January 31, 2006

Blue canary in the outlet by the light switch, who watches over you?

Hmm. It appears it has taken me all of January to find a cure for the Januaryness of the month. I could have merely waited for it to come to the end of its annual life, which you would think would be the simple solution, but being me, I had to make it difficult.

However, after 30 days of searching, I am proud to report that I have managed to reclaim a day of my life from January. Without these hallowed 24 hours, I would not be the person I am now. Well, at least I probably wouldn't be singing the songs I am now. This may be a good thing or a bad thing. I haven't quite figured out the full moral and ethical implications of January, but it gives me something to work towards in 2007, at any rate.

So yes. I have, as you may have gathered, beaten January by the power of music. And not any old music. Well, that's sort of a lie. Semi -old music (if old is defined as circa 1970, but don't tell my mother I said that). January was banished from my room and my life by the songs of my long-lost youth. The Smashing Pumpkins, No Doubt, Republica, Garbage, Dodgy, All Saints, Smashmouth and the Fun Lovin' Criminals all played their part, and the final kick was administered by none other than the fantastic and neglected They Might Be Giants. I did, truly, build a birdhouse in my soul, and somehow in the middle of this January realised it wasn't getting any attention, sulked for a bit, and then waddled off for good.

As a footnote, I also made soup, flapjack, steamed chocolate pudding and a casserole, which may or may not be connected, but they were all tasty, so I don't really care either way.


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  1. Oh God, the sheer Januaryness of it all! An excellent cure, though – great music and (by the sounds of it) wonderful food! Please tell me it works for Februaryness as well…

    31 Jan 2006, 21:34

  2. Januaryness. What a beautiful abstract noun. A touch of Februaryness will dawn upon us in a few hours time.

    31 Jan 2006, 22:12

  3. It's here!

    01 Feb 2006, 00:03

  4. Charlie

    HA! I have totally been Garbage crazy during this thing you call "Januaryness"....strange English people. But yeah…woohoo for February, tis short, tis exam free (except for today and friday), and tis…well….you know…begining with "F" – something in itself to be celebrated.
    Ahem.
    So Lizzie, my lovely pumpkin, guess where i'm going on Friday…..to see TSCCC in a grungy sticky-floored club, with Dave (Lill's exy-bloke), and my housemate Lee. And guess what else….i'm gonna get drunker-er than i am now! Yeah i had a shitty exam today but i am celebrating with some nice Miller Genuiiiine Draft BEER! Woohooo! HA! Bet you're wishing you'd never asked me to comment in your lovely blog now…
    Hey some more news-ish stuff…i may be staying on the big W Sunday now, depending on timetable-ness, so we should do summat (Yrokshire-speak for "something").
    Love ya honey!!

    01 Feb 2006, 21:13


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