Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Testing testing

I hate my voice.
I think that is probably the basis for my hesitancy about talking to people on the phone; I despise the sound of my voice when recorded or transmitted over any electronic device. I refuse to leave voice mail messages, I have never made a recording of my voice for use on the web. The nurses in the hospital suggested that we make recordings to play for Nova while we weren't there. I couldn't do it because I couldn't stand the thought of him having to listen to the sound of my recorded voice for any length of time.

I don't mind my speaking voice in person. As a matter of fact, I never even give it a thought when I'm talking to someone sitting beside me, but the idea of other people hearing my voice via some electronic device really makes me cringe. I am insanely jealous of people with beautiful voices.

So I've called the ODEO number at least ten times, with every intention of reading the last poem I posted. I keep hanging up on it. I can't seem to make myself speak into the phone. It's a shame. It's also something I really need to get over, because I believe that it really does add something to a piece to hear it read in the author's own voice, with the proper emphasis and tone...


  1. JUST DO IT!! Some of us dig the southern drawl... I for one would like to hear it again. ;)

  2. Oh, E. Your voice is wonderful. I can't stand my voice when it's recorded either. I like the way I sound in my head, but *cringe* when I hear my voice being played back...not so much and I'm a singer. *sigh* We just gotta get over it. GO ON, GIRL! YOU GOT IT GOIN' ON! LOL. Perhaps, I'll take a crack at it. *hug* Love you, either way!