Thursday, March 09, 2006

One in four

A whopping 25% of the American Idol top twelve finalists are from North Carolina: Kellie Pickler (gives dumb blonde a whole new meaning), Bucky Covington (thinks he's "pretty" but his twin is better looking), and Chris Daughtry (hot rocker). But if I had to pick the winner right now, I'd have to say Mandisa. The girl can sing (understatement) and she is very well spoken. Also, her confidence is enviable. Anyone who feels comfortable admitting she sucked her thumb until age 24 is pretty secure.

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On my way to work this morning I was listening to Sugarland's song "Something More." It was my anthem when I quit my job in L.A., but it's funny how the lyrics have lost some of their poignancy to me. The song talks about being burnt out and wanting more out of life, and refers to the daily grind of working. Well guess what? Working life is GOOD. Hard to wake up? Go to bed earlier. Traffic a pain? Leave a little earlier. I am so thrilled and grateful to be a contributing member of the workforce again. I haven't done much at my new job yet--I'm still learning--but I am just rarin' to go. I'm practically begging them to let me start doing something useful. I feel like I've been wasting away these past few months and now I feel energized. Inertia is a powerful thing. It's easier for a body at rest to stay at rest, while it's easier for a body in motion to stay in motion. That law of physics is so true for life in general.


  1. A break from the routine and changing your life up is a good thing. I've had a "parting" song from every place I've left. It always seems so right-on at the time and later when I hear the same song, I can't recall the same passion I had for it. Just all part of the journey ...

  2. Congrats on the new job! Hope you continue to enjoy it.