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May. 15th, 2005

Back from Rochester. Caught the plane I had to catch, and had an empty seat next to me. On the other side of me was an engine. Yeah, uber-loud. I'd forgotten my headphones anyway. But I did get to use my laptop while waiting at the terminal. I found a seat next to an electrical outlet so I could keep the battery charged. I also read through Love Hina book 11 and A.I. Love You book 2 (I've been hooked on Ken Akamatsu's style).

Rochester itself was fun. We went to the Lilac Festival and saw the parade go by, including several marching bands, a bunch of shriners, and Chet the Recycling Cheetah. Notable as much just because I dig cheetahs. And I dig recycling. But we hung out with my mother-in-law and wandered the food booths and craft show, checked out the hillside full of just-starting-to-bloom lilacs and a nearby conversatory, and that evening spent 4 hours at a Macaroni Grill (we got good seats at the bar during our 2 hour wait). Today my wife and her mom went on a charity walk. I stuck behind and fixed something messed up with SQL Server on my laptop so now I can do everything related to an intranet site directly from it, including test pages.

Then the long drive back home. Half of the ride was Pookah's Karaoke Hours. When we got close to home I apologized to my wife for all the singing, and she said, "Well, you've got a good singing voice, so it's not putting up with, per se." Compliment of the month. Pay no attention to the glow surrounding me right now. Album list I remember: James: "Laid", Coldplay: "Live 2003", nap break for Afro Celt Sound System: "Release", then resumed singing with Toad the Wet Sprocket: "Coil". Three albums in an afternoon is quite the vocal workout. And I was hitting the low part of my range pretty well. My throat's a bit scratchy, but I'd made sure to have water handy for most of the ride, and singing does help loosen things up from my hay fever.

So ... more coding to do for tomorrow night deadline so I can go to wrestling and deliver a parrot. More on that later.

- Pookah


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May. 16th, 2005 05:04 am (UTC)
An excellent selection!
The only thing I'd have added would have been some Dead Can Dance, but it's not really very singy, is it? Glad the Rochester trip went well.

We need to get together and hang, it's been weeks!
May. 16th, 2005 11:52 pm (UTC)
Re: An excellent selection!
Well, had I added "Into the Labyrinth" I could have sung half the songs ... like "The Carnival Is Over", "The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove", "Tell Me About the Forest", and "How Fortunate the Man With None". Lisa Gerrard's singing may not be in my range, but I can go deep like Brendan Perry.

There was a girl I used to know who could sing Lisa's part of the one all a capella number on Into the Labyrinth. Singing that wide-range harmony was ... spooky. And just so cool. Haven't been able to do that in a long, long time.

And hangage! We need hangage! We need to cease being busy as all get out. Not cease the cashish, but less busy. That would be good. Next week I'm gone, but otherwise pick your schedule, Shoggoth the Shoggerian. Choose and perish.

- Pookah
May. 17th, 2005 01:06 am (UTC)
Re: An excellent selection!
Hmmm...I should see if Jen could learn the harmonies to some of the Lisa Gerard parts. I bet that would be absolutely fantastic!

Ah....hangage. I will at the least see you Friday for the weekly eating frenzy, but there won't be much hangage since doors close at 9:30-10:00. Perhaps we should arrange a time later in the week? Thursday perhaps?
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