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The Sound of Music (and stuff) October 16, 2006

Posted by Lupus in Life, WTF.

Sometime yesterday afternoon, I had the urge to watch The Sound of Music again, for like the billionth time. Unfortunately for me, it wasn’t on my university’s completely legal file-sharing network, so I couldn’t watch it, but I contented myself with downloading every single song in the movie. Except, of course, that song by the head nun near the start of the movie that no one likes. Stupid head nun and your manly voice.

Anyway, the songs in this movie are really awesome. But that’s not what I’m going to say some random crap about. It’s the song Sixteen Going on Seventeen, sung by the lovely young couple in the beautiful garden scene. The girl part goes like this:

I am sixteen going on seventeen
I know that I’m naive
Fellows I meet may tell me I’m sweet
And willingly I believe

I am sixteen going on seventeen
Innocent as a rose
Bachelor dandies, drinkers of brandies
What do I know of those

Totally unprepared am I
To face a world of men
Timid and shy and scared am I
Of things beyond my ken

I need someone older and wiser
Telling me what to do

Liesl says she’s naive, but the fact that she knows she is naive is about a billion times better than most of the teens now-a-days. They think they know everything, and go around acting like they own the world. They think at the age of 16 they’re adults and can do whatever they want….

Why am I ranting about this? It’s 7a.m. in the morning and I spent the last 8 hours procrastinating. I wrote a total of 500 words in the last 8 hours… well, at least I’m now close to finishing this stupid assignment. Another hour or two and I’ll be done, leaving me until Tuesday 3p.m. to proof read and then cry. I’m on the verge of snapping though, this scene keeps replaying over and over in my head:


After I’m finished with this one, I have another one due on Friday. Bring it on bitch! I’ll take you all on! You paper-weight mofos, I can take on 20 of you at a time! My trusty knife will be there to greet you all, won’t you Margret? That’s right, my baby, we’ll take them all on…

(By the way, what kind of 20 year old has seen The Sound of Music more than 10 times, knows most of songs off by heart and complain about teenagers being all up themselves? I blame these goddamn assignments… I’ll make you pay. I WILL MAKE YOU ALL PAY!)



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