Song Of The Day: Tool – Aenema

I had hoped to have a few really awesome picture-overdose posts for you guys, but unfortunately the camera and I couldn’t really get along and I had to return it. There’s a replacement coming in soon, but until then I’m just gonna stick to “the usual” ;) So today it’s time for another Song Of The Day;


I only “discovered” Tool 3 or 4 years ago, but it’s been love at first… Ear, I guess. Hypnotizing music, wonderful voice, amazing lyrics… I guess there’s hardly anything not to love, although honestly, the videos tend to freak me out a little.

It’s been pretty hard to pick a song for today, but I decided on Aenema because of this small part of the lyrics in particular:


Fret for your figure and
Fret for your latte and
Fret for your hairpiece and
Fret for your lawsuit and
Fret for your prozac and
Fret for your pilot and
Fret for your contract and
Fret for your car

It’s a
Bullshit
Three ring
Circus sideshow of
Freaks

We (as in, people in general) really tend to fret about bullshit. It’s ridiculous, don’t you think? I spent half of my day today being annoyed over a few freakin’ split ends! I mean… What the hell.

This song (and again, those lyrics in particular) has actually inspired me to write one of my first posts ever. Reading it back I find that it’s pretty silly how my self-consciousness has changed compared to when I wrote it. I guess it’s all those stick figures I’m working with these days! Damn.

Anyway… This isn’t supposed to turn into a rant about how fat I feel and what condition my hair is in, so let’s just get back to the subject. Right… Awesome song, awesome lyrics.

What do you think of the song and/or lyrics? And what are the silly things you fret about?

Thanks so much for reading and listening, I hope you’ve enjoyed!

Love,

ML-X

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Annoyances: Part I – Every Day I’m Dieting

First off, I want to start by letting you know that I don’t have anyting against dieting in general. It’s a good thing to be aware of what you eat and how you treat your body. But please… Do that shit in private.

Personally, I love food, and I can really enjoy a good meal. So that’s what I do, unlike 90% of the people I talk to. It seems like everybody is so focused on calories and “light” products, it’s turning them into brainless zombies. Again, it’s all fine, until they start bothering me with it.

There’s one person in particular that has a special talent for doing exactly that. She’s very proud of her dieting, and sure, she’s lost some weight. Good for her. But it’s common knowledge that the weight loss is gonna slow down eventually, and you’ll have to work harder to lose more weight. Oh, and it does come in handy to keep watching what you eat after losing that weight. I guess you already see the next part coming… She doesn’t. Well, actually, “she doesn’t” isn’t exactly true, because she does, but I have a feeling that she just isn’t getting the point.

An example; she’s eating some high fiber cereals with yoghurt and dried fruits. Sounds pretty low calorie but saturating, right? Sure. But is it really still that healthy when you add half a pint of  sweetener to it? I wouldn’t say so.

Another one; after the super sweetened cereals, she remains hungry and eats one or two sandwiches, which again isn’t that big of a deal because there’s a lot of diet products out there that you could put on a sandwich; diet cream cheese, diet margarine, whatever you like, there’s a diet version of it. But what does she do? She makes a sandwich LAYERING diet products. Now I know, some things are better when layered, but I’m talking about some seriously unnecessary layering here. Who layers diet ham, diet cream cheese and diet margarine? I mean, seriously, what the fuck? You just tripled your calorie intake, idiot! And you’re complaining that you aren’t losing any weight or even just gaining more? Well, big surprise there!

To me, this is a classic example of “Hey, you’re doing it wrong!”, and I swear, sometimes I just want to slap her for being so stupid. But I don’t… Instead, I enjoy my own yummy food and my full fat Coke, knowing that I’ve found my perfect balance between healthy and tasty, and most importantly, I’m finally happy with who I am and what I look like.

I do want to add a side note, because I feel no-one can ever say it enough times; please be happy with who you are, and only change what YOU don’t like about yourself, and not what society thinks you should change. I promise, in the end you’ll see it was the best thing to do. :)

Thanks for reading, I hope I managed to make at least somebody smile.

Love,

ML-X