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Thursday, January 26, 2006

It's a Hard-Knock Life

Did you know the musical Annie is not about orphans or rich bald billionaires as is commonly believed? It's actually about old house owners! Just look, there's a song for every occasion:

When you're shivering under three blankets in front of the TV, dreading the moment when you have to pull your hand out from under the covers to fast-forward the commercials:

Don't it feel like the wind is always howl'n?
Don't it seem like there's never any light?
Once a day, don't you wanna throw the towel in?
It's easier than puttin' up a fight.

When you're feeling wistful about the life you once led before the house took it over:

Betcha they're young
Betcha they're smart
Bet they collect things
Like ashtrays catalogs, and art paint samples!
Betcha they're good --
(Why shouldn't they be?)
Their one mistake
Was giving up me! Was foregoing a home inspection!

Or when you're away on vacation:

I know I'm gonna like it here
Used to room in a tomb
Where i'd sit and freeze
Get me now, holy cow
Could someone pinch me please.

And when you're feeling that surge of affection for your house that reminds you why you're doing this:

You've wrapped me around
That cute little finger.
You've made life a song ...
You've made me the singer!

When you're at the hardware store mid-project, covered with paint, dust and debris and may or may not have forgotten your deodorant:

Who cares what they're wearing
On Main Street,
Or Saville Row,
It's what you wear from ear to ear
And not from head to toe
(That matters)

If only there were a tool that could clean this easily:

Just thinkin' about
Clears away the cobwebs,
And the sorrow
Till there's none!

When you're hoping it will stop raining, so you can finish a project:

When I'm stuck with a day
That's gray,
And lonely,
I just stick out my chin
And grin,
And say,

Oh, the sun'll come out
So ya gotta hang on
'Til tomorrow
Come what may
I love ya Tomorrow!

And last but not least:

Easy street
Easy street
Where you sleep till noon

Oh wait ... that one doesn't apply at all.

P.S. Guess what musical I'm seeing this weekend at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta?



C&C said...

I love it! Those Annie songs are SO fitting! Beautiful house, you guys are doing a great job.

1:11 PM  
mindy said...

Now, that's funny!

I know each of those songs by heart. I was a huge Annie fan, mostly because I had red hair. My grandmother still talks about the day I performed the entire Annie musical for her and her friends. Apparently it was a showstopper.

Thanks for the laugh - it's been a long afternoon, I needed it!


2:57 PM  
Kristin said...

Mindy, I adore Annie too. I forced my sister to watch it with me more times than I can count!

3:30 PM  
halloweenlover said...

Guess what the first word I ever wrote as a toddler was? Annie. Not my own name... Annie.

I'm so jealous!

9:19 AM  
novaks8 said...

Love Annie!
another redhead here
She was a little redhead's hero!

too funny

10:30 AM  

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