5/31/2005

Music Meme Round 5

Filed under: — jen

‘Cause, you know, it’s so much easier than thinking.

Oh, and it’s fun too.

Music meme - round 5

Step 1: I put my media player on random. [Well, kinda]
Step 2: I picked a line from the first 20 songs that played. [Again, kinda, I am so playing fast and loose with the rules here.]
Step 3: I am posting the lines here for your guessing pleasure. Song title and artist please.
Step 4: I will cross out the songs as they are guessed correctly.

Yeah, yeah, we all know how to Google, but let’s not. Cheaters will be forced to eat my cooking.

This was still originally found via Paul.

Play nice boys and girls.

1)
In the time of chimpanzees
I was a monkey
Butane in my veins
So I’m out to cut the junkie
With the plastic eyeballs

2)
I’m not expecting to grow flowers in the desert
But I can live and breathe and see the sun in wintertime

3)
And all I can do is read a book to stay awake
And it rips my life away, but it’s a great escape

4)
Once I had a love and it was divine
Soon found out I was losing my mind
It seemed like the real thing but I was so blind
Much o’ mistrust
Love’s gone behind

5)
Yea you say that you don’t love me
Yea you talk about the other boys
And you laugh in my face
But I know when you’re feeling sad and lonely
No other boy can take my place

6)
The screen door slams
Mary’s dress waves
Like a vision she dances across the porch
As the radio plays
Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
Hey that’s me and I want you only

7)
I’m never alone
I’m alone all the time
are you at one
or do you lie
we live in a wheel
where everyone steals
but when we rise it’s like strawberry fields

8)
Who put the doggy in the doghouse?
You did, baby - you did
Who put your granny in the grannyhouse?
You did, baby - you did, baby

9)
So I talked to you for an hour
In the bar of a small town hotel
You asked me what I was thinking
I was thinking of a padded cell

10)
Friday night I’m going nowhere
All the lights are changing green to red
Turning over tv stations
Situations running through my head

11)
Now the stage is set
Where’s my Juliet, baby?
Is it maybe
My Midsummer Night’s Dream?

12)
We argued on the channel train to Paris
The vin rouge helped us make it sweet again
But by the time that we got down to Lyon
Everything I said was wrong and you cursed me in the rain

13)
Drove the night toward my home
The place that I was born, on the lakeside
As daylight broke, I saw the earth
The trees had burned down to the ground

14)
There is this old woman
She lives down the road
You can often find her
Kneeling inside of her hole
And i often ask her
“Are you looking for the mother lode?”

15)
I dreamed you paid your dues in Canada
Left me to come through
I headed for the right way
I knew exactly just what to do

16)
A circumstance beyond our control, oh oh oh oh
The phone, the tv and the news of the world
Got in the house like a pigeon from hell, oh oh oh oh

17)
I’m worth a million in prizes
With my torture film
Drive a gto
Wear a uniform

18)
With the money from her accident
She bought herself a mobile home
So at least she could get some enjoyment
Out of being alone

19)
It was a cold and wet December day
When we touched the ground at JFK

20)
Years of listening taking in
To one day take away
Through all the guilt and pity I
Could barely keep at bay

5/24/2005

Meme and the farmer

Filed under: — jen

Shawn tagged me with this a while back. It’s taken me a while to get around it because, well, I’m lazy.

The Caesar’s Bath meme: List five things that people in your circle of friends or peer group are wild about, but you can’t really understand the fuss over. To use the words of Caesar (from History of the World Part I), “Nice. Nice. Not thrilling… but nice.”

1)Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, Civilisation, Risk. Lame with a capital “L”. Go watch some TV…or go play outside, I don’t care. ;) Oh, and don’t wake me up when you come home at 5:30 in the morning after spending all night playing one of those games.

2) Rock climbing. It involves heights and physical exertion. I say nay nay.

3) People who think healthy eating and getting out into the great outdoors is a diet and exercise program. I work really hard at maintaining my Pillsbury doughboy-like physique and complexion. The TV doesn’t watch itself you know.

4) Hazelnuts and/or dark chocolate. No, just no.

5) Reality tv. I hate it all…well, ok, except Canadian and American Idol and The Amazing Race - but that’s it, honest!

I now pass the baton to anyone who wants it.

No rain

Filed under: — jen

Oh look, the sun is out. I had forgotten what it looks like. If the temperature goes above 13 degrees, I may start to believe that summer is just around the corner.

5/17/2005

Please help

Filed under: — jen

I received this today from Canadians for Equal Marriage.

(le français suit)

Yesterday, supporters of marriage equality became the first non-government witnesses before a 13-member committee of MPs studying the government’s equal marriage legislation.
Alex Munter, National Coordinator of Canadians for Equal Marriage, and Laurie Arron, Director of Advocacy of Egale, argued that the bill is a win-win for Canadians, ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from civil marriage while simultaneously ensuring religious freedom.
For the full text of Monday’s CEM/Egale presentation, go to www.equal-marriage.ca
Unfortunately, following the Egale/CEM presentation, Conservative MP and Justice Critic Vic Toews launched a filibuster that will see the Committee spend all of the next two hearings to debate his procedural motion.
As a result, the hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon are unlikely to hear from witnesses.
There remains significant question as to whether the bill will be passed. While a solid majority of MPs support equality and the Charter of Rights, all unadopted legislation dies when an election is called. Opponents of equality have made clear their intention to try to defeat MPs in the coming vote - please help our grassroots campaign to match the efforts of our well-funded adversaries and go to www.equal-marriage.ca/donate.php right now. We will need your help - especially if Canadians head to the polls in a few short days.

(suite de la version française)

Hier, les partisans du droit égal au mariage sont devenus les premiers témoins non gouvernementaux à comparaître devant un comité formé de 13 députés qui étudie le projet de loi sur le droit égal au mariage.
Alex Munter, coordonnateur national de Canadiens et Canadiennes pour le droit égal au mariage, et Laurie Arron, directeur des affaires juridiques et politiques d’Égale, ont fait valoir que le projet de loi est une situation qui ne fait que des gagnants, qu’il met fin à l’exclusion des couples de même sexe du mariage civil et qu’il protège en même temps la liberté religieuse.
Le texte intégral de l’exposé d’Égale et de CDEM se trouve à http://www.mariageegal.ca
Malheureusement, par suite de l’exposé d’Égale et de CDEM, le député et critique conservateur en matière de justice, Vic Toews, a commencé à faire de l’obstruction de sorte que le Comité consacrera les deux prochaines audiences à débattre de sa motion de procédure.
Par conséquent, les audiences de mardi et de mercredi après-midi n’entendront vraisemblablement pas de témoins.
Nul ne sait si le projet de loi sera adopté. Tandis qu’une majorité confortable de députés appuient l’égalité et la Charte des droits, tout projet de loi non adopté au moment du déclenchement d’une élection meurt au feuilleton. Les adversaires de l’égalité ont indiqué clairement qu’ils tenteront de défaire les députés sensibles à la question au prochain scrutin. Veuillez aider notre campagne générale en vue d’égaler les efforts de nos adversaires qui jouissent de ressources financières importantes en allant à http://www.mariageegal.ca/dons_f.php dès maintenant. Nous avons besoin de votre aide - surtout si la population canadienne est appelée aux urnes dans quelques jours.

5/13/2005

Mmmm, shopping

Filed under: — jen

So, what’s a Prime Minister to do when things just aren’t going his way? Why, a little retail therapy of course.

As I was leaving a client’s today, who should I see but none other than Paul Martin leaving a landmark Greene Avenue shoe shop.

Shoes! What a girl ;)

5/12/2005

Bad, creepy, wrong

Filed under: — jen

- Cadillac using Led Zeppelin’s Rock and Roll (or any Led Zeppelin for that matter) in its advertising.

- That ad for Propel Fitness Water. You know the one where little, tiny athletes pop out of drops of water.

From their FAQ: “How can I purchase Propel?”. I am going to take a wild stab in the dark here and say with money.

- Using peanut butter as a condiment on a chicken burger.

5/9/2005

All you have to do is meme

Filed under: — jen

Music meme - round 4

Step 1: I put my media player on random. [Well, kinda]
Step 2: I picked a line from the first 20 songs that played.
Step 3: I am posting the lines here for your guessing pleasure. Song title and artist please.
Step 4: I will cross out the songs as they are guessed correctly.

Yeah, yeah, we all know how to Google, but let’s not. Cheaters will be set on fire.

This was originally found via Paul.

Play nice boys and girls.

1)
Grew a moustache and a mullet,
Got a job at chic-fil-a.
Citing artistic differences the band broke up in May,
and in June reformed without me, and they got a different name.
I nuked another grandma’s apple pie
and hung my head in shame.

2)
Well there’s a small boat made of china
Going nowhere on the mantlepiece
Well do I lie like a loungeroom lizard
Or do I sing like a bird released

3)
Long before the white man and long before the wheel
When the green dark forest was too silent to be real
But time has no beginnings and hist’ry has no bounds
And to this verdant country they came from all around

4)
It’s like a jungle sometimes, it makes me wonder
How I keep from going under

5)
Wouldn’t it be great, if no one ever got offended
Wouldn’t it be great to say what’s really on your mind
And I have always said, “All the rules are made for bending”
And if I let my hair down, would that be such a crime?

6)
I pledge allegiance to the underworld
One nation under dog

7)
We ruled the world - we killed and robbed,
The fucking lot - but we don’t feel bad.
It was done beneath the flag of democracy,
You’ll believe and I do - yes I do - yes I do -
yes I do -

8)
They stop you in the street - they wanna know your name
To reach you on the phone - cause they know your game
Always running up the alley - trying to get home
Or standing on the corner - never alone

9)
Been around the world and found
That only stupid people are breeding
The cretins cloning and feeding
And i don’t even own a tv

10)
And all the world is football-shaped,
It’s just for me to kick in space,
And I can see, hear, smell, touch, taste,
And I’ve got one, two, three, four, five

11)
Walking, walking,
On the tight rope of insanity
On the verge of losing mind

12)
I was born by the railroad tracks
Well the train whistle wailed and I wailed right back
Well papa left mama when I was quite young
He said now “One of these days you’re gonna follow me son”

13)
That stupid old bug
That kills only love
I want to be good
Is that not enough

14)
Aotearoa, rugged individual,
Glisten like a pearl,
At the bottom of the world.
The tyranny of distance,
Didn’t stop the cavalier,
So why should it stop me,
I’ll conquer and stay free.

15)
Everybody’s watching. everybody’s looking.
She’s such a sucker. he don’t want to fuck her.
He is gonnna kiss me, if he doesn’t miss me.
I am ready for it now. already on the ground.
Five minutes in the closet with you.
Oooh! five minutes in the closet with you.

16)
Once upon a time at home
I sat beside the telephone
Waiting for someone to pull me through
When at last it didn’t ring, I knew it wasn’t you

17)
The voices in your head are calling
Stop wasting your time, there’s nothing coming
Only a fool would think someone could save you
The men at the factory are old and cunning
You don’t owe nothing, so boy get runnin’
It’s the best years of your life they want to steal

18)
Will you stay with me, will you be my love
Among the fields of barley

19)
I can’t seem to face up to the facts
I’m tense and nervous and i
Can’t relax
I can’t sleep ’cause my bed’s on fire
Don’t touch me I’m a real live wire

20)
Yesterday I got so old
I felt like I could die
Yesterday I got so old
It made me want to cry

5/1/2005

Woke up this morning from the strangest dream

Filed under: — jen

Last night I dreamt that we were at my grandmother’s old cottage. We were milling about on the dock about to go swimming. Mark appeared wearing a tight white Speedo emblazoned with the Rolling Stones’ tongue logo and a picture of the Village People.

I wasn’t even drunk when I went to bed, it must have been the fish.

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