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(no subject) [Aug. 27th, 2006|09:25 pm]
I spent the weekend with Josh, and met a bunch of his friends. It was nice.
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(no subject) [Aug. 15th, 2006|08:39 pm]


Is motherfucking hot.

The AC went out on Wednesday. We got it back today.

But look on the bright side.

No scorpions! (yet)

Met my great-grandmother a few days ago. Nice old lady.

Away with me!
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Facebook. [Jul. 19th, 2006|08:19 pm]
Concerning FacebookCollapse )

[EDIT: My status just expired five minutes ago. The expiration date is now exactly one week.]
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Well now. [Jul. 14th, 2006|12:49 am]

The world is to be congratulated; it has outweirded me in all categories in one day.

First, I bow to the superior crossover-fic skills of Amaretto. Her fic "Geniuses" is a Foxtrot/Calvin and Hobbes crossover. Now this in and of itself only ties me, as I have done (and rather well, at that) Sword of Truth/DBZ and Excel Saga/Dragonball. But Amaretto still wins. Why, you ask?

Her fic is college!Jason/Calvin slash.

She wins.

You can find the fic here: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2356502/1/


The award for Most Improbable Event goes to . . . Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In a conference last Thursday, Putin insinuated that Russia would use "giant, humanoid war robots" to defend its borders.

Also he cannot remember the first time he had sex.

Lastly, he is concerned about the forces behind "the possible awakening of the giant mythical octopus Cthulhu."

He, too, wins.

Full story here: http://www.times.spb.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=18178


Josh and I are now offically together, for those of you that know him. He's sweet :D

I have started to practice again. Blech. I am seriously not wanting to get my masters in this now. I wish I'd just make up my damn mind and be done with it - do I like playing the saxophone, or not?

Survey says no.

I think I may start working on Upon the Face of the Mind again.

Here's a great name for your kid: Dain Bramage

Been thinking about morals lately. But now it's time for bed.

Night night.
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(no subject) [May. 27th, 2006|11:47 pm]
Today was something else in a handbasket.

Got up this morning and looked outside my window.

If my car was black, it would have looked like a skunk. There was a white line of bird crap straight down the middle of the car. It was really strange looking. So, I washed it at 11. I went out there again at 3, and they had already tagged it several times again. This time, I didn't have time to wash it: I had to pick up Jamie.

So I picked up Jamie and her mother and we drove to the airport. There we discovered that her flight was delayed an hour to 7:45, so we got something to eat at one of the cafes in the terminal.

At 7:05, Jamie left us to go through security. She was back moments later: it was closed.

Apparently, Little Rock National Airport closes down all parts of the airport that have to do with outgoing flights at 7 on Saturdays.

After a bunch of hassle, she finally managed to get her flight transferred to early tomorrow morning - earlier than I could take her, and her mother can't take her that far in her car. So we left for Conway, hoping that Jeremy or Andrea would let her stay with them.

She's staying with Andrea, and hoping to catch a cab at 5:30 tomorrow morning so she can be there at 6:30 in time for her 7:58 flight. I would have suggested she just stay the night at the airport, but then I thought: would I really be comfortable doing something like that myself, with a carry-on like she had? I'd be too afraid someone would steal my stuff.

Then again, she may or may not be able to get a ride tomorrow, so I don't know what she'll do. Poor Jamie. It was fun driving all over Arkansas with her and her mother, though.
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(no subject) [May. 20th, 2006|09:58 pm]
So today I went into Pizza for Less to pick up our order with the coupon my grandmother had given me to use.

The lady at the register (I think she was a general manager) looked at it and said, "This coupon is six years old."

I said, "What? My grandmother has lost her mind."

She said, "I'll honor it this once, since there's no expiration date. But I'm losing big-time on this - this coupon was put out before we even started making extra-large pizzas. So I'll honor it this time, but not again."

"Okay," I said as I looked at the reciept. We got 3 4-topping extra-large pizzas for $20. That would normally run around $50 - $60.

"Although, here, take it [the coupon]," she said. "In the future, take it to Dominoes. They still honor our coupons."

As I left, I thought, 'Wow, that was really nice of her to give up a little bit of possible business in the future so that we would get a better deal.' But then I realized - she might have been giving up a little bit of profit, but she was making sure that her competitors outright lost money. I said as much to my grandfather, and added,

"That woman is ruthless!"

He said,

"Not as ruthless as your grandmother."

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Alas, I too have caught the meme . . . [May. 19th, 2006|12:07 am]
List up to ten (10) things you want to say to ten (10) different people. Do not state who these people are.

1) You were right; I am crazy. Call/email/message me asap.

2) I'm glad that you think highly of me, but I'm afraid that I'm not what you perceive me to be, and that one day you'll find that out and be disappointed.

3) I know it's not your fault, but sometimes I still resent you.

4) You're gay.

5) Sorry for getting on your nerves so much.

6) Take you medicine; you're crazier than I am.

7) You know, you and your best friend would make a good couple. Now show me your dick.

8) I'm sick of you being so distant from me. But then again, I guess you have reason.

9) We've grown waaaaay out of touch. Let's try to not do that again.

10) Did you really fuck your wife on the piano?
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It is now offical. [May. 15th, 2006|09:00 pm]
Jackie has lost her mind.

Actually, I've lost mine even more so.

It has been decreed that I am doing solo and quartet MTNA next semester. I can deal with that; I'm actually looking forward to it. But the solo program . . . (not that this will mean anything to most of you)

Vittorio Monti, Csardas
Niccolo Paganini, Caprice No. 24
Ingolf Dahl, Concerto

Oh, and my scale requirement is altissimo scales, up to D.

SOMEBODY SHOOT ME. (I love it though, but don't tell anyone I said that.)

I have several theories as to why this is so. All of them or none of them could be true.

1) I know she doesn't think France is the best place to study saxophone - Dr. Lamar is of the opinion that they waste a lot of time doing unnecessarily difficult exercises while reaching for goals that they all know to be impossible. In this, I agree with her. While the players that come out of that school are all amazing, a lot of what they do is just wasting time. I think she wants to show Matt this by demonstrating that a player can improve just as much as he did while spending much less time in the practice room.

2) She has known all along that I haven't practiced in two years and is like, "I wonder how much milage I can get out of him before he breaks down?"

3) She has gone mad.

Now, for why I have lost my mind. I am wanting to do another recital next semester, where I will play the above program and add

Karel Husa, A Postcard From Home
Astor Piazzola, Historie du Tango (for solo soprano sax, not the quartet version.)

Now before you all start going AAAHHHHH and throwing things at me for bitching when it's partly my own stupidity, allow me to explain.

1) The Piazzola is a piece I got back in Febuary and have been wanting to play forever. I know a lot of people here are looking forward to hearing it too. Also, it will add some much-needed color to the program.

2) The Husa, well, Karel Husa sent an autographed copy to me. Remember my "today was the shit!" entry a couple entries down? Well, when Husa was here I played Elegie et Rondeau for him privately before the recital. He was so impressed that he asked to write something in my copy: "To Robert Mckinney, with sincere thanks, Karel Husa", and as he left he turned to me and said, "I have a short piece for saxophone that I would love to send you." I, of course, said yes. I figure, if the man went to all the trouble of sending it to me, particularly since it's Karel Husa, it'd be rather rude not to play it, right?

Still, though. Dr. Lamar is so going to shoot me when she finds I've done this behind her back. It'll be worth it, though.
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CNN wins the Most Obvious Statement Award [May. 14th, 2006|09:20 pm]
Talking about a volcano in Indonesia:
"Scientists say an eruption could send hot gases and lava down the side of that volcano."

It's not taken out of context, either; that is the context. In fact, it was their closing statement.
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(no subject) [Apr. 19th, 2006|12:25 am]
Today was the shit!

More when I actually have the energy to write an entry.
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