Friday, February 16, 2007

F----ing Mercury

My cell phone and I ended our relationship today - I was dumped.

It left me mysteriously at the airport, while I was waiting at the gate to board my plane. I didn't realize that it was missing until after I had boarded the plane. In a panic, I dumped my belongings in my seat and ran back to the gate to to look for it. I searched in vain...finally, the gate agent asked me if I had insurance for it, which I did. She told me just to get a new one, because the plane had to take off.

I think that it was by far my favorite cell phone that I've ever owned - I will miss it dearly.

I foolishly thought that I could replace it with a duplicate, and I called the insurance company, a man on the rebound. 'Twas not to be - they couldn't supply me with a phone of my model, but would send me something "comparable".

How can anything compare to my beloved phone? It was the perfect size (small), it didn't flip, and it wasn't one of those oh-so-boring-and-pedestrian Razr phones. Jeremy had taken the most adorable picture of himself with it, and I had put it up as my wallpaper. All lost. All over. Most likely never to be seen again.

What did I do wrong, I wonder? Did I neglect it? Did I ignore it's needs? Was I abusive in some way? Oh, little Nokia, please forgive me! I only meant to love!

Mercury is in retrograde, people - and it clearly bit me in the ass today. Beware!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

No Subject or Excuses

I am swimming in loads of new music right now, frantically trying to get it learned, while adjusting to being back on the road for a little bit (I have a concert tomorrow...). What's funny about stress is that it has this uncanny ability to reproduce itself exponentially by encouraging procrastination, which leads to greater amounts of stress. It's a beautiful thing, really.

I hope to be back with a meaningful entry sometime soon. In the meantime, while developing new ways to waste time and avoid sitting down at the piano, I've discovered Ugly Betty on iTunes. I actually watched the first 8 episodes within a span of 36 hours...To put it simply: I'm obsessed.

Regardless, it's brilliant television, and it inspires me. Do yourself a favor and go watch it.