Saturday, August 1, 2009

Memory Fail; Positive Impact Win

I was thinking of giving up on blogging until I realized that I frequently need more than 140 characters to say what I'm up to. Well, that and I spent over an hour writing a post last night. For me, that almost equals baking a batch of cookies and burning all of them. What a waste!

Let's see. I'll start with what I've been up to and then tell you all what I really want to say. I saw a play called "1776" at the Redlands Bowl last Friday and Incendio play last night. "1776" was eh. Incendio, however, was sooooo coooool. Ironically, it was the one I dreaded the most. "It's tradition!", said Diane, so I went reluctantly. It took Incendio one note to kill that dread and steal my ears for the next 2 hours. At the end, I had to triple check the time because I couldn't believe that 2 hours had gone by. I wanted to hear more. I might have to buy one of their CDs sometime. Most likely, I will because their music is made for dancing.

Also, I've been watching "InuYasha" and "Bleach" lately. I'm on episodes 36 and 92, respectively. I have also recently watched "The Nightmare Before Christmas" for the first time, "Sphere" (no longer a favorite because I now know for sure that my favorite parts in the book are not in the movie), "Howl's Moving Castle" (one of my favorite movies), "Princess Mononoke", "Laputa: Castle in the Sky", and "Public Enemies". If you're thinking "Holy [expletive]! How the [expletive] have you watched so much anime and so many movies", my response is *shrug*.

Moving onto what 140 characters could not contain. As you probably know, I love music. Lately I've been mostly listening to The Civil Wars, E.S. Posthumus, and the "Howl's Moving Castle" movie soundtrack. I decided to mix it up today. To my delight, "The Blue Danube" by Johann Strauss popped up. Hearing it out of the blue (no pun intended) reminded me of the first time I remember hearing it. It was in an old cartoon (embedded later in the post). All I can remember about it is notes from the sheet music for "The Blue Danube" dancing around. Everything around me disappeared. If someone had told me that I had won a million dollars, I would not have heard them. Those awesome dancing notes had my undivided attention and filled me with joy.

After the cartoon ended, I forgot everything except those dancing notes, the name of the song, and how the song sounded. I know this because I just looked up and watched it on Youtube. Of the 7 minutes and 15 seconds, the dancing notes barely take up 10 seconds. Ha ha! In my memory's defense, I knew that there was something about that cartoon that has always bugged me. The brief appearance of those dancing notes is that bothersome thing.

I have to smile at how just a few seconds of a cartoon were more memorable than more important things in my life. I'd mention one or two of those important things, but I can't seem to remember them. :P

By the way, I feel like frolicking in a forest when I hear that song, so the rest of the cartoon might have affected me in some way.

That is all for now. Until the next post, and as always, take care!

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