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Something Happy

(note: I’m changing the first line to be LESS SUBTLE because this post is supposed to be about SOPHIA, not FACEBOOK, and the first five comments seemed to think otherwise. Has the internet replaced real life for all of us? Jeez.)

As I was on Facebook tonight, counting up all the new virtual friends I’ve made in the last week, I BEGAN TO THINK OF SOPHIA, and how none of this means as much to me as the ONE SPECIAL PERSON IN MY LIFE (that would be SOPHIA, not the CEO of Facebook), and how this special feeling I have for this person (SOPHIA, who is the YOU in the upcoming lyrics) can only be expressed through the poetic wisdom of ABBA.

Facing twenty thousand of your friends
How can anyone be so lonely
Part of a success that never ends
Still I’m thinking about YOU only
(Still I’m thinking about YOU only)

There are moments when I think I’m going crazy
(Think I’m going crazy)
But it’s gonna be alright
(You’ll soon be changing everything)
Everything will be so different
When I’m on the stage tonight

Tonight the
Super Trouper lights are gonna find me
Shining like the sun
Smiling, having fun
Feeling like a number one
Tonight the
Super Trouper beams are gonna blind me
But I won’t feel blue
Like I always do
‘Cause somewhere in the crowd there’s you


  1. Facebook? ABBA? Twitter? Uh. I’m concerned.

  2. Facebook? ABBA? Twitter? It’s like we’re the same person.

    I feel a little ABBA is in order now.

  3. I feel so behind the tech times…. hmm, I’m getting depressed now.

  4. mmmmm facebook! It makes everything better…. for at least five minutes.

  5. I’m speechless.

    For now.

  6. welcome to the world of facebook. the best way to procrastinate.

  7. at least you didn’t quote “dancing queen.”

  8. Found you via your comment on Curiosity Killer’s blog re: Facebook. That is soooooo true what you said about Facebook! That’s why it’s got its appeal!

  9. re: update to this post.

    OOOOOOHHH. Now, I get it. just a little dim…

    So, Sophia “gets” ABBA, huh?

  10. Serenaded with ABBA? Sophia is quite the lucky gal…

  11. well if ABBA doesn’t cheer you up your lost forever 🙂
    thnks for the smile

  12. There you go being all ABBBA on us, again.

  13. You can call me, 'Sir'

    June 6, 2007 at 3:50 am

    Your ABBA fetish is starting to freak me out a little.

  14. You can have all the virtual friends you want, but if you don’t have one special person IRL to be there for you no matter what (like you’ve been with SOPHIA) it doesn’t amount to much of anything.

  15. Abba is so queer!

  16. Rhea took the words right out my mouth.

    What next–Barry Manilow?

  17. For the record, I got this the first time. And I still think it’s sweet!

  18. Super sweet, Neil. Although you may have hurt the feelings of the CEO of Facebook.

  19. Non-Highlighted Heather

    June 6, 2007 at 6:40 am

    What a poofter.

  20. Babs, fancy shoes and now ABBA. You truly are a straight gay man!

  21. Have you taken a side job promoting Abba??? Seriously though, sorry to hear about the latest setback with Sophia … you’re both in my thoughts and prayers. Much peace, JP

  22. Ok, now I get it. Awww.

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