Mama Diaries

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Cup Song

Before I tell you my story, I have to share some awesome news.  I got an agent for my book, Big Hole to China!  To celebrate the occasion, I'm hanging out as a guest at SC Writer's blog.  If you'd like to read about my experience in writing the book, querying, and finding an agent, please stop by!

Now for the cup story.

Yesterday, my eleven-year-old daughter pulled a plastic cup out of the cupboard and started banging on it.  But it wasn't just any banging.  It was a well choreographed rhythm, complete with funky moves.

"What are you doing?"  I asked.

"The cup song," she replied as she whipped through it really fast.

"Cool,"  I said.  "Can you teach me?"

She slowed it down, and pretty soon I was doing the cup song.

Meanwhile, in the office, my husband was trying to work.  "Will you cut it out!" he shouted.

Um, yeah.

So, if you'd like to have a lot of fun thoroughly annoying somebody, do the cup song.  Here's how it goes:

  

41 comments:

  1. Congrats on your good news.

    Loved the video unfortunately have no-one to try it out on until I visit my son in Spain later in the year.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you get to do it with your son. You'll probably like it.

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  2. Yea! for you and your agent!! Congrats!

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  3. The Cup Song is cute, and good for you with the agent. I'll click on the link.

    Love,
    Janie

    P.S. Okay. Now that I've written this I'm ready to kill The Cup Song.

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    1. Yeah, me too. I've heard it at least 100 times!

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  4. Congratulations, Sherry! That's wonderful news!

    I like the cup song. It's catchy. :)

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    1. Thank you! As far as the cup song goes, it's cool about the first 20 times. After that, it will drive you crazy!

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  5. The cup song looks like it takes a little skill. I could use this to annoy my son...but he would probably like it and turn the tables on me (-:

    Congrats again on the agent, that's inspiration to keep writing!

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    1. Keep working at it, and I'm sure you'll get an agent, too!

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  6. Congratulations! And The Cup Song is all the rage down here, too-

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    1. Really? If it weren't for my kids, I wouldn't have a clue as to what's going on!

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  7. Congrats indeed, that is awesome, first time I heard the cup song, oh that could annoy, brings me joy haha

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  8. I went and read you interview, but I want to say congrats again! It's so cool that you got an agent. Whenever I hear about someone getting signed it gives me hope down here in the trenches!! :)

    And my daughter LOVES the cup song. She was obsessed with it a couple months ago. haha

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    1. I've been in the trenches so long, I thought I'd never get out! Keep working. You can do it!

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  9. I'd never heard of the Cup Song until today...and if I hear it one more time, I'm sure I'll kill someone.

    Congratulations Sherry! Your drive to succeed has paid off big time. :)

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    1. Ha! Then don't click on the video again. I don't want to be responsible for someone's death. ;)

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  10. Congratulations! :) That Cup Song is way too much for me. I might be able to keep the beat, but all my rhythm went to my brother.

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    1. Then show your brother. He can do the cup thing and you can sing. ;)

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  11. Big congrats on your agent news!! Well done.

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  12. Congratulations!
    Good thing those were blue cups and not red. Because, as everyone knows (or should), you put beer in RED Solo cups.

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  13. Congratulations on getting an agent! This is just the beginning, Sherry! Big things are coming your way, you'll see. (:

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    1. Thanks, Elise! I'm really excited about it!

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  16. Congrats on landing an agent! That's such fantastic news! :D

    And oh, that cup song is fun! Don't think I have the patience to learn it myself, though...

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    1. Thank you! If you go slowly, it's not too hard.

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    2. The cup song is so cute and they sounded fantastic! I had never heard it before. I imagine you're ready for a little peace and quiet at your house, though.
      Huge congratulations on getting an agent. From my research, it seems it's rare that any of them will accept a children's book so yours must be extraordinary. Great job!
      Have you ever lived in the South? I hope you like it there. I'm not a fan of Winter, so I'd like it, but some people love the cold weather. Wishing you the best always.

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  17. That's a cool song and rhythm.

    Congratulations on being agented!

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    1. Thank you! I'm really excited to have one!

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  18. Bravo! Bravo!! Well done!! :o)
    The girls have great harmony! :o)

    Congrats on your good news! That is fantastic!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Frances
    @ Notions from Nonny

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  19. First and foremost Congrats! That's awesome news!

    Haha, practicing the cup song should be done alone unless the first attempt is as good as the girls on the video. It reminds me of Anna Kendrick's cup song version in the film Pitch Perfect too.

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    1. I think the original song is from Pitch Perfect. Thanks for the congratulations!

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  20. That's awesome news, congratulations :)

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  21. Hi Sherry,
    I just have to say WOW, SUPER, CONGRATULATIONS, FANTASTIC on garnering an agent!!!! Woot! Woot! You deserve it for all the hard work you put forth. And your tenacity really has encouraged me.

    And I love the Cup Song!

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    1. I saw your comment on the interview page. Thank you! It takes a lot of hard work, but eventually you will see results.

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