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robling_t
robling_t
a member of no organized political party
There's been a helicopter buzzing my neighborhood all afternoon; I'd been thinking it was the big orange Coast Guard rescuechopper patrolling up and down the beach, but the news just said that a woman's fallen under a train at the Morse Red Line stop, so I suppose it's a newscopter or five. The Morse stop is creepy enough without having to stand there wondering if she jumped or fell or got pushed, and where. {shudder} One hopes that this will be resolved by this time tomorrow so I can get over to the LJ MeetUp, because right now the trains are being routed around on the express tracks from Howard to Granville.


So for my LJ's first birthday, which is today, it gets the Democratic National Convention to snark about all week. It's been slow so far, mostly because they've got the protestors shut away in the proverbial disused lavatory with the "Beware of the Leopard" sign, but I expect by Thursday the state of higgledy-piggledy will have set in in earnest. Immeasurably glad I don't live in Boston this week. Obama's keynote speech is tomorrow night, and will undoubtedly pre-empt most of our local programming.


It was nice out Saturday night, so I ended up walking home from cassielsander's bad-movie-party, thereby covering the rest of the distance to my place that I hadn't done after Boardgames MeetUp a couple weeks ago. Exercise goal so far this year has been going much better than usual, despite the rotten weather we've been plagued with. (It's been Octoberish pretty much solidly since mid-March; needing a fleece-hoodie at the end of July is so profoundly unnatural that my mind is about to snap from it.) I think I have lost a bit of weight, or at any rate the squashiness seems to have compacted somewhat. I wish I had a bicycle, I feel like I'm missing out on one of the few attractions my otherwise godforsaken but close-to-bike-paths neighborhood does offer...


Blog housekeeping: After much pondering, I have been unable to come up with the identity of this entrant from the "won't you guess my name?" meme of recent weeks. Congratulations, Mystery Contestant, and won't you please introduce yourself if you're still reading?



So, anyone making guesses as to the theme song for Kerry's big number on Thursday? Clinton appropriated "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow"; will this year's challenger make his entrance to "Change is Gonna Do Me Good"?

Or maybe "Won't Get Fooled Again"?




Poll #326600 name that tune

Kerry's theme song should be --

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atlanticat From: atlanticat Date: July 26th, 2004 05:20 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
AtlantiCat says that were me. Guess in the world of LJ, I don't stand out as much as I normally do (the security at Milwaukee knew me after a few hours this weekend).
robling_t From: robling_t Date: July 27th, 2004 12:59 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Ah, but I think I only friended you around the time we met, which was just Beltane-ish, so I haven't been exposed to your style for long enough to truly soak it in...


I'll bring the Sack O' Extra NeoPet Plushies to the MeetUp tomorrow... >:)
herewiss13 From: herewiss13 Date: July 26th, 2004 06:40 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)

Kerry Theme Song

"You're sort of everything I ever wanted. You're not perfect, but I love you anyhow. You're the woman that I always dreamed of. Well, not really; but you're good enough for now."
febrile From: febrile Date: July 26th, 2004 11:23 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Of course, I think they'd more likely choose "A Little Bit country, A Little Bit Rock & Roll" for the ticket. Which would be completely fatuous, but for the best.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: July 27th, 2004 01:12 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Yeah, "Fortunate Son" would be a little too subtle for the Great Unwashed, not to mention that by now the Great Unwashed have been conditioned to run out and buy pickups when they hear it. Just cross your fingers that the Dems aren't dumb enough yet to try what Reagan tried with "Born in the USA"... (Which I actually heard playing, without apparent irony, as the backdrop to Fields' fourth-of-July display last year, along with "Little Pink Houses" and Madonna's "True Blue"; sometimes ya just wanna smack people, I dunno...)
febrile From: febrile Date: July 26th, 2004 11:24 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)

Oh, and too...

Happy lj-day, robling_t!
atlanticat From: atlanticat Date: July 27th, 2004 05:51 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
You know, as a child of the 80s, you really should all ready own so many of those albums on your Amazon wishlist, excepting some of the obscure ones and maybe the Beatles.

I will be bringing de plushies tonight.

I want a Draik!
robling_t From: robling_t Date: July 27th, 2004 03:41 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
You know, as a child of the 80s, you really should all ready own so many of those albums on your Amazon wishlist

I did, but unfortunately my last movers liked 80's music too... :( Most of my surviving 80's collection is on vinyl, sitting in a box right over there {glares at box I keep falling on}. Anybody I know out there set up to do a vinyl-to-CD transfer? Anybody? I still have a turntable...
From: pudgym Date: July 27th, 2004 02:03 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)

Background

I have actually sung this song in karaoke. This particular karaoke had only a forward-ticking timer [i.e.: up from 0:00] [really good karaoke has a count-down timer, so you can tell when to hit the high note], so I was surprised when Part II scrolled on.
I know a lot of the words to Part II, but I still was a little thrown off when I had to do the verse where Teddy Pendergast remarks about The President of The United States said he couldn't help.
So that's why I mention this song.

Really: It has to be a U.S.A. band or artist. Using a British band (or a Canadian one - which ruled out everything by Bachman-Turner Overdrive) would be seen as "off-shoring".

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