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30 day song challenge, day 13

30 day song challenge, day 13
A song that is a guilty pleasure
Don Spencer, Bob the Kelpie

I love this song! :) I also love sheepie dogs.

So it’s been about a month since my last song challenge post, but who’s counting…

Cross-posted from facebook, where this and other 30-day challenge memes have been unleashed.

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General Bloggity

I would love to write up my thoughts on A Dance with Dragons, which I finished on Sunday (thank you very much for holding me hostage for 2 weeks, Mr. Martin), but I’ve become afflicted with pains in my thumb and hand, probably blog-related. Expect little from me for a while. :(

Also, I went ahead and cancelled my cable TV. I’m now at the mercy of Netflix streaming. So between Lost and Hoarders, I should be ok for a while. I’ll be sure to send a raven if I become too out of touch with popculture. D’oh.

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Still alive, not finished yet!

Not even half-way through A Dance with Dragons.

Or should I say

*minor spoiler*

A Dance with Impostors?

Curiouser and curiouser. So bloody good!

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30 day song challenge, day 12

30 day song challenge, day 12
A song from a band you hate

I can hate lots of bands, but I especially hate Led Zepplin. Sorry, universe. It’s just the way it has to be. This song is particularly atrocious, but probably not even their worst.

Cross-posted from facebook, where this and other 30-day challenge memes have been unleashed.

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30 day song challenge, day 11

30 day song challenge, day 11
A song from your favorite band
Mr. Bungle, Super Mario Brothers Medley

There’s that word “favorite” again. Ugh. Tough call. I’ll use this, Super Mario theme from Mr. Bungle, live at Club Lingerie in 1991. Mike Patton seems a bit drunk.

Cross-posted from facebook, where this and other 30-day challenge memes have been unleashed.

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30 day song challenge, day 10

30 day song challenge, day 10
A song that makes you fall asleep
Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb

Anything by Pink Floyd makes me sleepy. That’s not to say I don’t like them – I love them, they’re so awesome – but anything after Syd Barrett left the band just gets me all drowsy.

Cross-posted from facebook, where this and other 30-day challenge memes have been unleashed.

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30 day song challenge, day 09

30 day song challenge, day 09
A song that you can dance to
Smile.dk, Coconut

That is to say, a song you try to dance to, but just end up hopping about, gesticulating like a lunatic.

Cross-posted from facebook, where this and other 30-day challenge memes have been unleashed.

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30 day song challenge, day 08

30 day song challenge, day 08
A song that you know all the words to
Faith No More, Falling to Pieces

I have been unable to memorize the words to any song since 1993. There is one song that I know perfectly: 1990s SNL, Steve Martin’s “Tonight Song”, but it’s not available online and it would take me too long to get the DVD. So here’s more Mikey. I think I know all the words to FNM’s The Real Thing album. Quintessential 90s video in glorious funk-colors.

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Trigun: Badlands Rumble Comes to AZ for a week

Good news, Arizona anime fans!

Trigun: Badlands Rumble, the latest of the Trigun movies, will be shown for a week in Tempe starting Friday July 8th at the Valley Art theater. The movie is “touring” the country this summer, giving fans a chance to see it on the big screen.

There are a few other AZ locations playing the film in Scottsdale and Surprise, but only for a few days. A list of other Arizona showings (and the rest of the US!) is available in the Trigun theater list at Eleven Arts.

If you don’t get a chance to see it this summer, Saboten Con will be showing Trigun: Badlands Rumble at this years convention in early October! I hope you have your tickets already! :)

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On Kittens and Sundry

The first monsoon storm of the season hit today, breaking up the 110+ degree heat, at least for the evening.

A couple days ago, a litter of kittens appeared on my porch. Mama Cat had been hanging around the cul-de-sac for the past 3 weeks, so I guess she’s been moving them around. Everyone’s got me pegged for a sucker, so I’ve been making sure she has food, water, and a cool area for her brood to play in. We’re thinking that she belongs to someone in the neighborhood, and either they don’t know or care that she’s got kittens or they booted her out because of it.

Kittens hanging out under a bush

Everybody say wayo

Let’s be clear. I live in a cat-free household, by choice. In my head, I know that kittens, adorable as they are, grow up to be cats. But in my heart, I feel that maybe just these kitties will stay innocent, sweet, and unable to maul furniture and jump on counters. My dream kitten would have no back legs. Our two dogs love kitties; it’s the heaps of reptiles we have that have me worried. That, and Shawn hates those of the feline persuasion, and one of my good friends is extremely allergic.

So I’m forced to foster these little stowaways outside, at least until we find kindhearted fools who are willing to take in these furry bundles. We’ve been working on socializing them, and although they are still timid, they no longer hiss and spit when we pick them up, which is too bad because it sounds hilariously like our Steam Shot cleaner. *pfffsst* *pfffsst*

Cat lounging outside

Mama Cat kickin' it in the cool spot

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