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September 13th, 2006


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09:30 am - Han shot first, and Jimmy is back in my life
This morning, I was listening to Jimmy, something I haven't really done in a while. I admit, I take a bit of crap for playing it so often, and it does make me less likely to play it, but I've really been missing Jimmy recently.

This morning, though, was actually me listening to a cover he did of "Sail On Sailor".

I wrest the waters, fight Neptune's waters
Sail through the sorrows, of life's maurauders
Unrepenting, often empty
Sail on, sail on sailor

Like my experience with the Pinball Wizard a couple weeks ago, there was something here I hadn't heard before.

I think, though I'm not entirely certain, that I heard:

persevere

Of course, this might have to do with the line,

Heartbreaks nearing, always fearing, never caring, persevering

Because, you know, the word "persevering" appears there and all.

But last night, last night I felt truly happy as I stood in a puddle of water up to my ankles in the WalMart parking lot, holding a quart and a half of french vanilla ice cream and the DVD's of:(For those concerened about my shopping habits, the DVD's were purchased down the street at Best Buy. Only the ice cream was bought at WalMart.)

I haven't figured out why I felt so darn happy at that point. I think it was because each of those videos has a connection to friends and people I truly, deeply love, and obtaining all of them at once, and standing with them in a puddle in the rain (oh, the associations I have with rain). . . I think that was it. it was good. And it was good that it was good. And yeah, I was really very happy.

My oracle for today was simple and explicit:
209. Nobody left to blame; nobody but you.
Oh, how right you are, Jimmy. Personal responsibility is truly the deepest lesson of Buffett music for me. It's my own damn fault.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: "Saxophones", -JB

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From:singingwren
Date:September 13th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
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*frowns* What happened to your first copy of Blade Runner?
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From:chronarchy
Date:September 13th, 2006 03:19 pm (UTC)
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I can only assume that my electric sheep got ahold of it.
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From:singingwren
Date:September 13th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
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...

Why yes, that should have been obvious.

*nods affirmation*
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From:gypsydove
Date:September 13th, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC)
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but of course you know that the *new* OLD version of Star Wars is still wrong... when the Death Star explodes.... it orignally didn't have that circular ring around it in the explosion.... now it does....

yeap yeap yeap....

oh gods... does this make me a Star Wars nerd? eecckkkk.....
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From:rfunk
Date:September 13th, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC)

wrong new old

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Argh! They still can't get it right?! I hate that ring!
I noticed that in the TV ads for those DVDs, and assumed it was from the newer version.

Still gotta hang on to my old videotapes then. Too bad they're not widescreen.

Know of anything else in the content not as it was in the 80s?
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From:gypsydove
Date:September 13th, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)

Re: wrong new old

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Okay, I just found out...apparently it comes with two disk. Disk one is the *newer* version with the added ring..... the second disk is the THEATRICAL VERSION...no changes what so ever....

I still haven't gotten mine, cuase well I saw the ad with the ring in it...

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From:scotthuntington
Date:September 13th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC)

Boos to Lucas

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What?! It was supposed to be theatrical cut! Anyhow, was about to go on about how envious I was ... suppose I'm not so envious any longer.
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From:gypsydove
Date:September 13th, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)

Re: Boos to Lucas

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see my above comment....

you still can be envious... grin
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From:whitmanschild
Date:September 13th, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
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Ah, the pleasures of movie-shopping. Although I agree with the person above about the infamous "Death Star ring." It's cool and all, but that's not what I remember seeing as a kid so I feel jarred and uncomfortable seeing that high-tech graphic in my old movie. Same goes for the CGI Jabba in the Special Edition.

I'm also glad that you are finding your way out of the funk. It's no fun to be unhappy and such.

Also, I'm not sure if you've seen this, or are even interested, but people are starting to organize the 10-year DCHS reunion for next summer. I know you didn't graduate with us, but just in case you wanted to see some people from ages long past, I thought I'd pass it along. If you know anybody else who needs to hear about it, you can just pass it to them.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=109557365
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From:igsaisbdedicant
Date:September 13th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
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Why didn't you await the 2007 release of Blade Runner which I understand will have the original theatrical release (I'll admit a kitschy appeal of the voice over), the existing directors cut and I understand yet two more versions or Ridley Scott playing with it?

And what makes Best Buy a better place to shop than Wal Mart exactly?
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From:chronarchy
Date:September 13th, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
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There's a 2007 release with the original release? Got a link to info? I've never seen the original, and had pretty much given up on ever seeing it on DVD. . . Obviously, someone will be gifted with my old copy now. . .

(I have a thing for PKD movies, I admit)

I have no idea what makes WalMart a bad place to shop. I figure I can just follow the crowd on this one, rather than do the research for myself: I don't really like shopping there anyway. The crowds are insane and the people are. . . less than savory.
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From:igsaisbdedicant
Date:September 13th, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)
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Warner Bros announced in January of this year that they intend to do a release next year. You can't order it yet and there is some healthy skepticism surrounding this plan, so holding onto the one you just bought may be a good idea.

I understand the argument of shopping my locally owned hardware store or pharmacy instead of WalMart, but not Best Buy. That's kind of swapping the Borg for the Daleks in my opinion.
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From:rfunk
Date:September 13th, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC)

Borg for Daleks

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Actually, I think I would rather have the Daleks than the Borg. At least the Daleks can't climb stairs.

Wal-Mart isn't just another big-box chain. Its problems go far beyond the problems shared by all of those.
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From:nontacitare
Date:September 14th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)

Re: Borg for Daleks

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At least the Daleks can't climb stairs.

One of the creepiest scenes in Dr. Who for me was when Ace was running from a Dalek. She desperately ran up a flight of stairs, and the Dalek paused - and then levitated up the stairs after her. The Dalek had adapted.
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From:rfunk
Date:September 14th, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC)

Re: Borg for Daleks

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Your description of that scene was running through my head as I wrote the above, so of course you'd be the one to bring it up. ;-)

I'd still take Daleks over Borg. The Borg are much faster to adapt, for one.
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From:rfunk
Date:September 13th, 2006 05:20 pm (UTC)

Wal-Mart vs Best Buy

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Why Wal-Mart is evil
Why Best Buy is evil

Wal-Mart's evil is on a larger scale and has a much larger impact than Best Buy's evil.
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From:odinkar
Date:September 13th, 2006 07:33 pm (UTC)
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*soils self*

I knew my hemming and hawing over buying Blade Runner on DVD would be well warranted! Like with Star Wars, I don't mind director's cuts of movies, but (9 times out of 10) I like to have the original theatrical release as well.

LotR are about the only movies where I just wanted the extended versions without the original releases.
From:ceolnamara
Date:September 13th, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
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1st, I am pretty sure my mom put the DVDs in the mail for you. I have to call her soon anyway, so I will ask.

2nd, Anyone who gives you crap for listening to Buffett is a silly person. I've listened to him since I was a wee one, and there ain't nothing wrong with that.

3rd, When my father told me yesterday that he was gifting me his iPod, my only question when he told me I might want to wipe it was "Is there Beatles and Jimmy Buffett?" "Yes? Then I'm a happy camper."
From:ceolnamara
Date:September 13th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
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She hasn't mailed it yet because she wants to mail a package to me in England at the same time. This is all very complicated.

I need to be better at doing things on time.

I'm sorry.
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From:creature_tamer
Date:September 14th, 2006 01:14 am (UTC)
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Congrats on your Star Wars purchase! I look forward to hearing your opinions. :) Though as I mentioned the other day, I'll most likely break down and buy the trilogy (again) no matter what.

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