May 29, 2008

Cure Me

Robert Smith of The Cure

I thought I was over them, cured if you will. Oh no. They're back and as good as ever. Have you heard/seen "The Only One"? Oh Em Gee. I love The Cure all over again.

I worked hard for this look when I started my job at the Toys-R-Us in Bellevue. The store hadn't opened yet. I was stocking stuff at night while attending classes during the day. I remember one guy commenting that I looked like I stuck my finger in an electrical socket. I took it as a compliment.

When the store opened, I decided to stay on and sell the stuff that I stocked. They offered me a position behind the Security Cage where they kept the remote control cars and video games. My partner in sales was Sam Smith, a retired mining engineer. When business was slow, Sam educated me on the Anglo-Saxon history research he was doing or the dried up mining engineering business. Both were fascinating and I felt like I was getting as much an education at Toys-R-Us as I was at UW.

Wait, back to The Cure. I saw them in Hyde Park in London for my birthday. I fell back in love with them then. And now here I am again. Absolutely brilliant.