Right As Reign

Tell them. Even if the descriptions fall short and it seems like you could never quite explain. If you need a moment, take a moment – it’s not giving up so long as you know that you must say what needs to be said. When there simply are no words, you must reach for them, anyway.

There may come a day when one of your songs becomes loud enough for everyone to hear. It will seem as though the world is teetering on every note and whether the melody will burst into chorus or fade in a minor chord. Beware, if this soundtrack does not come free. Ask yourself what I asked of me.

What have you been building? Is it Good?

Pay no mind to the fools who say they never look back, because they have failed to put the correct things into context. Delve into the past; it’s where wars have been ended. I’ve seen dreams broken by silence and I have been inspired by what I’ve found in shadow. Unravel the mysteries that will allow you to make a decision today. Expand your heart and your life by lighting up the dark.

Be brave, be thoughtful and present always and no one can shut you out – your adversaries will only put locks on themselves.

If someone offers you, a dream that you once had

At the price of going from Queen to Bitch For the Rest Of Your Life,

You are either way human.

Should you entertain the sound of it at the disapproval of your advisors,

“We’ve been through this.”

Your eyes will fill with tears,

Your inner court will gasp,

Your heart will grow heavy,

But you will know what is for the best

If you are truly right as reign.

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Paying Is So Uncool

Two boys walk in. They might be fresh out of high school, I mean, they look pretty young – and it’s clear by the foil sticker on their ball cap brims (why is everyone doing that???) that they still care about stupid things like being Cool.

First thing each one of them does is grab a silly little basket that you tote around the store. Those baskets look like something you put on your arm to take bread and yarn across the village. So not Cool. Something isn’t right.

“Hey there, boys. What are you up to today?” I look unconvinced before they answer.

They insist they’re just browsing. They even grab an ad to amuse you. Their baskets, their looting equipment, is that what tipped you or have you started to pass heavy judgment on young men?

Thirty seconds later they’re in the aisle behind you, shoving as many Dre Beats into those baskets as they’ll hold. Four hundred dollar headphones, boom boom boom boom boom boom boom. No account for color or kind.

“Okay team, we need to get over there. Don’t even leave their side. I mean, awkward small talk, babysit, get those baskets and try to sell them something until they give up.”

Questions about the products. Questions about discounts. But as many customer-like things they do they never make it to the part where they bring out their wallet. They’re not customers and we’re not police. They leave empty-handed. It’s the safest, money-forward technique.

I go over to the Dre Beat display just in case I’ve missed something. I set the headpiece over my ears and listen. All I hear is the unique sound of Monster tickling Will i Am's butthole.

I did them a favor.

TGIT

11813 is a very important number to me, making this a very important day in which the most important things will surely, undoubtedly – just kidding. There is no stupid numbers game that I play. It is the day of my review, though. To quote the person getting their papers prepared for it, "It will end the day on a good note". So there's my motivation for walking into it.

It's a "ton of coffee" day, as well. I can feel it. Maybe something for the slightly weak-feeling, with a cream and sugar tossed in. Splash of skim milk. Hella Latte day. Reversible! Day Latte Hella.

My brother leaves little sayings in my notebooks. Here, he doodled on some stationary and made the desserts evil.

I'm ovaries deep in busy work – sheriff asked me to look in to a case of identity theft and I was able to uncover information that wasn't reflected in the report. Shot that back over, felt like progress. I'm trying to crack the whip on our community involvement team and get our butts doing something good. I love everyone on that board but I feel like we continuously meet and then go back to our lives and do nothing differently. Also, I looked into something suspicious for my big boss and he thanked me for the fast response, which is the kinda recognition that always makes a person feel like they're kicking a little ass. So a big 'thumbs up' as far as making sure that I can never be replaced by a robot.

You know all of those self-help/business books that accompany entire programs for improving and leading and yadda yadda yadda, lots of money, everyone-do-this? My company stands behind a few of those and I recently went through a strengths assessment. The idea is to identify your top five and then research how to build on them and use them and partner with other labels and help the labels that are the same and how to different label, label you, blah blah blah. You get it. I did it.

And for my own pure amusement I'm going to talk about it all damn day today, just like people who rant on and on about their zodiac symbols and how a Scorpio does this or does that. It's gonna be pretty great. See also: get others to start lecturing on their own labels and use that time to zone out, gather my thoughts and figure out what I'm having for lunch.

So here's to a good day at work, and especially the two days after that I have off! Yea that's right! To all my people who are livin' it like today be Friday – LEMME SEE YO HANDS UP.

*zero reaction from the rest of the world*

Well then! *puts her arms down and blends back into the mass population*

Carry on.