Dear Gentle Reader,
As I was bounding back home to get to job #2 from an interview in Millbrae a few days ago, Alanis Morissette’s “Hand in My Pocket” showed up in the shuffle line up. I realized that this is the perfect song to describe my life. 😀
First off I have to say, I love me some Alanis! Her Jagged Little Pill 📀 still gets a full spin in my car every now and again as does her Under Rug Swept. I love her phrasing and her vocabulary. C’mon “There’s an obvious attraction to the path of least resistance in your life/There’s an obvious aversion no amount of my insistence will make you try tonight” For me, it conjures up such great imagery. Yes, Ironic got her into a bit of a pickle, but I don’t care.
Now, Dear Reader, what I ❤️ about this song really comes into play when you actually take a look at the lyrics. She pairs a great descriptive word with nearly the exact opposite of how it should make her feel. Most lines have a negative first word and a positive second, but occasionally, she reverses this set up.
No one ever has good days every day, sad to say even me. However, just like those lyrics I may be broke, but I find ways to be happy. Even while I may be poor, I think it is imperative to still be kind.
Well, bad days come a-knocking every once in a while, like on my drive, as I stressed myself out about whether or not going to this interview was the right move as well as the thought that I may miss my shift if traffic was not my friend during this trip. There was no guarantee that the potential offer would match what I am making now. What if it wasn’t? Now all the time and energy put into this would have been for naught. 😞
It turns out that traffic, Gentle Reader, was on my side so I was not going to miss any work hours. BUT! Yes, there is a but, my friends, the same struggle of getting from one place to the next on time reared its big ugly head. Can you believe it? What are the odds that one job would affect the next twice in one day? Not only that, take a guess as to what song popped up on the rotation, again? Yup ⇪!
Here’s the thing, though. This time I was supposed to be heading to an audition! 😳 The tough part was I was working on a project that needed to be completed in one shot. I didn’t have the luxury to hold off on what wasn’t completed yet to make it to my audition. That alone began to put me in a tailspin as I worked as quickly as possible. I sent apologetic messages for my tardiness and I felt just awful. It’s bad enough that I don’t like auditions, but to walk in after they have already been there for over two hours? I felt like a heel. Thankful that I still got the chance to read, but a heel nonetheless.
The great thing, Dear Reader, is that if that gamble of an interview pays off, not only with I have just 1 job to focus on along with ALL my theatre stuff, but it frees up a crap ton of time for MORE theatre stuff!! Well, except for the audition that I was late to. I totally didn’t get that. Which is a total bummer, but I can’t have it all. (But I wants it all! I needs it!) That was a train wreck and it will never happen again. I hope.
So keep your fingers crossed for me, would ya? Let’s send out the good vibes that this interview will lead to a good enough single stream of income so that I can keep on keeping on. Even if it doesn’t happen though, just like Alanis says “everything’s gonna be fine, fine, fine.”
What about you, Gentle Reader? Have you ever had a song sum up your life perfectly? Whether it be a moment, a week, a month, or for your whole life so far, music is everyone’s soundtrack. What is “your” song? C’mon. You can share. We’re pals. No judgements. Let me know in the comments below. Who knows, I may not know the song and when I look it up, it may be the best thing I’ve ever heard👂
Until next time, Dear Reader…