Tuesday, January 15, 2008

One never knows, now does one, now does one, now does one

[(sorry, David Foster Wallace) (or thanks?) (and I really love your work) (obviously)]

So I took 2 days off to decompress and also to clean. Our house is sort of a mess, probably because I am a very messy person. Anyway, there is a very respectable corner of cleanliness in the room now. No leaves or anything! Believe me, it's unprecedented.

Today I had an odd revelation, about 1.7 years in the making. I sat down at my piano teacher's grand, and it sort of hit me: I am someone who plays the piano. I'm a piano player. Who could have seen this coming? I know it sounds really stupid and late in the day, but it made me happy to think about. Right now I'm getting ready for a "monster concert," which will be me and a bunch of 5-year-olds playing duets together. We're playing Tchaikovsky folksongs that are really pretty. I sort of can't believe it.

So my resolution to wait to see how things pan out is really coming in handy. Jeffrey was offered a job at my place of work 3 days after news broke that we were being sold. We weren't sure what to do -- things are really unstable for everyone. So we talked and talked, and he finally decided to take the job. And I was pretty nervous about it, still unsure. But then the day he went in to give notice (he didn't want to do it over the phone), they announced 14 more job cuts there. And then he got some more news today about backroom shenanigans that made him really, REALLY glad to be leaving. I know we will make the best of whatever happens, but it's nice to get a little bit of reassurance.

OK does anyone else out there watch "The Wire"? I've been trying to bring it up in conversation in different social situations and have yet to find a SINGLE PERSON who even knows what network it's on (It's not even TV, people, it's HBO). We're most of the way through the second season and I'm starting to like it a bit less because all of the people I like, whose moral ambiguity falls slightly toward virtuous, keep getting got, if you know what I mean. Alright, so primarily I just want to be able to use some of the new lingo I'm learning. Is that so much to ask?


Maliavale said...

What lingo! What lingo! Use it here, use it here! Ooh, The Wire!

nrrdgrrl said...

Mope is one that I can use here, but there are so many that I can't! I don't even know what mope means, except that it's derogatory in some way. Thanks for turning me on to that!