… this is a GREAT song.
Monthly Archives: July 2008
“Its been eight months,” he said.
“Eight months?” she replied. “Gosh, time flies.”
“Its 242 days, actually.”
242 days of life without his wife.
I wonder how long it takes before you stop counting.
1. Your ship is sinking… Do you…?
a) Jump ship, you have no obligation to stay. Go to #7
b) Stick around, but deny the fact that you’re all sinking. Do your drills, make the calls, carry on regardless. Go to #2
c) Do everything you can to make things better for those on board. Go to #4
2. Water is starting to seep through the cracks. Do you…?
a) Start carrying a mop around to tidy away the mess before anyone sees. Be sure to smile and nod a lot. Go to #3
b) Start screaming “We’re sinking!!!” at the top of your voice. The sooner everyone knows they’re in trouble the better. In fact, the more drama you make, the more sympathy you’ll get. Go to #4
3. The mop isn’t working anymore and your feet are getting wet. Do you…?
a) Pretend that everything’s normal – this is actually what sailing is meant to be like. Go to #6
b) Start blaming other people for the situation and make sure everyone knows its not your fault. Go to #4
c) Face up to the fact that things might be changing and start taking realistic stock of the situation. Go to #5
4. People are starting to see that this ship won’t make its destination. Do you…?
a) Ignore their questions about the escape plan and say ‘I told you so’ until the bitter end. Go to #6
b) Stay out of trouble, find a lifeboat and get outta there while you still can. Go to #7
c) Quietly make preparations for evacuation. Buckle up your lifebelt, talk people through the procedures and show them the lifeboats. Go to #8.
5. Start showing people the lifeboats and do what you can to make to make the transition to the evacuation procedure easier. Go to #8
6. Salute and go down with the ship. A slow and painful ‘Game Over’.
7. Game over. Your heart is still beating, though others weren’t so lucky. Find another ship, you’ve still got places to go.
8. You’ve done all you can to execute a successful escape plan, now its time to go. Don’t worry about going down with the ship – its nothing but an empty shell of wood and stuff – the most important thing is the Destination.
Tonight je suis allée ‘boire un coup’ on the Pont des Artsà Paris! It was a bit classier than drinking on street corners… But only just…! I love travelling, what an incredible experience to se promener at night with people who are fast becoming friends even after only 4 days. Okay, we might never see each other ever again on earth (a realist of a dreamer, moi), but it’ll be cool in eternity to be like : “aww, remember that night on the Pont Des Arts à Paris?”…
c’est trop cool… 😀