So far away

Ah, it’s the little things…

I woke up the other day with that Owl City song ‘Fireflies’ in my head. It’s been playing on the radio for weeks, and somehow managed to creep into my subconscious – I don’t particularly like it, but it’s one of the least annoying songs on the radio here at the moment.

Anyway, I saw a friend from Minneapolis had posted the lyrics to the same song as his Facebook status that day. Oddly, it made my day! Some times I feel pretty darn far removed from the lives and preoccupations of my friends back in the States. I can’t get into the excitement/hatred/moaning about the massive piles of snow piling up in DC – I can barely even imagine snow in the middle of summer here! I can’t get into the Superbowl madness, and not just because my team didn’t make it (boo), but because I don’t have satellite tv and so couldn’t watch it. I can’t celebrate a fabulous day off with everyone on President’s Day – oddly enough, they don’t celebrate it here in SA and today is business as usual. So there is something comforting about knowing that the same generic pop tunes are playing in the States as here. Or maybe it’s scary, I’m not really sure…but that’s a whole different topic! For now, I’ll take it as comforting.


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