What a wild spring break I'm having:
I'm sitting here watching MSNBC, eating cookies, and recompiling my music library.
I need to get out more.
After three long months without a break, spring is finally here. I actually survived the final week which was sure enough full of tests and presentations. So, here I sit, enjoying my break doing absolutely nothing. Good times.
Tomorrow I'm heading off to Vegas to see Andi, Karl, and Matt. Matt is doing a lot better after a few problems over the weekend, but all should be good. There’s a few new pics up on my Flickr, for anybody interested.
This is pretty fun. You chose 10 notes on a piano, and every time the software encounters the number of the note you picked going through pi, it will play a note on the piano corresponding to that number as it progresses though pi. Kind of confusing, but just try it.
Check out these Lego stadiums...pretty awesome.
In the future you won't have to choose which soda you want, it will all be programmable. At least that's this guy's idea. Pretty cool concept.
Finally, the classic Chinese takeout prank. It's been around for a while, but still funnier every time. Take a listen, if you haven’t heard it before.
That's about it. If I get bored enough, I'll update again soon.
Monday, March 27, 2006
What a wild spring break I'm having:
Sunday, March 19, 2006
I’m writing on the way home from Vegas, so I’ll probably post it when I get home in a few hours, which won’t matter too much for you, because I’ll be home by the time you are reading this anyway. I know…this whole time lapse post thing is beyond me too.
I have to admit…this was a pretty awesome week. On Wednesday I became an uncle. Karl and Andi had Matt a few weeks early, but all is good. We left for Vegas right after Solo/Ensemble on Saturday to see him. Apparently I’m not of close enough relation to him so I couldn’t see him because he’s in the NICU (I just sat in some waiting room and watched some Jackie Chan movie…but it’s all good), but it was still pretty cool.
Solo/Ensemble was a success. Even though I thought I could have done better (I can see half of you scowling at me now), I walked away with a superior and two CP’s. I even sight-read a duet half-way successfully for somebody. Despite the intonation issues on my solo CP, the day was a lot of fun. I helped out, ran music, and networked with judges, not to mention playing, all day, so it was a busy one.
I’m sitting in a cramped car right now, so finding links is kinda hard. Sorry...check back next week.
Welp, I think I’m gonna stare out the window at the desert until I fall asleep.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Wait...wasn't that supposed to be 3 months ago?
I guess Phil got it right this year...this is one of the better storms to hit around here this late in the year. It was actually real snow. It actually snowed. How awesome is that?
A little edit on last Sunday's post-
Buffy is actually coming home this week. Tomorrow, to be exact. It'll be nice to actually be able to play for a change. I'm getting tired of this playing on plastic stuff. Its good I'm getting it back...Solo/Ensemble is next Sat, and I kinda need to start practicing.
Not too much else new in my world. I got new glasses/contacts, so I can actually see now. It's quite nice not being blind, to tell you the truth. I'm now up to 20/300, and getting worse by the minute.
In case you ever get the urge to search Pi for your phone number (or whatever) here you go. Another great timewaster. The string "916(my cell #)" was found at position 2,967,495 counting from the first digit after the decimal point. Just in case you happened to be wondering.
Well, that’s about it for now. I'll best be off to start my search for asteroid impacts on Google Earth.
Sunday, March 05, 2006
I don't think I even mentioned it before, but my R-13 (my really good clarinet), named Buffy, is down in LA being repaired for a hairline crack. The whole crack thing sucks; it went through two tone holes (that's twice the price), but it didn’t go through to the bore, so that’s good. With luck he'll be coming home tomorrow, (almost) as good as new.
Wow...this was a busy week, but nonetheless a good one as well. Band/Orchestra festival went pretty superiorly. Symphonic got a superior on both the performance and sight-reading, and Wind Ensemble got a high superior on the performance, but we got a really funky sight-reading piece and everybody kinda fell apart, so we got an excellent.
Yesterday I went down to Cal-Poly Pomona with Joe Walker for Science Olympiad. It was a lot of fun catching up with everybody and seeing what the team has become since The Dynasty. We got to run Bottle Rockets (since apparently nobody else knew how), and got a free lunch (definitely one of the highlights). I had a great time (despite the fact I was getting sicker by the minute and ready to pass out a few times), and will definitely go again.
Can you really die from laughter? I guess so.
If you're ever planning on robbing a convenience store, just make sure this guy isn't behind the counter. Pretty funny to watch him describe it.
Finally, take a look at this. You have to look and listen very carefully and it takes a little while, but it's worth it. Thanks for the link, Karl.
I'm pretty dang sick, so I think I'll switch on the Oscars and fall asleep.