Saturday, December 10, 2005

New Person After 7 Years?

I've heard and read that your body regerates all of your cells over a period of seven years, so effectively you are an entirely new person physically than you were that long ago.

I don't know what this is supposed to mean. It usually means as much to me as much as the phrase "You are one in a million" since that would mean that there are 1000 people just like you in China. Yes, I've said that before too. I prefer to believe that who I am as a person has been based on all of my experiences up until now - not that I am a totally different person.

I decided to google some things from early on the internet, or more specifically posts I mean in the mid 90s.

Here is a post I made on 4/20/1996

Reading it, it has to be me that made the post, but I don't even remember doing it at all.

Another one, with some information that proves it to be me (boasting about having a Mark VI Saxophone - and implying it was mine even though it was a school horn then). The amazing part is that reading my post I learned something supposedly about the Mark VII saxophone - I don't even know the information I posted.

Zigzag should definitely take a look at these posts since he is in them too. Nothing incriminating though. :)

The posts aren't terribly important. What was important to me is that I don't even remember making them at all, which is hard for me to grasp. I wonder if this is what people who read their journals from many years ago feel.

One thing is for certain - for better of for worse, I am a different person than I was in 1996.
The past may be gone forever - and whatever the future holds, our todays make the memories of tomorrow.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Life as an Icehouse

80s song I'm listening to now - Electric Blue from Icehouse. Totally 80s, totally love it. For those who haven't heard it - and i'm guessing you were born after 1980 if you haven't heard it - you can go to Amazon and hear a clip of it. I love this power ballad stuff and I wish it would come back.

If you like or dislike U2, the Pope, George W., Tony Blair, or Oprah OR you have a head, shoulders, knees, or toes - check this out - it has sound but should be safe for work. Requires Flash. I think it is funny, not Tiki Bar funny, but good enough to keep in your head.

Wendy and I saw Walk the Line this weekend. The story seemed very similar in ways to Ray - drugs, cheating, life on the road, etc. I think I liked it better to be honest.

Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon both give AMAZING performances. And when I say performanances - I mean the singing and respective sting instrument playing. I knew Phoenix did his own vocals -but I didn't know both of them did their own singing. Phoneix learned to play guitar on his own for this role and Witherspoon learned auto-harp(wha?). Either way, go see it. I'm sure I've hit expectations up but they both did great jobs and you can really tell they put a lot of work into it.

Oh, and head and shoulders, knees and toes.