Wednesday, October 31, 2001

Today's free gig

I wasn't in the office today. Instead, I played a free gig at Togus VA hospital. I took the Vistas. Oh, and I sold them last night. I got $600, or just what I put into them. Would you like some pictures? I'll get you some.


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Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Old Blogger page

If you're looking for some of the older stuff (when I was using Blogger), it can probably be found here in the Blogger archive.


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Dear Mom and Dad

Dad,

I got you message. I've been trying to call all day. I either get a) a busy signal b) a fax tone c) a call forwarding type tone, that turns into a fax machine. I will try to call when I get home.

My afternoon break play list:
Eryka Badu "Tyrone"
Naughty by Nature "Hip Hop Hooray"
Jimmy Smith "Organ Grinder's Swing"
Dusty Springfield "The Look of Love"




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Benefits of Religion

* Regular church attendance is the most critical factor in marital stability, regardless of denomination or doctrinal teaching on divorce. A 1993 survey of 3,300 men found that those who switch partners most are those with no religious convictions. Similarly, the rate of cohabitation before marriage is seven times higher among people who seldom or never attend religious services, a significant finding since couples who live together before marriage experience higher rates of divorce.

* Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found cardiovascular disease significantly reduced by a lifetime of church attendance. Numerous other studies confirm that churchgoers live longer, with lower rates of cirrhosis, emphysema, and arteriosclerosis.

* Blood pressure is reduced an average of 5 mm of pressure by regular church attendance, 6 mm for people over 55. "Given that reducing blood pressure by 2 to 4 mm also reduces the mortality rate by 10 to 20 percent for any given population, a reduction of 5 mm is a very significant public-health achievement," says Patrick Fagan, who wrote the Heritage Foundation report.

* Religious involvement greatly decreases drug use, delinquency, and premarital sex, and increases self-control for all age groups. In a 1985 study of girls, 9 to 17, less than 10 percent of those who attended religious services weekly reported drug or alcohol use, compared to 38 percent overall.

*Of youth who grew up in poverty in the 1970s and '80s, those who attended church weekly had significantly higher family incomes as adults-an average $12,600 higher than their nonchurchgoing peers.



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Don't Mess With Bill

OK, here it is! The Billy Rhythm theme song! Don't Mess with Bill, by The Marvellettes.


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Julia's Prayers

Is there anything so wonderful
as the prayers of your own
little girl?


"Thank you Jesus for teddy bears."
"Thank you Jesus for roller coasters."
"Thank you for snow, and books, kitties, and penguins."
I cry while laughing.
Not cry from lauging, but both, together,
yet separate.

It's so funny, and so sincere
and so beautiful. I can't
help myself!



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Monday, October 29, 2001

Bummer!

Just when I start getting back into listening to some tunes while on break, someone goes and bends the plug on the headphones, and breaks the jack on the sound card. Great! Now all you get is the right channel!


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listening to tunes

While on lunch here in the office (didn't go home as the kid count increased exponentionally since I left this morning), I'm digging some tunes. (We don't listen to music at the office anymore, and I had forgotten some great songs I had on my hard drive. I rediscovered them Saturday.)
Here's my playlist:

"The Price I Pay" Robert Cray
"Witchita Skyline" Shawn Colvin
"Kid Charlemagne" Steely Dan
"Rosemary" Lenny Kravitz
"Vincent' Don McLean



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Alison

Here's a tune that is quite possibly one of the best rock ballads ever written. I first heard "Alison" by Elvis Costello when it first came out in the early 80s. And then I didn't think much about it. Then, about 2 years ago, Sue and I were on the way to Augusta, I think, listening to an 80s flashback show on the radio, and they played. I hadn't heard it in years, and had forgotten it. After that listen, I've been addicted to it. And of course, my boss's wife is Alison, and she is a fairly frequent visitor here. So, here's the tune!


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Sunday, October 28, 2001

Camping Trip

Dad wanted me to explain the camping trip. Julia has a camp under the kitchen table. She has meetings there too!

And Genova, baby, I love ya! No man, you're cool. Your one of the coolest guys I know. You and Harmonic kep me young!


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Sunday's Chores

Julia was sick today, so we stayed home from church. It gave me time to get some stuff done. I washed the dishes, washed the kitchen and bathroom floor, cleaned the deep-fat frier, dusted the hi-fi, and still had time for puzzles, books, Mary Poppins, and a camping trip!


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Red Vistalites

So the Vistalites are done. I took them to a gig last night to try them out. Boy, did they look cool! Boy did they sound bad! Well, not bad, but they're no Starclassics. They don't sound anything like a wood drum. Everything I've read about them says they're so loud. Well, not mine. At the end of the fisrt set, I ran out of headroom on the kick. I just couldn't smack the thing hard enough. And so, I've put a message up on Drum Center Forum to see if anyone wants to buy (or trade) them before they go to eBay. And since they're going to ebay, I'll need some pictures. I'll put them up soon.


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Saturday, October 27, 2001

Fair Weather Friend

Hey, don't think I didn't notice what you did. I saw it. And you know what? I could do the same to you. But I'm not going to. I'll be the adult here, and not take the "It's my ball, and I'm going home" attitude. But at least I know where I stand. Don't worry about it. It's cool. I'll still say "hi" when I see you, but that should just about do it, eh? I mean, that's probably more than you care about, but I'll at least try to be civil.


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Friday, October 26, 2001

xp free!

Oh, and I also made the new xp free button. If you're feed up with Microsoft spying on you, and trying every which way they can to sign you up with MSN, and you want to show them you ain't gonna take it, then steal my button and proclaim yourself "xp Free!"


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What's up

O.K. Now that things seem to be working correctly, I'll let you readers know what's up. I've switched over to Grey Matter to do my blogging. Blogger was the program I had been using. But I don't have any control over Blogger. If they go under, or their service loses a month of my journaling, or whatever, I'm stuck. Grey Matter works on my server, so I don't have to be hamstrung by anyone else. That's nice. Also, as you can see on the left hand side, you can now search TRAA. And you can leave comments. Very cool. Now when my sister checks in, she can leave littlle notes about what she likes!


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Installation Woes

I hope it's working. It seems to be. I had to start all over. It's working now. I'm tired, and I want a bourbon. Sue's making homemade fried chicken for supper. It's very good. It's 6:02, and I'm working with a customer. Working late on Friday. Yippee.


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Test

Test.


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