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Stuck in my Head
"Kiss Me Harder" by Bertine Zetlitz
"Hot" by Avril
"Brain Problem Situation" by They Might Be Giants

Now Reading
Number 9 Dream by David Mitchell
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro

Recently Finished
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by David Eggers
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
Mad Tony and Me by Carl Hoffman
Sweet Soul Music by Peter Guaralnick
This Must Be The Place: Adventures of Talking Heads in the 20th Century by David Bowman
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Movies Lately
4 Months 3 Weeks 2 Days
Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour
2 Days in Paris
United 93
The Savages
The Bourne Ultimatum
Sweeney Todd
The Departed
What Would Jesus Buy?
Ghost World
I'm Not There
She's The Man
Lars and the Real Girl
Romance and Cigarettes
No Country for Old Men
Into the Wild
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With
Across the Universe

Shows Lately
Damo Suzuki/Stinking Lizaveta @ Mill Creek
Death and the Maiden @ Curio
Devon Sproule/Carsie Blanton/Devin Greenwood/John Francis @ Tin Angel
Assassins @ The Arden
Oakley Hall and the Teeth @ Johnny Brendas
Isabella and Flamingo/Winnebago and Map Me and Gatz and Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven and Sonic Dances and Strawberry Farm and The Emperor Jones and No Dice and Hearts of Man and Principles of Uncertainty and Isabella and BATCH and Addicted to Bad Ideas: Peter Lorre's 20th Century and Car and Sports Trilogy and Explanatorium and Wandering Alice and Must Don't Whip Um and Festival of Lies and A Room of Ones Own and Recitatif @ the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe
Martha Graham Cracker and Eliot Levin and Kilo etc. @ the Fringe Cabaret
Lullatone and Teletextile @ Boulder Coffee [Rochester]
TV Sound @ the M Room
Aretha Franklin @ East Dell, Fairmount Pk.
Romeo + Juliet in Clark Park
Daft Punk @ Red Rocks
Spoon @ Rockefeller Park
Ponytail at Pony Pants' House
Mirah/Benjy Ferree @ the 1UC
Tortoise @ World Cafe Live
Hall & Oates...ish
"Nuclear Dreams" - Mascher Dance Group, x2
The Four of Us @ 1812
Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines by Rainpan whatever
Mascher Dance Group/Nathaniel Bartlett
Cornelius @ TLA
Sloan @ World Cafe
In Fluxxxx
Slavic Soul Party!/Red Heart the Ticker @ I-House
the Fantasticks @ Mum
Peter Bjork + Jorn/Fujiya + Miyagi @ fkaTLA
John Vanderslice @ Johnny Brendas
The Books & Todd Reynolds @ 1UC
Into the Woods @ LPAC
The Fishbowl @ the Frear
Caroline, or, Change @ the Arden
Low & Loney, Dear. @ 1UC

Saturday, November 22

[5] okay, you guys really want to hear about why i was upset, now, almost three weeks ago? it feels silly to write about it now; it's pretty pedestrian, i don't care to try to remember the nuances. whatever. basically, it started with a girl, y'know. i thought it would be nice if we, and it seemed like she thought maybe, it was all very encouraging, but then suddenly it was the opposite, with no clear reason for the change. sorry i'm being all dumbly elliptical, but i'm not sure how much else i could say even if it seemed like a good idea to write about it here. nothing was ever explicit - in fact my abortive final gambit was specifically an attempt to circumvent the game. to be honest, i think she acted rather rudely.

anyway, that sucked a lot of course (i fluctuated between bummy and resigned for half a week), but mostly it was extremely confusing. and it (possibly in conjunction with other factors) delivered an upset that jolted me out of my general complacency of this fair-to-middling (i.e., not incredible, only mostly enjoyable - and until then all quiet on the r'ship front) semester, and brought back my latent uncertainty about, well, everything - future, self, interestingness, r'ships, the world. in that general way where it's hardest to pull yourself up because it's hard to know what to focus on. i'm taking the gothic art and arch seminar next semester; which is nice for some reasons. my mom thought i should talk about band history to work stuff through.

well, that's that. now i'm going to [a] much-talked-of "'annual' 'black tie' 'event'," with a new haircut and a penguin for a boutonniere. more tomorrow if we're lucky, but i've gotta [run/read/write/cook/clean/choreograph/rehearse/practice] gaah this is the stressfulness time and it's palpably getting worse. oh, you know i don't really get stressed.

you got beef?
i got vegetables