Secret to peaceful work.
- Play the CBT (computer-based training) for software you have no interest in learning, but that everyone else wants you to know.
- Put on headphones, ostensibly because the CBT has a voiceover, and you want to be considerate of others.
- Shut off the voiceover option.
- Play Avril while you flip through the CBT manually.
Yeah, she’s seventeen and does some of the same dumb stuff I did at that age (there are a few fashion mistakes she’ll be regretting in a year or two, if my experiences are any indication), but dammit, I like Avril Lavigne. I bought Let Go two months ago and frankly the only complaint I have is that I don’t have enough copies of it to keep me properly saturated at work, home and in the car. It’s hard to get sick of the music when every song is just a little bit different in style.
Whatever. I’m a lame old man listening to a seventeen-year-old singing pop, but at least she’s writing her own stuff, and at least I’m listening because I really like it.*