Time Heals All Wounds.. And Then Kills the Patient
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Mon Aug 4 02:44:19 2003
Strange Winds of Night

It's almost 3AM. I'm about to head out to my landlord's dental office to drop off a check to avoid a late fee. I can't believe I'm doing this. Why didn't I go out earlier? I've been talking with people. Today's been a good day for talking. I met up with someone who I almost ended up dating, quite a long time ago, and we talked philosophy for 3 1/2 hours. It was lively discussion. Then I got back home, and ran into someone online from Brecksville who has been out of touch for ages, and chatted with her for awhile. Then I ran into Lundy on AIM, a roomate from my Ohio State days (the good roomate). I chatted with him, Melissa, and Jeff for several hours, then played on the pooter for awhile, and now it's now.

And that was then. I paused in the entrymaking to go run the errand :) It took very little time, as the traffic was absent. I noticed that the giant hill I drive down on the way back (I take a different route there than back) is both steeper and longer than Negley Hill. It might be fun to try biking sometime. I've biked Negley a few times in the last few months.. having a bike where the gears work helps a lot :) It's probably going up Forbes Hill almost daily that makes Negley possible for me. Anyhow, on the way back, I noticed that it's both really windy and really foggy. That's a bizarre combination, creating odd visual effects. Heh. Funny that I chose the title of the entry before I actually saw it. I had forgotten.

I'm not sure if I've jotted this observation in the journal yet... I thought of it some time ago.. I'm thinking that one way to judge music is to compare, side by side, the Weird Al parody or medley to the real thing. The relative goodness can be really telling. Two musicians I've done this for.. Avril Lavigne and Mathers, both of whom I happen to like. My conclusion, after playing Weird Al's parody of "Complicated" next to her version, is that she's considerably better. When I compared the portion of his medley that included Mathers' "Real Slim Shady" to the real thing though, I was surprised to find that I liked Weird Al's better. I thus conclude that, while I like both of them, Avril is a better musician than Mathers. Of course, there's room for variation -- maybe Weird Al was just weak on his Complicated parody. *shrug*

I'm really looking forward to classes starting soon. I need to get the paperwork in for the tuition soon.. tomorrow, if I remember.

I recently was called an anti-semite by someone. This is, however, by someone who hopes to join the Israeli army in order to "kill some arabs", and hopes that the current period of relative peace and progress towards it will end soon. It's stretching the limits of my tolerance for racism to maintain good relations with them, but I think that they're a good person, and that there's a lot of good stuff in there to salvage, if I can just get the time to work through their (very complicated) personality.

I wish I knew the russian language. Like German, it's a language in which a lot of great literature is written, there's a good selection of neat music, and people who speak it natively have really really cool accents in English. British accents, at least some of them, can be cool, but a good German or Russian accent beats them anyday :)

On that topic, .. nevermind :)

And finally, for tonight, Gandi isn't doing my secondary DNS right. It's missing most of the entries. I'm not happy, so I wrote them a mail. I hope they'll get it fixed soon. Grr. Until they do, depending on how your ISP does DNS cacheing, or what round-robin nameserver you hit, this blog, my gallery, and similar might not be available to you. *sigh*