Maybe I should explain…
For starters, let me announce that I'm having a difficult time getting back on track. I'm a little out of sorts, and not really for any good reason. Yes, I was sick, sick, sick this weekend – but it seems like I should be bouncing back more quickly than I am.
I suspect that I am in a bit of a funk because school started yesterday. Without me. Those of you who have been reading since the Spring may recall that I was a Preschool teacher. "Was," as in past tense. As in, not going back for the 2006-07 school year. (Long story short – due to politics*, my job was eliminated. In the interest of full disclosure, I was offered a different job at the school, and I opted not to take it. The aforementioned politics of the place was just too much…)
So even though it was (kind of) my choice, I do feel let down, and a little aimless. I know that this feeling will pass in a day or so, but I'm having a difficult time shaking it off today.
(Which is crazy, because I guarantee you that if I had reported to school yesterday, I'd be bemoaning the fact that "summer was too short! Can I have one more week??" )
So, if any of you happen to have a spare "kick in the behind" lying around, I'll take it! I suspect I need it…
I spent all day yesterday aimlessly starting stuff and finishing nothing**. I don't get in funks like this often, and on the occasions when I do; I tend to get even on my own nerves.
However, in the interest of self-motivation (and just in case you all were all too nice to administer the swift kick in the pants) I had an idea. A wonderful, awful idea:
"First of all," I thought, "I'll get out iPod, and I'll listen to some music. That might just give me the motivation that I need to Do Somethin'. And I'll put it on shuffle, and see what the MusicGods*** have in store for me."
"And then, to kill two birds with one stone, maybe I'll write a blog entry about the list. I always love reading people's iPod shuffle lists. Hey, and maybe I'll give it a cute name - like "The iPods of August", and who knows, maybe I'll make it a regular feature on the 15th**** of every month, and… and… and…"
OK, Laura Lancaster, slow down, let's just get out iPod...
So I did. And I eagerly started it up and switched to shuffle mode to see what came up.
The results speak for themselves:
- Sour Times - Portishead (1994's Dummy)
- Oh Yeah - Yello (1985's Stella)
- Black Dog - Led Zeppelin (1971's Led Zeppelin IV)
- The Breaks - Kurtis Blow (1980's Kurtis Blow)
- Devil In Disguise - Elvis Presley
- Ordinary World - Duran Duran (1993's [TheWeddingAlbum])
- Your Heart Is An Empty Room - Death Cab For Cutie (2005's Plans)
- All I Want Is You - U2 (1988's Rattle & Hum)
- Build Me Up, Buttercup - The Foundations (released 1968)
- Surrender - Cheap Trick (1978's Heaven Tonight)
Am I kidding with this list? I wish I were. I mean, how depressing sounding are the majority of these titles? Do the MusicGods have a message for me today? I think so. I'm going to go back to bed now… with the covers pulled over my head!
I was going to throw some sort of random happy picture in with this post, since it's been so long since I posted a picture, and I much prefer picture posts... But now, I'm just going to try not to alienate the universe any further....
Ay yi yi….
(It's just the titles that I getting me. I really like all these songs....)
*Preschool politics! Have you ever heard of anything so ludicrous???
**There are so many of you to whom I owe email, and to whom I want to email! I'll get it together again, I promise!
***MusicGods = imaginary deities that live in my car radio and my iPod. They play music that I like when the universe is happy, and curse me with sucky music when things aren't as rosy. The MusicGods are frequently cruel, and often kick me when I'm down...
****Get it? IPods? Ides? I know. It's totally lame. Did I mention I'm struggling???