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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
7:00 am - My tweets

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Monday, November 24th, 2014
5:23 pm
It's good to be back.

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Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
9:11 am - Fwd: Dust. Wind. Dude.
Cyrrie is getting long in the tooth, or would if he had teeth. His plush is
still in pretty good condition, save around his seams and his tail, but his
felt is curling and aforementioned seams are distressing. He can't hold his
head up any more. He still wears the pretty amber necklace that Jess gave
us, possibly back when we were dating, and his eyes (always a potential
trouble spot) are bright and firmly attached. He doesn't get to travel any
more. There's too much potential for a stupid accident. Plus my memory is
atrocious and chances of me setting him down and forgetting him are
embarrassing to admit. And nobody lives forever, I know that, but I think I
kind of need him to. I considered dipping him in lucite, but that would
make holding him kind of awkward. There's a metaphor in that but it's way
too early and I'm not prepared to unpack it and I have a headache from
sinuses and crying so you figure it out for yourselves.

Pics are from our trip to Ashland when we rode the bike. Chicks dig coyotes
so he was in charge of trying to sell our tickets.
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Friday, November 21st, 2014
7:00 am - My tweets

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Thursday, November 20th, 2014
9:29 am - Coyote Cinema: Double Feature (Sita/Gojira)
The films we're going to cover here are a bit different; there may be some whiplash, so make sure you're wearing protective gear. Don't worry, the second one is pretty short.

The first film has had a rough and interesting history. Nina Paley, the creator of "Sita Sings the Blues", ran afoul of the complicated copyright laws in the US and in foreign markets with her use of songs by 1920s jazz singer Annette Hanshaw. It's available under Creative Commons in a lot of different places including Netflix. I was given this film years ago and have finally gotten to see it. I may be hit for taking so long.

The animation is simple cut out style, like South Park but more elegant and involved. The storyline is a retelling of the Ramayana paired with a more abbreviated modern storyline that runs parallel. Neither went exactly where I expected, both were very satisfying.

The Hanshaw musical numbers were complementary and fun to watch; her... habit, schtick, whatever... of letting us know at the end of each song that she was finished by telling us "That's all!" was a little annoying but led to one of the funniest bits in the show. The more traditional music, updated with a dance beat, is relaxing and invigorating at the same time. The three narrators who work their way through the film chaotically explaining the goings on were delightful and amusing, although in my copy their volume was a bit low and so I missed a bit of it. I may watch again with headphones just for that.

This is a charming film, right down to the intermission, although there is a bit just after the intermission where the tone changes dramatically. I admit that I was a little disappointed when the second act didn't follow that lead. As it is, the bit ends up being a little disturbing (in an effective way), a little jarring, but nearly works in my mind.

All in all, four wags.

And I also saw the latest Godzilla film that I know of (2014), the American production with Juliette Binoche and that guy from Breaking Bad. I went into it with some trepidation, having heard mixed reviews, but one strain was that this was a return to the original film and less the kaiju that features monster on monster action. And they were right. This film is... majestic, I guess is a good word, and I confess to delightedly shouting "He's come to save us!" at one point.

Three wags and just a little childish glee.

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Monday, November 17th, 2014
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12:18 am - Don't take five, take what you want
Sitting and listening to the KLF, I wonder to myself "What other bands came out of Scotland?"

My old life: Sit and chew on it, chasing down leads in my head, hoping my memory is the least bit reliable, with a new name popping up every few minutes for review. Have it taking up cycles in the back of my head for possibly two or three days. Call Enik. "What about Elvis? He's Irish, right? Not Scottish. The Proclaimers? I'm pretty sure Leith is by Edinburgh."

My new life: Google for 'bands from scotland'. Click on Wikipedia entry. Done. Oh wait, discover new band. Go to Spotify to listen to an album.

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Sunday, November 16th, 2014
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Saturday, November 15th, 2014
2:40 pm - I'm kind of curious how this will play on the FaceBooks
http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp11132014.shtml

Classic Something Positive, really, including PJ joking about making somebody pee blood.

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Friday, October 31st, 2014
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Thursday, October 30th, 2014
9:21 am
My social media have been badly neglected recently between FaceBook's usual game of 'Hide the Friend', y'all being your usual prolific selves, and me having an unusual amount of 'must get this shit done', I've grabbed dribs and drabs when I can.

I haven't died, but I am a little sad. I like knowing what you lot are doing, if for no other reason than that I can watch my six for when it tries to sneak up on me. And while I know that nobody thinks I'm a bad friend for not seeing all their status updates, that doesn't mean I don't have unreasonable expecatations for myself.

What I'm saying is, I don't know what I'm saying. And this will continue for the undefinable future. And even if it didn't, if something cool and important happens in your life that you want me to know about, you should probably not trust FaceBook to tell me what you told it.

Courage.

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Friday, October 24th, 2014
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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
10:03 am - color of the sky, as far as I can see
It's that time of year; when I don't think I need outerwear, but I know that some folks think I do. And if they aren't with me to frown in concern, it's quite possible that I'll forget and leave my warm and snuggly accessory wherever I've been.


And so it is that this morning I look out the window and think a bit of jacket might be nice. And when you've wandered the house one circuit, you might start to ask yourself.

Do you know what room you last saw it in?

Do you know what town?

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Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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6:02 am - And you can be my cowgirl
To those of you in my Weird West game who avidly await correspondence from me, and to those who would otherwise be enjoying the fruits of that labor and the hail of creative collaboration that would result, I do tender my most heartfelt apologies for the delay. Work has been... unusual of late, and my demeanour best described as highly heterogenous and ill fit for the company of linear thought. You are not forgotten, on the contrary you remain close in my thoughts, and your works carom about in my otherwise humor-filled and congested head.

I endeavor to respond with alacrity and celerity. (Those of you who partake in vampire gaming, see how you've bettered yourselves with the increasing of your vocabulary.) And ask your clemency.

Also? Scott, go to the docs and post something about your character. If it's clever and true, all the better.

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
12:38 pm - For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
One benefit of telling iTunes "Just grab stuff randomly out of the library* and stuff it in the iPod" is that you come across things you might have heard once before--or, honestly, perhaps you heard the first ten seconds of, or (if you're not obsessive like me) just ripped it straight off the disk and chucked it into the drive--with a new ear. And you discover something you'd never known before.

And then, of course, the next cut is a beloved and well polished chestnut.

And then there's this again just because.

*I know, I know, only old people have a 'music library' these days, because they don't know about Spotify or Songza or Instagram or whatever has appeared on the web in the past five minutes and all the kids dig now.

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Friday, October 3rd, 2014
3:19 pm - I'd love to take your photograph
It's a very edifying edition of IFIAYAQ Day! Thanks loads for coming by; can I get you somthing to drink? A biscuit?

I'm doing it again. I'm looking to buy a book on photography and composition, and it looks like every single one on Amazon got four or five stars. Any suggestions? (Also, those music theory texts you mentioned last time I asked and then forgot.)

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
11:53 am - Jumping someone else's train
I am now cool and all the other kids finally have to invite me to their parties, for I have an Ello Account.

I may be found under the sobriquet '@cyranojones'.

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