Friday, December 07, 2007

During my day job, we are not allowed to listen to music while we work. As a result, because my brain is so used to listening to music all day, random songs pop into my head on a regular basis. Sometimes they are songs I just heard in my car on my drive to work. Sometimes they are songs on my ipod. On the worst occasions, however, some of the most God awful songs ever written get stuck in my head. I can't control it. It just happens and what makes it particularly awful is that usually I can only recall a part of the song so that is what plays in my head for what will seem like hours sometimes.

Yesterday was no exception. I was working on a printing job and all of a sudden the theme song to Baywatch got burned on my brain. FOR HOURS! It's not the worst theme song out there but it's not what I want in my head for an extended period of time either.

After work I went shopping for a few hours but it never left me. When I finally got home for the evening, I decided to look on itunes to see if it was available (I wasn't going to buy it, I was just curious). They did have it but not with the Hoff singing it. One thing lead to another and the next thing I know, I'm listening to David Hasselhoff sing Amazing Grace and O Holy Night. It was beyond horrible! I'm still shocked that my ears didn't start to bleed. There should be laws about things like this. If you aren't a good singer (or if you're marginally good but will never be great), don't desecrate beautiful songs and if you do, you should be jailed for years.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

I was at the local Trader Joe's the other night to pick up a few things and I was checking out the pita bread. This lady wearing a crazy hat was standing behind me so I asked politely if I was in her way. She made such a fuss about how she doesn't mind waiting patiently and how she doesn't understand why people always react to her that way. Since I didn't want to be rude I kept my thoughts to myself but I was thinking that maybe people react that way to her because a) she looks crazy with that silly hat, b) she's hovering so how else would a normal person react and c) maybe other people are trying to be polite as I was trying to be. Why is it that when I'm trying to be friendly, which can be hard for me sometimes since I get shy every now and then (leftover shyness from my childhood), I end up talking to kooks!

Once in downtown Seattle a couple of years ago a man who seemed normal enough asked me for the time. I told him thinking nothing of it and then he proceeds to tell me how his friend bought him a bus ticket to California and he tore it up. Then he went on some tirade about "the man." I couldn't get away fast enough.

Just once it would be nice to have an encounter with someone who shouldn't be on meds.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

I finally gave in and got myself a blog. I have one on my website but because I was doing all my web stuff on my old ancient computer and everything else on another, that kind of fell by the wayside. I mostly am setting this up so I can leave my friend Aly alone. I send her my daily rants and random thoughts about life and the world in general and I thought that maybe it was time for me to expand to a larger group of people.