Daily Archives: March 12, 2010

Ohrwurm, Return to Disc

I realized this morning that Cake’s "Love You Madly" reflects my feelings toward the Zeta Iota project. I don’t really buy the idea of my subconscious sending messages through earworms, but I’ve had this song stuck in my head on and off for the past month or so. To sum up:

I don’t want to sit across the table from you
Wishing I could run

I want to love you madly

Like the diagnosis of a chronic disease, it’s good to pinpoint and name something. The subtlety of the Cake song is that it’s about wanting to love rather than already doing so. If you want something, really want it, you have to work for it eventually.  This novel is going to take a lot of work. I want to love it, but even loving is going to take work.

Or something like that. Because it’s always a good idea to live life based on pop songs.

On Wednesday, I played disc for the first time since mid-February. Played at noon and felt pretty good, with a crossover game scheduled for that evening. With liberal application of IcyHot, I felt decent until after the evening game as well. Betsy and I played savage and I didn’t run out of energy until the last few points. Throughout the day, my play was okay. My cutting during the evening game was pretty shoddy. I felt like I was running into people all night. I don’t remember any major throwing mistakes, though I’m sure there were some. Pain-wise, all bets were off after the game. Thursday was pretty miserable. No injuries, just a lot of beat up muscles. I need to work on my core. My back would be better off.

Eric’s on spring break after a few uber busy weeks. I need to actually work, but there will be some gaming, some EQ2, and probably Shutter Island today.