One of the cool things about my job is that I've got a key card. This may not be a big deal to many of you, but it is to me. Read that again... I've. got. a. key. card. wOOt! (sorry, Karl)
I'm all kinds of big and important. It gets me in doors, clocks me in, identifies me as an employee instead of just some random schmuck off the street... just generally makes me feel cool.
If it worked.
I tried to use the employee fitness center after work last night before going to class. Entry to the center requires a key card. I scanned it and zippo.
Here I was all dressed up with no place to run.
So I hit the Riverwalk in downtown Naperville for a run/walk. I plugged my trusty iPod Shuffle in to my head and headed out.
Seeing as how we're no longer in daylight savings time, it was already really dark when I hit the trail. And, even though it's pretty well lit, the spaces between the streetlamps seemed immensely vast. The bushes and trees along the path appeared to be reaching out in a vain attempt to wrap themselves around my limbs and suck me into the dense foliage where not even the most astute police officer would ever find my rotting body.
My trepidation was not helped at all by the music that came up on my Shuffle...
It longs to kill you, are you willing to die?
-Chris Cornell, "You Know My Name"
What does? No!
We're gonna fight you brother, we're gonna fight until you lose
-Social Distortion, "Death or Glory"
What did I do to you?
You've been hit by, you've been struck by, a smooth criminal
-Alien Ant Farm, "Smooth Criminal"
Can you at least tell me which tree he's going to jump out from behind?
Crawl on me, sink into me, die for me
-Rob Zombie, "Living Dead Girl"
Do I at least have a say in this decision?
I suggest you grab your ankles and kiss your ass goodbye
-Cobra Starship, "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)"
No, really, I'm not that flexible.
This is the last song that I will dedicate to you
-Foo Fighters, "The Last Song"
Fine. Eat me.
And, with that, I unplugged my iPod from my head and got ready for class.
I've got one morbid friggin' workout playlist, don't I? Geez.