Feb. 20th, 2011

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I drove home late last night to get ahead of the winter storm. Thank goodness for that; the snow is falling fast and thick here now, and I have a feeling that I avoided some slick, freezing-rain hijinx in Chicago.

Speaking of Chicago, you might know that I love it and consider it to be a magical city in some ways. It is beautiful and I have such a love/hate relationship with it. I drive through once a month, and the traffic is a teeth-gnasher on the best of days. But the city...it's so pretty! And there's just something about it.

Last night, I had one of the most beautiful drives ever. By the time I got to Chicago, the sky was that lovely dark shade of indigo you see in early evening. The cityscape was against it, all bejeweled with yellow and blue lights, and the tops of the skyscrapers were wreathed in clouds. The giant white antennae on the Sears tower were glowing white. It was marvelous.

Later, in Gary, there was a vast factoryscape, lights everywhere, giant plumes of smoke trailing into the sky, and in the far-off background, a huge, vivid orange slice of moon. Amazing.

Missed you all! I am sad to say that despite my best efforts, I somehow managed to not keep ahead of the flist, and I sense that there is a gap. So I will be reading 999 entries and hoping that I didn't miss much. *hugs*

Song meme

Feb. 20th, 2011 10:19 pm
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I've forgotten the rules and I can't be arsed to go find the words to copy-paste here. I think you're supposed to put your mp3 player on shuffle, write down the first line, and people guess the artist, right? Okay, that sounds doable.

Oh, grah. I have no headphones. I'll just have to listen to the song in WMP after it comes up on my Zen.

Oh, and because there are a bunch of songs I don't even listen to, I will be culling anything that I've never heard before. I have almost 4000 songs in it, after all. ETA: And if the title is the first word in the song, I'm skipping those, too. Like "Don't Lose Your Head," by Queen, whereupon the phrase "don't lose your head" is said six times before any other lyric. Same with "Ophelia" and "Suede" and a bunch of others. Also, I might have some of the words wrong because I mishear stuff all the time.

1. So I'm back to the velvet underground/back to the floor that I loved/to a room with some lace and paper flowers [livejournal.com profile] keladry_lupin

2. Given any day there's a jet flying somewhere/she bought a ticket and she vanished in the sky/how was I to know she was leaving in the morning/I never heard her go/she never said goodbye

3. We are waiting/for the summer/sun will bring back/treasures for us [livejournal.com profile] ashkevran

4. It lay buried here/it lay deep inside me/it's so deep I don't think I can speak about it

5. We were at a party/His ear lobe fell in the deep/Someone reached in and grabbed it [livejournal.com profile] midnitemaraud_r

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