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Jan. 29th, 2008



I just balanced my checkbook, but instead of using a calculator I did the math on paper. I'm kind of ashamed to say that it took me a couple of tries to remember how to do subtraction in numbers that big.

"Carry the one....no wait, do I carry the one? Where does the one go? I THINK I carry the one. Wait, if I do that then I have more money than I started out with. Something's not right."

I got it eventually. The subtraction gears in my head haven't been used since about fourth grade. Pretty rusty.

What always got me in trouble was decimals and percentages. I can't for the life of me figure out how to calculate a 15% tip on a restaurant bill. Do any of you guys have any handy tips on that to get my inner calculator working again?


Role models

When I grow up I want to be a spunky old lady.
In the tradition of April Fool's, I'd like to take this time to inform you all that I'm getting married soon and going to drop out of college and become a housewife.

Swinging around

Well, break's over. Time to get back into the swing of things. Everyone in the music school seems to be pretty disgruntled about it. It was a pretty short break. But I took full advantage of my time, and my activities included:
1. Traveling alot.
2. Seeing all six or seven family members I wanted to.
3. Going to the aquarium.
4. Practicing for my upcoming recital.
5. Getting a good chunk of the Odyssesy finished, along with the first quarter of The Outlaws of the Marsh.
6. Not dieing on the road, and
7. Taking my grandma bar hopping.

All in all, pretty successful. Just six more weeks.

A little trifle

As a reward for myself after an OK audition I just bought a John Cleese mini-movie called, "Romance with a Double Bass." If there's one thing I like better than bass, it's British comedy about it. And if there's one thing I like more than British comedy, it's more British comedy. Recently I've decided my personal motto ought to be "What would Mr. Bean do?" This motto has already led to many innovations in my life, including my new habit of strapping bags of groceries in the car seats with seat belts. I highly recommend it, especially with paper bags. It does wonders for keeping the groceries from tumbling around in the backseat.
1. So, how would you best describe 2006?
-"Games of the Rival Tribes", from The Rite of Spring. I guess that sums it up entirely.

2. What should your new year's resolutions deal with?
- "Juliet's Death," from Romeo and Juliet. At last! I finally get to kill Juliet! Oh wait. She did it herself. Spoilsport.

3. What's in store for you this Spring?
- "Danse Chinoise," from The Nutcracker. I guess I'll learn how to dance in the Chinse way.

4. This Summer?
- "Poprocks and Coke," Green Day. I guess my stomach will be exploding then.

5. This Winter?
- "Holding Out for a Hero," Bonnie Tyler. With my stomach gone, I probably will need a hero.

6. What about this year's holiday?
- "War Dance," from Daphne and Chloe (Ravel). I don't want to go to war!

7. Will you find true love this year?
- "Angel in Disguise," Brandy. First of all, I don't know why I have Brandy on my computer. Second of all....no, that was it.

8. If you do, what will be "your song" with your new love?
- "Stuck With Me," Green Day. Damnit! I'm not ready to settle down yet!

9. How will things go with your friends this year?
- "Alberquerque," Weird Al. I guess we'll all be very surreal and talk really fast this year.

10. What will you worry about this year?
- "Always Forever," Fencing Artists. I worry about forever? How very surrealist of me.

11. What will be a pleasant surprise this year?
- "Silver Bells," Morman Tarbernacle Choir. Great, I always wanted a set of nice little silver bells. I sure wouldn't want a big brass one with Napoleon on it, no sirree.

12. What will cause you problems this year?
- "Symphony No. 40 in g minor," Mozart. Only this year it's going to cause me trouble? What happened to every other year I've been playing bass? Crap, this is not a good sign.

13. How will school be this year?
- "Kyrie (Agnus Dei)." So bad, that I'll resort to praying. And so bad that not even praying in English will work, I'll be going back to the original Latin. This does not bode well.

14. How will things go at work?
- "Sei Lob Und Preis Mit Ehren," as played by Yo Yo Ma. My translator widget tells me that this means Are Praise and Price with Honors. So apparently, work will be pretty good.

15. Will you get rich this year?
- "I Fought Piranhas," White Stripes. Fighting piranhas is not a lucrative business.


Uh, really?

You Are An ISTJ

The Duty Fulfiller

You are responsible, reliable, and hardworking - you get the job done.
You prefer productive hobbies, like woodworking or knittings.
Quiet and serious, you are well prepared for whatever life hands you.
Conservative and down-to-earth, you hardly ever do anything crazy.

You would make a great business executive, accountant, or lawyer.

Oh come on people, tell me I'm not this boring.

Extra extra.


***I have another gig this weekend.

***I went to an organic grocery store co-op thing today and loved it.

***Blueberry butter.

***New oak rosin that's AMAZING and I LOVE MY TEACHER.

***Finally getting the hang of controlling an Italian bass.

***The trick is to love it.


***Oh! I know!

***I am a free woman. Girl. Chick. Person type deal.

***I apparently have a "superior style of writing" long papers.

***It's cold.

***Bok choy is my new favorite veggie.



A Chinese Limerick That's Not Actually In Chinese

I hate this Chinese 401
Writing papers is really not fun.
My topic is bad
The e-dating fad
I swear I can't get it all done.