Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I Can't Have It All, Now I'm Dancing For My Life

People, I am exhausted after writing a million e-mails about this blog share thingy. Oh my gosh. I triple-checked every e-mail, but I make no promises regarding any lack of typos. If you have any problems, please send me an e-mail if you discover an incorrect e-mail address or something. Or if you didn't get an e-mail, please let me know!

In other news, this morning, a 21-year-old man sat 3 rows in front of me on the bus. He wore a huge black hooded sweatshirt, a backwards baseball cap, jeans that were at least two sizes too big for him so that they sagged well below hip level, and headphones. I noticed all these details for two reasons. First, he stood out because every other person on the bus was wearing a suit or at least looked "business casual." Second, his music was so loud that I could hear every note and every word.

The music didn't bother me because I liked it. He played "Jesus Walks" by Kanye West and some older Jay-Z songs. And then he played "What a Feeling" from the classic film Flashdance. I looked around to see if anyone else thought this was as awesome as I did, but no one else seemed to care. I wonder if baggy pants guy knew the rest of us could hear his song selections.

10 comments:

L Sass said...

I love it when I can hear what people are playing on their iPod on the subway. Usually it's a lot of hip hop, but every once in a while you catch a Bronx-looking woman playing Carrie Underwood and it's hilarious.

One Smart Cookie said...

Ha - that is funny! I definitely would have cracked up if I was sitting there - I can't believe none of the other passengers cared!!

Noelle said...

Oh that reminds me of my subway days... I was once stuck in a situation like that where the kid was playing "Annie are you okay" on repeat. The first two times it was cool. After that, I wanted to throttle him.

Stefanie said...

I just left you a comment, but Blogger ate it. I don't want to retype all of it, but I'll just say I am just as out of the loop as you often claim to be, because I couldn't identify a Jay-Z song if my life depended on it.

Also, thanks for organizing the Blog Share! I think it is going to be fun.

nancypearlwannabe said...

Thanks for putting this all together! I'm sure it will all run smoothly.

Also, Jay-Z is one of my many guilty pleasures.

lizgwiz said...

It would really have been funny if some Barry Manilow had suddenly burst forth. Hee.

abbersnail said...

You rock!

I love when people's music doesn't match their appearance. It makes me ridiculously happy!

Anonymous said...

I cannot help it. I must steal an evil trick from Miss Doxie and ask Liz if she knows that "her name was Lola...she was a showgirl...."

I wish we had decent public transit. Not only greener and potentially more convenient, but oh, the amusement!

--Shana in Missouri

Stephanie said...

Oh I love hearing people's music, especially if it's a song I wouldn't expect to hear from them! But when it's loud, obnoxious hip-hop or techno at 7:00 am? Not amusing, no matter what the song.

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