Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Weird ass day...

Where to start? Hmmm...how about the Chili Pepper's new album, 'Stadium Arcadium?' Why yes, good idea.

It's been nice to be excited for an album to come out. I haven't felt that way for a long time. The last one I was actually excited enough to get antsy waiting for was U2's last one. Other than that, I've been okay with waiting.

This one excited me and I'm happy to say it's deserved the excitement and anticipation. I'm not even through it all yet, but I'm stoked. It's that good.

Youthful glee...it's nice to know things can still bring that out.

Next?

Hmmm...how about a question of ethics and stuff? Wow, great idea.

Suppose you had a job that had you in peoples houses or apartments when they're not around. You go into an apartment, clicking on the tunnel vision on the way in. Just do the job and leave.

All's well but on the guy's coffee table is a pile of pills. Not a couple...a pile, say about 30. They look a lot like some pain pills you once had.

Focus, it's none of your business.

Then you head upstairs and start working. Glancing to your right you see another pile of pills on the dresser. It's a bigger pile. On the floor is a pile of empty prescription bottles...all unmarked. They're next to a shipping box that may or may not have more pills. And for good measure, toss in a bulk jar of prescription sleeping pills.

The dresser pile is at eye level. You see them and now know that these are indeed generic Vicadins. (Later on you'll probably verify the numbers with a friend who's a pharmacist, just to be sure.)

Focus...none of your business.

Then you see the guy's uniform hanging on a rack. He's a county Corrections Officer.

What would you do? Mind you, pretty much any thoughts you come up with have likely crossed my mind. Let er rip...

Anything else happen today? Well, I did get an email from the guy running for Congress against James 'the Prick' Sensenbrenner, R., WI. He just wants to know how he can get an endorsement from a group I've been working with.

Oh, and Matt Damon emailed me too. Well, me and all the other millions on the One Campaign's email list. Still, it is kind of trip to see an email with Matt Damon on the sender line.

That's about it. New Red Hot Chili Peppers CD, a pill pushing Corrections Officer, random political candidate, and Matt Damon... How was your day?

9 comments:

Miranda said...

Hmm. To tell you the truth, I don't know what I'd do.

I didn't even know The RHCP were coming out with a new album!

K said...

Oooh. Conundrum.

But maybe, just maaaaaaybe, he's like some modern day Jean Val Jean and he's selling drugs to inmates to feed his poor, sick family...

thephoenixnyc said...

Hey Shawn. I am going to have to grab the Chilis.

I can also reccomend Bruce's Seeger Sessions to you, its brilliant.

Imagibe if BeesKnees was in that room.

Shawn said...

I've been wondering about the new B.S. album. It's hard to tell from the 30-second snips iTunes gives you. I'll have to check it out now!

Laura said...

Seriously, I would call his superiors. He belongs nowhere near inmates. At the very least, he needs help. If there's one thing I can't stand, it's crooked correctional officers.

I have the new Chili's, havent' had a chance to listen to it yet. Looking forward to it.

tshsmom said...

WHY would someone leave all those pills in plain sight, when he knows workers will be in his house?

Shawn said...

You've gotta wonder...huh?

tshsmom said...

Yeah!

Slade said...

I would have been afraid that he had a hidden camera and was seeing if you might take a few...