eclecticity

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 11:14 pm
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Putting silicone sealer on the mouse wheel to add traction had very good results, even though it didn't go on very smoothly.

Actually, it's an acrylic sealer. I previously had a silicone-based one, but when it ran out, the store no longer had it, so I got the acrylic one, which was listed as non-toxic and low odor.

Today it occurred to me that: 1) The insects are spelled 'beetles', 2) the cars are spelled 'beetles', 3) but the band is spelled 'beatles' 4) because the music has beats. It's a word-play, and it's possibly the first time I recognized it as such. I guess I always just thought they named themselves after the insects or maybe the cars.

The fig tree is growing little fig leafs again! The young leaves that died earlier haven't fallen off yet.

Just as I had driven up to my driveway this evening, I looked left out of the car window and saw a light moving across the sky in a straight line. In a direction from the south towards the southeast, sort of. Just a single white light, small, not blinking. It wasn't moving very fast, nor slow. The light flickered out for a moment, then came back, still moving, then flickered out again and stayed out. I thought it might have been a meteor, but the Lyrid meteor shower isn't supposed to start until the 16th. And my visibility here is poor. So it was probably a plane after all, maybe disappearing behind some clouds.

I like this song & video:

Video title: Space Unicorn - Parry Gripp and Brianne Drouhard
Posted by: ParryGripp
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17o1OlroNSE



And these songs:


Video title: Imagine Dragons - Believer
Posted by: ImagineDragonsVEVO
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wtfhZwyrcc




Video title: Wardruna - Wunjo (New Album Runaljod - Ragnarok)
Posted by: Tatiane Akemy Oshiro
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heDBX-HCMDA
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Video title: Sinusitis and Sinus Surgery Explained (Balloon Sinuplasty and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery)
Posted by: Fauquier ENT
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkTNFn51TvU

Video title: Anatomy of the Nasal Cavity.mov
Posted by: OLDRAIN2011
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJEenATGwg8

Shima Uta

Monday, March 13th, 2017 01:08 am
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It did snow. I saw it. I went outside. I went back to bed. I slept until 2:45pm, not even counting the time change.

I'm still getting over my cold, though starting to feel better. On Friday afternoon, I took a pseudoephedrine tablet, from an old package I still had. The expiration date on the package was 2010. It actually did clear my nose up for a little while. I went to bed fairly early (for a Friday) - 1:30am, as I felt so sleepy. But I wasn't able to fall asleep until 3 hours later. Now I'm afraid to take any of those tablets again, in case that is what kept me awake so long. But the other medicine I have, with phenylephrine, didn't seem to help my congestion much if at all.

Came across this video today. The song is Shima Uta. So emotionally expressive. So fluffy hair. Something mesmerizing to me.


Video title: The BOOM - 島唄 ( Live )
Posted by: SilentFace007 さんのチャンネル
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_-OZfn1Zhk


The music reminded me of this album, also Okinawan style: Peppermint Teahouse. It is possibly the most upbeat album of music I have.


Then came across this video.


Video title: 13ºOkinawa festival 2015 -Mirukumunari- Kudaka Majushu
Posted by: 8shinji7898
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARW2oHVM5Rk


(Starting at 3:26, a cute black dog joins the performance.)

I wondered why there would be an Okinawan Festival in Sao Paolo, Brazil, of all places. Did all those many performers travel from Okinawa to Brazil for the festival? Then I read about Okinawan emigration and the many people of Japanese ancestry who live in Brazil.

The song on that last video is "Mirukumunari" by Hidekatsu.

smell the rainbow

Saturday, February 4th, 2017 11:25 pm
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You know those hilarious PooPourri advertisements, such as Girls Don't Poop?

Today I saw a similarly amusing ad for a similar product, Unicorn Gold. This is the ad. Unlike the PooPourri ones, this one is both hilarious and disturbing to me (I wonder if other people feel disturbed by it or not). Today, I had accidentally opened the same YouTube video in 2 tabs, the same ad playing in both, so the audio was overlapping/echoing in a weird way. At first I thought it was meant to be that way, which made the ad even more intriguing. After stopping the double-play and watching more of it, I realized I had seen it before. When I see something really funny, I generally want to share it. So I had considered posting a link to this one before, but decided against it, because of how it disturbed me. But to avoid going through the same thought process again next time, today I'm posting the link.

lilac twist

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 10:15 pm
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Best headline I've read so far, this year (via andrewducker):
75-Year-Old Texas Woman Flies Through Tornado in Bathtub, Lands in Woods Unharmed

Actually, both she and her son flew in the tub after having taken refuge in it. This article has a video interview with them:
A 75-year-old took a bathtub ride to survival during ETX tornado

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Good cover of a good song:



Video title: kriill - Lilac Wine
Posted by: kriill music
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwXtKECKaLs


Their Facebook page: kriillmusic
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So I just realized it is the last day. Or was the last day. It is the last hours.

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I am so sick of seeing online ads saying things like "Should Trump send Hillary to Jail?"
As if we don't have a judicial system; as if a president can simply send people to jail on his say-so. Is that what people want? A goddamn dictatorship?

Is someone trying to psychologically condition the rest of us into subconsciously thinking that she belongs in jail?

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I got my heater repaired. I decided to only get the broken part replaced. Even if furnaces have an average lifespan of 15 to 20 years, and mine is nearly 20, that doesn't mean that it can't still keep working for many more. If the average is 18 or so, then surely there are some that make it to 30 years or more

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Portable oil-filled electric radiators:

If they smell of burning dust, even after you've cleaned off all the visible dust, you may need to remove the front and/or rear panels too, to get the dust out from those sections. Obviously, you need to be careful when doing that as there are wires and electrical connections behind the front panel.

When not using them, a perfect-sized cover to keep the dust off is a pillow-case!

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Christmas Eve (yes, I'm that behind on writing about things. and doing things):

It was sort of rushed again. We started it earlier in the evening than in the past, as my nephew wanted to leave by a certain time. I went in my car to pick up one of my foster sisters, and my niece. The drive took longer than I anticipated, and by the time we got back to the house, everyone else had already started and finished eating! But at least the get-together was over by a reasonable time, before midnight rather than after.

I still haven't gotten around to ordering my mom the Christmas presents I meant to get her. But partially in my defense, she didn't choose which ones she wanted till after Christmas either.

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Lower thigh muscles: I've been having nerve issues again, but more general soreness rather than nerve spasms like before. Sitting down for too long makes them achy.
It may all come down to not getting enough sleep, body not being able to recuperate.

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I flushed the water heater last weekend. It's really not hard to do, at least the way I do it, just attaching a hose and not turning off anything. Carrying the hose from the front of the house to the back, and back again is the hardest part.

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We're having 7:30am educational sessions for work 2 or 3 times a week, and it's killing me, so early. It's mostly stuff I already know, but I don't want to miss anything anyway..

7:30am isn't even that early, right? Especially when I can dial in from home. But it's still killing me.

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thirsty tired too late heater yay snoring dogs xmas tree lights went out again need to try replacing fuse again.
where's my dessert? what's my dessert. maybe that'll do it.
good night, ch'all.

oh, subject. ummm.

hey, did I ever post ... I don't think I did... where did I ...

Here!



Video title: Boney M. - Felicidad America (Obama - Obama) ft. Sherita O., Yulee B.
Posted by: BoneyMVEVO
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKSRdpi15qc


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Video title: Baby's Gang - Challenger
Posted by: zyxdance
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN1cekvzY98


I found both those videos on the same day. Both chipper, hopeful, poignant, and sad in terms of later events.

witchy fun

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 10:20 pm
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Video title: Wolfshäger Hexenbrut Walpurgis Wolfshagen im Harz
Posted by: Wolfshäger Hexenbrut
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjUV-byB8ls


The German song lyrics ("Schüttel dein Speck" - by Peter Fox)

myao love

Saturday, August 27th, 2016 02:55 am
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For the music, not only for the cat:



Video title: Lilly nimmt ein Sonnenbad
Posted by: chocolat654
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YptBDUlIgiM


This is a nice gentle song. I'm surprised the singer Amy Stroup doesn't have a Wikipedia page yet.



Video title: Amy Stroup "Hold Onto Hope Love"
Posted by: Music City Roots
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICYpXRPElfA


Here's the offical music video version.

Home

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 01:40 am
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This was on the radio, driving home tonight. I love the sound (falling tone? melody?) of the refrain. Although looking at the video, it's a bit eerie how the singer's voice goes so low - the voice doesn't match the face!



Video title: Marc Broussard - Home
Posted by: MarcBroussardVEVO
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuWPseegaKw

very touching

Saturday, March 5th, 2016 02:48 am
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If you didn't know that bulls could dance & prance and be affectionate, watch this video from an Animal rescue group/Sanctuary in Austria.



Video title: Gaucho-Tanz von Stier Bandit als Dank!
Posted by: Gut Aiderbichl
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFO6LESkHDk


More info on the Gut Aiderbichl webpage, and more touching videos on their YouTube page.
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Cute videos of baby goats!

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Our first daffodil bloomed on Feb 1. The stem got bent, so today I cut the flower and put it in a glass vase on the table. From a distance, it smells like sawdust, but up close it has a very floral scent.

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As of 12:36am we had bits of ice falling from the sky. It has stopped, but the forecast says it might snow overnight. If so, it will likely be melted by the time I get up. We already had a bit of snowfall on the morning Jan 23 too. If I hadn't been awakened by an early phone-call, I wouldn't have seen it.

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VeganEgg - another new vegan egg substitute. This one can even be used to make scrambled eggs. Its ingredients include nutritional yeast and black salt for the eggy flavor, the same as Vegg does... I wonder if they got the idea from Vegg. Vegg has a scrambled-egg product now too, which I hadn't known about. Vegg Scramble uses a different main ingredient than VeganEgg does though (soy protein isolate vs algal flour & algal protein), so I wonder how they compare.

It's getting hard to keep up with all the new vegan products available!
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How English sounds to non-English speakers
Posted by: Brian and Karl
Description: 'Skwerl'. A short film in fake English


And that reminded me of this fab video my dad linked me to a while back:

Video title: Adriano Celentano Raffaella Carrà Prisencolinensinainciusol
Posted by: MrXXXDIDOXXX
URL: https://www.youtube.com/embed/xfSJEWNTvo4
Description: Italian music video / song in fake English