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April 11th, 2007

sweetness and other oddities @ 11:40 pm

Current Mood: happy happy

I'm going to try to get to bed at a reasonable hour, especially since I haven't taken pain meds and I may be able to actually get to sleep. So I'll say that this entry will be short when it probably won't, so I can go to bed.

I took one percocet today, because my face was hurting a bit, but I've done a lot better today. The ice cream I had sure felt good on my mouth though. mmmmm, tasty.

I haven't been doing much today. Went to Institute and enjoyed the classes. I had a pretty normal yet massive nosebleed in the middle of class, and bled on one o my sweatshirts. I think that I've bled on this particular shirt twce now, and the first time, I was able to get the blood out, so hopefully, I'll be able to get it out again.

They were pretty short in the lab (at the Center for Educational Access [the new name for the CSD or our disability department here on campus]), so I decided after looking at the stuff that my friend Steven from the vislab produced that I would get back via the bus. Of course it took me like 40 minutes to get from Bell to the Quad, but I'd taken Percacet, and didn't want to risk walking that long way under the infuence. That, and it was raining and very windy, so it probably happened for a reason anyway.

The stencils that Steven made were pretty cool. The issue with them continues to be the fact that the drawings to identify them are hard to distinguish by touch. I wrote down some ideas on how we could make them better, and now that we have time to fix them, hopefully we'll get something that rocks.

This evening, I went out with a friend from church, and we had a really good time. We went to the combined social activity for the guys and the girls which was, tonight, the tuba/euphonium ensemble concert. I didn't even know what a euphonium was, but now, I've been informed that it's a kind of baratone brass horn. Of course, I knew what a tuba was, but the combination, I didn't think would sound as good as it did. There weren't too many people at this concert, so I'm sure they were a bit surprised when lots of people showed up. There weren't a huge number of us, but when added to the rest, we were able to help out the numbers. The thing I will always remember about that concert was how high the euphoniums could go and how low the tubas were. The sound was lush, and it was almost like we had nature's sub woofers going on :). My favorite song was the Overture of the Light calvry (spelling). I actually recognized the tune which was a bonus.

After that, we went and had ice cream. We were all supposed to go to the same place, but we couldn't find it, so we ended up going to the other Braums, and it was probably better that way anyway. She is a very quiet person, and I think oes better with fewer people, so we were able to have a nice conversation with few silent pauses. This was a pretty neat thing, considering how quiet she is most times. I think we'll go again soon hopefully, :).

That's about all fom here. I'm helping out with the northside Block Party tomorrow. It's a carnaval that we've been planning for a long while in hall senate. They've asked me to do sound for the bands, and I hope I (a) have some help with it and (b) have the right cables to do it all. I'll just bring down my box o sound equipment and we'll see what we have. Must get to bed.
 
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From:falcon13
Date:April 12th, 2007 11:35 am (UTC)
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a little euphonium music never hurt anyone! ;-D
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From:djner
Date:April 12th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
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I'm now a fan of the euphonium, especially played rearranged from an organ suite. Not to be punny, but sweet :P.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 15th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)

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Hi NER! Your wacky Aunt Barb here. Funny you should mention this particular overture. The subject line is the original title. Composer (1866) Franz Zuppe. 71st Calvary, 3rd Brigade Combat Team in Iraq using it for their inspiriation. Back in the really olden days, it was a piece that we studied in "Music Appreciation". When I would ride horseback that would be the "giddy up go" song in my mind. Finally, it's also the ring tone on my cell phone. Great minds huh?
many hugs
happy moving
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