Friday, February 16, 2007
The "Everything is Broken" Random Ten
Broken hands on broken ploughs,
Broken treaties, broken vows,
Broken pipes, broken tools,
People bending broken rules.
Hound dog howling, bull frog croaking,
Everything is broken.
--Bob Dylan, "Everything is Broken."
A water main in front of my house broke over a week ago, and our yard, and then our block have slowly turned into an ice rink. I'd provide a picture of the actual yard, but the picture is in my laptop, which was broken-- the cord from the computer to the screen was broken, and it's in the shop. It's a problem most of the Ibook G3's had.
This morning, I went to drive in to work, and my car would not exit second gear. I turned back and drove it to the shop. I hope it's not too expensive.
I hopped on the bus to go to work. Good luck-- I only waited a couple of minutes for the two buses I had to take. I popped on my earphones and set my ipod to shuffle. When I got off the bus, I accidently shut of my ipod-- I couldn't click back through the songs. Had to do another shuffle:
1. Penthouse and Pavement- Heaven 17
2. Positively 4th Street- Lucinda Williams
3. Girls Like Me- Bonnie Hayes
4. Stormy Monday- The Alllman Brothers Band
5. Hard Travelin'- Ramblin' Jack Elliot
6. Song of a Soldier- Phil Ochs
7. Do You Remember When- J. Geils Band
8. Feed the Trees- Belly
9. Is It Like Today?- World Party
10. Sons and Daughters- The Decemberists
I just got a call from the computer repair shop. My computer was only $200 to fix. With a little luck, my Blazer will be fixed by this evening and I can run up to Evanston and get my laptop tommorrow.
And you'll notice the Decemberists-- I had the chance to put my new copy of "The Crane Wife" on my ipod before I ran my computer to the shop. Thanks to those who recommended it-- I'm enjoying it a lot.