7/11/06 10:39 am
So...Each day at work...I come in and go to wikipedia and look at births, deaths, and events that have occured on the current day in past years.
Why do I do this?
Because there's not much else to do here.
Today, as I'm breezing through, I see it's Suzanne Vega's birthday- big whoop, nothing great. Looking at deaths- I don't really see anyone I care about who's died in the past years on this day...then...I see a 2006 death- Syd Barrett!!!
Turns out he died a few days ago but word was just put out. For some reason this SHOCKED me...I used to hate Pink Floyd a lot - but I'm minorly obsessed with Barrett's reclusiveness..and I kind of think they are okay nowadays - you can hate, it's alright.
Anyway - I walk to the printer to pick up some reports I had printed out, and I feel the urge to tell the first person I see, which happens to be my boss, of this news...(please be reminded that he has a very very thick Boston accent while you are reading this)
Me: Hey. The original lead singer of Pink Floyd died.
Boss: ROGER WATERS??? OH MY GOD.
Me: No, Syd Barrett. He was a recluse.
Boss: Oh, I thought he died a long time ago. Are you one of those people who goes crazy when people die?
Me: Uhm, no, it's just that...I just found out.
Boss: YA YA YA MONICA. Let me tell YOU something. George Washington died 200 years ago, don't make me start givin ya a list of people who died, ALRIGHT? (walks away)
In honor of his death, I guess we can all acknowledge the voices in our head and enjoy the traumatic acid flashbacks, uuhhhuhh.
Anyway in the life of Monica- it's the usual summer deal. I don't think I need to explain. When I'm not out with peeps, I'm probably at home drinking and watching Scent of a Woman - Monica Whalen's movie of the summer. (And YOU thought the movie of the summer was going to be Failure to Launch or something starring Jennifer Anniston, didn't you?)