The Music of My Heart – 01.26.01
Quote of the Day:
” ‘If the good Lord has intended us to walk he wouldn’t have invented roller skates.’ ”
Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Every weekend I take at least one trip down Archer Road to do some grocery shopping and Old Navy browsing. During the week I always look forward to getting out of my little world that exists between the aerospace engineering building and my sorority house. I get my supply of yogurt and sweets for the week and indulge in a fast food meal (tonight it was Schlotzsky’s pizza). So I was driving to Albertson’s tonight and, as usual, jamming to my N’Sync and Brittney Spears CDs when I realized how funny I must look to people in other cars who might be watching me. Sometimes when I am driving I look around at the other cars to see if anyone else is as into their music as I am. I have written about favorite songs and how they affect my mood in a couple of other entries. Music is so powerful that it has the ability to stir your soul in a way that nothing else can. It’s too bad I don’t have a CD player in my room because the only place I have to listen to my cherished CD collection is my car. Not that that’s a bad thing but it’s not the best place to daydream, which is what usually happens when I get into a song. I have an extremely vivid imagination that formed when I was a little girl, as my parents tell me, and it loves to take over my brain when I should be paying attention to something else. That’s probably why I like to sing and dance in my car – because I can let my imagination run free and not that many other people will see. I wonder why I don’t see more people jamming their cars? Am I just strange or are other people just restraining themselves? I refuse to believe that I am the only one who is moved by music.
I have one more bit of information to share from my shopping trip tonight. As I was waiting at a traffic light near I-75I saw a billboard that caught my attention. It read “You Get the Government You Elect!” My first thought was, “Not this year!” At least we didn’t get the president that the majority of the population voted for. I got a kick out of that propaganda which was obviously put up before the November election. The whole election blunder can ALMOST be forgiven because of the amusing irony I saw in that billboard.
After spending time and money on four birthday tables for my sorority family members since August I finally got to enjoy my own last night. I think this was the first time I had more than enough people to sit at my table – usually I have trouble filling all of the seats! Katherine remembered how much I hate Publix cakes and got me one from Kash N Karry instead. I am sure my sisters think I am ancient since they saw the big candles reading “22″ on top of my cake. Little do they know that I will be back next year and that number will be up to “23.” Anyway, it was nice to get all of my little sisters and one of my grand-littles together even though the meal was hardly edible and we mostly ate breadsticks. I am going to miss my “family” when I am in California this summer and fall. Katherine has been around as my little sister for three years now and I can always count on her. I am grateful that they took the time to make my birthday table so nice.
My weekend promises to be slow since I only have homework on the schedule so far. Tomorrow night is the annual Alpha Chi Omega Woodser but I have opted not to go this year. Stu and I went last year and it is rather peaceful, as date functions go. I remember how cold it was that night. It looks like it might be that cold again tomorrow night but I am going to be spending it in my unnaturally warm room. I was so wordy this past week in my diary but I don’t see that trend continuing. As always I am trying to keep my promise of not discussing routine day-to-day matters here so that means it might be awhile before I have anything to share! Maybe my brain will come up with something that warrants publishing, like the little filibuster on music above.
P.S. I picked up a copy of the February issue of Entertainment Weekly today and it has a little bit of information on the new Lord of the Rings movies. If anyone is looking for some eye candy check out the newest pictures in the magazine.