Archive for July, 2006

What would we do, baby?

July 18, 2006

It’s been a long standing point of social tension the way the “Friends” theme song contradicts itself. You know, one part says, “So no one told you life was gonna be this way (clap clap clap clap)”… and then later on goes on to say, “Your mother warned you there’d be days like these.” Some think the song uses figurative language, while others insist the maternal warning spoken of is in something other than verbal communication, thus no one “told” you. I’m sure this has caused us all many sleepless nights.

However, today I started singing the “Family Ties” theme to myself, and I had a shocking realization. It too seems to have a contradiction of sorts, or at least a stupid question. The song ponders the question, “What would we do, baby, without us?” Well, isn’t it obvious? Without “us” there would be no “we” to do anything. So I started thinking… maybe I was running a fever and getting confused… maybe the song really went, “What would we do, baby, without love?”, or some other variation. But, a quick Googling confirmed my suspicions, as seen here (this also has some sound and video samples).

Kind of makes you wonder if this is all part of Hollywood’s attempt to distort reality, and gradually take control of our minds. I mean we knew about “Friends”, but how long has this really been going on? What if they are exercising mind control without words?… Yes, next I must listen to the theme from “Sanford & Son” backwards, and see if I can dig any deeper into this mystery. And the most disturbing thing about the whole night? I found out Tina Yothers is older than me!!

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Busy-ness

July 14, 2006

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for me too. I say too because I just got done reading Christina’s blog, and she has been very busy. Is that where the word business comes from, because it keeps you busy?

I am now a task leader at work, which is proving to be interesting and challenging too. I am getting asked to do things that I don’t know how to do, or have barely heard of, but I have a supportive team and management that is very good out pointing me in the right direction. Task leader is kind of like a promotion you never get 🙂 It’s not a new labor grade, or pay raise, but it’s increased responsibility over what I was doing. However, I’m not complaining, because it is also the normal progression of advancement at our company… task lead comes before moving on to other things. I am leading a tiny team too (2 of us now), so that means I should be doing plenty of coding, which is what I like best.

I don’t know if it is feeling the extra responsibility or what, but the latest I’ve gone in to work all week is about 6:45! That’s early for me, I used to get in between 8:30 and 10:00 🙂 I like being real busy at work though, and I definitely am right now.