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16 Juli 2006


You may have noticed that here at Lisaopolis I don't necessarily report in detail the regular comings and goings on of my life. I guess I'm too busy doing the comings and goings. That said, I admire those bloggers who update the world of readers via amazingly unique, creative and vivid detail insights into what is going on with them, and am afraid I'm just not that good at (wanting to do) the same.

So when you check on this here blog-a-rama, sometimes you'll get some of this and some of that, be it musings on moments that have stuck wtih me and made me ponder, or clips of things that appeal to me, or thoughts on whatever. Tools that suggest the inner workings of my higher forms of thinking, if you will. OK, that was a lame attempt at gettin all sociocultural up in here, but, you get the idea. All of us (I hope) have vast private landscapes of private thinking to be tapped in to in whatever ways, and for me I guess I require lots of inference. Is this why I can't get dates lately? Ha! Heck no, I'm not claiming to be so internationally mysterious that I am holding things back that if you knew about would rock your world; but externalizing the day to day is not what I want to use this blog for. At least for today. I want this blog to make you chuckle and have a better day than you were before you clicked on. Yes, I really do.

And with that, I present two not-necessarily-related events: Firstly, a new segment here at Lisaopolis entitled "Music Rec", which is short for Musically and lyrically stimulating tunes that have caught my attention amidst a sea of offerings that are, well....just not. Music is lifeblood, and sometimes I find stuff that just makes me want to dive in, for however long...and/or dance to in my living room whilst reading comps articles, hehe.

Sans further adieu, today it's: (1) Imogen Heap: "Speak For Yourself" (2005) and, (2) finally some actually clever hip hop! from London MC Lady Sovereign: "Vertically Challenged" (2005--the track "Random" is addicting, for starters).

OK, the next thingamajig is this survey deelio I snagged from Malfeasance
who snagged it from Grey Street (link on M's blog), so it's probably been floating around blogland for ages. Love me some simple survey-type questions!

I am cuddler --- yes, I will smother
I am morning person --- it depends. But I enjoy sleeping in, I will not lie.
I am a perfectionist --- with some things. But sometimes I wonder if I'm just too 'minus OCD' for grad school.
I am an only child --- no
I am currently in my pajamas --- no
I am currently suffering from a broken heart --- not that I am aware of
I am okay at styling other peoples' hair --- no
I am left-handed --- no
I am online 24/7, even as an away message --- no, but I'm online a lot.
I am shy around the same/opposite gender at first --- if attracted, definitely.
I bite my nails --- not any more--but I have to file my left hand nails way more frequently due to guitar playing needs.
I can be paranoid at times --- I don't think so
I currently regret something I have said --- not this week...
When I get mad I curse frequently --- yes. I like to say 'fvck!', with feeling.
I don't like anyone --- not true
I enjoy country music --- yes
I enjoy jazz music --- yes
I enjoy smoothies --- yes
I enjoy talking on the phone --- sure, when I'm in the mood to do so. Otherwise, keep it short and sweet.
I have a car --- oh boy, do I ever
I have/had a hard time paying attention at school --- yes
I have a lot to learn --- yes, but I've also learned a lot
I have a pet --- no, just pet peeves (I am so funny, you know it's true)
I have a secret that I am ashamed to reveal --- yes and it's very dirty (quick, let me think of one)
I have all my grandparents --- with me yes
I have at least one brother/ one sister --- yes
I have been to Europe --- frequently
I have been told that I am smart --- hm, I guess
I have been told that I have an unusual sense of humor --- does 'you're weird' count?
I have broken a bone --- no
I have caller I.D. on my phone --- yes
I have bathed with someone --- yes...or was it a hot tub?
I have changed a diaper --- yes
I have changed a lot as a person over the past year --- I think this is an ever-evolving process, no?
I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color --- no
I have had major/minor surgery --- yes
I have killed another person --- metaphorically, probably?
I have had my hair cut within the last week --- yes, major choppage
I have had the cops called on me --- no, but I am the one who will call the cops on you if you disturb the peace, fool.
I have kissed someone I knew I shouldn't --- avec plaisir!

OK, cut 'n paste this into your blog, come on, you know you want to. Don't make me 'meme' you...

PS: CRAP! I just noted it's July 17th, time's a ticking away on my comps, must. get. work. done. When oh when will this humidity go away so I don't feel exhausted after teaching every day? Air conditioned library, here I must come...