The emo made me do it
So I worked late again the other night. Everyone else was gone by about 6:30, so I took a sweep through the office to make sure no one was lurking behind a cubicle wall and then I turned on some music while I worked.
OK, I might have talked about this before, I don't remember, but every few weeks or so I find a song that I REALLY like that I totally latch on to for a while. I listen to it, over and over and over again, until basically the thought of listening to it one more time makes me want to slice my eardrums with the edge of a CD. The song this time was Hero/Heroine by Boys like Girls. (Which you can listen to here if you want, you know, the audio/visual.) I turned it up and every time it ended, I hit play again. And again. And again.
I'm going to interrupt myself here--do you ever have, like, a whole little movie in your head with certain songs? I do that ALL THE TIME. I have a total movie in my head for this song. It's all about this guy who's sort of cautious or whatever about relationships, and this girl manages to sneak past that when he's not paying attention and they fall for each other and it's all very cute and sweet. There's this line: "If you want to get inside, then you can get in line. But not this time. Because you caught me off guard ..." and that's basically the gist of the song.
So back to the story. The "you caught me off guard" parts are my favorite, so naturally, since the music's playing out loud and I'm by myself, I start singing. Loudly. (And, as we've established, badly.) But not the whole song--just that line, and maybe the few lines around it. So, say, every 43 seconds or so, I burst out in song.
This goes on for maybe, I don't know, a half hour. And then all of a sudden I hear something. I slide over and peek down the hallway and, yup, there's someone there. A someone I like to call The Boss of Everyone. Who has been sitting back in his corner office listening to me belt out "you caught me off guard" for 30 minutes.
Yeah, I'm SO on the fast track.