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Saturday Wrapup: Commissions, Job Applications, and Music

Today’s been pretty crazy, I’m not even sure what to say.

I’m currently working on two commissions and had to go to the store to get the fabric, also bought a coat (which I’d been planning for a while–$83, but it should last for years). Bought groceries, and applied for the other job I’ve been wanting (part-time at the local library).

Today was the last day to apply for it, and though I’ve been visiting at least once a week and looking for job postings, this was the first time I’d seen it. With less than 2 hours until the library closed, I filled out the entire application from memory. Well, I had Mr. Micah check a phone # on the library’s internet computers. It was stressful but worth it. So now I’m hoping to hear back from them. The schedule should work out great with my baby-testing job, too.

My biggest accomplishment today, I think, was making 6 iPod cases. 3 for regular iPods and 3 for 3rd generation Nanos (the squareish ones, not the tall and thin ones). Besides the embroidery time, it took about 2 very intense hours of sewing.

While bent over my machine, I listened to some old CDs. In fact, since I started this project, I’ve been listening to my old favorites pretty regularly. So far, there’s the soundtrack from Les Miserables (the 1998 Liam Neeson movie, not the show), the soundtrack from Phantom (the show, though I have the movie too), The Hollywood Sound, a Weezer mix CD I made, t.A.T.u.’s 200 km/h in the wrong lane, and the first half of Joy Electric’s White Songbook. [none of these are affiliate links]

Of these, my favorite was probably the Les Miserables soundtrack. It’s gorgeous music. They made it into a symphony of sorts, instead of a standard soundtrack. I enjoy the musical, but prefer the sweeping sound of Poledouris. Seriously, if you haven’t heard it follow the above (non-affiliate) link over to Amazon and listen to their samples. I’ve been in love with this CD since it came out almost 10 years ago. One of the first CDs I bought.

The one I’m most ashamed to have bought is t.A.T.u. What can I say, I like electronica, they have cute voices, and it appealed to me at the time. They’re a strange group. The song that most amuses me is “Malchik Gay” which means “Gay Boy.” The ironic part is that they’re straight girls pretending to be lesbians for the publicity (which people had figured out by the time I bought this, though I expect some men didn’t want to believe it) and singing about a gay boy they want to “hold…like [his] boyfriend does.”

I guess I’m ashamed because of the whole exploitative debacle. Someone must have had the “great” idea–hey, if these hot Russian girls pretend to be lesbians, make out in music videos, etc, they’ll appeal to the straight men who think lesbians are hot. The album is kind of a concept album about their being rejected lesbians–which isn’t true.

But when I was 17, a couple of their songs appealed to me as pretty and a bit angsty and I bought it. And since I enjoy it and I bought it (something I wouldn’t do now, unless I loved it…which I don’t), then I might as well listen to it. Use what you have. 😉

Coming tomorrow (I hope, we’re having company but I should get a post in): Mrs. Micah puts together her own full-time job.

Coming later this week: BripBlap will be guest-posting since I was one of the three winners in his comment competition. 🙂

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{ 1 comment }

Money Blue Book November 11, 2007 at 2:58 am

If you’re into trancy techno music…check out Kaskade – “Everything” (Big Room Remix) – one of my favs…

Tatu…you know what the original controversy was about right? They were 14 and 15 at the time and were created to target the so-called “untapped underage entertainment market”.

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