Monday, October 18, 2010

Manic Monday: Because Often Other People Just Say It--or Sing It--Better Than I Ever Could

This morning, could you just do a couple of things for me? First, grab a big cup o’ whatever your morning poison is—coffee, tea, orange juice, Coke, tequila shots, whatever. Then, put your feet up, close your eyes, and try to listen to this song and watch this video without cracking even a little smile as you remember where you were and what you were doing when this song first came out 24 (!) years ago:

It's just another manic Monday
I wish it were Sunday
'Cause that's my funday
My I don't have to runday
It's just another manic Monday

-"Manic Monday" by The Bangles (1986)

After you finish listening, read this quote by Kelly Corrigan from her book, Lift:

"If John Lennon was right that life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans, parenthood is what happens when everything is flipped over and spilling everywhere and you can’t find a towel or a sponge or your “inside voice."

Thanks for indulging me. Now finish your coffee (or tequila) and get through your week.