Thursday, January 24, 2008

Honor Band Season

As I prep for the District Honor Band concert in a few hours, I'm packing and prepping for All Southern which starts tomorrow. I'm pretty thrilled to say that I once again got into All Southern and All State. The exciting part of All Southern is my place in the Wind Ensemble...the top band. Needless to say, I'm pretty stoked/excited.

Like I said, the District Honor Band concert is tonight and was preceded by a full day of practice yesterday and a half day today. We're doing some pretty cool stuff like Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, Overture to Candide, and my personal favorite (and the most challenging/worst sounding) Lollapalooza. Should be a good show.

Micah was baptized two weeks ago. It was a really nice service as Grandpa Tom came from Minnesota and did the actual baptism. My sister had a nice get together thing at her house after, and it was cool seeing everybody. At left is our late "Christmas" picture.

For anybody remotely interested, I got a new cell phone number. If I didn't talk to you or you didn't get me email, drop me and email and I'll update you. Just be careful if you ever have to call me...remember, I hate phones.

I encourage everybody who has succumb to the evil that is Myspace to take advantage to January 30 and join millions of others (not including me because I would never stoop to that level to begin with) in deleting their Myspace profiles. You know you want to...

A common question arises when debating how to clean a computer LCD or CRT screen safely. Finally, the answer.

As for the latest entry to the list of "stupid things people do because of political correctness," we are no longer allowed to use the story of the three little pigs. Apparently the pigs are racist. Oh, I can understand it.
No wait...I can't.

But thanks to Google, I do understand how to get from Here to There.

That's all for now...I must prepare myself for the next three days of nonstop rehearsal.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sunday, January 06, 2008

A Rainy Day

It's been raining the past 24 hours and that is awesome.

Well, it's back to it tomorrow. I have to admit; this break was a very good one. T of R was a blast...it was tons of work but there's this really great feeling of accomplishment. The parade was just as much fun as last year. We didn't get great TV coverage but there is a nice clip of raw footage (minus Bob Eubank's story of his three week stint at PCC) online. Overall, I think everybody had a lot of fun. I am also proud to say that in a four day period I successfully finished off 6 In-N-Out cheeseburgers. Yummy.

I got a Mio c230 GPS unit for Christmas. It's one of those little gadgets that talks to you and has cool little map features, etc. Mimi has basically become a member of the family and is in use whenever I get in the car. Hey...I have to exert my geekness somewhere.

The All Southern audition was today. I think I did decent...it kind of threw me off when the audition was actually 10 minutes ahead of schedule but I recovered. Results from that and All State should be in some time this week...I'm fairly anxious to say the least.

$10 to the first person who can successfully name this animal.

A Chicago tavern said on Thursday it will begin selling chicken wings coated in one of the world's hottest peppers creating a dish so hot that patrons first have to sign a waiver agreeing not to sue for injuries. Sounds like fun.

If you've ever had the urge to throw a paper airplane out of a 30 story building...here you go. I do have to admit...its a pretty cool flight.

That's all for now...time to finish some Winter Break Bio questions.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Rose Parade 2008

Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band

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