September 2nd, 2002

It worked!

The post I'd made to my LJ via LochJournal worked, as is plainly evident below. I've also managed to update my user profile and change the look of my LJ. LochJournal may be shareware, but it works quite nicely.

Ah, technology. Who'd've thought it?
  • Current Music
    Laurie Anderson, "O Superman"

Another Request for Help

This is tiring, I know.

I really think I have to get myself and my parents to family counselling. I'd like to have the relationship on an even keel by the time I leave for grad school--or my master's degree, or whatever, come the summer of 2003. They're reluctant, of course; they want to know why we should go outside the family.

What should I tell them?
  • Current Music
    Tori Amos, "1000 Oceans" (Silbury Mix)

Outing Myself

Well, I've gone and done it:

I've outed myself to the AHTG mailing list--a kind of on-line collective roleplaying in a a collection of different alternate-history worlds.

I believe that my reasons were justified: Other people, if they're so inclined, could use my E-mail as a lifeline, while the question of surprising other people is less important but still crucial. Certainly I've not gotten any problems on the list so far.

Also getting writing and reading done: _For All Nails_ installment 44c, my introductory post to reparo, Harry Potter, Ringuet.

So, things are going well.
  • Current Music
    Eurythmics, "It's a Brand New Day"

A Lyric

Question: Does anyone have their own take on these lyrics' meaning?


Laurie Anderson, "O Superman"

O Superman. O judge. O Mom and Dad. Mom and Dad
O Superman. O judge. O Mom and Dad. Mom and Dad

Hi. I'm not home right now
But if you want to leave a message
Just start talking at the sound of the tone

Hello? This is your Mother
Are you there? Are you coming home?
Hello? Is anybody home?

Well, you don't know me, but I know you.
And I've got a message to give to you.
Here come the planes.
So you better get ready.
Ready to go.
You can come as you are, but pay as you go
Pay as you go

And I said:
OK. Who is this really?
And the voice said:
This is the hand, the hand that takes
This is the hand, the hand that takes
This is the hand, the hand that takes

Here come the planes
They're American planes
Made in America
Smoking or non-smoking?

And the voice said:
Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night shall
stay these couriers from the swift completion
of their appointed rounds
'Cause when love is gone, there's always justice
And when justice is gone, there's always force
And when force is gone, there's always Mom

Hi Mom!
So hold me, Mom, in your long arms
So hold me, Mom, in your long arms
In your automatic arms
Your electronic arms
In your arms
So hold me, Mom, in your long arms
Your petrochemical arms
Your military arms
In your electronic arms
  • Current Music
    David Bowie, "O Superman"