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Christian
English Major
Writer
Thinker of odd things

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Cars, Marxes and LotR exhibits [Wednesday, Oct. 06, 2004, 7:46 pm]

I never thought I'd say this, but cars really aren't so bad after all. I used to hate them, and I'm not really sure why. Probably because you just have to keep pouring money into them. But I love my car even more now, because I can just get in and go. Although I might change my opinion if I were paying for my own insurance and repairs, instead of just gas.

I may have already talked about this, but what the heck, I'll devote some space to it here anyway: I found out something that is mucho exciting to me. The first 5 movies that the Marx brothers made are being re-released on dvd. It's called the "Silver Screen Collection". Not only that, but the set also contains some EXTRAS. I can't tell you how excited I am about this! It's about time, I tell you. Too bad I have to wait until November before it comes out.

Anyway. I found out that our trip to Boston to see the Lord of the Rings exhibit has been moved to this Friday. (I'll be sure to get some good pictures!) Which is why I worked 5 hours today instead of then, thus putting off a day's worth of homework to be done in the evening. Notice I'm not even doing it now, obviously. *slaps self*.

In closing, this is a song I heard yesterday on the oldies station that plays at work. Took me some searching to find the lyrics, but I really thought it was poignant.

My child arrived just the other day;
Came to the world in the usually way
But there were planes to catch and bills to pay.
He learned to walk while I was away.
He was talkin' 'fore I knew it.
And as he grew he said,
"I'm gonna be like you, Dad.
You know I'm gonna be like you."

Chorus:
And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man on the moon.
"When you comin' home ?"
"Son, I don't know when.
We'll get together then.
You know we'll have a good time then."

Well, my son turned ten just the other day.
He said, "Thanks for the ball, Dad. Come on, let's play.
Could you teach me to throw?" I said, "Not today.
I got a lot to do." He said, "That's okay."
And he walked away and he smiled and he said,
"You know,
I'm gonna be like him, yeah.
You know I'm gonna be like him."

Chorus:

Well, he came from college just the other day,
So much like a man I just had to say,
"I'm proud of you. Could you sit for a while?"
He shook his head and he said with a smile,
"What I'd really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys.
See you later. Can I have them please ?"

Chorus:
And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man on the moon.
"When you cominš home, Son ?"
"I don't know when.
We'll get together then.
You know we'll have a good time then."

I've long since retired, my son's moved away.
I called him up just the other day.
"I'd like to see you, if you donšt mind."
He said, "I'd love to, Dad, if I could find the time.
You see my new job's a hassle and the kids have the flu,
But it's sure nice talkin' to you, Dad.
It's been sure nice talkin' to you."

And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me,
He'd grown up just like me.
My boy was just like me.

*Laura*

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