Slope of Hope Blog Posts

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Girl U Want

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Let’s celebrate the reversal! Time for some Devo, the coolest group of all time. This video is from decades ago (since the boys were pretty much the most innovative out there and led the way on music videos) but has probably my favorite moment of any music video, which is the fat guy trying to drink a milkshake while on an “exercise” machine. Also take note of the cameo appearance by Laraine Newman (spraying from the tree), who was Mark’s girlfriend at the time.

Wait For It

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In the soundtrack of my life, I’ve had songs from Hamilton occur with increasing frequency. One particular piece, Wait For It, resonates most clearly where I feel I am in my trading life. Specifically:

Death doesn’t discriminate
Between the sinners
And the saints
It takes and it takes and it takes

And we keep living anyway
We rise and we fall
And we break
And we make our mistakes

And if there’s a reason I’m still alive
When everyone who loves me has died
I’m willing to wait for it

I am the one thing in life I can control

I am inimitable
I am an original

I’m not falling behind or running late

I’m not standing still
I am lying in wait

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