I don't know if you guys remember the sneak attack song lyric contest, nay, BATTLE TO THE DEAH at my humble place of employment. You can read about it here and here. (You guys actually had some great ideas for our second go at it, but yet again I've gone and somehow deleted all my old comments.)
It's become a thing of the past, because two of my coworkers who were my partners in pointlessness now work in other schools in the district, and the other one is working someplace else. You can imagine my disappointment that they missed this.
I'm eating lunch with some work friends, one of whom is planning her wedding and talking about readings for the ceremony. She wants something original and I don't blame her; I believe the point has been sufficiently drilled home that love is both patient and... wait for it... kind. Everyone's throwing their hats/favorite wedding-ish poems in the ring so I suggest a few verses that have always touched my heart:
"There's a time for love and a time for living. Take a chance and face the wind. There's an open road and a road that's hidden, a brand new life around the bend. There were times I lost a dream or two, but I found a trail and at the end was you. There's a path you take and a path not taken. The choice is up to you, my friend. Something-something but you're on your way to a brand new life, a brand new life around the bend."
I got a couple smirks but then came this from the blushing bride: "That's sweet! What's it from?"
Corinthians! Tell her Corinthians!
Me: I'm sorry. It's the Who's The Boss theme song.
WP: No, it's not. Is it?
Me: Yeah, it is.
What was I thinking? I should've told her I wrote it and encouraged her to have a loved one read it at the blessed event. I mean, it IS pretty original. Damn it, Red... always squandering opportunities to take it to the next level.
Anyone getting married anytime soon? I'm also available to do the theme from the A-Team.