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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

thank you for the days...

I've been thinking about Elvis Costello all day for my song du jour of the day. But I couldn't settle on one song, until I went over to Vicki's. Her Mom passed away this weekend, and now my favorite blogistan sitcom, the Bud and Jan show, is off the air. And even though I went through this myself quite recently, I'm starting to realize that every situation is different, and having Been There helps you empathize, but it doesn't teach you the right words to say to someone who's going through it now.

Anyway. I listened to Days a lot right after my Dad died, thirteen years ago. A whole lot. Oh, and incidentally? He used to go into restaurants and ask "What's the soup du jour of the day?" just to see the waitress look bewildered. Frequently. That's why I keep repeating that joke, in case you were wondering. It's kind of a tribute to my Dad. So no, even if you're really really tired of it and you never thought it was funny in the first place, I'm not going to stop.

And I found this! Neat, huh?

get your own


~d (tilde) said...

My Mom goes into a restaurant and asks for the Soup Du Jour and then says, oh, I had that yesterday.
She thinks its funny...
Sorry you lost your Dad at such a young age. P lost his Dad abt 2 yrs before we met. He gets blue sometimes b/c PawPaw never got to met P's kids.
I love the rolling lyrics thing.

alala said...

HAAA! I think that's funny too!

I feel the same as P - my Dad would have been a really great grandpa, and I'm really sad that he missed out on that. I'm sad too for my kids, that they never got to meet him.