Wednesday, October 17, 2007

cowgirls don't get the blues

I heard back from VTLS and the official offer letter is in the mail. I'm quite excited. My official title is Software Testing Analyst, and i'll be working on the VITAL project. I'm really looking forward to it.

Ethan had a meltdown at school yesterday, and we received an email from his teacher about him being uncooperative to the point of refusing to do projects he isn't interested in. We are talking with him and i swear we will find a way to make it work. After school care is an issue as well, and perhaps David and I will have to grovel and sign something in blood, but so be it.

These days I listen to what is called contemporary country. I really like it, and more often than not it reminds me of folk. But i have to confess that George Straight's newest song How Bout Them Cowgirls is both good old country and is so wonderful that it has become my personal ballad, which i was in need of since Morphine's Looks Like Rain just wasn't fitting very well any more. It's not such a bad thing, since it reigned for over a decade. Here are the lyrics, but there's something special about hearing it, too.
I felt the rush of the Rio Grande into Yellowstone
And I've seen first-hand Niagra Falls
And the lights of Vegas
I've criss-crossed down to Key Biscayane
And Chi-town via Bangor, Maine
Think I've seen it all
And all I can say is

How 'bout them cowgirls
Boys ain't they somthin'
Sure are some proud girls
And you can't tell them nothin'
And I tell you right now girls
May just be seven wonders of this big, old round world
But how 'bout them cowgirls

She's a ridin' colts in Steamboat Springs
Bailing hay outside Abilene
She's trying hard
To fit in some city
But her home is 'neath that big, blue sky
And the Northern Plains and those other wide open spaces


Boy, she don't need you and she don't need me
She can do just fine on her own two feet
But she wants a man who wants her to be herself
And she'll never change, don't know how to hide
Her stubborn will or her fightin' side
But you treat her right and she'll love you like no on else

Yeah, how 'bout them cowgirls
Boys ain't they somethin'
Sure some are proud girls
But you can't beat their lovin'
And I'll tell you right now girls
May just be seven wonders of this big, old round world
But how 'bout them cowgirls
How 'bout them boys