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Song 1 - Wide Eyes

Posted by james on Nov. 12, 2001

This is a song I've heard that I really appreciate. It's an emo song by a band called "The Beautiful Mistake", a name I think is possibly the best I've ever heard for a band. The song is called "Wide Eyes", and it's right <a href="../music/playlist-wide_eyes.m3u">here</a>. If you click on that, it'll play. Complicated.

The vocals are not spectacular, and in a few places the lyrics don't seem to quite fit... but the music itself is amazing. This might be the first in a series.

What fish?

Posted by james on Nov. 1, 2001

Tonight was halloween. A little kid, a boy probably 12 or younger, came to our door with just a white shirt on. He made some comment about a fish as I was passing out the candy. I took a closer look, and realized his shirt had fish remarks all over it. "Save the fish", "Love Fish.com", "1-800-FISH-IT", "I like fish."

Who are these guy's parents, and what have they done to him? He reminds me of me.

A description of Good people vs Bad people

Posted by james on Oct. 16, 2001

<table width="50%"><tr><td><font face="Arial" size="-1"><i>Not all of us are out of touch with our emotions, but when comes to talking, all of us are affected by our personality. I have observed two basic personality types. The first I call the "Dead Sea." In the little nation of Israel, the Sea of Galilee flows south by way of the Jordan River into the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea goes nowhere. It receives but it does not give. This personality type receives many experiences, emotions, and thoughts throughout the day. They have a large reservoir where they store that information, and they are perfectly happy not to talk. If you say to a Dead Sea personality, "What's wrong? Why aren't you talking tonight?" he will probably answer, "Nothing's wrong. What makes you think something's wrong?" And that reponse is perfectly honest. He is content not to talk. He could drive from Chicago to Detroit and never say a word and be perfectly happy.

On the other extreme is the "Babbling Brook." For this personality, whatever enters into the eye gate of the ear gate comes out the mouth gate and there are seldom sixty seconds between the two. Whatever they see, whatever they hear, they tell. In fact if no one is at home to talk to, they will call someone else. "Do you know what I saw? Do you know what I heard?" If they can't get someone on the telephone, they may talk to themselves because they have no reservoir. Many times a Dead Sea marries a Babbling Brook. That happens because when they are dating, it is a very attractive match.

<div align="right">-The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman</div></i></td></tr></table>


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