Turn the Tub Around

Posted on Dec 22, 2009. 5 comments

Lately I've been running around the State of Southern California like a chicken missing it's tail feather. I've covered the length and breadth of my college campus uphill in the snow, barefoot both ways while pushing Maya in her stroller in order to procure the proper signatures and pound of flesh to gain permission to orally defend my thesis. That sounds like a disease doesn't it? "I had to see my primary care physician after I had a bad bout of orally defending my thesis." If that's the disease I'm loathe to hear the cure.
Last night I discovered a new channel during an extended bout of (ZOMG Thesis Defense is imminent) Insomnia. There is a new channel on tv called "Dance" which plays one item over and over ad nauseum. It's reminiscent of a Ginger Rogers/Fred Astaire dance number but with fabulous Megan Mullally singing Turn the Beat Tub Around with...a tub of butter. I wish I could attribute this discovery to Sartre/Thesis Anxiety inspired dreaming instead of cruel reality but when I checked this morning the Megan was still doing the happy hoedown with glorified glob of shortening. I can't believe it's not Ginger Rogers!
Clearly my thesis back up plan should involve some fancy footwork and a tub or two.


  • Posted by Mildawg on Dec 23, 2009

    Wow! You seem stressed. Take some time to relax, ok? :)
    Happy Holidays!

  • Posted by LeAnn on Dec 28, 2009

    “happy hoedown with glorified glob of shortening…” I so want to put that on a t-shirt. It makes me giggle to say it!
    Don’t worry so much about defending your thesis, you’re brilliant and you’ll do wonderfully!! I’m so amazed at all that you’ve accomplished, you kick butt!!

  • Posted by Carrie K on Dec 29, 2009

    Now I’ve got that earworm! Darn you!
    Love your year in pictures. You can defend your thesis w/your hands tied behind your back. Hmm. Gagged? After all, you’re slogging through a campus with snow. ;)

  • Posted by mindy on Dec 23, 2009

    Wow- just reading that had the feeling of a really bizarre dream…

  • Posted by Michelle on Dec 23, 2009

    So glad I’m not alone.
    No margarine was harmed in the typing of this message.

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