Saturday, January 12, 2008

Goodness Knows, the Wicked's Lives Are Lonely

People can be good for people. In the last ten days or so, I've been hanging out with some seriously high quality people. And I think it makes me a better person.

For example, today I was on my way to pick up a friend to take her to lunch, and my CD player broke while my Wicked CD was inside. So I punched the CD player as hard as I could three times. And it started working again!

THEN I was doing my laundry and I came up with this brand new way to fold sweaters! It just came to me like a bolt of lightning.

It's all related.

A couple more days of this and I might be able to fly. Or at least not leave the house with toothpaste on my fucking shirt.


biff said...

Sometimes, when the partner comes by to give me new assignments, I dream of punching him in the gut three times.

Army Girl said...

How is it all related?

Rachel M. said...

wait...are you saying good things are happening to you b/c you were coming to get me for lunch, or are you saying that i should punch things? or are you saying both? and why are you folding your own sweaters? get your sister-wife to do that...and to take a look at your breaks.

Zimdog said...

So, if someone was to achieve high quality status with Grace, what does that entail? I mean, I saw you on Saturday night and wish I could see you more. Does that count?

Rachel M. said...

it's really not that hard. it's a matter of texting and a strong fatih in better living through phramacology...and a willingness to mercilessly mock perfectly respectable people. wait...after writing that i now see that i love her more than i thought i did. i need to digest this. maybe i'll text grace about it...

Grace said...


Of COURSE that counts. And for the record, you achieved "high quality" status a LONG time ago.

I think it may have had something to do with us riding on a surfboard together with beers in our hands??

BGST Forever.

David A said...

I am confused!! Is Grace being fascetious when she says she has been hanging out with some "high quality people"? What is the connection between beating a CD player into submission (which is a crime in 50 States, and a federal offense if you do it in interstate commerce), finding a new way to fold sweaters, and flying? And the subject line -- "The Wicked's Lives are Lonely," -- how does THAT tie this all together?

What is going on here? I feel like I woke up in a David Lynch movie/television show? And look! There's the giant!

Grace said...

OK. I don't see why this is so confusing. It makes perfect sense to me.

I have been hanging out with REALLY awesome people. As a result, I have developed a Fonz-like ability to punch things and make them work. I have also had moments of sheer genius which enable me to fold my sweaters like a sweater folding rock star.

With me so far?

There are other people (IE Wayward Esquire, Namby Pamby, Daisy Duke, Anonymous Hottie etc...) who I have not seen in the past 10 days. I imagine if I do see them soon, my self improvement might reach the point where I will be able to fly, or at least leave the house without looking like a retard.

The title line is a line from Wicked, the musical, which was stuck in my CD player when I punched it. Also apropos, I thought.

Does thaat make sense?

anonymoushottie said...

You will see us soon if you would RSVP to my damned awesome party. I already told you that you could wear a ridiculously cool outfit. And there will be champagne and vodka and a keg. And surprises. Imagine how much you will accomplish if you experience all of that!!!

David A said...

What I find ironic about this entry is that I have seen Grace on the Red Line train twice, once while she was in law school, and once while she was en route to work. In both instances, she is the epitome of professionalism and grace, black clothes and all. And despite how she appears to the outside world, in her head, she's thinking, "oh, you retard, you spilled toothpaste on yourself!!"


Rachel M. said...

to be fair, i think it's safe to say that grace is graceful, elegant, AND a retard. what's wrong with that? perfect people bore the shit of i'm sure they're total liars/posers...that ain't my grace.

Anonymous said...

Conversely, I went to put my Wicked CD into my car CD player the other day, and I accidentally grabbed the Wicked book-on-CD.

This is surely indicative of the fact that 5/6 of my classes are in the same room this semester, and my section mates are all ready to kill each other.