Welcome to Thursday, ladies and gentlemen, the 80% worker’s Friday, where we ask ourselves questions like “What year will it be when a four-day workweek becomes the norm? and “How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?”
No one said they were good questions -- they're just questions.
In preparation for the weekend, a quick consult with the iPod leaves us two songs short; and you know, I’m always a little spooked when one of my songs isn’t on “playlist.com”, but two? Two missing songs? What does it mean?
Long Division by Death Cab for Cutie
London Calling by The Clash
Black Betty by Ram Jam
Na Na Na Na Naa by Kaiser Chiefs
Why Don’t We Do It In The Road? by The Beatles
Listening Man by A Band of Bees
Everybody’s Everything by Santana
Clearly, this calls for the internal application of Bloody Marys. Erin and I will be at The Spring at noon on Saturday, if you’d like to buy us a couple…
So! Where was I?
Ah, yes. Today’s topic. Those of you following along may assume that the “loss” mentioned in today’s title refers to my colleague Sandra and her move from Minneapolis to Chicago.
See yesterday’s blog.
And once you’ve seen yesterday’s blog, give yourself a big ol’ check mark, cuz you is wrong, O Faithful Reader. This is not about Sandra.
There’s more to life than friends, you know.
Sometimes there’s pillows.
While Sandra is still gone – sigh – the loss I refer to is the same pressing issue I’ve had on my agenda since July.
My pillow. Would you believe I miss my pillow?
Remember when you were little and you swore that if the house ever burned down you would save your pillow first?
What? Oh, come on! I wasn’t the only one who thought this, was I?
My poor dumb pillow, all fluff and lumps and head-cradling perfection, inadvertently abandoned at a hotel; and poor me, all fluff and lumps and a head needing to be cradled, too embarrassed, for some reason, to have called and asked for it.
“Have you seen my pillow?”
Seems childish, duddin it?
Maybe it’s time to let it go. Stop thinking about what was and concentrate on what is.
Do you think they have pillow-loss support groups?
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