Yesterday was the day of our big move into the Presidio. After dealing with a bunch of other things yesterday, I'm finally getting to set up my office.
And I'm doing so frantically because of my brother.
You see, my brother has a weird affection for two movies I just don't understand: Working Girl and Rudy. In some very personal way, those two films have resonated within him in ways I just can't relate to. And for some reason because of this, he quotes Working Girl to me with the frequency other nerds (and I don't exclude myself) quote things like Ghostbusters, The Godfather, and Family Guy. The thing is, every time he quotes it, I think he expects me to know the reference. But ... it's Working Girl. It's totally forgettable. It'd be like someone expecting you to instantly recognize quotes from movies like Gung Ho or Crocodile Dundee II.
Anyway, yesterday I'm running around our new building trying to take care of all kinds of things related to our move in and -- while I'm out -- I get two new voice mails.
The first message I get is Ry singing "Let the river run/ let all the nuh-nuh/nuuuuh, nuh nuh-nuuuh nuuuuuh nuuuuuuh nuuuuuuh/ ..." etc. for way longer than he really needed to sing it. I think, "Huh. Weird ... why is Ry calling me and singing an obscure Carly Simon song that he doesn't know the words to?"
Turns out this is "Let the River Run," the theme song to Working Girl, and it won Carly Simon a Golden Globe.
I delete the message. The second message however begins with some weird hiss and I think "Is that room noise? Speaker hiss? What is that?" And then it starts. An mp3 played over the phone of Carly Simon singing "Let the River Run." I think he played the whole song. For some reason, I think I listened to the entire song.
And that's where I am today. I'm trying to set up my office so that I have some speakers and can listen to music because, right now, "Let the river run/ let all the nuh/nuuuh, nuh nuh-nuuuuh nnuuuuuh nuuuuuuh nuuuuuuh/ ..." keeps playing on a loop in my brain.
So thanks, Ry. Much appreciated.