February 27th, 2004

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Poem for Friday

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No Friday Five this week. Musical fannish5:
1. What is your favorite theme song?
At the risk of being laughed off LiveJournal, probably "The Morning After" from The Poseidon Adventure. "People Alone," from The Competition, is a close second and if anyone knows where I can get a recording of that (or if anyone can record it off a VHS copy of the movie to disc) I would dearly love to know.
Oh wait, is "theme song" by definition for something on television? In that case, and this is just as humiliating, it's a tie between Laverne and Shirley and Angie, with honorable mention to Dawson's Creek.
2. What is your favorite soundtrack?
One? *sobs* Oh, fine, Ennio Morricone's for The Mission, very very closely followed by Howard Shore's for The Fellowship of the Ring, and in five years' time when I can perhaps evaluate the two of them objectively without such a huge level of emotional connection to the latter that clouds my objective judgment, that may reverse. If adapted soundtracks from Broadway musicals count, though, it might be Evita anyway, closely followed by Hair.
3. What song(s) reminds you of your fandom(s)?
Absolutely everything by October Project puts me in mind of Lord of the Rings (this is ashinae's fault and I'm sure divineway agrees with me). All of Lisa Moscatiello's English folk songs make me think of M&C. And -- okay, this is embarrassing but I'm already in howling zone -- I discovered Garth Brooks during DS9's waning days, so I associate an absurd number of Garth Brooks songs with DS9.
4. What song reminds you of your pairing?
My current OTP? For some reason all my mental Jack/Stephen songs are angsty, which is strange because I really think of them as far less angsty than, say, Aragorn/Boromir. I've put most of the songs on icons, too: Sting's "Why Should I Cry For You," CSN's "Southern Cross," TOFOG's "Other Ways of Speaking," and for the past couple of weeks it's been November Project's "It Is Time." For Remus/Sirius it's Mary Beth's "A More Perfect World," for A/B it's "Return To Me" and Loreena McKennitt's "Dante's Prayer" (again, I blame ashinae and her vids, with the greatest of joy). But if we want to go way back... vertigo66, can you listen to "You Needed Me" without that moment of "Eeeee! K/S!" going through your mind?
5. What songvid best represents your fandom? Provide a URL if it's available online.
California Crew made a Janeway/Chakotay songvid to Survivor's "In Good Faith" more than five years ago. As far as I know, it's not available online. When I need a Voyager fix to remind me how it felt to be in love with that show, I don't put on an episode, I put on that vid.

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cinzia requested confirmation that the gerbils were still well and socializing on occasion, such as in their box while their cages were being cleaned, and davinator pointed out that I haven't posted a picture in awhile, so I am pleased to present:

Aragorn and Boromir sniffing one another in the Box of Moria
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Shabbat Dinner

There was a meeting tonight for all the families of kids who are going to become Bar or Bat Mitzvah in 2006 to introduce them and us to their Torah portions. They sat everyone according to parshas, so we were with people we had never met before -- one from the Thursday Hebrew class at the suburban center where our son goes to school, the other from the downtown Hebrew school at the Temple (and both way wealthier than us -- one mother out of town skiing in Switzerland, one with daughters in very expensive, exclusive preppy schools and hair the size of Switzerland). It's hard to give kids a crash course in the Torah while everyone is fighting over greasy chicken and not enough grape juice and no dessert. If our younger one had not brought his GameBoy, thus distracting both himself and his best friend, whose sister is the same age as our older one, there might have been chaos.

But three of the four rabbis were there and my son was the only kid in the place who could name all twelve of Jacob's sons, albeit with some help from his mother who was singing Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat under her breath ("Reuben was the eldest of the children of Israel/With Simeon and Levi the next in line/Naphtali and Issachar and Asher and Dan/Zebulon and Gad took the total to nine...") I feel really sorry for the kids with portions from Numbers...what on earth do you say if you're reading about the Biblical treatment of a leper (i.e., shout unclean and run away?)

And in one of those ironies of life...you know that meme everyone is doing where you look up what was going on in your LiveJournal one year ago today? Here's mine: "Though all after-school activities were cancelled in public schools today, the Hebrew school ceremony in which my son was participating took place anyway, in the lovely new sanctuary with a wall of glass behind the ark, so we got to watch the kids singing Ha Tikvah with a backdrop of falling snow. It was spectacularly beautiful."

Anyway, there was an evening service starting at 8 p.m. that I sort of wanted to stay for because they were going to talk about Jewish responses to The Passion of the Christ (tyellas amused me greatly by pointing out that abbreviating it PotC was going to be problematic unless we wish to draw parallels between Jack Sparrow and Jesus Christ; the temptation to write "The Fall of the Sparrow" is quite grand). But my little one had to practice his violin and has Hebrew school early tomorrow, then basketball, then my in-laws are coming, so we came home so he could have a little down time.

And speaking of PotC (heh), spotted via vertigo66, write your own Mel Gibson movie!

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