After work I changed out of the shirt and tie and ran home--about 2.5 miles in just over 15 minutes. Felt good to really push it, but I need to get some miles in! I'll try it again tomorrow.
In other news, a commercial featuring Smashing Pumpkins' "Today is the Greatest" came on, and Ellie gave me this odd look, as if the song should have meaning to me. I responded with a confused look of my own. She told me she remembers this song from my 'boombox' (seriously, I had one and the knob went up to 11 on that bad boy). Apparently I woke up to that song every day in high school. I insisted I didn't.
Ellie has a unique approach to situations such as this. She simply insists that she's right, speaks in a much more convincing tone, and ridicules my memory. Occasionally, she'll even act insulted that I wouldn't remember something, as if it's her birthday that was forgotten (March 18...Sh!t it's coming up).
Still convinced I was right despite her best efforts, I racked my brain trying to figure out the song that I would wake up to. I was pretty sure it was similar to the Punkins but could. not. think. of. it. Considering I have ZERO musical talent/dancing rhythm/an ear that can decipher "pitchy" or "flat" or "oversung" or any other jargon found on Idol, I decided to use the Intertubes to prove Ellie wrong. Finally, after a lot of
Spacehog. In the meantime.
I still love it, too. And I don't care what any of you think of the song. My highly-refined musical ear sez: It rocks.
When confronted with the news she was wrong, Ellie simply responded with a shrug of the shoulders and a "get me some wine" raise of her empty glass.
My favorite part (besides the killer beginning and oooh oooh oooh part) of the song happens to be the chorus:
We love the all the all of you
Where lands are green and skies are blue
Skies are blue, eh? Not in Wisco. Not for a while now.
And there you have it: The post has come full circle, back to the white stuff that continues to fall. 35 mph winds started late last night and continued this morning. Once again, more coffee. Once again, I'm aiming for an after-work run. If I run straight home, it'll be with the wind.