September 15th, 2006

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Full day.

Shipped out the international fur, huzzah. (Still need to take care of billing on that, augh... but at least it's gone!) Then I bought some silver, as the price has finally dipped down a bit (Shiny!) And picked up three new minis to paint, one for Dexam and two for me.

Got back to find that somehow the door hadn't latched properly and the cat had gotten out. Spent about an hour trying to coax her out from under the house. I thought at first that she was scared, but turns out she was having a ball under there and just didn't want to come in. Darned brat of a cat. Still cute though, she's currently asleep on my bed.

Did a bit of sewing this evening, finally! Lots more to do though, I'm so behind!

Also, listed a random thiny on e-bay. My foam bracers, that I made to show off at a Conduit panel, are now up for sale.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290030316599
  • Current Music
    Pink Floyd - Echoes
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Contradition? I think not.

I was listening my my random playlist of doom, and I got two rather interesting songs in a row. First up was They Might Be Giants' The Bells are Ringing, immediately followed by Steven Kapp Perry's Great Things and Small Things

Now since some of you might not be familiar with these songs, TMBG's Bells is, as Jordan describes it, dystopian. Which is to say, it describes a world where everyone listens to the bells, and does what the bells say, and the girl with earplugs has them taken away, so she can hear the bells too, and be like everyone else. It's a commentary on a lot of what is sometimes wrong with humanity, and I quite like it.

Great Things and Small Things, on the other hand, is a song from an obscure musical about the Book of Mormon, and talks about how God provides a way for people to do what He's asked of them, wheter in great miracles, or just in small acts of kindness. It happens to be another one of my favorite songs, and I very much enjoy listening to it, both for the excellent traditional-style choral harmony and for the message in the lyrics.

So how is it that I can enjoy both of these points of view? On the one had, a creepy description of what happens when everyone simply does what they are told, all alike, and on the other hand a song urging one to follow God. Contradictory, aren't they?

Well, I don't happen to think so.

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Oh, and in case you care, here's lyrics!

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(And then, of course, the playlist pops up a cheerful song that is, as far as I can tell, about nothing more than a purple toupee. Nonsense is just as good as philosophy.)
  • Current Music
    They Might Be Giants - Purple Toupee