) is that it is so visual. Yep. It's actually better if you can watch the performer. And if the performer has great comedic timing.

Katie's music is funny and irreverent and so, so true to what we all really think (but don't usually put to music. ;-D)

Here are a couple of my faves:

I love Kate Jaeger's rendition of "I'm Not Pregnant, I'm Just Fat!" Not only is this the best recording of this song, it is also the best comedic performance of it I have seen. However, I also have to give a shout-out to Bonnie Milligan for her version (and her amazing voice!)

"I'm Too Pretty" was the song that introduced me to Katie's work, and Frankie Grande was the first person I heard sing it. I have watched several talented female performers do it, too, and they all did great. However, even though it is not the best recording, I still love Frankie's version, because the added irony of a male singing the song (and his amazing comedic timing) makes it even more hilarious. However, shout-outs to Marriand Torres for her amazing vocal and comedic performance and also Claire Buchignani. (This song has a LOT of versions on YouTube, and I have not had time to watch many of them. Go 'head--knock yourself out in the "related videos" suggestions.)

Happy Friday, folks! Which one was your favourite?

Mommy's Fourth Law

"That the number of times you will have to go back into a store to retrieve items your children have left behind (x) is directly proportional to the number of children you brought with you (a), the number of items they brought in (b), and the number of stores you have visited (c), and also inversely proportional to the number of items you went into the store for in the first place (z). If the resulting figure is greater than 2, not all of the items will be retrievable.


(a+b+c) /z = x"