For once, I'm going to hold off the titular topic until later in the post. Titular...sounds dirty, but it's not. :P

I was buying lunch today from a little deli down the street (deli, in this part of the country, will be defined as a mom and pop convenience store the size of a two car garage that happens to have a modestly stocked deli counter where they make up sandwiches to order. It's not that big of an affair, but the sandwiches are decent!!), and I overheard part of an interesting conversation. The guy who was working there (I can't think how to spell proprietor (unless I just looks wrong)) was talking about an old flame as the kids don't call them any more. He made the statement that this particular woman was "the one" and that if she walked into the store right at that moment, he would drop everything to be with her. He repeated that a few times, and specified that he meant everything, and that she was so special to him, and he was sorry she got away, yadda yadda yadda. And (putting aside hyperbole for now), I'm thinking to myself, have I ever felt that way about someone? Have I ever met someone who was so mind-blowingly special to me that I would unquestioningly drop everything I have now to be with her? And the answer is no...conditionally. I mean, of course (and this is not to save face), that I love my wife more than any other woman I've ever had the priviledge to be with. I wouldn't have married her otherwise (I was always told by my parents that you should only marry if you find the person who you don't think you can live without, and I followed that piece of advice...which might be the only piece of advice from them I followed, but that's another story for another day!). But, if I came home from work, and she said, "I hate Florida. Let's pack up the house and move to Oregon.", I'd have to try to talk her in reconsidering or at least postponing it until we could get stuff figured out here and something set up there. I couldn't just drop everything and go. Do I think this is a deficiency of mine? No. Do I have doubts now? *sigh* Yeah. I wonder, should I feel that way? Do other people have that? Am I too practical? I always thought I was something of a romantic, but maybe I've deluded myself. I should probably have posted this in Tragic Comedy, just to ask if I'm missing something, but part of me is afraid to find out I am.

Yet another case of "Aaron needs to worry less and get over it more"! :)

So, I watching Anime Network last night (I'm still diggin' the VOD!), and I realized that most of the shows I am watching are not geared towards my age range or gender. I won't list any titles (out of embarrassment), but I do use Kamineko as an avatar photo on other sites (it's only because I love cats, I swear!!) It's got me thinking (in combination with the cactaur thing from yesterday (I'm lazy! No link to it! Go look at 16-VIII-2006... it's nearby!): Am I a little japanese girl from an entertainment standpoint? I just can't watch all those big robot shows that seem to be geared towards guys! (I also can't watch shows like Gravitation. *shudder* There should be warnings on shows like that so you know what you're getting into! Not that there's anything wrong with it. Is this even geared towards guys?) Not that I'm all "Woo hoo! Sailor Moon rocks!", but I wonder why I seem to not be as interested in what seem (to me) to be guy-oriented anime shows. And, no, these aren't shows with a lot of gratutitous anime girls in skimpy clothes syndrome...although I have no problem with that!! Just...girly. There I said it!

Well, let's get the song in there (and no, it's not "Dude Looks Like a Lady" by Aerosmith!) I wonder if there is a theme to the songs. I was thinking about that the other day. I just put in whatever song I am put in mind of, but I don't pick the song that best sums up my entry. But maybe, subconciously, there is a theme. If anyone finds one, let me know, I'd love to see what my subconcious is up to! Of course, this one probably shouldn't count in the theme, since I'm thinking about unwittingly setting up a theme, so I'm trying not to make a theme, which might confound things...

Anyways, the stuck song of the day is "Porcelain" by Better Than Ezra. I've always kinda liked BTE, and I've seen them in concert three times, which is like crazy often for me. They tour with Cowboy Mouth a lot, both of them being New Orleans bands. (NOTE: I get Cowboy Mouth and Cowboy Junkies mixed up in my mind. I'm talking about the band that does "Jenny Says") But, Better Than Ezra is good, mostly calming music for me. There are exceptions, of course ("King of New Orleans" makes me want to do shots all night and party!), but BTE is good for relaxing. Similar to Gin Blossoms, who I also enjoy. :)

Speaking of music, I realized the other day when I was posting about how I do not enjoy Red Hot Chili Peppers (not here, but in TC) that I compared my dissatifaction to what I also have with Smashing Pumpkins. I just heard on the radio (randomly) that Smashing Pumpkins is a band from the Chicago area. Given what appears to be a strong Chicago presence here, I wonder if I've made an unwise comment. I mean, I'll stand behind it, but I didn't know it was a Chicago band... hmm.

I have to look up the Badlees, too. They were a Pennsylvania band that was semi-big around the early '90s, but I haven't heard anything out of them lately... I wonder.

Seven Replies to 17-VIII-2006 or I am a little japanese girl!

Amy Austin | August 17, 2006
Hmm... the title of your post, along with the first two sentences, makes for one very disturbing image. ;-p

Lori Lancaster | August 17, 2006
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Lori Lancaster | August 17, 2006
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Kris Weberg | August 17, 2006
I tend to think that the sort of melodramatic declaration that guy made has next to nothing to do with real love, and much to do with obsession -- especially when it's someone not in the guy's life at all.

Really, isn't the person you most love the person with whom you can share your lfe, not the one for whom you'd throw everything about that life away?

Jackie Mason | August 18, 2006
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Scott Hardie | August 19, 2006
You have to be careful dissing Chicago's hometown favorites. The only reason I can safely say I loathe The Blues Brothers and Ferris Bueller's Day Off is that I live 1000 miles away now.

Lori Lancaster | August 30, 2006
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