AMV Highlight – Cowboy Bebop – Stress

For the past few days I’ve been bored and pretty much worthless. Saturday was a huge party night, and so Sunday pretty much consisted of sleeping and a lot of nothing. Monday was a ‘B’ day at school, which means I get out at 12:30 and we did so little in each of my classes that I actually couldn’t remember even having been at school. I came home and proceeded to spent my whole day doing absolutely nothing. Yet, I managed to be up till 12:30. This morning, I was more tired than I’ve ever been in my whole life. For some reason, my whole body was sore like I’d been mugged in my sleep. However, my dad doesn’t trust me in the slightest so he sent me off to school even though I slept right until going and I knew I’d sleep through class.

So naturally I slept all the way through first block, oceanography. When I woke up at the end of the block, there was a detention slip laying next to me. I stumbled through the hallways and quickly decided I didn’t want to be there anymore, so I called my mom to take me home and I proceeded to sleep until 4 PM. Later on, I had to hear a series of lectures. First was the one about how I’ve been staying up too late lately (even though I’ve always had insomnia, and today I was more tired than I’ve ever been) and of course my oceanography teacher called to complain about how I always sleep through her class and am failing the quarter. I passed the first semester and can bring up my grades in the 4th quarter to pass the class, and failing that, I actually don’t need to pass the class at all to graduate. My guidance couselor was fine with this explanation, and so I don’t plan to do anything in class until the 4th quarter, but I can’t just skip the class or I’ll fail based on days absent so there’s no way around this.

So, I had to go through the lecture about how I need to do better in class, because I’m so intelligent I COULD be making straigght As if I tried and how my dad had no opportunities like I do and how I’m wasting my life, even though this is all in regards to a non-important class that I’m not even failing and today was a particular individual incident, culminating that this whole arguement had honestly nothing to do with anything and I’ve heard it a million times no matter how often I remind my father of our difference in philosophy. And then of course I was tired enough at 10 to go to bed, and yet I ended up staying up for 2 hours while laying there in the dark and quickly realized that my back was in immene pain, meaning there may actually be medical reasons that I am so fucking tired.

tl;dr – I’m feeling a lot of stress today. So it’s no surprise that I have this song stuck in my head.

This song can be best described simply by listening to it and reading the lyrics – it’s a hilarious but all-too-true telling of the average person’s mindset and day. For poeple who work in a white-color type of environment, it’s probably almost painful in it’s truth. Plus the song is funky as hell.

Cowboy Bebop is about as close as anime has ever gotten to a slice-of-life show for adults. The characters are tired, grumpy, midlife-crises style assholes who bitch and stress and screw around like real people. Plus the show is funky as hell. Lets just put it this way – the song and show are meant for one-another, and this video is not only a great synch but a perfect collision of the song and show’s styles and attitude.


Jim’s Big Ego – Stress

I’m Addicted to stress
its the way that i get things done
if im not under pressure then i sleep too long
and i hang around like a bumb
and i think im goin nowhere and that makes me nervous


everybodys out to get me but i feel alright
Repeat x3
Everybodys thinkin bout me

(its the little things that get you
its the little things that get you when you werent payin attention)


tryin to cut down on my caffeine consumption
so when i get up i just have one cup of coffee
and id like to have another cup of coffee with my breakfast
and on the way to work i like to get a cup of coffee
i like the kind of cup of coffee you get with youre donuts
but i never get the donut i just have the cup of coffee
and when i get to work i have a cup of coffee
cause i like a cup of coffee when im talking on the phone
but it usually gets cold and i need to get another cup of coffee
and its lunch and i have an espresso

and when i get back its not morning anymore so i have
a diet cola and another diet cola
and by then im feelin fine im feelin pretty sharp
and feelin pretty wired and im gettin things done
but right about 2 i get this little tiny micronim
stuck behind my eyes and it moves to the back of my neck
and it moves to the bottom of my spine
but it doesnt get there til 5 or 6 o clock
which is the end of the day so im fine so im fine so im fine
except when i have to work late when i have to work late
which i usually do


i love to work i love to run i love to play it real hard
i love to steal little things from the grocery store
like a piece of bubble gum or sometimes i just stick
my thumb in a peach and just leave it there
i love to work i love to run i love to waterski snowboard
jetski skydive parasail handglide rollerblade mountainbike
bungee jump well i mean i love to do these things if i had the time
i love to work i love to work i love to work after work
i love to spend a little time with this woman that im seein
cause we never get the time to spend together
so we call each other up and we talk about work
but i think id really love is to get up by myself on a tiny little island
in the middle of the ocean with just me a book and a cellular phone
and a personel computer in case something came up
and id eat and id drink and id run and id sleep
and do nothing but swim all day
except i dont know how to do laps in the ocean
where are the sharks where are the sharks
and theres this kind of eneminy that sticks in your foot
and the poison goes up to your brain and you die
and sand flies sand flies yuck!
but actually i think would be really relaxing
just me by myself in the middle of the ocean
and thats what id really like to do more than anything else
except id probably hate it

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