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Melancholera
I woke up with "Do you know the way to San Jose" be Dionne Warwick stuck in my head. I like neither Dionne Warwick nor finding my way to san Jose, thanks.

Another restless night plagued by cats trying to rip mirrors off the wall, weird dreams that I can't remember (though vaguely related to tomorrow's deadline, I'm sure), worry over endeared ones, back pain and some minor relationship guilt.

I'm not really exciting about today continuing at the moment. The fact that listening to Loreena McKennitt is depressng me is bothersome. Yesterday was good, though. We saw Aeon Flux at the cheap theater, which is completely worth the two-fitty to see Charlize Theron in skimpy outfits. I cooked tilapia with pineappple salsa.

Why then is today filled with the overwhelming sensation of "bleck?"

I think my fleece is stinky, like bad kitchen perfumes.
I want to go home.
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Current Mood: melancholy melancholy

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kittydesade From: kittydesade Date: February 8th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's just one of those days. It should be retired early.
abmann From: abmann Date: February 8th, 2006 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Stupid funk. Seems to be permeating.
kittydesade From: kittydesade Date: February 8th, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know why I'm in a funk at least. First day back to work since Saturday, which was my first day in almsot a week. Plus, penicillin tastes like ass.

Is it better to know why your day feels sucky or not know?
abmann From: abmann Date: February 8th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Depends on if you can do something about why you feel bad, I think.

kittydesade From: kittydesade Date: February 8th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
True. I know I can't. *glares at work*
abmann From: abmann Date: February 8th, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Work does tend to get in the way. You should break its knees.
kittydesade From: kittydesade Date: February 8th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I totally should. With a titanium baseball bat.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: February 8th, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Relationship guilt?

Lack of sleep. That's on what I'm blaming the bleekness of today.

*hug*
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abmann From: abmann Date: February 8th, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ain't nothing wrong with "y'all."

I like Britney Spears, actually. I have a thing for cotton candy pop.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: February 8th, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cotton candy pop!?! Brit-Spear is the gothest singer of our generation.
abmann From: abmann Date: February 8th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
You best be backin' up them words afore I start askin' after ya.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: February 8th, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ya'got served!

abmann From: abmann Date: February 8th, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Ya'got served!

Thems not your words!

PS: You should mail my your Xbox and fable because I want to play it but don't want to by an Xbox.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: February 8th, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Ya'got served!

Actually it's george's xbox 360 and fable. But I don't want to play it anymore so I'll get right on it.
moocowrich From: moocowrich Date: February 8th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Ya'got served!

Haha I feel all popular now.
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abmann From: abmann Date: February 8th, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Explain to me what's wrong with liking pop music.
annan_dum From: annan_dum Date: February 8th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Bleck?" As in Bartholomew Cubbins and the Oobleck? I dunno...my mom would ask if you're deyhdrated.
I dreamt about a Disneyland-like theme-park that, after 11pm, turned into an "adult only" themepark. It was awesome. Maybe that's why I woke up feeling goooooood.
abmann From: abmann Date: February 8th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Disney sex = Furries.
You're a closet furry, aren't you?
annan_dum From: annan_dum Date: February 10th, 2006 06:39 am (UTC) (Link)
No, actually, you're projecting. :-P
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abmann From: abmann Date: February 8th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I could care less who writes Britney "2 day marriage" Spears' music. It's entertaining.

Entertainment culture that I consume must be one of two things 1) artistically viable, as in there is something to it or 2) Purely devoid of cerebral enjoyment.

For the former, I like things I can pick apart to understand a deeper meaning. i am, at my core, a die-hard structuralist. I like finding themes and nuance. In the case of music this can exist either lyrically or musically. For example, Godsmack has terrible lyrics most of the time but musically the band is quite interesting adn robust. Godsmack is keenly aware of the lead singer's vocal abilities and presents music that highlights or contrasts their songs very well. There's quite a bit to hear in their stuff. You get a different sense of the music when you consider the music on its own, then set it next to the lyrics.

For the latter, there's usually some completely non-intellectual appeal that must exist. Such as, the music makes me want to dance or produces "X" emotion strongly. Spears, for example, is rarely deep and the music is pretty cookie-cutter. But listening to it, I relate to it purely emotionally. I want to dance, tap my feet and generally experience the music bodily. The moment I start thinking about what it is or means, the song falls apart.

I hold this latter category to far different expectations than the former. I would never, ever rally for Spears' artistic ability.

I like it simply because I do.

I'm betting the same can be said for lots of people. I just like to rationalize my enjoyment of pop bands. :)
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