When I started learning to play bass (yet again) this was one of the first songs I played. Although I have my own bass, one that I hold close to my heart, I always coveted Man’s ’70’s something Thunderbird. Nice action, easy to play. I always felt as if I “really could play”. I sounded good all the time when I played the Thunderbird. LOL.
I’m in a Grand Funk kind of mood tonight. Ever since this morning. Don’t ask me why. btw, I’m breaking with “tradition” by posting a 10 T’s tonight, Friday. It’s been a hell of a week so why not? “Re-cap?” Did I hear someone call for a re-cap? Ok!
Monday: weather nice, sunny, brisk. On the road relatively early, driving to work. 1st leg of commute, on the parkway. Driving in left passing lane. Cars decently spaced, (’bout a car length). I see in front of me, in my lane slightly right of center, a squirrel. Laying on what appears to be it’s side. Not moving. Not bloody. Still fluffy. I’m thinking “got to make sure I straddle the poor thing. Last thing I want to do is run over a newly dead squirrel.” MFer. Just as I came up on him, Rocky very suddenly, very quickly jumps up!, shaking whatever stupor he was in, off, and makes a run for it. (like he had a chance, except he may have felt he did). “Tha-ump”. What an awful sound. Welcome to Monday morning. Thankful?: I only had tears in my eyes. I didn’t get hysterical and start crying. I’ve shed my fair share of tears over dead wildlife. (shut up! this is my post and I don’t care what yer thinkin!”)
Tuesday: memory tells me it was more or less “typical”. Nothing exceptional, busy. Lots of pressure. Been a bit of a blur this week. Thankful? That I didn’t run over any more animals, brutally snuffing out innocent lives. Not exactly a positive “start to” or “end of a day”.
Wednesday: this one really sucks. I work in a law firm. Deadline driven. I’m a “QC” person. Basically, I give the OK for product to “go out the door and/or to an attorney”. Ironically, this hump day, I caught one of my own mistakes. Someone else caught the other (double whammy as they say). I’ve only made one mistake of this “magnitude” since taking this job. Today there were 2. Fuck me. But… No one is perfect. I cost the company beaucoup bucks and I felt really bad. Thankful?: I didn’t beat myself up to the extreme (as clarks will sometimes do). I’m a professional. I made the necessary “notes”. That error will never happen again.
Thursday: exhausted. Trying to catch up from having taken time off at the holiday. I was late to work. Thankful?: In spite of mounds of work, I was starting to catch up!
Friday: Not going to be late. Gonna get caught up today! (or so I think) Get in car, turn the key. Nothing. So I rented a car. After a little confusion about picking me up to bring me to Enterprise (we all have bad days apparently, even rental car reprsentatives). I finally got to work. At noon. Thankful: that I got to work and that although many “tasks” were continuing to accumulate, there were no deadlines for today.
5 Days in the week listed. Surely there are 10 thankfuls. No, really. I know there are:)
So there ya have it. Good, bad, in between. As long as we’re all vertical, we’ve got a chance.