Tuesday, October 03, 2006

And you thought you had a messed up head today
(although personally I've always been fond of Jesus and Mary Chain hair)

I saw a kid get hit by a car today. We were just waiting to make a right turn, and when the light turned green, the car directly ahead of us accelerated around the corner, just as a kid started to cross on a walk sign. I just had time to think christ he's going awfully fast with someone in the intersection, when all of a sudden he hit her. I was flabbergasted, but Eva calmly stated that happened all the time. "If you tell them at the office you got hit by a car, they give you shit for jay-walking", she nonchalantly informed me. The kid seemed to take it all in stride as well; she stumbled when struck, but regained her balance and kept walking. I immediately memorized the dude's license plate, but when I saw that had he pulled over into a driveway and was getting out of the car, I kept going.

Eva talked to the girl at lunch and asked her if she was okay, and this girl is handling this in fine style. Apparently it was another high school kid driving. "A real asshole", according to the victim, "I'm going to egg his house tonight".

Fair enough.

I called in sick today, first time in 4 or 5 years. By the end of the day, my throat was feeling less razor-blade filled, and it's pretty much just a head cold now. Still it was sure nice to be home with a pot of tea and my comfy chair and the newspaper. And with today being a grey, cold, kinda drizzly day, it felt like the perfect day to indulge in a lot of Jesus and Mary Chain.
There is nothing like the JAMC for seducing you into just wallowing in your sickness and misery, while simultaneously encouraging you to kick its ass. The Reid brothers feel my pain.

So for all of you who are suffering from the first cold of the season, and for those of you who are still healthy, here are the musical stylings of Scotland's most wonderful freaks.

Head On - the Jesus and Mary Chain

Get music codes at Bolt.


Anonymous said...

'tis true, 'tis true. Aft long nights o' drinkin' rum 'n beddin' wenches at th' local port o' call, I'll fall asleep so soundly that I wake up wit' some crazy hair.

Stephanie said...

head on - apply directly to the forehead!

mellowlee said...

OMG, i totally lost it at "Fair Enough" *giggling* It's good you took the day off to recoup. I hope you feel WAY better tomorrow!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'll bet that's pretty much what happened to the Reid brothers as well, Jeff, except of course they were bedding Bobbie Gillespie instead of wenches.

That's exactly where I applied it, Stephanie! And it was guuud.

Thanks, Mel. I totally plan to feel ace tomorrow. And I'm a firm believer in letting kids sort things out for themselves.

Allison said...

That situation as actually happened to me and a couple of my friends before. Except we didn't take it so much in stride, we pounded on the hood and made a dent, as we had the right away.

Oooh, sorry to hear you're still feeling under the weather. But I'm glad that you have some JAMC healing today, nothing better. I'm listening to 'April Skies' right now.
Hope you feel better for tomorrow!

hilary m. said...

Ugh. Colds are no fun. A kid in my french class got hit by a car a couple of times. Happens around my school too.

My hair at its best looks kinda JAMC. That's only when I can find my mum's hair shit. If I can't it goes flat and it is not very cool.

Ben Heller said...

There's lots of colds around at the moment and I think they should all have some Reid love to soundtrack the recovery.

Hope you feel better tomorrow.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Good for you Allison! I wish this kid had done so as well, except I guess she was planning to express her outrage later, with a dozen eggs.
Some days nothing but the JAMC will do.
Oh I have a film (and JAMC) question for you: am I remembering correctly that Just Like Honey plays at the end of Lost in Translation?

It's nuts, Hilary - Eva's school is on Elbow, so it's a fairly busy street, but this kid had the right of way, and the right to expect to walk to school without getting hit by a car.
Gotta love the JAMC hair - I wonder if the Reids had to use much product to get that effect. (Jim Reid has really short hair now, nobody knows what William looks like).

Oh I hope you mean Reid love strictly in the musical sense, Ben, hahaha. Because after the lifestyles they indulged in, I woulnd't be wanting any other kind of love from them.
But I'll always take the JAMC music!

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

wow, i can't believe people just take getting hit in stride.

hope you're feeling better soon. is your cold making you super hungry? everyone i know that has the current cold going around is super hungry for the first couple of days.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It sort of blew me away as well, 668. I'm sure I wouldn't have just kept walking...

I HAVE been hungry lately! I just put that down to the colder weather, but maybe it's a viral thing. EEwwww, I feel all David Cronenbergy now.

Allison said...

Right you are! 'Just Like Honey' plays in the final scene of Lost in Translation. One of the reasons its a favourite of mine :) And also has a lot to do with the reason I wanna see her latest...New Order over the FR REV? I'm game.

Serah said...

The middle of my back is starting to ache, which could mean that my body is thinking about bronchitis.
I have had bronchitis about 4 times so anytime I get sick I am sure that it will turn into brochitis. I once came very close to pneumonia. The only good thing about bronchitis is codeine, in that going to work not feeling anything is kind of nice, as is blaming any mistakes on the meds!

Drink lots of tea and add some lemon and honey. Hope your throat gets better soon.

Just awful about the kids being hit by cars. It has happened a number of times out here too. A kid died last year. Drivers need to pay better attention to pedestrians, I would know 'cause I walk everywhere. I never trust what those cars are going to do.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Yay my memory is not quite gone yet!
Oh yeah, New Order in a film - I'm there, Allison! (old New Order hopefully)

Oh no Serah, take care of yourself! It's true about the bronchial tendencies; I had pneumonia once and now whenever I get a lung thing it terrifies me. My cold is strictly in the snot factory, so I am fine. But you look after yourself.

Drivers have got to realize that pedestrians exist. What a stupid way to die.

Evelyne said...

Hope you'll feel better soon!

And drivers really should pay attention to pedestrian, we're not in a metal box, so if you hit us, it might hurt!

karen said...

Yikes! Can't believe she took it so well. Egg his house eh? Brilliant idea. Very satisfying way to reek vengence. Hope you feel better soon. Colds are utter rubbish.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Absolutely, Evelyne, pededestrians do not have 1000 lbs of metal surrounding them. It's not a fair fight.
I'm feeling much better, thank you.

I thought it was very inventive and quite satisfying vengeance, Kees. Vengeance is highly underrated.
Cold is well under control now, as I do not believe in being sick.

Barbara said...

I know someone who was hit by a car and as he was lying on the street a bit shocked but otherwise ok, the driver ran up to him and asked him how he was feeling and he said 'oh a little run down'. True story.
Barbara B your cat and I have a staring contest everytime I go to listen to that song... your cat wins every time!
Hope your feeling better.

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

good story barbara.

my friend who was knocked down by a car in a vancouver rainstorm (nothing serious)had this as her first thought while lieing in a puddle... thank god, i didn't wear my new $300 boots today.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That's pretty sharp thinking for lying under a car, Barbara W!
Is my cat giving you a hard time about wanting to listen to the JAMC? Not to worry, she may be fierce, but she loves her JAMC.
I feel fairly decent now, thanks.

hahaha I'm assuming they weren't rain boots, 668! Was she wearing good underwear though, that's what really counts.