Tuesday, March 14, 2006

And we'll all float on okay...

Time that I left for uni this morning: 7:30 AM

Time that I arrived at uni this morning: 11:00 AM

Someone committed suicide on the tracks along the line that I take towards the city, so I ended up having to take a bus past the unfortunate incident. Then, after arriving in the city, I jumped on a tram only to have the tram slam into a car. Obviously that was the end of tram riding for the day, leaving me to grab a taxi. The upshot of the whole thing was that I met some nice girls from my philosophy course, our budding acquaintance being much strengthened by our shared plight. What could have been an expensive cab ride was greatly alleviated by our sharing of the fare four ways.

Notwithstanding the making of new friends the reality of my massive daily commute was really starting to get to me. Now there is some hope in sight. If you'll remember a few months ago I stayed over at my bosses villa, you know, the one with the nice sports cars? Well, my boss is heading overseas again for a few months and I've been asked to stand sentry over the king's castle.

Some lyrics on good fortune are what is called for:

"I backed my car into a cop car the other day.
Well he just drove off, sometimes life's OK.
I ran my mouth off a bit too much, oh what did I say?
Well you just laughed it off, it was all OK.

And we'll all float on OK. And we'll all float on OK.
And we'll all float on OK. And we'll all float on anyway.

Well, a fake Jamaican took every last dime with that scam.
It was worth it just to learn some sleight of hand.
Bad news comes, don't you worry even when it lands.
Good news will work its way to all them plans.
We both got fired on exactly the same day.
Well we'll float on, good news is on the way.

And we'll all float on OK. And we'll all float on OK.
And we'll all float on OK. And we'll all float on.
Alright already, we'll all float on.
No don't you worry. We'll all float on.
Alright, already. We'll all float on.
Alright, don't worry. We'll all float on.

And we'll all float on.
Alright already, we'll all float on.
Alright, don't worry even if things end up a bit too heavy.
We'll all float on.

Alright already, we'll all float on.
Alright already, we'll all float on OK.
Don't worry, we'll all float on.
Even if things get heavy, we'll all float on.
Alright already, we'll all float on alright.
Don't you worry, we'll all float on.
We'll all float on."


(Modest Mouse - Float On)

4 comments:

lividia said...

one of those moments, it's one of those moments... i wish i could be more detailed in my blog sometimes, the craving of anonymity impedes the sharing of awesome details like the fact that i briefly dated the guy who directed the video for that song... and ended up one night drinking on his living room floor while staring at his shelves at leftover remnants from the shoot. my life is hilarious :P

your life, on a similar note, seems to have such interesting promise... philosophy girls and a hot villa... can't wait to see where this goes :)

Don Quixote said...

That was quite a video. Let's hope his romantic prowess matched his creative abilities...

Oh, there are much more interesting things afoot than the philosophy girls - they were nice, but not in that (I wanted to italicize 'that', but I haven't figured out italics in the comments area) way. No, there could be travel coming up next year - I've discovered a really good exchange program at the university. I may be able to do my 2nd year internationally. Plans are afoot...

But, yes, looking after the (ex) boss's house isn't going to be terribly hard to deal with.

some girl said...

I like that you are availing yourself of all the opportunities available at university. Seeing the world on my university's dime made my junior year the year I still remember as the one that defined me as a better person.

Don Quixote said...

Oh, you wait till you hear what my plan is, Somegirl. I have BIG plans!