May 12th, 2005

Fiona and me in the snow

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I woke up this morning, at 9:30 again :(, and everyone was scrambling around trying to get the main living room ready for Scott to check out, The fun started at 10:30 when this guy from KNWA, the local NBC affiliate. The college of engineering has been distributing a fact sheet around about me in hopes that my story can have some exposure and in hopes that maybe some day a chemical company or some chemical industry person might see me and agree that yes, I can do chemical engineering. So I wasn't surprised when I got the call. What I didn't eexpect was taht it was 10:30 and he wanted to do the story on me at 11:00, thirty minutes away. I wasn't even close to being ready; I hadn't had a shower and I wasn't shaved. The only thing I had time to do was shave, so I did that, and met with the guy. We basically sat in the tutoring room in the quad and talked about me and how I do things. They had asked me to bring my laptop down, so when we were filming me using the computer, the only web page I thought to bring up was my journal. I hope he does a good job on the story because it's going to be on both the 5:00 and the 6:00 news. I'm sure it will be fine. I guess I'll just take a shower tomorrow early just in case this thing happens again. Reporters, guess you gotta have em, right?

I did go to the ELC this afternoon to go to the going away party for our current director. Though she'd only been a director for a short time, she'd worked for the ELC for two years. She's only going across campus, bud we tutors will miss her. We had good food and I got to talk to all kinds of cool people that I hadn't talked to in a long time, so that was cool.

And that's about it. I think I'm going to start to pack a bit tonight so that I don't have to do it all in one night and totally stress out. Gotta feed Fiona, and watch this news story. More soon.
Fiona and me in the snow

Last night's piano bar outing, 6:00, and the CSD

Forgot to mention the Piano Bar last night. I'm not sure if I should capitalize that but what the heck, I did anyway.

We went to Willie D's here in Fayetteville, the only piano bar. Either I didn't drink enough or I just was being too critical of the pianos. I know you've got to make the music loud enough for people to hear in their drunken haze and in a big crowd, but must it be *so* loud that you can't have a conversation. These pianos were more Extra Forte, not even close to piano (for you musicians). We thought they were real grand pianos until my friend had a look insiode them and found speakers, which is indicative of a digital grand. They would have sounded great if the things weren't so darn amplified. The guys played *okay*. They seemed to know the music and were good singers, I gotta give em credit, they knew more words than I would, but they had an version to only playing chords and only chords, which was annoyihng.

All musicianship aside, the company was reasonably good, and we were all happy that finals were, for myself and riverhog and ehr boyfriend, done, and for our other friends, almost done. The beer was also reasonably good, but a bit pricey. My verdict, 2 stars. I like to be able to converse with my friends and not be totally tied to the music, even if they do play your favorite song if you tip them well. Real but reasonably amplified pianos would have been nicer too. I most definitely would not want to be a piano player in a piano bar. They money's supposedly good, but can you imagine how tiring it could get? Wow!

I saw the first story about me, but missed the 6:00. It was really well done though short, but I figured that since the 5:00 story started at 5:25, I'd have plenty of time to go downstairs, eat, and come up by about 6:15 to catch round 2. Apparently, I was close to the top of 6:00 which is kinda cool, but not kinda cool because I missed the thing. I hope someone (one of the people I tried to get to tape it) taped both of the stories so I could watch them.

We're having an end of the year potluck thing at the CSD tomorrow and I was invited. Me and another worker there decided to go totally nonhealthy and bring IBC Root Beer and Little Debbies snack Cakes. I say hell yeah! And I also say Hell Yeah for the fixed air conditioning. It was 83 in here when they tripped the breakers to get it going again, now it's familiarly chilly.