First Friday of March, third Friday of Lent. Other than breaking from soda and chocolate, I’ve been truly being a temporary flexitarian. All devout Catholics have to anyway during Lent, unless you’re not that devoted and just don’t care. In other words, my Lenten menu will always be generally the same. Fish, veggies, fruits, grains, all that. Meat, meat products, and poultry meat are not allowed on Lenten Fridays.
That reminds me. Are eggs considered to be a meat product? If that was the case, does that mean we can’t eat cheese, we can’t drink milk, we can’t even use butter or margarine in our breads and crackers, or even eat ice cream or drink milk tea? It seems a lot of Catholics have different interpretations of what is allowed and what is not allowed to consume during Lent. My parents used to eat eggs along with the non-meat-based food for Lent, but our current priest stated that eggs are considered meat products. A lot argued about this thing about the egg. On the other hand, it’s not much of a problem with me, since I don’t eat eggs everyday anyway.
So I finally got my lazy ass to add more songs to my mp3 player after two months of actually using it. I use the good old Windows Explorer to copy and paste the music in to the directories of the player. iTunes was way too complicated for me to get used to when I used to have my iPod Nano (I got so frustrated with it that I gave it to my brother, who didn’t have an mp3 player at all). If you ask me, I seriously think that Apple has got to be one of the most overrated brands I’ve come across. They love to hype up their products but when it comes to features and functionality, they love to rip people off. One of my reasons for frustration is the serious lack of cash for a Mac notebook (or even a desktop). I always wanted to have one in conjunction to my PC laptop so I’d be able to train myself with the Mac. It’s for job reasons (many companies and agencies use Macs for digital designing and web design, since it doesn’t lag or crash like the PC does just by opening those programs and the files you’re working with).
Lately the only type of music I’ve been listening too are the good and original oldies. What I mean by oldies is music ranging from the late 1950s until the late 1990s (though some people call the 70s, 80s, and 90s, as old skool, it’s all the same to me), but to be more specific, the 1960s. They have simple, direct to the point lyrics in which that both the words and the composition are in true harmony. And also to me, they help me get through the long work day when I listen to them and also give me inspiration to write fics (original and fanfiction), based on the theme or simply the words. I tried to be up to date with the latest trendy music, even R&B and Hip-Hop, but majority of them are not that very appealing.
I officially stopped listening to mainstream music in the early 2000s when I first got in to video games and got heavily more involved with anime soundtracks. And then, J-Pop, some occasional K-Pop, and OPM (for those of you who aren’t familiar with the Filipino thang, it’s Original Pilipino Music). After that, back to oldies again. So on and so forth.
Because this is a test entry (the TweetMeme plugin seems to work), I want to test this particular one the most:[audio:Jimmy Beaumont-Comes Love.mp3]