Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Crepuscular Commentary

TR: I'm going to see Twilight with some friends. We're dressing as vampires.

eped: Why don't you dress as girls?

(this was absolutely the best vampire costume I could assemble in ten minutes.)

Monday, November 24, 2008

"Sovay" (Andrew Bird) Chords

This is linkbait, of course, but someone somewhere might find this useful.

by Andrew Bird

|: C C | G G | Fmaj7 Dm | Fmaj7 Dm :||

the pickup notes to the chorus are F,F, F#, G, D, G#

| Am Am| E E | Fmaj7 Fmaj7 | E E | Am Am | E E | Fmaj7 Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 Fmaj7 ||

and here's the lyrics:

I was getting ready to be a threat
I was getting set for my
accidental suicide
the kind where no one dies
no one looks too surprised
then you realize
that you're riding on a para-success
of a heavy-handed metaphor
and a feeling like you've been here before
because you've been here before
and you've been here before
then a word washed ashore
a word washed ashore
then a word washed ashore

sovay, sovay, sovay
all along the day

I was getting ready to consider my next plan of attack
I think I'm gonna sack
the whole board of trustees
all those Don Quixotes and their B-17s
and I swear this time
yeah this time
they'll blow us back to the 70's
and this time
they're playin Ride of the Valkyries
with no semblance of grace or ease
and they're acting on vagaries
with their violent proclivities
and they're playing ride
Ride of the Valkyries

(repeat chorus)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Of Drums and Diarrhea.

Yesterday I went to a "Friendsgiving" dinner. This one had a neat little caveat: we had to either dress as Indians or Pilgrims. I put on some animal skins and some spare pieces of leather I had lying around from my Outback days, and I lent Cate some too. I'd say we had the best Indian costumes, but when we walked in there were about 15 other people, and all were dressed as Indians. Not one Pilgrim.

Is that surprising though? Which would you rather do: Wear animal skins and spend the day outside fishing, hunting, and hitting drums OR sitting inside all day reading the Bible, stopping
only to go to the latrine to unbutton your church pants to make way for your raging dysentery?

Monday, November 17, 2008

A Tenacious Cancer or a Noble Leo?

This is great! How often does a deterministic world view let you choose anything? Well, by definition, never, but we could have an entire conversation about this sometime. Later. When I have had less sleep. For now, remember this guy?

Here he explains why you can choose your favorite of TWO Western Zodiac signs:

Actually, Bill would probably let you choose any number of the twelve that you like, but this way you can still back it up with pseudoscience!

In the meantime, I'm struggling. Am I a Cancer or a Leo?

Friday, November 07, 2008

TR: Hey, you know what is really good? Peach Fresca mixed with Orange Juice

eped: I can't think of a gayer drink than that.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

poor Dorian Gray
who died on Election Day
"loaded with goodies"
from krispy kreme, starbucks, ben, jerry,
chick fil-A, babeland and more.
Not even a picture could
cure the epicure of the first tuesday
after the first monday
in November
so next year remember, remember,
save excess instead
for the month of december.

Monday, November 03, 2008

It's Fundamental!!

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Swirly Patterns turns five years old this week. Mostly that makes me feel accomplished and all, but it presents me with a dilemma.

I think it might be time to retire Swirly Patterns and start fresh because:

1. Five years is, like, a nice even number. Even though its an odd number.
2. I've gotten tired of the page layout again.
3. I could file this one under Burning Chaff.
4. Maybe it could symbolize, you know, turning over a new leaf or something. A new direction for my life.
5. It's fun to get rid of stuff. I think its almost the same rush as purchasing something.
6. Was it the Dalai Lama or Buddha or Chris in the morning who said that you have to let go of something in order to truly possess it?

But maybe I shouldn't because:

1. My blog is older than most people's, and I (probably mistakenly) think that makes it somehow more legit than younger blogs that are more fun to read.
2. I could just change the page layout if I wanted.
3. I will probably file this under Burning Chaff anyway.
4. I can't really think of a new direction for my life.
5. I can save that rush for when the current economic crisis reaches apocalyptic proportions and The Entire Internet, including google, is no more. By then Swirly Patterns will be 6 and a half, which will make the rush even greater.
6. Do I even want to "truly possess" Swirly Patterns?

Well I think I've made up my mind.