Archive for April, 2011

A Pile of Fortunes

So, when I was last attempting to clean my room (seriously…I feel like Sisyphus here), I started gathering up all of the random fortune cookie fortunes that I keep meaning to post here. And now…here they are all at once! With commentary! (Feel free to add your choice of amusing ending to each: in bed, between the sheets, etc.)

* Your respect for others will be your ticket to success. (Sounds reasonable…)

* An hour with one friend is worth more than ten with strangers. (…And my friends are stranger than most.)

* Do what is right, not what you should. (*nods*)

* Look with favor upon a bold beginning. (Oooookay.)

* You heart is pure, and your mind is clear, and soul devout. (…I think I got someone else’s cookie. Uh…Thanks?)

* You will have some wonderful new experiences. (I certainly hope that this one is accurate.)

* You are contemplative and analytical by nature. (Actually, this one is pretty accurate.)

* You will soon be honored by someone you respect. (Will I have to dress up?)

* Time, once lost, can never be regained. (Wait. Not even if I had a TARDIS? Awww, man!)

Posted on 27th April 2011
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Day 14: Napoleon XIV

Napoleon XIV is a big part of my High School music remembrances. (I had a friend who owned the whole album. There are so many good songs on it.) You may have heard of him through Doctor Demento or perhaps from a friend. This is the most famous of his songs. Napoleon XIV – They’re Coming to Take me Away Hahaaaaaaa.

Posted on 22nd April 2011
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Day 13: Men Without Hats

There were so very many “M”s to choose from, but in the end I had to go with a song that I actually played at my wedding. Perhaps it’s further proof that part of me is stuck in the 80s. Who can say? Either way I will always love: Men Without Hats – Safety Dance.

Posted on 22nd April 2011
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The Mountain

From the post on Youtube: “This is a video by Terje Sorgjerd. Its ecstatically beautiful and is taken from one of the tallest mountain in Spain. ”

Posted on 19th April 2011
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Day 12: Led Zeppelin

I was all set to post a little something from a group I just discovered, but then it stuck me…Led Zeppelin! Of course! *smacks forehead* I adore Led Zeppelin! (And so does my Evil Twin. This one’s for you, Mr. Steed!) And so, I bring you my favorite song from one of my favorite bands of all time. Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song.

And now…with Viking Kittens!

Posted on 18th April 2011
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The 1st Hobbit Vlog

This film is turning into something like the great fandom conjunction for me. First of all, you have the Lord of the Rings crew, and then you add Martin Freeman (Sherlock) , and folks from Doctor Who (both announced and rumoured). Yeah. So, check out the first vlog from the set, and join my squeeeing.

Posted on 17th April 2011
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Day 11: Kidd Video

Once upon a time in the 80s, there was a TV Show called Kidd Video. It featured a group of young folks in a band that ended up being transported to another world and changed into cartoons. At the end of episodes, they had the band’s music videos. This one was my favorite. Kidd Video – You Better Run.

(P.S. sorry about the video quality, this was the best one I could find.)

Posted on 17th April 2011
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Day 10: Jethro Tull

Sorry that J is lagging a bit behind. This weekend was absorbed by rather a lot of holding my niece and running errands. *whew*

Anyway, for my “J” offering, I have Jethro Tull singing Broadsword. I saw Jethro Tull in concert back in 1991 (Catfish Rising tour.) Ian Anderson can stand on one leg for a *really* long time.

Posted on 17th April 2011
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Welcome to the World, Mojo.

Behold! My shiny new niece. Born this morning at 9:29am. …She is, as yet, unnamed, so I’m going to keep calling her Mojo for now.

I’m an Auntie!

Posted on 15th April 2011
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Day 9: Information Society

“I” is another letter that I agonized over, and in the end I went with my “80s child” love of InfoSoc. So here it is: Information Society – Think.

I wonder what happened to my copy of this song on tape?

Posted on 14th April 2011
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