Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones

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Another this-and-that entry

Greetings. I bring you The Largest ROTK EE Pictures In the World. Download judiciously.

(Who finally has a White Arwen doll after three years of losing auctions? I DO, I DO!)

I just got (another) package in the mail, and while I don't know what it is because I can't find anything sharp to open it with, five bucks says it's the Hermione doll I ordered for Sister Girl. The part I wanted to mention, however, is that it's a very light package and the doll is not particularly fragile, and yet DO NOT CRUSH is written all over it in gigantic letters. Now, this seems fairly elementary to me. I wonder if neglecting to write "FRAGILE" or "HANDLE WITH CARE" on your package means that the delivery people go, "Oh, here's one we can put in the Smash Beyond Recognition pile. Woot!"

Trying to figure out what Vladimir got me for Christmas (he let "Fireside Collectibles" slip), I came upon this. The action figures scare me, but the coin necklace is quite a nice, affordable gift for the POTC fan in your life.

P.S. This is awesome but terrifyingly expensive. For that amount of money, I actually want Snow White's heart in the box, too.

You know, I was trying to figure out how to explain my one-song-at-a-time obsession to y'all, and it finally occurred to me that maybe "earworm" was the way to go. Except instead of going around with it in my head all day, I'm sitting at my stereo or mp3 player with this urgent NEED to keep that song in my head. It gets to the point where I feel this little twinge of agony if I think I'm ready to switch to another song, or I haven't listened to it in a while. I know this particular earworm is wearing itself out when I start feeling bored, or... I get obsessed with a different song. And sometimes I get obsessed with more than one at a time, which is really hard to juggle, because I spend the each song wishing I was listening to the other one. Hey, I never said I wasn't crazy.

Let's see, recent earworms...There was, of course, the period I was so stuck on "Where the Wild Roses Grow" that I was actually asking for other people to intervene and rescue me. Then it was the Dandy Warhols' "You Are the Last High." Then the Cardigans' "Erase/Rewind." Then Poe's "Haunted." Earlier this weekend? Siouxsie and the Banshees, "Kiss Them For Me." I am so random.

Right now it's U2's "So Cruel," which I always sort of liked on Achtung Baby, but more as a palate cleanser between songs I liked better ("Until the End of the World," "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses," or, of course, "Mysterious Ways"), but Entertainment Weekly mentioned it in the last issue as one of the most underrated U2 songs ever, and I was like, "You know, they're totally right," and for some reason it was a completely different song for me this time. The copy I've ripped to my computer seems a little faster, a little more dynamic, than the "quiet" song I remembered. And trust me, there is nothing slower in the world than Bono drawling, "I gave youuuu evrahhhhhthaaaang... you evahhhhh... waaaaaanted" on a (cassette) Walkman whose batteries are about to run out. It's like a frickin' musical speed bump, I'm telling you. But for some reason, it sounds so much better to me now--we're hitting that speed bump at least fifteen miles an hour, instead of, oh, say, two.

Then last night I got it into my head to get a worm for Dido's "Here With Me." God knows what I'll get stuck on next.

Quick confession: Do you know that I have never heard any of the songs from Phantom of the Opera ever, at all, in the history of the world? I thought for a while that I might know the underlying melody to the actual phrase "the music of the night," but now I'm not sure I do. I tried searching "phantom of the opera" on Soulseek, just to listen to a few tracks to see if I'd want to buy it, but all I got was... a lot of Iron Maiden. (Jigga what?) I had a little more success with "webber phantom," except nothing I tried was readily available to download. Hrmm. I'm curious to hear the original cast as well as the movie cast. I think George may have the original cast on CD... maybe I can get him to lend that to me.

I have actually updated SAST substantially, with posts on writing sex scenes, my evil plan, Orlando Bloom, and Lost. Somehow, these posts are not related.

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