Dec. 2nd, 2007

jackshoegazer: (Jack/Kindergarten)
Here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle.
3. Press play.
4. For every question, type the song that's playing.
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button.
6. Don't lie.

1. Opening Credits:  The Empty Page - Sonic Youth

2. Waking Up:  Clark Gable - The Postal Service

3. First Day At School:  Lover I Don't Have to Love - Bright Eyes

4. Falling In Love:  Knight Rider - of Montreal

5. Fight Song:  Wake Up - The Arcade Fire

6. Breaking Up:  Punk Love - The Magnetic Fields

7. Prom:  Fog - Radiohead

8. Life:  Porcelain - Moby

9. Mental Breakdown:  The Medication is Wearing Off - The Eels

10. Driving:  Caring is Creepy - The Shins

11. Flashback:  I Cover the Waterfront - Billie Holiday

12. Getting back together:  Litli Tónlistarmaðurinn - Björk

13. Wedding:  Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All The Way Out In Bushnell - Sufjan Stevens

14. Birth of Child:  Going to a Town - Rufus Wainwright

15. Final Battle:  Ne me quitte pas - Regina Spektor

16. Death Scene:  Blips Drips And Strips - Stereolab

17. Funeral Song:  Roadhouse Blues - The Doors

18. Ending Credits:  You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse

Some of these are pretty silly, but several are hilariously apropos.
jackshoegazer: (Jack/Tongue)
Winter has arrived in full force.  I worked yesterday, which meant driving around all day while it snowed and sleeted all over.  We got something like four inches and it was a horrible mess.  The news said the city had 170 snow plows and salt trucks ready to go, but I didn't see a plow until almost 4pm.  By then, the roads were practically unmanageable.  It was like off-roading. You couldn't tell where the lines in the road were or even the curbs.  People were walking in the street, sticking to the grooves made by cars, rather than walk in the unshoveled sidewalks. Somehow, I managed to not get stuck, wrecked, killed, and best of all, I didn't kill anyone else.

A member of the [community profile] iconomicon sent me an Amazon gift certificate, which I used to purchase The Princess Bride on DVD and Mark Vonnegut's The Eden Express, which arrived yesterday.  Jacquelyn, Ethan, and I just watched The Princess Bride and I can't wait to start Mark's book.  It's supposed to be the best "insider's view" of schizophrenia and it's said he definitely inherited his father's gift of storytelling.  Also in [community profile] iconomicon news, inspired by a post by [profile] strawdogs, I made a photomosaic, using this great program, out of all the [community profile] iconomicon's icons.  You can see the results here.

Jacquelyn and I made our first winter outing, sloshing through the snow and ice and mush to get to Lakeside Fibers and the nice coffee room in the back.  I read a large chunk of The Peace War by Vernor Vinge and drank a very tasty iced latte while Jacquelyn purchased some yarn for a crochet project.  The Peace War and it's sort-of sequel, Marooned in Realtime are some of my favorite books.  Vernor Vinge is one of the best sci-fi authors, um... EVER.  This year, I find myself reading quite a few books I've read before.  Comfort reads, I suppose.  Since I started driving taxi, I have much less reading time.  Perhaps it's just a reaction to that; I want to be sure I'm going to like what I do have the time to read.

Can I just say, "Holy shit, The Departed was a really good movie."  I can?  Sweet, thank you.  Holy shit, The Departed was a really good movie.

And in closing, goodbye.

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