--- 1:25pm ---
These holidays are getting boring fast. I need to find a way to make myself useful and productive. I'll do some writing, I think.
--- 1:35 ---
One thing I forgot to mention is that I saw a kangaroo. Down behind my house. We were going to take Sam home, and we happened to look down the slope, and there was this kangaroo just sitting there. It nibbled on some stuff, then sat there and looked at us, and then just went back to what it was doing. We were like "Eeeeee, a kangaroo!" and it was SO GRAND! Sam wanted to throw a small stone but I told him not to be daft. It was the greatest thing.
Oh yes, I sure live in Australia. Whee, A KANGAROO! On my property!
--- 3:07 ---
Woo, U2 got nominated for a Grammy! Two quotes from Interference;
"U2 have been nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media for “The Hands That Built America.” Grammy nominations were announced today in Beverly Hills. The awards ceremony will take place on February 8, 2004, in Los Angeles."
"That's great, but there's no way it'll win. It's up against that stupid eminem song. Everything Eminem touches turns to gold, then to platinum, and double platinum, etc. The committee who decide on wins the awards look at more factors then who has the best song. For instance, which will provide the most entertainment for the viewers to insure they tune in next year, and which artist is paying us off the most?"
U2's been robbed before and it damn well better not happen again.
--- 8:28 ---
I was thinking tonight, and I was remembering one favourite saying of a few people I know, something rather cliche along the lines of "the worst question is the one that is not asked", and I realised something that probably sounds just as cliche, but I actually feel is true: "the only thing worse than the question that isn't asked is the question that can't be asked, and it's a real pisser when there's a lot of them."
--- 8:58 ---
Some have said lately about how they find girls completely incromprehensible and impossible to understand. True, but I find people in general - female AND male - are completely incomprehensible and impossible to understand. Just girls in particular.
--- 9:15 ---
I think Rhiana coming up in less than 48 hours is making Burns act even more daft than usual.
"You're so fucking stupid it's not funny. I feel more stupid for having spoken to you, you dumb prat." - my last comment to him that I believe he missed because the whiny little idiot blocked me.
9:33 - This was Burns's response to an e-mail I sent him containing the above edit;
"I'm not even going to give you the pleasure of me reading the e-mail. I'm not going to open it and i'm just going to delete it.
Nothings going to ruin the wonderfull mood i'm in, not even a worthless, pointless, fucked-up thing like you, Andre. Thats right, not even you, the king of all dickheads and idiotic opinionated fuck."
It made me laugh.
--- 10:26 ---
Lots of editing has gone on today. This is obviously better than many multiple posts. Just downloaded the live version (from the On The Night EP) of Money For Nothing by Dire Straits that got me interested in them in the first place. Squee.
comedicsketch (happy birthday, Sketch) and I were talking, and he mentioned how Alaskans are silly or something. Hence my theory on the matter;
Amak Axver: Russians on one side, Canadians on another, cold weather and earthquakes, and to top it all off, they're American. What do you expect?
And for those of you offended because I picked on your country, please note;
Amak Axver: You need to be able to laugh at your nation a bit, mate.
Amak Axver: I'm known for poking fun at NZ, and I never let Australia off lightly.
I'd forgotten how much U2's New Year's Day rocked. Whee, this song is so GREAT!
--- 12:49am ---
WHY DID NO-ONE EVER TELL ME SPLIT ENZ PLAYS HISTORY NEVER REPEATS? I LOVE this song! I grew up on it and I was thinking about it not a day ago, wishing I could remember who it was by. So tonight I was downloading some Crowded House - Four Seasons In One Day took much longer than necessary - and so I decided to look up Split Enz, seeing Tim and Neil Finn played for both of them. One of the first results nearly caused me to fall off my seat: History Never Repeats! There was this eee-ness and squee-ness and other jubilatory sounds about it, and I instantly clicked on it to download, and oh! it's the song I remember from my childhood! IT'S SO WONDERFUL! And Six Months In A Leaky Boat! WOOHOO!
Oh how much I love History Never Repeats. One of my favourite memories is of when I was about eight or so, falling asleep to this song on the radio with my light on. Why's the light detail important? Because the same bulb was in the same light as is by my bed right now. Yep, I'm serious. I've had the same light bulb for over half my life. It's one of those strange sentimental things I'm quite proud of and don't want to part with. The thing just never dies. I wonder how many more years I'll have it for ...
And I found the live On The Night EP version of Money For Nothing by Dire Straits! The song that got me interested in them in the first place. Wow, it leaves the studio versions for DEAD. It's so bloody fantastic. I love listening to this in the car, and it's even better loud over my speakers.
"History never repeats
I tell myself before I go to sleep
There's a light shining in the dark
Leading me on to want a change of heart ..."