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21 entries from December 2007

Merry Christmas. :-)

Season’s greetings, happy holidays, and all the other salutations of the time.

Quoted below, one of my all-time favorite songs, and it happens to have a Christmas relevance: The Atheist Christmas Carol by Vienna Teng.

Hear the song:

it’s the season of grace coming out of the void
where a man is saved by a voice in the distance
it’s the season of possible miracle cures
where hope is currency and death is not the last unknown
where time begins to fade
and age is welcome home

it’s the season of eyes meeting over the noise
and holding fast with sharp realization
it’s the season of cold making warmth a divine intervention
you are safe here you know now

don’t forget
don’t forget I love
I love
I love you

it’s the season of scars and of wounds in the heart
of feeling the full weight of our burdens
it’s the season of bowing our heads in the wind
and knowing we are not alone in fear
not alone in the dark

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David: Hell if I can figure out how to call about my key.
David: Product key, that is.
Don: Vista?
David: Yeah.
David: Tells me it’s “already in use.”
Don: I believe you need two chickens and a quart of goat’s blood.
David: God.

Overnight music

Been a while since I listed any music, remembered I had the iPod on shuffle overnight while I tried to sleep. Recently reworked my smart playlists to incorporate a balance of ratings vs. play counts and last-played dates, probably does nothing other than make me think I’m not hearing the same songs over and over.

Song — Artist, Album

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...and we’re back

Got back late last night.

Initial observations on return from the land of la-la to the real world, in no particular order:

  • No less than four light fixtures lost light bulbs while I was gone.
  • Coffee maker greeted me with 12:00 --:-- 12:00 --:-- 12:00, maybe power flicker blew the bulbs too?
  • Three of the four blown bulbs were in fixtures that were not turned on while I was gone. Hmm.
  • I hab a code which oberdite flared to life and is kicking by ass dis bording. Voice gone bye-bye. Dabbit!
  • My TiVo read the tea leaves while I was gone and filled its Suggestions list with travel-related programming, much of it in Spanish.

I will be writing up some of my experiences from our 10 days in Florida and publishing them over the next few days, but back-dated to the day(s) they originally happened, to reflect their various states of “draft” composition at this moment. Also more photos here and on Flickr.