On the Title….

I feel like I should at least give some sort of nod to where I came up with the title for my blog.  When I decided to give this another go (after the long-ago college LiveJournal years), sitting down and thinking about a title seemed like a really hard thing to do.  I mean, my blog wasn’t going to be about anything in particular.  And I’m not obsessed with any one thing (other than my cat, Mr. Darcy- more on him later) enough to make it, well, ME.  So I looked for a filler title- FYI, this blog was almost called “Blah blah blargity blah”- and decided to shower on it.

As much as I love bath products, the shower proved fruitless.  Other than the fruit in my generic Cucumber Melon body wash.  But no titles.  Then I started paying attention to the songs in my head.  I always have one, ALWAYS.  This one is a favorite of mine.  Don’t go taking the lyrics all crazy literal, it’s actually really depressing.  There are nuggets of truth in it though, and the line I titled my blog after has always resonated with me.  I give you…

Pictures of Success- Rilo Kiley

Build your own television receiver
Staying home can’t be that bad for me
Because I’m not scared, but I’d like some extra spare time
Easily earn me big money
I’m a modern girl, but I fold in half so easily
When I put myself in the picture of success
I could learn world trade or try to map the ocean

When you’re dead, in hospitals and freeways
When you’re dead, in resting homes and clinics
When you’re dead, it must be nice to finish
When you’re dead

I’ve had it with you, and Mexico can fucking wait
And all of those French films about trains
Because I’m not scared, but I’d like some extra spare time
I’m not scared, but the bills keep changing colors

When you’re dead, in hopsitals and freeways
When you’re dead, in dress shirts and neck ties
When you’re dead, in apartments and on beaches
When you’re dead

They say California is a recipe for a black hole
And I say I’ve got my best shoes on, I’m ready to go
Ready to go, ready to go, I’m ready to go
Ready to go, ready to go, I’m ready to go

These are times that can’t be weathered
And we have never been back there since then
These are times that can’t be weathered
And we haven’t been back there since then
These are times that can’t be weathered
And we have never been back there since then
These are times that can’t be weathered
And we haven’t been back there since then

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