Why? Karaoke at the Cat!

You know those nights that are just perfect? Where you’re surrounded by great people and you have a wonderful time and everything just flows? The kind of night where you look around and say: my life is pretty damn awesome? I totally had one of those nights…at karaoke, no less!

DJing, Spinderella style
DJing, Spinderella style

When Noodlecat put out a call for hosts for their monthly Karaoke at the Cat, I immediately raised my hand and then immediately called on my three never-fail, social-media-maven friends to host with me.

IMG_5163With Alicia, Amanda, and Kimberly by my side, this was sure to be an amazing night! This was also the Ohio Blogging Association‘s monthly meet-up, so there were plenty of friendly faces in the audience.

We started out with a slurpalicious dinner of noodles, twice-cooked chicken wings with miso BBQ, a pickle tray, edamame, and some steam buns.


Pro-tip: the Szechuan ramen is already darn spicy. You may not need to add half a bottle of hot sauce.

After that, it was time to fire up the crowds. The hostesses kicked things off with a rendition of “Dancing Queen” sure to make Abba cringe. From there, there was a steady stream of awesome performances, from “Brick House” to “Paradise by the Dashboard Lights” to “Don’tcha” to “Say My Name.”


We even got my Mom up to karaoke to one of her favorite songs: “Sweet Caroline!” I had a blast working the mic all night and dancing and singing along like a fool with the performers.

IMG_5208Kudos to Matthew for snapping pics of everyone all night! And mad love to the staff of Noodlecat for letting four silly girls take over and have the time of their lives and for amazing service the entire night!

In attendance from the Ohio Blogging Association were bloggers/tweeters from:

Kasey from A Case Of…

Julie from Am I There Yet

Katie from Beer and Clothing in Cleveland

Amanda from Clue into Cleveland and husband Scott

Sarah from Cooker Girl and husband Kevin

Dave from Health Insurance Issues with Dave and Again? Really?

Josh from joshkrajnak.com

Jeanne from Life in Cleveland

Charlene from Life in the CLE

Mary from @MaryLeeS

Morgan from Morgan J.

Megan from It’s My Time To Sparkle and Shine

Alicia from Poise in Parma with cameo by her brother Drew

Julie from ROJ Running

Holly from Rust Belt Runner and husband Neil

Kimberly from SMITTEN…in cleveland

Stuart from sosAssociates

The next Ohio Blogging Association meet-up is our annual trip to Whole Foods Cedar Center. This year we will be enjoying “Valentine’s Chocolate 3 Ways” on Tuesday, February 5 at 6pm. Cost to attend is $10. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

The next Karaoke at the Cat will be on Friday, February 15 with a mystery host working the mic and happy hour prices from 9-11pm. I’m resting my voice and working on my dance moves…

***Disclosure: Alicia, Amanda, Kimberly, and I co-hosted Karaoke at the Cat and were compensated for hosting. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***


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