Archive for June 2010
one of my all-time favorite musicals. i used to watch it with my mom at least once a month on our old recorded vhs, and then me and my sister finally bought my mom the actual vhs. maybe we should get her the dvd now…
but anyways, that’s not what this entry is about.
good luck talking to me if there’s music on in the background cause no matter what you’re saying, my ear is automatically going to tune in to the music and not your voice. it doesn’t matter how soft the music is or how loud you’re speaking. it’s like songs speak to me in a way that words can’t. wow, that’s pretty deep.
i don’t know what it is. the second i step into a room/store/building, the first thing i pay attention to is the music. what kind of music, do i know the song, do i know the words? i don’t think i can fully function in a room without first identifying the type and title of the song that’s playing. then, and only then, can you speak to me.
this is how it usually happens:
friend: hey, so what do you want to order? i hear the ________ (insert food) is really good. it reminds me of this one time a long time ago when my grandmother used to make it for me from scratch whenever i had to stay home from school when i was sick during the winter. did you have snow days when you were younger? blah blah blah… wait… enoch?
me: (completely oblivious to everything my friend just said. i’m looking up at the ceiling where the speakers are with a very puzzled look on my face like i’m trying to do long division in my head)
me: oh, sorry. what were you saying?
friend: i was wondering what you were going to order.
me: oh, i was going to order the… TORN! my natalie imbruglia!! THAT’S IT!!! whew! ok. now what were you saying again?
there was this one time where i was with my sister i think. and we were at a restaurant and having a conversation. all of a sudden, the conversation just stops. neither of us speaks. after a little silence, we wonder why the other person wasn’t talking anymore. then we realized we had both stopped talking to listen to the song that was coming out of the speakers trying to figure out what song it was.
so if you’re talking to me, you better make sure i have already figured out what song is playing, and you better make sure that you have my attention cause when it comes to my ears, music will almost always win over speaking.
you ever play that trick on someone? it took me a little while to figure it out when my older sister tried it on me when we were younger. she explained the rules, i agreed and somehow i just kept losing. very sneaky sis.
have you ever felt like you were so right about something only to find out later how wrong you were? like you would fight to the death your “right-ness” cause you were that positive that you couldn’t be wrong. i haven’t had too many of those moments, but when i have, they usually turn out to be pretty embarrassing for me.
what makes a person think that he or she is so certain that they are correct? it usually turns out that that person is wrong and looks more like a fool for being so sure. i realize that when i get into those situations i fight the urge to say, “maybe you’re right, i just thought…” this could have ended the argument early. but usually i ignore the voice telling me to concede and instead say, “no, you’re wrong! i’m SURE it’s…” it doesn’t take much to just calm down and think through things sometimes, and yet it’s so hard to do.
and what do we do when we’re on the other side? when the other person is so sure they’re right when we know for a fact that they’re wrong? i usually go for the “wait til they figure it out and rub it in their face” technique. but there has to be a better way. right?
i guess sometimes we get so blinded by our ignorance that it’s hard to see the other side or even the possibility that we might be wrong. as soon as i’m fired up and that doubt creeps in, no matter how correct it sounds, i’ll fight it off until i make my point. it’s then that i feel like a fool. i think it helps to just calm down and try to see the other side before coming to the conclusion that you’re right and everyone else is wrong.