March 14th, 2015

aminalistic

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so while i'm packing up the whole rest of the house to be moved to a different house in pittsburgh, i've been having bythos shuffle through a mix of every audio file that's on one of my external drives (zilveritas). since he imported every audio file, not just full length mp3s, there's quite a few oddities in there. one is this: i have used the freeware program audacity to edit songs from time to time, and i occasionally have saved an audacity project without having completed my edits. the way that audacity appears to save the project is as a series of .au files that are 5 second snippets taken from the original file, in order. bythos imports these .au files, which means i have hundreds and hundreds of little 5 second clips strewn about with my songs. they're short so i don't often mind when they pop up. anyhow bythos just played a 27 second mp4 file that i recorded myself at margot's new year's eve 2007/08 concert at schuba's in chicago of the best part of skeleton key and immediately followed that with a 5 second clip of the same part of the same song from a different live recording from the very same venue but in january of 2009 (i didn't make this recording and i don't think i was at this concert [but i could be wrong]). because that's what bythos does.
owl i gave was me

speaking of forgetfulness and owls

so here's a thing. i just went back to look at my entries around january 23 2009 to try to remember if i went to a margot concert that night.
and i found an entry i had totally forgotten about. (isn't half the reason we write these things here for ourselves to remember?)

if you read the entry, you'll see that in a dream i predicted that my next girlfriend's name would be judy. my next girlfriend after that is now my wife. and her middle name is judith. that's a close enough coincidence for me. i will have to pay more attention the answers i give to waiters in my dreams from now on.
let it be written. i. am an ass.

when i said "i think i'll have to do this again sometime."

i don't think i quite envisioned this.

Poll #2003572 it's hard to play 20 questions when you're limited to 15

have you ever awoken from a dream due to the sudden and overpowering realization that the dream situation was too good to be true, and in fact, therefore, wasn't true?

yes
2(100.0%)
no
0(0.0%)

do you find yourself instinctually thanking a higher power for beneficial chance occurrences in your life despite your rational self's nonattribution of such a role to said higher power?

yes
2(100.0%)
no
0(0.0%)

do you generally appreciate wordplay?

yes
2(100.0%)
no
0(0.0%)

do you generally appreciate wordplay?

yes
1(50.0%)
no
1(50.0%)

when approaching an uncertain choice between courses of action which shall permanently alter your situation for either good or ill, do you

make the decision within a reasonable time, fully embracing a course of action once chosen
1(50.0%)
make the decision within a reasonable time, all the while wondering if you chose rightly
0(0.0%)
agonize over the decision until the last minute, fully embracing a course of action once chosen
0(0.0%)
agonize over the decision until the last minute, all the while wondering if you chose rightly
1(50.0%)
otther
0(0.0%)

do you often abdicate the terrible weight of responsibility for your own choices by asking advice of friends, family, fortunetellers, etc.?

yes
1(50.0%)
no
1(50.0%)

gimbels or gimbals?

gimbels
2(100.0%)
gimbals
0(0.0%)

who wins in a fight between a minotaur armed with a trident and a centaur armed with a crossbow?

minotaur armed with a trident
0(0.0%)
centaur armed with a crossbow
2(100.0%)

it's

not what you thought when you first began it
2(100.0%)
written in the stars above
0(0.0%)

an uncomfortable truth

should be studiously ignored for as long as possible
2(100.0%)
will set you free if you let it
0(0.0%)

it's

comedy
1(50.0%)
tragedy
1(50.0%)

it's

winston churchill's cigar
0(0.0%)
brooklyn
2(100.0%)

it's

foolishness
1(50.0%)
bravery
1(50.0%)

as it now stands,

they've already been changed
1(50.0%)
the thought hadn't occurred
1(50.0%)

the way yo see it,

it's the last clear chance
1(50.0%)
that ship has sailed
1(50.0%)