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Lead stories from (St. Paul Pioneer Press) Bulletin Board, Sept. 1, 2004

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Blinded by the lyrics Plus: Today's helpful (?) hint

From Poet X of PDX: "Riddle: how can you tell you're in Overtime Hell? When you work 45 hours in a week. Nothing, you say? I had to play hooky midweek to get it that low. Most co-workers put in a 56-hour week (after last week's 53).

"Didn't just do nothin' on my hooky day; went to see the second-ever performance of a band that's a hybrid of Toad the Wet Sprocket and Nickel Creek called Mutual Admiration Society. They performed a song I'm familiar with from Nickel Creek's second CD, but I didn't know the title of it. When I got home, I got out the CD and the booklet has the lyrics, so I went looking for the song that contained what I thought were the lyrics: 'Your first dog blinded you, left you cursing the light (day?).'

"It took extra-long to find the song because the lyrics, I discovered, are: 'Your first dawn blinded you.' Oh, well.

"Another sign I'm overworked: I had five BB columns to read just now to stay caught up. Today's lead story reminded me of some advice I realized after my first vacation with my first Significant Other: Don't live with someone until you've taken a trip together.

"Have I heeded my own advice?


"And I still think it's great advice."

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