prickly cactus - cacti nursery - phoenix, az
what is it with people and karaoke? i suppose i understand the appeal of fulfilling unsung dreams of sing-song stardom. and i guess there is that inevitable element of being supremely hammered that can coax anyone into the arms of a stranger bearing both mic and lyric sheet. but today, i discovered an entirely different genre of the audible sport. while walking by a small apothecary on the 1000 block of stockton street, i took notice to a small group of people huddled around a fifteen-inch zenith tv. and what were they watching? yep. karaoke on tape. i liken their screen fixation to that of my relationship to earthly creatures like the cactus pictured above. even though i know it'll pain me, i touch the damn thing anyway.