October 25th, 2003

amused, silly, ha ha only serious

Another C-kun...

Just heard this song for the first time, and thought it was kinda interesting...

She likes to sleep with the radio on
So she can dream of her favorite song
The one that no one has ever sung since she was small

She'll never know that she made it up
She had a soul and we ate it up
Thrown away like a paper cup
The music falls

The only flaw in her detailed plan
Is where she wins back the love of her man
Everyone knows that he's never coming back

He took her heart and she took his name
He couldn't stand taking all the blame
He left her only with guilt and shame and then she cracked

Won't it be dull when we rid ourselves
Of all these demons haunting us
To keep us company

In the dream I refuse to have
She falls asleep in a lukewarm bath
We're left to deal with the aftermath again

On behalf of humanity
I will fight for your sanity
How profound such profanity can be

Won't it be dull when we rid ourselves
Of all these demons haunting us
To keep us company

Won't it be odd to be happy like we
Always thought we're supposed to feel
But never seem to be

Near where I live there's a viaduct
Where people jump when they're out of luck
Raining down on the cars and trucks below

They've put a net there to catch their fall
Like it'll stop anyone at all
What they don't know is when nature calls, you go

They say that Jesus and mental health
Are just for those who can help themselves
But what good is that when you live in hell on earth?

From the very fear that makes you want to die
Is just the same as what keeps you alive
It's way more trouble than some suicide is worth

Won't it be dull when we rid ourselves
Of all these demons haunting us
To keep us company

Won't it be odd to be happy like we
Always thought we're supposed to feel
But never seem to be

Hard to admit I fought the war on drugs
My hands were tied and the phone was bugged
Another died and the world just shrugged it off
--Barenaked Ladies, "War on Drugs"
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative
amused, silly, ha ha only serious

Today...

Probably have some stuff on the weather later...it was weird today.

Anyway, I got two major things accomplished today. The first was to wire up all the game consoles we have set up right now (PS2, Gamecube, N64, old NES) through a switchbox and give my family a crash course in its use. It's now all neat and stuff...now the parents just want us to organize all the games. *sighs*

The second was visiting a comic shop in the shopping center next to UCI. (Yes, that's Ais's school--it's in my city.) The store was called "Alakazam" or somesuch; apparently my brother has been getting Magic cards there for years, but never mentioned it to me. I found out about it last night, when I went out with some offline friends for dinner (at In 'n Out), but they were closed then. Anyway, the place has better selection than the Manga House store in the Spectrum; they had both Ranma #5 and OMG #2 (finally!), which I bought. They also had a pretty good set of the old printing of Ranma and I think a lot of the old Inu-Yasha printing too, so I'll have to decide if I care about the printing or not.

I'm gonna hold off on reading those until I finish Clancy's Debt of Honor, though--I think the contrast between Clancy Japanese people and manga Japanese people would be too jarring...
  • Current Music
    Barenaked Ladies - Testing 1,2,3
amused, silly, ha ha only serious

(no subject)

The sun is crimson
A shade for hours later,
Not for four o’clock.

The sky is yellow,
Not a clear day’s blue and white
Or rainy day’s gray.

Ashes fall from the air.
A fire miles away
Threw them to the sky.

Like flakes of snow they
Cover everything, but they
Do not melt like snow.

Instead they sting eyes,
Stick to the cars and houses
And collect in pits.

California on
October twenty-fifth,
Two thousand and three.
  • Current Music
    Barenaked Ladies - Aluminum