I have three favorite Mirandas.
One is Seattle Miranda (who is actually now New York Miranda): sassy and styling, mother to two of the sweetest little boys, knows how to drive a stick shift and run in high heels and out-talk just about anyone. Her wit and wisdom are astounding, and her belief in me as a human being both pumps me up and humbles me.
I also have Nashville Miranda, who is one of the greatest gifts I’ve been given. She is easy like Sunday morning, unflappable, gliding through life with grace, poise, and humor. A natural teacher, I learn from her all the time – and she is never too busy to ask the Good Questions, and talk about the Real Things.
And then… oh sweet mercy.
Then, there is Miranda Sings.
I remember when I first saw “Free Voice Lesson” on YouTube. I was horrified – because I believed her. She reminded me of girls that I studied music with in college, girls who sang just to hear themselves sing. I KNOW PEOPLE LIKE THIS. So it wasn’t outside my realm of possibility that this girl might actually exist.
But as it turns out, Miranda Sings is a character, a farce created by Colleen Ballinger (who is actually quite talented). This satire has brought me so much entertainment, especially in the past few months. If you hear me laughing from my bedroom late at night, it’s probably because I’m watching Miranda Sings.
Some recent favorites:
TOUR OF LONDON – mostly because I love the fact that she walked around London all alone making this video.
CHICK-FIL-A BREAKING NEWS – because she should have the right to marry a gay man.
AMAZING HALLOWEEN COSTUMES – a shopping girl.
VOICE LESSON! (PENTATONIX) – “Do you speak English?”