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I’M EMPLOYED!!

February 20, 2008

Yes, UL Blog fans, the UL is gainfully employed again for the first time since the end of October, 2007. Woohoo! I’m planning a lot of things to celebrate (Bry, Shey, you guys ready to EAT SOME STEAK next week?) but the first thing I did to celebrate – no, the second, but this is a family blog so I can’t tell you what the first was – I finally downloaded a song that’s been sitting in my iTunes Music Store shopping cart, just waiting for this moment.

To all of those people who lifted me up when I was down, listened faithfully while I moped and complained, and yes, I’m sad to say bore the brunt of my ill temper during this hard few months of unemployment and uncertainty – you know who you are – I give you New Shoes” by Paolo Nutini. (Psst! Follow the link and buy it — you’ll LIKE it!!)

“New Shoes” by Paolo Nutini

Woke up cold one Tuesday
I’m looking tired and feeling quite sick
I felt like there was something missing
In my day to day life
So I
Quickly opened the wardrobe
Pulled out some jeans and a T-Shirt that seemed clean
Topped it off with a pair of old shoes that were ripped around the seams
And I thought
These shoes just don’t suit me…

Hey, I put some new shoes on
And suddenly everything is right
I said
Hey, I put some new shoes on and everybody’s smiling
It’s so inviting
Oh, short on money but long on time
Slowly strolling in the sweet sunshine
And I’m
Running late and I don’t need an excuse to wear in my brand new shoes

Woke up late one Thursday
And I’m seeing stars as I’m rubbing my eyes
And I
Felt like there were two days missing
As I focused on the time
And I made my way to the kitchen
But I had to stop from the shock of what I found
A room full of all my friends all dancing ’round and ’round
And I thought
Hello new shoes
Bye bye blues!

Hey, I put some new shoes on and suddenly everything is right
I said
Hey, I put some new shoes on and everybody’s smiling
It’s so inviting
Oh, short on money but long on time
Slowly strolling in the sweet sunshine
And I’m
Running late and I don’t need an excuse because I’m wearing my brand new shoes

Take me wondering through these streets
Where bright lights and angels meet
Stone to stone they take me on
I’m walking till the break of dawn

Take me wondering through these streets
Where bright lights and angels meet
Stone to stone they take me on
I’m walking till the break of dawn

Hey, I put some new shoes on and suddenly everything is right
I said
Hey, I put some new shoes on and everybody’s smiling
It’s so inviting
Oh, short on money but long on time
Slowly strolling in the sweet sunshine
And I’m
Running late and I don’t need an excuse to wear in my brand new shoes

Oh hey, I put some new shoes on and suddenly everything is right
I said
Hey, I put some new shoes on and everybody’s smiling
It’s so inviting
Oh, short on money but long on time
Slowly strolling in the sweet sunshine
And I’m
Running late and I don’t need an excuse because I’m wearing my brand new shoes

3 comments

  1. Oh Katie! I’m so happy for you! That must be such a huge weight off of your shoulders. I hope you love your new job and great things happen for you this year 🙂

    Alaine


  2. Thanks, Alaine! 🙂


  3. Congratulations!!!



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