Everybody understands the impromptu

The title for this post comes from a Jimmy Buffett song called “Everybody’s Got a Cousin in Miami” from his Fruitcakes album, from some time in the 1990s before he started opening restaurants and selling beer. If a person can become a brand, Jimmy Buffett’s is about as interesting as it gets.

So this song was stuck in my head today, and the line about “the impromptu” tugged at my imagination a little bit. I supposedly understand it, according to the song’s lyrics, so I may as well figure out what it is. My guess is that sometimes you don’t know what’s coming your way, and when you do you just have to make something up and hope for the best. Like when a quarterback changes the play at the line of scrimmage in football. Sorry about the football analogy, but it seems to work.

Intuition takes over sometimes. The best-laid plans get tossed aside when something unfamiliar comes along. You hope for the best, but it’s really just some improvised crap that might work, and it might not. We all do that everyday of our lives, so if that’s what it is, then yes, I guess I understand it, after all. And now for a lyrical outro:

We got a look, we got a style, we got that old panache

Everybody’s got a cousin in Miami….

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