Life is still unsettled, but that's just how it's going to be for a while. I'm hanging in there. Trying to get myself more organized and to continue the vast project of stripping down my possessions. Still fighting insomnia and leftover PTSD brain chemicals.
Luckily, I have a lot to look forward to: cheering the Giants in the Series, joedecker's art opening, the Richard Shindell concert. Also turns out that Shindell, a thoughtful, complex folksinger whose work I find tremendously moving, was in the Boy Scouts with my cousins in Long Island. They didn't know he was a musician. It's very small and somewhat bizarre world.
I could use some help on Saturday while I am sorting stuff in my old storage unit and moving it to the new smaller unit. The moving of stuff is easy -- they supply wheely carts -- and mainly what I want is company while I sort stuff. If you're willing to take stuff for yourself, to give away, or to drop at a thrift shop, better yet, but this isn't a requirement. Being willing to listen to me laugh, scream, cry, and tell long pointless stories about what I unearth is essential, however.
We watched Bubba Ho-Tep the other night, which I enjoyed a lot. Ossie Davis is a brilliant actor.
1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.
4. Tag 20 friends (if you want to)
5. Everyone tagged has to do the same thing. (if you want to)
6. Have fun!
IF SOMEONE SAYS ‘ARE YOU OKAY’ YOU SAY?
Promenade (from Pictures at an Exhibition) Take a walk -- yeah, I like that.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Culloden's Harvest (Deanta) No, sorry, I am not a necrophiliac, thanks.
WHAT'S YOUR BEAST QUALITY?
Bach's Concerto in A for Violin, Andante, I will assume they mean "best" as opposed to beast, and we'll figure the iTunes approves of my slow and leisurely qualities, AKA procrastination. Truly one of my most highly developed skills.
WHAT'S YOUR WORST QUALITY?
Queen of Hearts (Juice Newton). Maybe best and worst were switched. Maybe they weren't.
HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
Prelude in Tapisserie (Erik Satie)
WHAT’S YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?
Medieval Dance (by Musiqua Antiqua) Only if the medieval dance is the pole dance performed in flames, made famous by Joan of Arc.
WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO?
Sonata Bach's Lunch (Mannheim Steamroller) Makes about as much sense as most things I do.
WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
Coming from the Mountains (Kingston Trio) It's a road song. (We go by air, we go by rail, any place they pay us scale.)
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT OFTEN?
Gimme Some Loving (Spencer Davis Group)
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIENDS?
Daniel (Elton John)
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Send Me Some Lovin' (Sam Cooke) Fabulous song.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Down by the Sally Gardens (James Galway and the Chieftains) Not where, what.
WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Stabat Mater (Poulenc) I really don't think so.
WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING / GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Domino (Van Morrison)
WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
This Wheel's on Fire (The Byrds)
WHAT IS YOUR PASSION IN LIFE?
In Dulci Jubilo (traditional Christmas carol set by Bach) Oh yes. This.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
Red Light (Jonny Lang) I do tend to drive fairly fast....
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
Early in the morning (Vanity Faire)
WHAT DO YOU WANT RIGHT NOW?
Silence (Keith Jarrett)
WHAT DOES YOUR LOVE THINK OF YOU?
Gloria-Chorus:Gratias agimus tibi (from the Bach Mass in B Minor) Peculiarly appropriate.
WHAT WILL YOU TITLE THIS NOTE?
Gnawin' on It (Bonnie Raitt)
Consider yourself tagged, if you so desire.
What's up with you?
Also, have you ever heard of Awkward Turtle? Used the gesture? Seen it used? When did it start?