All right, everybody, it’s that time of year again: the end of a quarter! And so tonight I kick off what is destined to become one of my favorite traditions: the quarterly What I’ve Learned So Far.
I’m well prepared. It’s 10:15 now, and I’ve been priming myself with liquid courage (Dr. Loosen and Chateau San Michelle, two of my favorite Rieslings) since about 700p this evening. So prepare for some unusually candid moments here on SIGPWNED. The truth may not always be pretty, but it is usually hilarious. At least around here.
The point of these What I’ve Learned So Far posts is to reflect on things I’ve come to understand in the last 3 months of life and then write them down for posterity. (Or whoever’s reading, actually.) Some things will be funny, some things will be serious. I hope you find them all worth reading.
I’ve been listening to one of my Pandora stations based on Gravity by Sara Bareilles (who is awesome, by the way) a lot lately. Ingrid Michaelson has been a happy discovery from this station, as has Brooke Fraser. I’d never heard of either of them, but by the power of the Music Genome Project I now have 2 new artists I really like and can listen to them every day. For free.
Pandora is so cool.
Anyway, the point of all this is that On the Radio by Regina Spektor just came on. This song has come on my Pandora before, and I’ve listened to it and liked it, but for whatever reason these lyrics really stopped me tonight as I was working: