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My Sunday

Posted on 2006.06.12 at 10:01
Current Location: 63134
Current Mood: Trying to wake up
Current Music: Battlestar Galactica: Season Two soundtrack
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Dreamed galinda822 and my wife were dining together at a steakhouse. I decided I wanted to go, so I jumped out of bed and wrapped myself in the comforter, and walked over to the restaurant. There I am, standing at the "Please wait to be seated" sign wearing nothing but my comforter. The waitress just stared at me, and I walked past her saying, "My party is already here."

Three new BSG toys for my desk have just been announced, I'll submit my own pictures when I get them (this may mean another whirlwind trip to Target in the middle of the day, galinda):

And speaking of BSG, even though I listened to my new soundtrack all weekend, it was not the most conducive of environments in which to actually enjoy music. I did, however, get a good five minutes of listening done on the drive into work this morning (when I had a 75 minute one-way commute, this was never an issue). Allegro so far is my favorite. A mixture of last seasons The Shape of Things to Come & Passacaglia and yet, so very complex. Its hard to explain the emotions that particular piece invokes, and I'm sure its partly where I was in life when the previous two songs were released, the admiration of the complexity in that composition, and the nostalgia of the other two songs...I could never be a composer, but I so enjoy the fruits of their labor. Black Market is unlike anything on the previous two albums - yet very enjoyable (I prefer the scoring over the episode!) but I found I didn't like A Promise to Return as much as I wanted to; especially being a string quartet.

In other news, I nearly deleted Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire from iTunes and snapped my disc in half. I was initially excited to see Patrick Doyle take the reins on this project (I loved Needful Things) but the occasional break in score with the horrid rock tracks intertwined broke my concentration too much to enjoy it. I think I'll delete those tracks, and burn a new disc to replace the one in the jewel-case. *shiver*

Did absolutely nothing Sunday, and it was fantastic. Well, almost absolutely nothing. I did run over to galinda's to work on an ongoing project with her (turn a handmade entertainment center into a desk) but was stopped halfway when I realized I required my circular saw, which is still packed away somewhere. Then I spent several hours on and off deleting a trojan from my XP box which I myself put there. Fun, fun. I ran across an issue I haven't yet solved with my iTunes. I was updating album art (long overdue) and came across an album (Independence Day) that would not 'take' the art. Further investigation revealed that I could change all the other fields, until I went to play them, then they reverted back to the original import information. Other than that, I didn't do anything Sunday. Watched Sci-Fi's Arabian Nights and was pleased to see James Callis (Baltar) playing Prince Ahmed...


galinda822 at 2006-06-12 16:35 (UTC) (Link)
When your toys come out I will be more than happy to accompany you to Target!

Nice dream!!!! What was our reaction when you showed up dressed in a makeshift toga?
ehowton at 2006-06-12 16:43 (UTC) (Link)
I think I just sat down and ordered. I must've been hungry.
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2006-06-12 16:43 (UTC) (Link)
If you're having trouble replacing the picture information in iTunes, select the tracks and right click; use the picture field in the pop-up track info.

The songs all appear at the end of Goblet of Fire soundtrack album. If they were interupting the flow of music, you had a misprogrammed disc.
ehowton at 2006-06-12 16:51 (UTC) (Link)
The pop-up track info is what's not working. I don't know how else to change it, unless I vi the database (or associated .xml) file directly...I may look into that, as the permissions are no different than any of the other albums. It's a mystery:

BorgQueen:/Volumes/ITUNES/iTunes/iTunes Music/David Arnold ehowton$ ls -al
total 640
drwxrwxrwx   1 ehowton  ehowton  32768 Jun 11 20:13 .
drwxrwxrwx   1 ehowton  ehowton  98304 Jun 11 10:39 ..
-rwxrwxrwx   1 ehowton  ehowton   6148 Jun 11 20:13 .DS_Store
drwxrwxrwx   1 ehowton  ehowton  32768 May 30 23:37 Die Another Day
drwxrwxrwx   1 ehowton  ehowton  32768 Jun 12 06:59 Independence Day
drwxrwxrwx   1 ehowton  ehowton  32768 Jun 10 22:30 Stargate
drwxrwxrwx   1 ehowton  ehowton  32768 May 30 23:38 The World Is Not Enough
drwxrwxrwx   1 ehowton  ehowton  32768 May 30 23:39 Tomorrow Never Dies

As I keep my iTunes arranged my 'Last Added' my music often shows up in reverse order - when I'm interested in a particular album, I usually drag it over to the playlist and arrange by track. As I was listening to this one in the main window - no wonder I hated it, they were in the wrong order...silly me. I'll probably be much happier just deleting them. But at least I don't have to burn a new cdda copy for the jewel case, thanks!
drax0r at 2006-06-12 20:15 (UTC) (Link)

Did you eat cheese, ass?!

I listened to the BSG soundtracks quite a bit too. That's good stuff right there.
ehowton at 2006-06-12 20:26 (UTC) (Link)
I'm trying to think of some alternate-universe world I would possibly be living in which I didn't eat cheese, ass. I'm ALWAYS eating cheese!
chrisbarrett77 at 2006-06-13 06:52 (UTC) (Link)


Hey Eric, are you a Stargate SG-1 fan by any chance? John and I LOVE that show. I think its the bestest!
ehowton at 2006-06-13 10:54 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Stargate

LOVED the movie, not the series. But I have the score if you's like to hear it...it's fantastic.
chrisbarrett77 at 2006-06-13 13:26 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Stargate

Ok, I'm opposite. I liked the movie but LOVE the series. I like the series a little less now that Jack is gone, but it's still fun...I think we have the soundtrack to the movie, as well as the DVD and 6 seasons of the series. I need to check out BSG sometime. I know lots of people like it.
Penguin Puppetmaster
oxy_irony at 2006-06-13 23:14 (UTC) (Link)
Did absolutely nothing Sunday, and it was fantastic.

I would growl at you for that, but it turns out having a busy [summer] schedule isn't at all too terrible. *Grins*

I find it interesting how nonchalant you were in your dream. "'My party is already here.'"

By the way, I saw Goodfellas a few days ago. Just thought I'd let you know.
ehowton at 2006-06-13 23:29 (UTC) (Link)

I find it interesting how nonchalant you were in your dream. "'My party is already here.'"

Maybe I was hungry?

By the way, I saw Goodfellas a few days ago.

Funny how?
Penguin Puppetmaster
oxy_irony at 2006-06-13 23:43 (UTC) (Link)
Maybe I was hungry?

Of course, why didn't I think of that? That's the common cause, after all, of nonchalance.

Funny how?

You know, you're a funny guy. It's just funny...
ex_crowy at 2006-06-14 23:47 (UTC) (Link)
There I am, standing at the "Please wait to be seated" sign wearing nothing but my comforter.

Dreaming about being naked has to do with you feeling vulnerable on an emotional level.
ehowton at 2006-06-15 00:38 (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps if I was embarrassed about it, yes. But as another reader pointed out, (I find it interesting how nonchalant you were in your dream. "'My party is already here.'") my lack of concern certainly points to some other, possibly more egotistical (or as my meme's have a way of pointing out, narcissistic) statement.
galinda822 at 2006-06-17 18:18 (UTC) (Link)
For a small percentage of you, dreaming that you are proud of your nakedness and show no embarrassment or shame, then it symbolizes your unrestricted freedom. You have nothing to hide and are proud of who you are. The dream is about a new sense of honesty, openness, and a carefree nature.
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