Til hamingju med afmaelisdaginn


That’s Icelandic for “Happy birthday.” Yep, Björk is 43 today, and since I forgot to do this in my posts about the election, why don’t we do this right now because it’s still ticking me off. First, the election music CNN has been using since November of 2000 (pay attention about fifteen seconds in):


Now, for the “Overture” that Björk wrote for Dancer in the Dark which was released several months earlier (about eleven seconds in):


Same melody, same key, same instrument even. This is why CNN leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Now for the friday5.org Friday Five:

1. How’s your health?
It’s certainly not as good as it should be. I collapsed on my diet for a long time after Dad’s death, then got back on track in late summer only to be hit with two illnesses back-to-back starting last month. I’m cleaning up the junk in the house now, and will be trying to get back onto my diet Sunday. I may also do something next week to help me on this process, something that may wind up being really stupid.

2. How was your day?
I really haven’t had much of a day so far; I’ve just had breakfast and lunch and gotten my free copy of Radiohead’s Hail to the Thief I got from that Pepsi Stuff promotion. With some remaining points I picked up an MP3 of the Ben Watt Lazy Dog mix of “Changes” by Sandy Rivera featuring Haze, which I’m listening to as I type this up now.

3. How’s the weather?
Right now it’s sunny but way too cold outside; I think we’re going to have more flurries here in a little while. I definitely hate this weather.

4. How do you expect to get anywhere in life with an attitude like that?
Okay, this is getting too personal. Believe it or not, there are some people out there who don’t take advantage of me, and I’ve already gotten my foot well in the door in terms of my eventual full-time career. As far as my love life goes … I’m working on that, okay?

5. How many people made you smile today?
None, but then again I don’t smile that much anyway.

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