Oh my goodness…YES! This makes me so unbelievably happy! Have I mentioned here my obsession with the band Queen? Surely I have. Because from the moment I bought that Danish import of their Greatest Hits from Wuxtry Records my first month at college I was hooked like a cheap date to a man with a fat wallet. My college dormmate can attest to this (Hey Bob!). We listened to that CD ad nauseam. All the sorority girls on our hall thought we were so weird…
Anyway, here’s my favorite of their songs. The last time I listened to it was with an ex-boyfriend on Valentine’s Day, sitting on my couch hammered on red wine after watching Moulin Rouge. And when this song came on I wept. Okay, so maybe the weird designation is deserved. But the harmonies in this song are remarkable. It’s not surprising that their guitarist has a PhD in Astrophysics. Okay, Tuesday music: check. Back to work.
Also, this bird just f*cked up. I’ve seen Alexander do this. And I believe I’ve done it myself. See, patience lasts only so long. Then it’s your ass.
Also also, courtesy of one of the new workmates (h/t Mr. Kerr), this just made me cry at my desk. I was recently told I’m too emotional. Yeah, I don’t care. This reminds me of the time Stella took off with my parents’ dog and got lost in one of the neighborhoods outside Atlanta and, for two weeks, she was gone. And I was sure that was it. I got to the point where I had resolved to accept it. And the next day I got a call from an elderly man who had convinced her to get close enough to let him look at the number on her collar (he looked just like my dad) and I drove the hour from Athens to get her. The man told me that he never saw her wag her tail or make a sound the whole time she was camped out across the street in the neighbor’s yard, raising her head only to look at a passing car. Looking for me. But when she heard my jeep pull up in the driveway, she began to cry and her tail started thrashing and she jumped — no lie, all four feet left the ground — into my arms when she saw me. Man, it felt good to be loved like that. I miss it.