Monday, February 05, 2007

I've been places -or- Moldy news

And that's the reason that I haven't been able to update this at all. I did make one attempt at an internet cafe in Jishou that was finally able to even connect to blogger, but there was some error at the end of it all, and I basically just stopped trying after that.

Anyways, I am back in Baotou now... arrived yesterday just before noon, and I'm ready to tell all about the rollicking good times I had all over the place. Errr... to be narrower in my description, I'm not ready to tell *at this moment* because my attention span says no, but I'm psyching myself up for it. I've been keeping tabs along the way of all the things I've wanted to note, and hopefully I'll be able to recount everything in some detail. Just not today! Instead, I'm going to list a, uh, table of contents, because I'm most definitely going to be doing this piecemeal. Sort of to make things easier to swallow and also so that I don't build up a psychological barrier to updating.

Just so this particular post doesn't get classified just as one of those stupid frank "I've got a blog" entries, I'll introduce the new situation with my refrigerator. Our fridge was unplugged while I was gone, presumably to save energy, but when I opened it yesterday, I discovered that much of its interior surface area is covered in mold. Quite smelly mold. Mold akin to bread mold, fortunately, so it doesn't appear slimy or orange or anything like that. Also there is an egg in there, which makes me very uneasy. I went out to the store today and bought some cleaning cloths, a kitchen cleaner that's hopefully anti-bacterial, and what I assume is an odor neutralizer for the aftermath. Actually, I tried to communicate to one of the sales ladies that I needed something to clean my fridge because it molded, and she insisted that there's no cleaning solution I can use because you put food in there, and that I should just wipe it with water. Well, maybe soap and water might be effective enough for SOME (okay, maybe most) people, but I personally want the peace of mind that all microorganisms in that fridge expired in a storm of chemicals. Sales ladies have this tendency to give me doubtable information about... everything. It makes it harder for me to trust. Anyways, I bought some things I thought might work, and also have an antiseptic that I use with my laundry that I was thinking about splashing in there too.

I then decided that I didn't want to do that today either, so I'm psyching myself up for that as well.

Tomorrow will be such a full day!

Soundtrack of my Life?

So, I did this twice on Facebook already, to pretty dismal results... my library is just full of stuff I've either never actually listened to or actively choose not to listen to. My answer to that was simply to cheat by shuffling from my largest playlist, which is 453 items out of the total 3325, so it's a bit lame, but a bit more pleasant.

If your life was a movie, what would the soundtrack be?

1. Open your iTunes library
2. Put it on shuffle.
3. Press Play.
4. For every question, type the song that's playing.
5. When you go to a new question, press the Next button.
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool.
7. Don't skip songs.

My Movie:

1. Opening credits: Happy Endings- All American Rejects

2. Waking up: Counting the Days- Goldfinger

3. First day of school: We Are the Champions- Queen

4. Fight song: Change Your Mind- American Rejects

5. Breaking up: Hand in My Pocket- Alanis Morissette

6. Happiness: Such Great Heights- Postal Service

7. Life's okay: Drowned World/Substitute for Love- Madonna

8. Mental breakdown: Everything You Want- Vertical Horizon

9. Driving: Straitjacket Feeling- All American Rejects
(I sorta wish it wasn't)

10. Flashback: If It Were Up To Me- Rooney

11. Getting back together: Amsterdam- John Denver does Jacques Brel
(apparently it's not under the best circumstances... unless maybe we're at a revue?)

12. Wedding song: These Are Things- Wheat

13. Birth of first child: White Days- Juliana Theory
(oddly appropriate, but... harrowing!)

14. Final battle scene: Private Emotion- Ricky Martin and some female

15. Death scene: Breathe- Wheat
(i'm trying to picture the most upbeat death possible... i was standing outside too long?)

16. Funeral song: Elephant and Castle- Houston Calls
(i never knew that this was actually the title for this song)

17. End credits: Patience- Guns N Roses

I SWEAR I didn't make these up!


Actually, if anyone who reads this has any free time to press the advance button 17 times, I'm really interested to know the results you come up with!