April 30th, 2004

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Ten random things: April 30

Ten Dar Williams songs:

  1. "What Do You Hear in These Sounds" (from End of the Summer)
  2. "If I Wrote You" (End of the Summer)
  3. "February" (Mortal City)
  4. "Alleluia" (Honesty Room)
  5. "And a God Descended" (Green World)
  6. "When I Was a Boy" (Honesty Room)
  7. "Calling the Moon" (Green World)
  8. "The Christians and the Pagans" (Mortal City)
  9. "As Cool as I Am" (Mortal City)
  10. "Babysitter's Here" (Honesty Room)
  • Current Music
    Morning Edition

Seven random annotations

April 30: Dar Williams songs. I was looking up Dar Williams in the All-Music Guide, and it had a list of song highlights. So I just grabbed the first ten.

April 29: Doctor Who monsters. I was on my sofa, and looked over and saw the Talking Dalek toy my brother gave me for my birthday last year.

April 28: dactylic place names. OK, this one is a little complicated. I was listening to "Iowa (Traveling III)," a song on my new Dar Williams CD, and it occurred to me that while it was a very good song, it didn't really have that much to do with Iowa. It could have used any three syllable place name, as long as it the emphasis was on the first syllable. (It took me a while to remember the name of that particular metrical pattern, but it came to me eventually.) At first I was just going to use single place names, but when I actually started compiling the list, I decided it would be more interesting to choose place names consisting of two dactylic feet.

April 27: Best New Artist Grammy winners. I grabbed my copy of The Big Book of Show Business Awards and opened to a random page, which happened to be in the Grammy section. Then I flipped back and forth through that section to try to get a nicely varied date distribution.

April 26: films produced by World Wide Pictures. At a Presbytery meeting last month, I picked up a WWP brochure in the lobby of the church at which the meeting was held. I just took the first ten movies listed in the brochure.

April 25: facts about Leesburg. I picked up a fact sheet about the town at the Leesburg House and Garden Festival a couple of weeks ago, and grabbed every other fact starting with the first.

April 24: things like which there is nothing. As I explained when I posted it, I typed "there is nothing like" into Google. I have no idea what inspired me to do that.
  • Current Music
    Williams, Dar - "The Ocean"

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I've said it before, but it deserves to be repeated: I love my Flexible Medical Savings Account. I spend two minutes filling out a form and faxing it somewhere, and a few days later they send me money. It's brilliant!
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    Wainwright, Rufus - "14th Street"

I am a sheep

Oh, what the heck:

  1. Go into your LJ's archives.
  2. Find your 23rd post (or closest to).
  3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.

From April 8, 2002:

On the way home after church, I saw them again, so I slowed to take a closer look.

That's actually from my 22nd post; the twenty-third was a quiz result informing me that if I lived in Middle-Earth would live in the Shire.

My 23rd post of 2003 did not have a fifth sentence, so here's the fourth. From January 19, 2003:

For future reference:

I guess that's more of a sentence fragment than a sentence. Oh well.

Here's the fifth sentence from my 23rd post of 2004, posted on January 27:

I think that's a good idea; it's more interesting than just a map.

And finally, the fifth sentence of the 23th post to my old journal, from way back in May 2001:

Like I care about what happens to George W. Bush.

Technically, that sentence is no longer true. The thing I care to see happen to George W. Bush is that he be defeated in November.

  • Current Music
    Cathedral Choral Society - "I vow to thee, my country"