Monday, March 10, 2008


My favorite moment in the musical Legally Blonde is when Elle finds out she gets the internship. She was upset because Warner had just proposed to Vivian (the musical, folks, not the movie) and she's mad at them until someone taps her on the shoulder and shows her she did it - she got the internship. She's just as good as Warner and Vivian, and everyone who doubted her can kiss off.

There's no Warner or Vivian in my life, but I really need an Elle moment. The I DID IT!, overcome with a sense of accomplishment, I'm doing something right moment. I have been known to cry during American Idol because I am so jealous that these kids get to quit waitressing or delivering mail to do what they simply LOVE to do.

This part of Legally Blonde made me tear up wistfully when I first saw it, and still kind of gives me chills, because I just want to scream this song too. I'm doing something right! Someone knows I exist! I did it!

Maybe, once again, this all has to do with the find your passion thing we discussed a few weeks ago. I wonder if crossing the finish line will do it. What if I burst into song? Wouldn't that be funny.

"Is that my name up on that list? Does someone know that I exist?
Is this a mistake? Am I even awake? Pinch me now to make sure!
Is that my name in black and white? Maybe I'm doing something right!
WOW! I feel so much better than before.

...I've gone on to better things, better jobs or bigger rings,
I don't have the time to cry, I'm too busy loving
my name up on that list, kind of a cool ironic twist!
Who else can I tell? Oh wait where's my cell? Mom will fall on the floor!
Look at my name in black and white, your daughter's doing something right!
I feel so much better than before!

...See, I have not begun to fight!
I am so much better
I am so much better
I am so much better
than before!"

In other words, something's gotta give.


  1. I've never heard this song, but I feel the exact same way! Hang in there!

  2. I think i totally know what you mean. I totally don't want to sit in a cubicle for 30 more years of my life doing signal timing. Let's have a pity party. Where you're at now is only for a season and there will be bigger and better things that come along.

  3. Seriously Eric? You don't want to do signal timing for the rest of your life? I do.

  4. Haha Wes. It is the lesser of many evils of Civil Engineering. It's kind of an uphill battle in Los Angeles, and we're getting slaughtered.

    However, my section does damn good work.


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