My Box Set

I gave notice on Tuesday of my resignation at the theatre. After handing the letter to my manager, I went downstairs to get programs to stuff and did a little happy dance. I was entertained.

I’ve done whatever work I needed to get done here, but I’m scheduled to stay until 4:00, so here I sit. I am both bored and boring. Must entertain myself somehow.

Hmm. If my life were a box set, what would the Discs be called?

Disc One: Just a small town country Girl
Wherein we hear songs about moving from house to house in small towns, living in a trailer with the mom and the stepdad and the brother and sister and dogs and cats and broke-down chevy…

Disc Two: Daddy’s Little Girl
Wherein we hear songs about confusion, sadness, betrayal, and a whole whack of pain, followed by anger and a little more betrayal.

Disc Three: Can’t stay long, I’m moving on
A series of songs about self-renewal and self-examination, where relationships don’t last and I can’t stay put for more than six months to a year at a time.

Disc Three: Solitude builds character
We discover the ups and downs of being alone through the songs on disc three. As the disc progresses, the songs become stronger and more sure of themselves.

Disc Four: Ready or Not
Wherein things seem to be working out until another fall takes us down somewhere dark and unhappy. This time, though, by the end of the disc things are definitely starting to pull together coherently for a change.

Disc Five: I’m still Alive
A life altering experience in the north opens this disc, followed by a whirlwind of romantic songs and general happiness. It settles into a steady, cheerful set of tunes, evening itself by the end with a series of problems that used to be huge showing themselves as nothing insurmountable. A hopeful disc with thoughts towards the future.

That’s as far as my box set would be up to.


  • drtrauma

    July 29, 2004 at 4:39 pm

    Wow…that’s some box set.

    Burn me a copy?


    • Jenny Lee Silver

      July 29, 2004 at 9:00 pm

      😉 I’ll think about it. If I can get my burner working.

  • mandamus

    July 29, 2004 at 8:35 pm

    As I scrolled down I was going to ask if you were listening to BNL … guess so 🙂

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      July 29, 2004 at 8:58 pm

      Heh. Only in my head… it wasn’t actually playing, but I did have the song in my head. 😀