It is my belief that The Sound of Music has a soundtrack that is applicable to my life. I shall now demonstrate. For those of you who haven’t seen it, SHAME ON YOU. You can’t be living in 2009 without having seen this classic musical. Unless you don’t have a TV... then I guess it’s not your fault at all. Mooch off a friend.
My day began with an earnest query from one of my high school friends now residing out of town. She wanted to know if I’d ever lost my bra and where hers might be. Given that I only take my bra off in two places while alone, I had to admit that I hadn’t lost my bra before. I was however more useful in her search. I told her “to start at the very beginning” and “that it was the very best place to start”. If I had to have an ABC for bra hunting, it would probably be:
A: above. Did you for whatever reason throw it on your ceiling fan? Or is it caught in the curtain rod?
B: beneath. It’s only logical that if you’re dumb enough to look up that you should also spend some time looking under things.
C: couldn’t you wear another bra? I think that one’s self explanatory.
~How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria~
I don’t actually know anyone named Maria. However, the question can still be valid. “How do you solve a problem with your coworkers?” I work in a kitchen. If there’s an issue, we’re surrounded by heavy pots and pans (woks in my case, big ones), knives, meat slicer, even a band saw (which I know how to clean and reassemble. I’m kidding!) So if one of us goes on a rampage, it could be very ugly. It’s a particular danger recently as we’re hosting a four day long event. Day three was long and let me say, a few times that lovely twelve inch Teflon pan was looking mighty tempting. Instead of knocking myself out, I went and hid in the walk in for a few minutes. Took a minute to chill... haha get it?
~That Creepy CooCoo Song~
Not only did I feel Coo Coo by the end of the evening but the song includes a farewell. I enjoy a certain amount of theatricality, forming a line with my coworkers and singing while waving goodbye to the night would have been fun. And if they’re reading this I can assure you that they’re rolling their eyes. Well except my boss, she’s probably laughing and actually singing the songs. Or cursing me for ruining them. One of the two.
In any case, it’s also useful now. “So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen (my apologies to any German speakers if that’s massacred) goodbye!”
It’s midnight, I’m tired and I have to work again tomorrow as well as write an essay. I hope I’ve
proven my point. I can find other songs in that movie and other uses for them if you aren’t convinced. Dare me, I’d love to show you.
AND WATCH THE SOUND OF MUSIC IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT!