Thursday, September 30, 2004

Sgt. Pepper, Hrothgar and etc.

Listening to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It's crazy that almost every music lover agrees that this is the best record of all time. It's stated like fact--"well, of COURSE Sgt. Pepper is the best CD ever. Like there was ever even a competition, pfft." I especially like "Fixing a Hole," "She's Leaving Home," and--oh, why am I even attempting to choose favorites?! But for the record, "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite" is officially the best weird song ever, or else the weirdest good song ever. How zany.

Speaking of Sgt. Pepper, have you ever looked at the guide to all the celebrities portrayed on the cover? The people range from Indian gurus to Shirley Temple, Karl Marx, Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Lenny Bruce, William Burroughs, the former Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe, etc. etc. For a complete list, click here.

Tonight I'm going to watch the first Presidential debate, and I'm veddy excited. Though I must also finish homework. Tomorrow I've got an appointment with my counselor and hopefully all will go as planned, meaning a week from now I'll only be in school till about eleven o'clock and then I'll be studying math, environmental science, astronomy, philosophy, and politics at home. Hip hip, hooray!

And finally, the Beowulf update: in addition to the old favorites Shield Sheafson, Beow, Halfdane, Hrothgar, Grendel, and of course the titular Beowulf, we've recently met Unferth and Welhtheow. Love those names. I wonder what would be the reaction if, when I have kids, I name them Beow and Hrothgar. What a hoot.

Now, off to draw energy pyramids for Environmental Science.


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