duck and cover


One way or another, we'll all need each other
Nothing's gonna turn out the way you thought it would
But friends and lovers, don't you duck and cover
Cause everything comes out the way it should

Everybody here's got a story to tell
Everybody's been through their own hell
There's nothing too special about getting hurt
Getting over it, that takes the work

Cause one way or another, we'll all need each other
Nothing's gonna turn out the way you thought it would
But friends and lovers, don't you duck and cover
Cause everything comes out the way it should

Blessed are the hungry, blessed are the weak
Blessed are the humble, blessed are the meek
Blessed are the ones on the other side
Blessed are we for just being alive

One day I stopped wanting anything at all
The heavens opened up like a waterfall
No use in worrying about when it ends
Just for now be thankful for what i get

Cause one way or another, a man's gonna suffer
It makes no difference the way you wanted it
But friends and lovers, don't you duck and cover
Cause everything comes out the way it should in the end

Seems like life is a palindrome
You cry when you die, you cry when you're born
In between it's all about the ups and downs
Add 'em all together, they cancel each other out

Cause one way or another
One way or another
You won't get what you wanted
You'll get enough, for sure
One way or another
Winter pays for the summer
You won't get what you wanted
But what you got'll be good

-- glen phillips

I will possess your heart


I have another boring, lonely weekend to look forward to. I had a date but she broke it off (well, I gave her an out, and she took it). I'm still forced to entertain my grandparents, who were supposed to have gone to Yellowstone but instead decided to lounge around here all week and make us amuse them. My bracket is utterly busted. All my teams have lost. Even the Jazz couldn't beat the Lakers last night. I am awash in a sea of blah.

I sometimes wonder if I even want a weekend. Seems to make me feel worse. I can't wait to get out of here, where no one knows who I am, and those that do know who I am don't ignore me.

At least Death Cab will keep me company.

Carrying the banner


I am officially going to be a Deseret Morning News intern this summer. I'll be working on the online section of the newspaper, which is great, because that's the way the industry is moving, and it will really round out my experience and make me more marketable.

Consequently, I'm going to have to find a place to live up there. My first day is April 28, right after finals. So I'm gonna have to get going there. I'm surprisingly excited to move out again -- living at home has been good, what with the free food and the extra pocket money, but also terribly lonely and isolating. It'll be interesting to get a place up near the U and see how student life is up there. I'm sure I can find an LDS roommate and a student ward. That prospect is very exciting.

My life is moving forward. Maybe a bit faster than I'd like. But I think it's a good thing.