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11:57 pm - Yeah... How come all my body parts so nicely fit together?
Three points to anybody who recognizes the subject line of this post. No points for Googling because it's really not that cool.

laviorli called me and invited me to dinner tonight with the usual gang. Thai food at Sa Bai Thong, where I'd never eaten before. Somewhat surprised that Mary wanted to eat there, as it's really hard with Asian food to tell what's vegan and what might have a dab of shrimp paste. I don't really know what I had (#71 on the menu, if that helps) but it was some kind of fried rice which sat at their third level of spicyness (out of five). I'm never really sure how much spicy I can tolerate because it has more than anything to do with the spices involved. I'm sure someone could find exceptions to this, but I've never had a hot sauce or Mexican food which bothered me. Asian food it a totally different story. Sichuan and Hunan cuisines don't bother me, but a simple hot and sour soup (spicy, but tolerable to most of my coworkers) makes my nose run and my eyes water like nothing else.

Anyway, whatever I had was right about at the perfect level of spiciness. Enough to taste it, not so much that I had eat slowly or dampen the flavor.

After the restaurant pennylane_81 and renny1780 went home. crabmoon demanded karaoke, so we went to the Karaoke Kid. laviorli refused to sing, but lord_alucard, phil_bond, Lindsay and I each did a song or two. I did Dentist! from Little Shop of Horrors, which proved disasterous. There are all sorts of extra instrumental fills and breaks which threw me off since I was so confident about the song. I also did Sweet Transvestite from Rocky Horror (as opposed to Sweet Transvestite from Handel's Messiah) and Afternoons and Coffee Spoons by The Crash Test Dummies, both of which went somewhat better. I found that no matter how low my voice normally is, ten minutes spent conversing over the music of a karaoke bar pretty much destroys my low range. Normally I can sing in the same range as Brad Roberts, but I had to take the song an octave up. For most of the time that we were in the bar, we were the only people there. We didn't tip, and Tom was the only one of us to purchase a drink. We probably weren't well-liked by the employees. I don't care. The BOC selection was limited to Don't Fear the Reaper, the Theme from Mr. Belvedere (which I sang last time) is inexplicably gone, and they've never had Birdhouse In Your Soul, which, though not a staple, is common enough at karaoke establishments.

They uh, didn't have What's On Your Mind by Information Society, either.
Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
Current Music: Crash Test Dummies -- How Does a Duck Know?

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From:jeklnskinsgrl
Date:November 29th, 2005 06:30 am (UTC)

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Is it from the Crash Test Dummies?
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From:sacredspud
Date:November 29th, 2005 06:36 am (UTC)

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...yeah... The song it's from is one of my favorites on the album, and the album in question is one of the top ten CD purchases I've ever made, but it also tends to show up frequently on lists of the worst albums ever recorded because it is (apparently) the most appallingly pretentious thing ever recorded.
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From:jeklnskinsgrl
Date:November 29th, 2005 06:48 am (UTC)

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So I get three points?
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From:sacredspud
Date:November 29th, 2005 07:11 am (UTC)

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Short answer: Yes, you get three points. Don't spend 'em all in the same place.
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From:jeklnskinsgrl
Date:November 29th, 2005 08:12 am (UTC)

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Where are they good at?
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From:sacredspud
Date:November 29th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)

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Finer retailers everywhere.
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From:r3507
Date:November 29th, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC)

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Everywhere in this case meaning "in Colin's head."
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From:seanorange
Date:November 30th, 2005 01:05 am (UTC)

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Why, because so many of the songs are in the second person? The only thing truly pretentious about that is no one's ever really tried it before (in fact, I didn't even think about that particular quality until I had to think of how it could possibly be pretentious)... perhaps that is the truly pretentious part?

"Seeeee in the shaaaa-yaaaaapes of mah boh-day-ay
Leee-eeft over paaaaarts from thee-eee aaaaa-yaaaaapes and monkays!

In the days of the ca-ave ma-an
mammoths, glaaaaaa-iiiciers!
bugs and trees were your food then
no pajamas...
or dooooo-oo-o-ctors!"

~Sean
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From:sacredspud
Date:November 30th, 2005 04:19 am (UTC)

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I don't have an answer for you on that. I think it's fantastic. I always say I don't listen to music for the lyrics, but that album (Ghosts That Haunt Me, too) are notable exceptions. Maybe emotional content beyond "I love you, let's do it" is a bad thing? I swear, as a culture we've traded our intellectualism for Elimidate.
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From:laviorli
Date:November 29th, 2005 11:26 am (UTC)
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actually there's lots that's vegan in Thai food since they tend to use coconut milk instead of dairy, they even have one of those "we serve vegetarian meals" stickers on their door. I love that place. Luna Lynn and Andrew introduced me to it(they're both vegetarian too) and now it's my favorite. :) If you liked it we should go there again sometime.
Yeah... How come all my body parts so nicely fit together? - Garmonbozia for the soul.

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