I do some of my “deepest” thinking in the car on my way to work, and the other morning was no different. Satellite radio was playing Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs” and I suppose it’s the first time I paid attention to the lyrics. First, the obvious, Ricky Martin is singing about how “she bangs?” Really? Ricky Martin?
Ricky sings the line, “She reminds me that a woman’s got one thing on her mind.” Who wrote this song? I mean, huh? Yeah, pretty sure Ricky has no idea what’s on a woman’s mind, nor does he even care, but I can promise you I don’t have just one thing on my mind. And of all the things I do have on my mind, it sure ain’t what I think Ricky is referring to. But then again, we are talking about Ricky Martin here, so maybe his reference to “one thing” could be something harmless like butterflies or maybe rainbows or ponies. Oh, chocolate, yeah, I wouldn’t mind if there’s chocolate. Wine, that’s a good one. Maybe any kind of self-medicating or meditating items or images… Oh, where was I? See?? See how I don’t just got one thing on my mind??
Let’s investigate the thingS (yes, multiple) I actually do have on my mind. Well, pretty much all the aforementioned items (rainbows, ponies, chocolate, etc.) simply because they were mentioned and so now they’re in my head. And on top of all these (and in no particular order), there’s spouse, work, kids, upcoming vacation, home projects, finances, laundry, groceries, meal planning, friends, family, world peace (or really the lack thereof), health, fitness, blog writing (post preparing), blog reading, wants, needs, school related events, and the list goes on to infinity (and beyond because yes, you can do infinity and beyond, Buzz Lightyear confirmed it).
I don’t know who wrote the “She Bangs” song, but I can tell the writers that no woman is that shallow, no woman only has one thing on her mind. And if that one thing does happen to be on her mind, it’s there along with the other infinity plus one things she has going on in there. So bang that, Ricky Martin.
Oh, Ricky, I still think you’re so fine…