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06 May 2015 @ 11:46 pm
Nouns, Schmouns...  
HalfshellHusband tried to convince me last night that the orthodontist wanted to pull out some of our son's molars. That made no sense—they'd been part of the orthodontia, and you don't randomly remove molars. Plus, they were done coming in. Wisdom teeth are a different story. People remove those all the—

HalfshellHusband: "Wisdom teeth, yes. Wait, what did I say before?"

I can't remember if our daughter is supposed to get all of hers out too (and we're just waiting for them to get closer to the surface), or whether only some are coming out. She had two teeth pulled for braces, which still kind of puzzles me. I had four bicuspids removed when I was a kid, because in those days, all the teeth that "lined up" in the bite went if there wasn't enough room. I don't see how having more on the top or bottom could be good, but that's what she wound up with. Possibly, two wisdom teeth will be added as well.

We might get some rain tomorrow, which would be welcome despite leading to garage-biking for me. It would have been a wonderful weather for a ride today, but my boss has scheduled his weekly meeting right in my early-afternoon bicycling window. I regret it every Wednesday. :(

Friday, though... that has outdoor possibilities. *fingers crossed*

Questions I want answered without endless dinking around on Google: who wrote the theme song to XYZ (eg., "Battle Creek" and "Backstrom" at the moment), and are those real songs I can buy somewhere? If not, WHY not? The answer to the first is Brandan Calhoon and apparently "No." The second? Still looking. :(

 
 
 
CaffieneKitty: flashlightfu - examinationcaffienekitty on May 7th, 2015 08:17 am (UTC)
Brandon Calhoun has quite a few albums up on iTunes; the song from Battle Creek ("Lost to be Found") will probably be on the next one he releases, maybe? The release date may depend on the tv licensing, so may be delayed until the series hits DVD. The opening credit sequence is posted on YouTube though.

Best guess I could find for the Backstrom Opening titles is Reverend Horton Heat, I Can't Surf but it doesn't sound right to me, though it could be the same artist.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 7th, 2015 04:36 pm (UTC)
Ooh, thanks for the Backstrom pointers!

There's a bluesy sound to that theme that I really like, and I'm hoping the "Battle Creek" theme gets developed into a full song and released. It's very brash but also a little bluesy and interesting.

Reverend Horton Heat. What an excellent name!
CaffieneKitty: smilecaffienekitty on May 8th, 2015 08:35 am (UTC)
I'd actually never heard of the group before doing the search. They are quite catchy though!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 7th, 2015 06:51 pm (UTC)
Still piling through Reverend Horton Heat.

I don't think it's "I Can't Surf," but it is definitely someone's surferbilly-style song. This is the right genre, for sure.

Boy, there's everything in that band's sound from country to rockabilly to even more modern stuff. They knew how to change with the times!
the middle of the road's fine with no cars aroundnoodledays on May 7th, 2015 04:51 pm (UTC)
are you enjoying Battle Creek? I'm liking it more than I expected to.

we've had enough rain for the last few weeks that I haven't had to start regularly watering the lawn yet. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 7th, 2015 04:59 pm (UTC)
We really like Battle Creek, and expected to out of sheer love of "Mayhem." I love his crabbiness, and Milt's sincere optimism and noble nature, and Kal Penn is just a bonus. :D

We so badly need the rain here, it isn't funny. Water rationing is forecast, and it's always a sore spot. Sacramento is dry and hot, but also at the confluence of two rivers. SoCal wants us to ship all our water down to their desert. And agriculture uses the vast majority of all of it, and just wastes it. Flood irrigation. In desert climates. /o\
the middle of the road's fine with no cars aroundnoodledays on May 7th, 2015 05:12 pm (UTC)
I didn't even know Kal Penn was in it, so definitely a bonus there.

the way water is "managed" in dry and desert environments is so often downright confuzzling. I know it comes down to money much (or most) of the time, but that adds to the frustration. :o
The Good, The Bad and The Lanathelana on May 8th, 2015 02:12 am (UTC)
*waving shyly*
Hi, I know we haven't talked for ages (honestly, half a decade probably? it seems insane), I'm not even sure you still remember me, it has been so long. I just had a flash of nostalgia hit me and lead me back to livejournal (I even had to resent my password because I had forgotten what it was/my browser history didn't even remember it). I just wanted to say, out of all the people I ever met on livejournal, you are one who really stuck with me/I thought of you every once in a while. You really are one of the coolest and most talented people I ever came across.

Glad to hear that it seems halfshellhusband and the kids are well as well :) Hope you are doing great, and kinda fun to see that you resisted the temptations of tumblr :D

Edited at 2015-05-08 02:13 am (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 8th, 2015 06:20 pm (UTC)
Re: *waving shyly*
:D I would never forget you. I think about you often, and about how I miss talking to you.

How are career and other life things going for you? You had started a new job, I think, last we talked. Has life been good to you?
The Good, The Bad and The Lanathelana on May 10th, 2015 02:18 pm (UTC)
Re: *waving shyly*
Yes I like the new job a lot. Big company. I kinda like that. Weirdly enough it seems like the people are a lot more social with each other in the big company than was the case in the smaller one. There was a co-worker I didn't get along with when I started but he's on a one year sabbatical now, yay! We work quite a bit with India. At first I was like, fingers crossed, fingers crossed, I hope that means eventually the company will pay me to fly over there for some team building event. I don't even worry about all the violence stuff. But then I made the mistake of watching the new Vice episode on all pollution and the amount public defecation in the streets and now suddenly I'm starting to doubt whether I want to go XD XD XD

I feel like it's insane how much time has passed. My niece is entering high school/leaving grade school in fall. To think she wasn't even born when Prison Break started and we met!

Not much use on the "other life" other than that. I guess I was always a bit of a late bloomer and that kind bites me in the butt now, but I'm fairly zen about it. Thinking about online dating, but want to work a bit more on the summer bikini figure before I do.

Parents are still fine thankfully, same for bro and his family. I still babysit his kids once a week even though they really are getting too old for it I think ;) But hey, as long as they still enjoy it and since it's not really out of the way. I just bought them the Avatar the Last Airbender tv show because I couldn't stand another episode of the Disney Gummy Bears cartoon. XD Thankfully they seem to like it so far. I also started buying co-op video games we can play together when I baby sit them. (they are fairly limited in the media they can consume from their parents side for anything other than books, so it's usually fun for them when I bring something)

Is there anything your boys like (reading/watching/playing) that you'd reccommend?
realpestilencerealpestilence on May 8th, 2015 02:46 am (UTC)
I had 8 teeth pulled for my braces when I was 12. Four impacted wisdom teeth, for double fun. It was great.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 8th, 2015 06:22 pm (UTC)
You had impacted wisdom teeth at age 12? Wow.

I had the four pulled when I was about 12, and then the wisdom teeth all came out later. Very small jaw.

By contrast, I work with a guy of Persian heritage, and I could swear he has all of his teeth-- he has a big, wide, white smile, and I can't imagine his wisdom teeth didn't fit right in there too. :O