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Friday, April 30, 2004

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A Ponderance

I was talking to a guy yesterday and the fact that I am a fount of useless information came up (he's started calling me Mistress of Useless Knowledge, which I completely dig). He asked me if I knew how the tradition of men opening doors for women started and I was stumped. I looked online, but couldn't find anything. Does anyone happen to know? It's bugging me that I can't find it.

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Thursday, April 29, 2004

Going To The Chapel

I've got some new pictures up over at the Neurotic Fishbowl Moblog, the lastest of which are me in Christine's tiara and her in her wedding dress (yesterday was dress fitting day for us and her other bridesmaid).

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The Five Levels of Drinking

Not that I'm acquainted with any of this or anything, but Larry Miller's "The Five Levels of Drinking" has got to be one of the funniest things I've ever heard. As always, right click and Save As.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Club 1127

My brother Russell, his roomate Boob, and a few of their friends are notorious party animals. To showcase their bashes, they created Club 1127. Go take a peek, watch some videos, and be jealous that you're not related. ;-)

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Monday, April 26, 2004

Dirty Bug

I was going to go to bed, but I decided that I'd have sex one more time (over on Breedster, you pervert!).

Apparently, I really am a slutty bug because I just got this message, "A sexually transmitted virus has affected your reproductive system; all eggs are infertile. You cannot invite any friends. Fornication will transmit the virus to your partner." (If you're a bug too, watch out for mbvisiontt - he's the one who infected me.)

Of course the FAQ doesn't say anything at all about STDs, so I have no idea if my bug is now infertile forever or if somehow I can visit a bug hospital and get better. Anyone else have this happen to them?

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Window Shopping

I took the OK!Cupid Test to find out my love personality. It was really accurate, especially the part about me obsessing over a guy that I've just met (What? Me? Obsess? Never!).

I am The Window Shopper! Random Gentle Love Dreamer (RGLDf)

Loving, hopeful, open. Likely to carry on an romance from afar. You are The Window Shopper.

You take love as opportunities come, which can lead to a high-anxiety, but high-flying romantic life. You're a genuinely sweet person, not saccharine at all, so it's likely that the relationships you have had and will have will be happy ones. You've had a fair amount of love experience for your age, and there'll be much more to come.

Part of why we know this is that, of all female types, you are the most prone to sudden, ferocious crushes. Your results indicate that you're especially capable of obsessing over a guy you just met. Obviously, passion like this makes for an intense existence. It can also make for soul-destroying letdowns.

Your ideal match is someone who'll love you back with equal fire, and someone you've grown to love slowly. A self-involved or pessimistic man is especially bad. Though you're drawn to them, avoid artists at all costs.

Your exact opposite: The Stiletto (Deliberate Brutal Sex Master)

BEWARE: The Hornivore
CONSIDER: The Gentleman, The Loverboy

(Link courtesy of Kristine.)

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Sunday, April 25, 2004

Come and Be My Bug Baby

Does anyone want to be my bug baby on Breedster? I'm getting ready to fornicate again (I'm a slutty bug; I'm only one day and sixteen hours old and I've already had four mates), so this is your chance since joining is by invitation only.

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Happy Birthday, Kristine!

Today is Kristine's birthday. She happens to be one of the most talented, scripty-type people that I know and I just adore her. Happy birthday, hon! Hope it's a good one filled with everything your heart desires!

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Victory Coalition Now

Michele and several other bloggers are helping to raise money for the Spirit of America, an organization that helps expand the abilities of Americans serving abroad to improve the quality of life of people in need.

Michele is doing dedications and promising grab bags to those that donate. Got a few extra bucks? Why not go help out?

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Saturday, April 24, 2004


It should be illegal to wake up at 6:00 in the morning when you only went to bed two or three hours earlier. Fucking insomnia. And since I'm a pupa, I can't even play over at Breedster. Blah.

Update: Thank god that Robin couldn't sleep either and has been my phone buddy for the past hour!

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Friday, April 23, 2004

Being a Bug

Thanks to Katie, I'm now a bug on Breedster. Well, right now I'm a larva, but soon I'll grow up and be a bug. Here's what I look like:
My Breedster profile

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Thursday, April 22, 2004

Fonty Goodness

Today only, P22, the coolest font foundry around, is having a 50% sale to mark their ten year anniversary. Just enter TEN into the pricing category box when you check out.

I join their font club every year and have bought several hundred dollars worth of fonts from them over the years. Their stuff is well worth checking out.

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Sunday, April 18, 2004

Burn It - The Spring 2004 Edition

I know that this edition is really close to the last one, but I want to get the editions closer to the actual season they're supposed to represent (Nothing like doing the winter one in March!). Sign-ups begin now and, as always, please be sure to read the rules carefully before signing up!

The Theme:
At the last Tiara Happy Hour Emily gave me the perfect theme - cover songs. Any cover of any kind of song by any band works for this. Update: if you don't have 80 minutes worth of cover songs, it's perfectly acceptable to fill up some of the space with the original version of the song and then the cover. If you're looking for ideas of songs to use, tj pointed out The Covers Project which has a ton of information on covers.

Here's how it works:
After the sign up period, people will be put into groups of 4. You will then receive an e-mail from me telling you the names and addresses of the people in your group. You burn 5 identical CDs. Keep one for yourself and send the other three to the other people in your group and one to me. New Rule: Since so many people have been complaining that they haven't gotten CDs from people in their group, I am now requiring that you send one to me so I can keep track of who sent them out and who didn't. I hate to do this, but it seems the best way to keep track. You should then receive three new CDs from the other three people in your group.

The rules:
- You should have a blog. I would like this to be a fun way to connect people in the blogosphere. If you don't, go over to Diaryland or Blogspot and start one for free.
- If you're not going to follow through and make your CDs, please don't bother signing up. It would be a shame if one or two people ruined this for their group. If you signed up last swap and didn't send your CDs out, don't sign up this time.
- You must live in the US or Canada. If there's a intrest in this in other areas, I may do a swap at some point down the road that includes other countries, but since this is the first swap, I'm going to limit it to the areas where I know most of you guys live.
- If you live in the US, you should be willing to ship to Canada. If you live in Canada, you should be willing to ship to the US. The postage is a teeny bit more, but nothing that's going to break the bank.
- Remember that most people can't play mp3s in their car, so make sure they're something that will play in a standard car stereo. I tend to use .cda or .wav files. I have put together a list of Burn It resources for those not familiar with making CDs.
- Please be sure to put your name, URL, or e-mail on your CD somewhere. I got several last time that I liked, but have no idea who sent them.

Guidlines on creating your CDs:
- Include a track listing. If someone like an artist, they might want to buy more music by them. Let us know who it is.
- Fill up the CD as much as you can. There's 80 minutes on a blank CD. Don't half-ass it and make a 30 minute CD.
- You should definitely use a jewel case when sending your CDs to protect it during mailing. You can get them cheap anywhere.
- I know a lot of people are graphically inclined, so feel free to make your CD a work of art.
- Don't be afraid to put on "cheesy" music. If you like it, others probably will too.
- Don't be afraid to put on music that no one has ever heard before either. Billboard or MTV may never have known this music, but you did, so that's what counts.

If you've gotten this far and you still want to sign up, send an e-mail (change the AT to an @ in my e-mail address) to me and make sure you reference the swap in the subject line. You must include the following information (please send your info even if I already have it):

- Your name
- Mailing address
- Your blog URL
- Your e-mail address

Sign-ups will continue through Monday, May 10th. By Thursday, May 13th, I will send e-mails to everyone letting you know who is in your group. You should have all of your CDs burned and in the mail NO LATER THAN Monday, May 31st. This gives you at least a full three weeks to create and ship CDs to your three group partners and me.

Please spread the word! More people equals more music! Just be sure to link to this URL, because eventually this entry will cycle off the main page.

If you have any other questions, you can e-mail me or leave a comment.

Special thanks goes out to Alison for both the inspiration and allowing me to use most of her rules and guidelines.

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Saturday, April 17, 2004

The Dr. Phil Test

I don't watch Dr. Phil, but I found the Dr. Phil Test to be pretty accurate.

Your total score is 40

Interpretation of Results
Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful & practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who's extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expect the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you realize it takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but equally that it takes you a long time to get over it if that trust is ever broken.

(Link courtesy of Lisa, who had the same score I did.)

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Friday, April 16, 2004

Civil Disobedience

My great-great uncle's funeral was held in Winchester, this little bitty town outside of Giddings which is on the way to Austin. Needless to say, there's a lot of small town mentality going on, especially in the church (just about everyone out there is Missouri Synod Lutheran, which I refer to as Misery Synod).

On our way out, my mother says something about not freaking out about a sign. I ask what sign she's talking about and she points out a sign that someone made on their computer. It says, all in caps, "Attention! Call or write your congressman in support of the marriage bill against gay marriages! Please act within the next 6 weeks!!!!!"

Needless to say, I freak out and start telling my mom that being Christian is supposed to be about being kind and tolerant, etc. We go down to the cemetery (and I had a lovely chat with my aunt Susan on the way down there; she totally rocks) and on my way back, I swing into the church and steal their damn sign. I considered it my civil disobedience act of the day. Damn intolerant people.

(This whole episode made me think of Eka's rant about the last time she went to church.)

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Thursday, April 15, 2004

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Wednesday, April 14, 2004

The Loss of a Friend

I've finally decided to blog about something that's been bothering me for some time. I'll probably get really sad and cry (not that you'll be able to tell since I don't have a webcam or anything), but I really want to get this off my chest.

In early January, Jeanna, my best friend of almost seven years, and I were supposed to go to the museum. Unfortunately, her mother got really sick and we weren't able to go. The last time I talked to her was a few days later. He mother was doing much better and we hung up with our customary love yous and the promise to see each other soon.

A few weeks went by and I hadn't heard from her despite leaving messages. Around the end of the month, I finally get her at home. She says she's on the other line, but she'll call me back soon. I ask her if she's mad at me for some reason and she pauses. She promises to e-mail me, but I still hear nothing from her.

A few more weeks of me leaving messages goes by and around the end of February I manage to get her on the phone again. This time when she says she'll call me back, I ask her if she really means that. She says she doesn't know. I ask her to at least tell me why she's mad at me and she says, "I'm sorry, I can't," and hangs up on me. I was on my way to meet a friend at the local country and western club. I proceed to get totally shitfaced and spend about two hours sobbing my heart out on her shoulder. I finally leave, though I'm not sure how I managed to make it home between the hysterics and the alcohol.

Since then, I've sent her a few e-mails and left a few more messages. They go unreturned and the one other time I managed to actually get her on the phone, she hung up on me again.

In my whole life, I'd never met anyone that I'd felt as close to as Jeanna. Losing her has probably been the hardest thing in my life - even harder than when Steven and I broke up. I always imagined that we'd be there for each other no matter what.

The worst part of it all is that I have absolutely no idea what happened. We were fine and then suddenly she couldn't even bring herself to talk to me. I hadn't seen her at all in between the last time we talked, so I'm at a loss to see what could have so radically changed.

I had hoped by giving her a little time that she'd be at least willing to talk to me, but that doesn't appear to be the case. I finally deleted her information out of my phone so I would quit calling her when I'd had too much to drink (I'm terrible about drunk dialing).

I've been thinking about her a lot this week since last weekend Mr. Air Force and I were talking about self-confidence, something I've always lacked. Losing Steven and then Jeanna really was a huge blow to my self-image this year. The two people who are supposed to love you the most - love you no matter what - left me and it really did knock me for a loop. It's especially bad because I don't know why she decided not to be my friend anymore. For quite some time I was convinced that I must be some kind of horrible person (thank you, Christine, for fielding my "Am I a bad person?" phone calls).

I know I act like a nervous dork around Mr. Air Force and while some of it is just adjusting to getting back into a relationship with someone new, I know a lot of it has to do with those losses, especially Jeanna's. Part of me always wondered if Steven would really be the one that I ended up with, but nothing in me ever doubted that Jeanna and I would be friends forever. I miss her and I always will. I wish she would at least take the time to tell me what happened.

I guess I'm a bit melancholy today and I still really miss Jeanna. For those of you wondering, I don't miss Steven anymore. It's kind of strange how completely over him I feel. I guess maybe time will give me the same perspective on Jeanna, but I don't think I really believe that. To be adandonded the way I was is going to puzzle me forever.

Deep down I know that I'm a wonderful person. I'm smart, funny, interesting, nice, kind, generous, and a bunch of other adjectives. I just wish I could believe in this more and try not and let her leaving bother me so much.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2004

No 24

Damn it! Why is Duhbya on tonight? I want to watch 24! I checked Fox and it said 24 would air on Sunday which, of course, conflicts with Alias. Fucker. Like I want to hear what he has to say.

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Anywhere But Here

Mac decided to play Anywhere But Here, so I shamelessly decided to copy her. Here's my fantasy:

Mr. Air Force and I are on our way to the Atlantis resort and all my cool blogger friends are staying there as well. Of course, as much as I love my friends, they give me plenty of alone time with Mr. Air Force. While there, we all win massive amounts of money (if they don't have a casino, they do in my fantasy) and none of us ever have to work again. The end.

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Monday, April 12, 2004


Ever heard a song made entirely out of Windows .wav files? No? Then go here.

(Link courtesy of Melissa.)

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Sunday, April 11, 2004

Nokia 3650 Question

I've got a Nokia 3650 camera phone that I totally love. I send multimedia messages pretty often (forwarding the pictures to people), but for the life of me, I can't figure out how to add a subject line. The e-mails always came with N/A as the subject. Can anyone help me out? Drives me crazy that I don't know how to do this.

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Saturday, April 10, 2004

Good Friday

I meant to post my critique of the Kroger's that Mike and I visited the other night (I even took pictures of random stuff with my camera phone), but I was really tired when I got home Thursday night. It was on my to do list for today, but it turned out that Katie had the day off, so I spent it with her instead.

I met her at her new house (which is quite nice, btw) and then we went to The Galleria and met up with Robin. We headed over to Ninfa's for lunch and margaritas where we got carded, which is always good for the ego. Lots of great lines were uttered, including Katie telling the waiter to, "Hold on there, soldier!" when he tried to take her margarita. Afterwards, we did some shopping and I got a cute pink and white polka dot skirt from Express and some adorable striped boxer shorts from Delia's.

Robin had to leave to pick up Eleanor, so we said our goodbyes and Katie and I went over to Williams-Sonoma and this great store called Anthropologie. Antropologie had some cute stuff, but for the most part it was too pricey. They did have these really cute designer toothbrushes, so I got a striped one that matches my boxers because I'm geeky that way.

Katie and I then headed over to Harwin to check out the cheap purses and jewelry. We both got bags and she got some really cute bracelets and necklaces. We then went and looked for found dog posters since Lucy, Katie's beagle puppy, went missing a few weeks back.

It was then time to go back to her house where we picked up her husband Chris (a super nice guy) and headed to the West Alabama Ice House since there was supposedly a sign there about a found beagle. We got there only to find out that the bartender had taken it down a few days ago. He told Katie to bring back a lost dog sign and he'd make sure that it stayed up until Lucy was found. After having a beer, we went over to Barnaby's for dinner where I had the most delicious chocolate chip cookie ever. It was completely to die for.

I'm now back home and exhausted. I'm off to bed soon since Christine's bridal shower is tomorrow in Clear Lake. I hope everyone had as good a Friday as I did (man, I love making lame puns)!

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Friday, April 9, 2004

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Monday, April 5, 2004

Happy Birthday, Mike!

Today is the birthday of one of the most wonderful guys in the world, Mike, soon to be Christine's other half.

Happy birthday, dude! You rock! *kisses*

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Friday, April 2, 2004

Fuck Those Dudes

Joelle's new life motto is so appropriate to my situation with Yahoo!. Fuck those dudes.

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Thursday, April 1, 2004


I went online today to pay my credit card bill and was puzzled by a charge of $173.25 from Yahoo! Geocities. I called Yahoo! and apparently, despite them not even having a current credit card, they've been charging me for hosting for my old Geocities site that I don't even think has been updated in four years. When I signed up for Yahoo! Personals this month and updated my billing information they hit me for the last thirty-five months of hosting.

I asked to speak to a supervisor and he told me that since I hadn't actually cancelled the service (and who knows if I did or not? It's been three freaking years!), they've continued to bill and tough shit, I have to pay it (paraphrasing here, but he was an unhelpful jackmonkey). I hung up on him and called my credit card company to dispute the charges. Their friendly customer rep said that Geocities was responsible for at least notifying me of the billing, so I hope I have a leg to stand on when fighting this charge. I certainly don't want to pay $200 for a website that has animated gifs and embedded midi files everywhere. Jackmonkeys.

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Paging Mr. Glass, Mr. George Glass.

Anyone need an imaginary boyfriend? Then feel free to go bid on my brother.

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Mnemonic Devices

Last night while at Christine's house, the original version of Trivial Pursuit came up. I was thinking about it on my way home and was pretty sure that it was called the Genus Edition (it was). That made me think of genus species (the name that all creatures have to identify them; humans are Homo sapiens, you know) and I flashed back to freshman honors biology with Mr. Borg. I remember having to know stuff like that for tests and it made me wonder if I could remember the entire nomenclature. Suddenly the phrase King Phillip Comes Over For Good Sex (we learned it as Spaghetti, but being high school kids, changed it to sex) and I knew it was kingdom, phylum, class, order, genus, and species. Talk about a good mnemonic device! I remember that from almost fifteen years ago.

At the last Tiara Happy Hour, though, I was talking to Mac and a few other people (I think one of them was Natalie) about how Mr. Air Force had given me directions to meet him the first time which included north and west. I told him, "Hypothetically, let's say that one doesn't know which directions north and west are. What would that be with lefts and rights?" (Hey, I wasn't in the Air Force; I have no idea. I still have to make an L with my left hand to make sure I've got left and right correct despite having a genius level IQ.) That discussion brought up how, in third grade, our teacher taught us Never Eat Soggy Waffles (going clockwise) to remember which way the directions are. To this day I still think of it and that was twenty years ago or so.

Anyone else have any mnemonic devices they use?

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Casa dela Big Pink Cookie

Last night, I called Christine to see what she was up to. She was out running errands, but readily agreed to me coming over to see her new house (which is just gorgeous and really huge, so I think I'll be moving in with her and Mike soon). I met her up at Best Buy and then we trekked over to Wal-Mart so she could get some plants and I could get some pantyhose. Of course, we both spent about $80 a piece, but who can go to Wal-Mart and only buy one thing?

We used to go to Wal-Mart a lot on our lunch breaks when we worked together, but we haven't shopped there together in about a year. Needless to say, we went through most of the store and had a good time shopping. We saw maroon bluebonnets (Who even knew there was such a thing? Of course, it immediately made me think of Mac), scary lingerie sets, and I found a really cute hat that I didn't buy since I couldn't figure out where the hell I could actually wear it.

While wandering past the games section, we saw the Trivial Pursuit Pop Culture DVD Game and decided that two people would be the perfect number for a game, so Christine threw it in the cart and we were off to her house.

She'd also stopped at the liquor store before I came over to buy margarita mix, salt, and tequila (grand total - $77), so after picking up some food at Sonic, it was time to make some margaritas. We ate and drank, watched some tv, and then it was Trivial Pursuit time. Since I am a fount of useless information, it came as no surprise to me that I won both games.

Turns out that Christine has the original Trivial Pursuit game in the blue box (I do too - somewhere) so I've challenged her to an original TP grudge match at some point. I rock at that game.

I finally got home at about 3:30 this morning, but the late night (and face it, I would have just been sitting up playing on the computer anyway) was well-worth it. Good times.

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  • List phones, extra Beanie Babies, and lipsticks on eBay
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I Feel Pretty

I love Amazon's Beauty Store. These are just a few of their items I can't live without.

.: Stila Creme Bouquet Eau de Parfum: smells like vanilla cookies; it's simply divine.
.: Comptoir Sud Pacifique Amour de Cacao Eau de Toilette Spray: smells just like chocolate. It's mouth-watering.
.: DuWop Lip Venom: it makes your lips burn and tingle, giving them a sexy, bee-stung look. It's addicting.
.: DuWop Lip Venom Flash: just like the regular DuWop Lip Venom, but with an added silvery sheen. Delightfully decadent.
.: Urban Decay Skyscraper Mascara: awesome mascara that makes your eyelashes look incredibly long, thick, and dark.
.: Philosophy Coconut Cream 3-in-1 Ultra-rich Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash: smells delicious, makes a wonderful lather, and cleans your hair like nobody's business.

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.: Last Winamp song: Harry Nilsson - Coconut

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.: John Mayer - Your Body Is A Wonderland
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.: Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better
.: Everclear - Electra Made Me Blind
.: Sophie B. Hawkins - Did We Not Choose Each Other
.: Boy Meets Girl - Waiting For A Star To Fall
.: Breathe - How Can I Fall

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.: Current mp3 downloads (right click to save)
Cell Block Tango from Chicago. Like it? Buy the CD.

Sting - My One and Only Love (from the Leaving Las Vegas soundtrack). Like it? Buy the CD.

Gipsy Kings - Medley: Bamboleo/Volare/Djobi Djoba/Pida Me La/Baila Me. Like it? Buy the CD.

George Michael - Waiting For That Day/You Can't Always Get What You Want. Like it? Buy the CD.

James Cromwell - If I had Words (from the Babe soundtrack). Like it? Buy the CD.

If I had Words (from the Babe soundtrack). Like it? Buy the CD.

The Lost Brothers - Cry Little Sister (I Need You Now). Like it? Buy the CD.

Boy Meets Girl - Waiting for a Star to Fall. Like it? Buy the CD.

Jeff Buckley - New Year's Prayer. Like it? Buy the CD.

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.: McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories edited by Michael Chabon (12/13/04)
.: Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende (12/03/04)
.: Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks (11/26/04)
.: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire (11/22/04)
.: Gates of Eden by Ethan Coen (11/12/04)
.: Affinity by Sarah Waters (11/07/04)
.: Magician by Raymond E. Feist (11/02/04)
.: Red-Tails in Love: A Wildlife Drama in Central Park by Marie Winn (10/28/04)
.: The Halo Effect by M.J. Rose (10/18/04)
.: The Dark Tower by Stephen King (10/11/04)

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