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...that she might be a sufficient reason for young Candide

and he for her


November 10th, 2003

Fountains of Wayne @ 12:22 am

Current Mood: peaceful

I just picked up a second album of Massive Attack (and if it's even a shadow of Mezzanine, bully), and the new Fountains album. And this Fountains CD just makes me immensely happy. I need to track down a copy of the old one. (If you've never heard of FoW, they did the title song for Tom Hanks' That Thing You Do. That's not real representative, though.)

Well...so I bothered to post, maybe I should say something substantial...is there anything worth noting? Probably. I find myself in a snowball of reinforcing decisions. I'm tired of preparing for life, and so I'm looking to start it. That means that at this precise moment, I am not on the path, but jumping from one moving car to another. And the part where I'm up in the air, that part's pretty scary, even though both cars are probably pretty safe. So I'm constantly full of anxiety. I worry, actually, that the latter may be a separate and serious problem that I should converse with someone about, but it'll have to wait it's turn. And maybe once life is a little more resolved, that'll diminish or pass. Here's hoping.

Anyway, although scary, life is very good. My house is...well, I'm not staying, so why dwell on it. Many interesting stories acquired for the road, and that's gotta be worth something, right?

I watched 2fast2furious tonight. I'm not proud of that, but there it is. It was about on a level with the first one, in my opinion. If you want brain candy for boys with minimal violence, it's a good place to start. I was in a good mood for it, as luck turned out, so I didn't hate the two hours it took. It was, once again, free. I think my ability to enjoy crap increases dramatically when costs drop to nil.

I also went, by myself, to see Love Actually on Friday. And if you want a solid chick flick, it's better than the others I've seen lately. I won't compare it to Notting Hill yet, because I've seen the latter like 18 times, so I'm not ready to do Love Actually justice in comparison. But I definitely liked it.

What else? Double Dash in like a week. I had dinner with Mom at Evvia this last week. I have the best parents in the world, and I love them completely. I probably don't say that often enough, but I try. Because, seriously, they're perfect parents. And I can't imagine that's easy or normal.

Spent a lot of time with old college friends last weekend. Was refreshing, and reminded me just how much I am surrounded by friends out here. It is easy to forget, sometimes. And then again yesterday, more of that. And I don't just mean the draw group. Turns out if you return to the area of your alma mater, people come out of the woodwork. Wierd.

And now it's almost 1 AM. Every night, I look at the clock at like 11:30, and think "yes, tonight I will behave sensibly". I am rarely correct. RAREly.

Well, I'll leave you with that. My current political leanings can be seen by close examination of Richard's LJ if you care about such things. I'll spare you that particular rant for the moment. I hope to god we get a plausible Democrat on the stand in 2004, because we need to win this particular fight. The war doesn't depend on it entirely, but the alternative...isn't good.

In parting,

"Stacy's mom has got it going on,
she's all I want, and I've waited for so long
Stacy can't you see, you're just not the girl for me
I know it might be wrong, but I'm in love with Stacy's mom."

Goodnight.
 
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From:wonderelk
Date:November 10th, 2003 11:17 am (UTC)
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Is it 100th Window? I really like that album.
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From:hawk
Date:November 10th, 2003 11:50 am (UTC)
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It is, and I'm enjoying it thoroughly. =)
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From:sleepyaardvark
Date:November 10th, 2003 01:26 pm (UTC)
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The only thing that I wonder about is if actually getting a Democrat in office will cause the activist community to get complacent and go to sleep. There's still a lot more that would need to be fixed. I do want a Democrat in office, but lately I've found that a few people do have that concern and I can't say I'm entirely unsympathetic to it...
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From:hawk
Date:November 10th, 2003 01:40 pm (UTC)
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I, however, am not. I understand the sentiment, but it's how I felt in 2000, and I've learned my lesson. There are too many negative things happening as a direct result of this administration. The man's FATHER thinks he's a bad president. That's not a good sign. I'd take a new republican or a democrat, but this is beyond a wake-up call. Short of civil war, if the democrats aren't moved to action by what's ALREADY going on, then I'm not prepared to wait for the cataclysm that will spur them to action. Especially if that cataclysm involves having a Bush in the Oval Office.
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From:sleepyaardvark
Date:November 10th, 2003 01:49 pm (UTC)
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I'm inclined to agree with you. But just to play devils advocate for a moment, that's exactly these people's point: that there's so many negative things happening as a direct result of this administration that it might be the catalyst we need for wholesale change. I think they fear that putting someone in office who seems less threatening but really isn't will just lull people into false complacency without really solving anything. And I think their view does have some degree of merit.

His father thinks he's a bad president? Somehow that sounds weird, where did you hear that? I'd be skeptical of it since I've always suspected that Bush Sr. might very well be the brain behind all of this.
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From:hawk
Date:November 10th, 2003 01:55 pm (UTC)
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Widely synidcated columnist Georgie Ann Geyer <a href="http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2003/10/18/bush_srs_message_to_bush_jr/>pointed it out</a>. I didn't get a chance to watch the ceremony on Friday, sadly.
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From:sleepyaardvark
Date:November 10th, 2003 01:59 pm (UTC)
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Hmmm...I really don't know what to say about this....
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From:hawk
Date:November 10th, 2003 02:01 pm (UTC)
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Here's a less editorial piece on the matter. The last paragraph is telling
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From:sleepyaardvark
Date:November 10th, 2003 02:11 pm (UTC)
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The first thing that occurs to me is smoke and mirrors but that almost seems too obvious...
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From:bortyspice
Date:December 20th, 2003 03:41 pm (UTC)
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You know they actually have two old CDs (FoW that is) and I have both of them :-D Jenna and I got into them our Freshman year at UO and even saw them open for the Smashing Pumpkins in concert. I'm happy they're doing so well now. :)
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From:hawk
Date:December 20th, 2003 06:51 pm (UTC)
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=) Yeah, Utopia Parkway or something, isn't it? Nobody ever has it in stock, and I have yet to get around to ordering it from Amazon. One of these days. The two I have are enough to make me happy for the moment.
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From:bortyspice
Date:December 21st, 2003 01:53 pm (UTC)
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Utopia Parkway was their second. I think their first one is self titled, but I'm not sure. Their 1st has always been my favorite.

...that she might be a sufficient reason for young Candide

and he for her