Saturday, October 30, 2004

Green Ghost Drum Pedal

You may or may not know, but I have the preeminant website on the history of the GHOST drum pedal. But one thing was starting to plague me a little. In my earliest memories of the GHOST, I remember it being green. My own GHOST pedal had some tinges of green paint remaining, and when I re-painted it, I left some places unpainted so the original green color could be seen. But other green GHOSTS were not to be found. They never crop up on ebay. (I check new GHOST auctions every day.) I started to wonder. Maybe my memory is faulty. Maybe the green occurs when the more commonly seen grey paint is exposed to sunlight or something. But it's not the case. GHOST drum pedal did in fact come in green, as these pictures of a pedal now for sale on ebay clearly show.

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Another Quiz Stolen From Sheila Rene

Final Lover

You are the Final Lover. Romanic, honey-tongued
romeo, you are the master of love's last kiss.
You woo the young ladies, pluck them from
light's caress and give them a smile as they
sink into death.

What Fictional Vampire Archtype are You?
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According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Friday, October 29, 2004

Halloween MI-5, new author

Fresh blood for the MI-5 this week. I asked Harvey from Northern Kingdom Music to come up with the questions. He kinda had other things going on, and forgot to email me his choices. So I called him on his cell phone this morning to get his 5. He threw these together with the help of friends Mack and Mario.

1. Who's your favorite horror movie actor?
Those old Poe remakes with Vincent Price are pretty campy and funny. Francis Ford Coppola's version of Dracula is my favorite spooky movie, though Christopher Lee is the best Dracula, IMHO.

2. What was your favorite Halloween costume?
Hmm. The ghost with necktie is a classic, though not a favorite. Mom made me a cool Dracula costume one year, though I refused to slick my hair back. I guess my all time favorite costume is the one I still use: a cloak with cowl and bell sleaves with red trim. Add a skull mask, and presto! you're the grim reaper.

3. What was your favorite Halloween treat?
Why mallowcups only came at halloween is beyond me. They're great!

4. If you had to play a prank, what would be your choice?
So many choices! TP, soap, egss, pumpkin smashing. Smashing a pumpkin seems very satifsfying, but the toilet paper seems the least destructive. So if I could smash the pumpkin without hurting anyone's feelings, I'd do that. Otherwise, TP.

5. Many songs have a scary/dark/spooky feel to them. What's your favorite?
Two come immediately to mind. Every year at this time, I listen to Saint Saens "Danse Macabre," something elementary music teacher Mrs. Chamberlain hooked me on to. Mozart's Requeim is also high on the list of things to listen to this time of year. For more accesible stuff, I'd vote for Scramin' Jay Hawkins' version of "I Put a Spell on You."

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Sleep and Blog Templates

So much for getting up at six this morning. I overslept! I didn't get up until 7am! Oh well.

I've made a new blog template with a slightly scary theme. I really like the header graphic-it's one of my best, in my opinion. I also made a new blog templates for sale page on my design page. I've got another site almost ready to go live, and Grapes Restaurant has asked me to make them a secure shopping form for selling gift certificates. I hope the design work keeps coming! It takes time, of couse, but I can do it from home, and be handy if Susan needs me.

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Glad this isn't my Mom!

I snapped this photo while driving around a while back. The licence plate says "Mom's Jeep," and the tire cover says in yellow "I am the bi+ch," and the white part says "Bad Girl." Now isn't that the kind of mom everyone wants?

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Late Mornings

Another Billy Rhythm Axiom of Doom: no matter how much time you have, you will fill it up. (As Paddy points out, it's kinda like the goldfish in a bowl theory. As George Carlin points out, the same is true of stuff in a house--no matter how big it is, you have enough stuff to fill it.) In order to allow a little more breathing room in the morning, I've been getting up earlier. Yet, still I have no time in the morning. Today it was most noticable. Even though I allowed myself 15 more minutes than usual, and even though I did the same amount of stuff I usually do in the morning, I somehow made it out the door later than I would have liked, and I still arrived at the office just barely before opening. There were days when I was the third man in, behind only Jim and Mike. I would open the shop, and make the first pot of coffee. Now, I'm usually in behind the traditional late comers. I'm frequently the last man in. Looks like it'll 6am for me tomorrow.

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Monday, October 25, 2004

A lovely evening with the family

Saturday night, my gig ended up canceling. While I was bummed about losing the Franklin it would have paid, I was glad to have a surprise night off. I made the family a lovely sausage soup and hot rolls. Then Susan said "Here's the plan." (I should of known at this point I was dead meat.) "I'll finish supper, then hop in the shower. The boys will cry, but when I get out, I'll feed them, and then we can carry them up to bed. This was about 7:30pm. Matthew decided he'd have none of it. He started in to fussing, and nothing would console him. At about 10pm, the main hatchway caved in. No wait, that was something else. No, instead Susan said "Why don't you take Nat to bed." This is about how it works. Nat gets to sleep first, and I, needing to wake first in the morning, take him upstairs and put him in the crib. So I did.

At about midnight, Susan came upstairs. "Matthew just threw up all over me, and I need your help." So I went downstairs, and we got him cleaned up. Back to bed. About 1am, he woke up with his "I'm miserable" routine. "Maybe he'll take a bottle" Susan suggested. I took him downstairs. On the way, he let out quite a burp. I put him on his belly in the crib, and went to make him a bottle. When I returned, he was asleep. I left him there for a bit, in order to ensure sound sleep. At about 1:30am, I returned to bed.

About 2am, Susan wakes me. "Nathaniel's thrown up," she says. Back downstairs. Susan is now out of clean pajamas. While she's cleaning Nat up, I looking for clean jammies in the laundry. Finding none, I decided one of my t-shirts would suffice. We returned to bed.

About 3:30am, we woke to a horrendous crash. I started downstairs to see what was the matter. As I exited the bedroom, I could hear Julia crying. It seems she was heading downstairs to the bathroom when she tripped on a Barbie case she left lying in the middle of her floor. We calmed her down, and returned to bed.

4:30am. Both boys are awake, and hungry. They commence announcing their hunger, and I help Susan get them downstairs for a feeding. She decides to spend the rest of the night in the La-Z-Boy. I decide to head to Barbados and never be seen again. ;-)

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Friday, October 22, 2004

White Satin Flame Snare

Remember that snare drum I won? Well, it was the parts to make a snare drum. And I had you vote on your favorite color. And you all picked Wite Satin Flame. Well, I finished getting it together on my lunch break. You like? You'd better--you picked it!

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Quiz Stolen From Sheila Rene

You are Form 5, Dragon: The Weaver.

"And The Dragon seperated the virtuous from the sinful. He tore his eyes from his sockets and used them to peer into the souls of those on trial to make a judgement. He knew that with endless knowledge came endless responsibility."

Some examples of the Dragon Form are Athena (Greek), St. Peter (Christian), and Surya (Indian). The Dragon is associated with the concept of intelligence, the number 5, and the element of wood. His sign is the crescent moon.

As a member of Form 5, you are an intelligent and wise individual. You weigh options by looking at how logical they are and you know that while there may not always be a right or wrong choice, there is always a logical one. People may say you are too indecisive, but it's only because you want to do what's right. Dragons are the best friends to have because they're willing to learn.

Which Mythological Form Are You?
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Fall Flavored MI-5

If you don't have your own website, feel free to put your answers in my comments section.

1. During the Fall season, changes take place in nature. What's your favorite Fall change?
Well, I do like the leaves changing. But I will have to give the nod to the cooler temperatures. If I could have Maine's October weather year 'round, I'd probably take it. And though Spring has cool temperatures, it's always so wet and mucky. Give me a cool, crisp, dry October. Rock on.

2. There are some holidays/celebrations that take place in Fall (Halloween, Columbus Day, Octoberfest, Home Coming, etc.) . What's your favorite? Why?
Halloween. I have some crazy fascination with death/the macabre. I have no idea why. Probably it seems not too fitting for a practicing Baptist to have this liking for the darker stuff. But it's there none the less.

3. What's a favorite autumn pastime of yours? Have you done it this year yet?
I like to sit outside with a bottle of red wine. Or, a cigar and bourbon. A leaf peeping trip. Brunch at the Samoset. I've done none of it this year.

4. You have the ability to take one characteristic affiliated with autumn and have it all year. What would it be?
Wood smoke, bacon, and coffee, the smells mingled in my nose.

5. I can think of some foods/beverages that are usually consumed in Fall. What's your favorite Fall treat?
Cider--yum! With a plain or pumpkin Country Kitchen donut. One of Aunt Diana's caramel apples. But if I have to pick just one, it would be this sausage stew that I've adapted from a recipie given to Susan and me from Mary Greiner. The smell of it bubbling away on the stove is the stuff legends are made of.

Feeling: A little sore in my back, right under my right shoulder blade
Hearing in my head: A jingle for Darling's Auto

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Desperate Housewives

Susan, Lisa, and all others addicted to this show. Go to Maria's site, and take the housewife quiz.

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Monday, October 18, 2004

Web Templates

I've had these ideas kickin' around in my head for blog templates. I don't really need them for anything, but my creative side had these things clunkin' around in there.

Blue Talk and Love
I heard the line in Earth, Wind and Fire's tune "September." I love that song. Anyway, I never understood the lyrics. So I looked them up. It inspired me. I like the play on the word "blue." I kinda invisioned this as a possible site for posting erotic fantasies/stories. (Blush.) Don't worry, Mom, I don't write erotica.
The Birth of the Caul
I had this idea when Matthew was born. He wasn't born in the caul--they popped it before he came out. But he started to come out with his sac intact. I did a little research on the subject, and was reminded of some of the old wives tales about cauls; kids born in cauls can't drown, they have ESP, etc. The title is a play on the Miles Davis album "Birth of the Cool."
Just liked the word. No other reason. But boy is it hard to find a picture of mercury!

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Fire Trucks, Guns, Rolex Crap, and Hoarseness

Oh my heck! And only a $1500 reserve?! Gonna watch this one, I am. Not going to buy mind, but I'm gonna watch it.

Jimmy T bought a bull barrel stainless Ruger 10/22 a while back. JP, who already owns a stainless 10/22, really fancied the bull barrel. Really fancied it. So much so, he decided he buy one. Well then he found this place where he could have it tricked out. So, he bought a brand new 10/22, sent it to them, hand them put a Anschutz style thumb-hole stock it, plus a fluted barrel, and a bunch of receiver parts. About the only thing left on it that's original is the receiver. He's got a big old scope to go it too. It's gonna be nice when it's done. Man, my .22 is like the model T next to these guys: iron sites, a bolt I have to work by hand, regular wood stock. (Note on the picture: see the Marvin the Martian boxers I use for a rag? And the ammo box is Dad's old Craftsman toolbox that I hand painted camo when I was maybe 12.)

What's up with the Rolex spam? I gettin' killed with the stuff. Every five minutes some new Rolex scam is coming to my inbox. Why all of a sudden?

So I spent Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at the Kiwanis Haunted House. 11 hours of screaming my head off. The voice is pretty well shot. It doesn't hurt at all, it's just not there. Joe, the guy running the place, said he could hear me at the front door, and he was using me for timing when to send the new group through. When he heard Batty yelling, he knew the group was at the second station, and it was time to send a new group through. He told me that slippery elm is great stuff to help out. So I went to the apothecary around the corner, and asked if they had any. No, but they thought they could order me some. I figured by the time it got here it would be cleared up. A physician overheard my request, and noted that slippery elm used to be use for abortions. I remarked that that wasn't the reason I needed it!

Feeling: Freaky
Hearing in my head: I Put a Spell on You, Screamin' J Hawkins

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Friday, October 15, 2004

Dad Dreams of Sammiches

So Dad's been in the hospital these last few days. He's feeling better now, and may be able to come home tonight. So that's good. But it leads me to this story...

I called a couple of nights ago to check up on him. Mom answered the phone, and I got an update from her. She then asked if I wanted to speak to him. Of course, I did. So Dad and I are talking, and he sounds drunk off his clock. I mention this to him, and he says the morphine is using him up pretty good. We said a few more things, and he says to me "I gotta let you go now, your brother (Mike) just brought us some sandwiches."

Now I'm thinking that Dad's been barfing his guts out for three days. So I said to him "You're going to eat a sandwich?" I figured they'd start him on broth and jello and so forth. "I'm gonna try to," he said to me.

So the next morning, I call again for the update. Mom answers, gives me the rundown, and says how he ate something for breakfast. Too which I said "Did he keep the sandwiches down last night?"

"What?" Mom asked.

"The sandwiches that Mike brought in." I said.

"Mike hasn't been here, let alone brought us any sandwiches" she said.

I explained the whole story to her, and we giggled a little, what with Dad hallucinating about sandwiches. She put Dad on the phone, and I related the story to him. I said to him, I said "You told me Mike was visiting and he brought you some sandwiches," to which he responded "I said no such thing!"

"Not only did you say that," I said, "but when I asked you if you were fit enough to eat a sandwich, you said 'I'm gonna try to.'"

He remembers none of it. But it'll be a story I'll tell for years, I'm sure.

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

The Boating MI-5

1) What is your earliest memory of being on a boat (any kind of boat)?
I guess my earliest memory would be going out to haul with Uncle Ash. When I was a kid, maybe Julia's age and a little older, Uncle Ash would take me out with him once or twice a year. He taught me how to measure lobster for legal size, how to use a bait iron (right through the eyes of redfish--yuck!), how to band lobsters, using the gaff, all kinds of stuff. He'd always let me keep a bucket with interesting sea critters in it, which I would take home and stink up the house with. It was on these trips he introduced me to Squeeze Parkay Margarine, and to this day I've never seen anyone else use it but him. He would also eat tuna, right from the can, then dunk it in a little cup of mayo, and then into the mouth. When I remarked how gross that seemed to me (at the time), he remarked "It all ends up in the same place."

2) Do you get seasick? If so, tell about your remedy.
I don't usually get seasick, and have never vomited. But one time I remember being in a boat with some friend (Mom, Dad, who was that tall blond kid that spent the summers in the little cottage next to the Spruce Head Church, across from David and Shirley Post? Was it Snowy's grandson or something?), and we were sitting sideways in the trough. (For you landlubbers--and I'm no old salt by any means--being in the trough means the waves are hitting the boat broadside, instead of being bow into the waves. The result is the boat rocks from side-to-side instead of up-and-down.) About a half hour of that, and I was good and green.

3) Is there a particular passage to a particular place that you enjoy?

4) If you could own any type of boat (donít worry about cost or operation here), what would it be?
Some Chris Craft styled Mahogany Runabout. I like that whole "On Golden Pond" vibe.

5) Do you plan on taking any type of boat trip in the near or distant future?

Feeling: a little hoarse after last night's haunted house

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

What's Going On In My Life

Well, the Kiwanis Haunted House is taking up a lot of my time. Plus, I'm teaching some adult ed classes. I've got three web clients I'm working with, but none ready to go live yet. My head hurts right now, and Dad's in the hospital with a massive headache and uncontrolable nausea. So, not much to say, I guess.

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Friday, October 8, 2004

MI-5, Jimmy T Style

1. If you couldn't live in Maine what other state would you choose to live in?
Texas. I think. I've never been there, but that's the state I'd most like to visit. Lyle Lovett, ZZ Top, Austin, BBQ--what more do you need?!

2. If you couldn't live in the Midcoast area (we are talking Waldoboro to Belfast) what other area of Maine would you choose to live in?
Well, I need to be near the water. The salt water. I've gotta have that smell. But not something too touristy, nor to metropolitan. So I'm with Paddy, I guess, and would pick something downeast.

3. If you couldn't live in the USA what other country would you choose to live in?
Italy or Great Britain somewheres.

4. America has a lot of large cities and many of them are very diverse and different in terms of climate, culture and lifestyle. You have taken a new job that pays you well enough that you are willing to go about anywhere but you have been given the choice to reside in any major American city. Which one would you choose?
Yikes! I'm not big on cities. Portland Maine is big enough for me. New York is just too big. I hate driving in Boston. Maybe I'd try Austin Texas? :-)

5. Choose which one you prefer. The greatest meal you have ever eaten in your life or the greatest concert you have ever seen in your life.
Concert. But I'd be hard pressed to pick my favorite. Dave Brubeck in Portland was a good show, as was the Charles Mingus Orchestra in Cambridge with Jim.

For lunch: a bag of popcorn
Heaing in my head: Guachi Guara (Soul Sauce), Cal Jader

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Props to Peeps

Today, Paddy "Daddy O" Rowling decided to get me a $50 gift certificate to Northern Kingdom Music, for no real reason whatsoever. Harvey and Mac from said music store call just to tell me they love me, and to tell me they hope my day is going better than yesterday. Barry from Lo Z Studio agrees to make mea sound track for my Kiwanis Haunted House project. Julia got a 100 on her spelling pre-test today. Seem like everything is cool. Except for one little thing at the end of the day that makes me want to scream, but most of the day has been pretty good. Thanks, all!

Summer's over. I woke up this morning (ba-da-ba-da-dum) and it was 62 degrees in the house. Time to click the furnace on.

Hearing in my head: Smooth, Carlos Santana
Eating: Too much chocolate

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Monday, October 4, 2004

Drum Votes and Clothes Shopping

Old Navy. Who knew! I guess probably everyone but me. I went there this weekend, and found all kinds of great stuff for very little moolah. I bought three shirts, two pairs of pants, a sweater/pull-over thingy, and a pair of sleep pants with winged skulls on them. Old Navy is going to be like my place to shop for clothes. Of course, I shop for clothes like once a year. It's true! It's sad! See the last time I bought clothes here.

We ate a big breakfast Saturday, so we knew we'd eat a late lunch. Olive Garden in Augusta is amidst all the other stores we visited, so we thought we'd go there. It's always busy there, but we thought we'd stand a good chance getting in at 4:15pm. Nope. 35 minute wait. So we went to the new Lonestar Steakhouse. I'm pretty sure we tried the Portland location once. If memory serves, this one was about the same: eh. Not bad, but not great either. Food was ok, but nothing that made you jump up and holler, either. And, no pasta on the menu at all. None. Bummer.

Other place we went to Saturday: Gap (I asked where the men's room was. They said theirs was "closed" and I should use Old Navy's. Nice.), Sam's Club, and Barnes and Noble.
The drum color votes are in. White Satin Flame was the far and away winner. There were 12 votes, although I'm pretty sure Jim voted twice. 10 picked white satin flame, one picked abalone pearl, and only Melanie picked the finish I would've picked: turquoise sparkle. So white satin flame it is. I'll post pictures when it's done.

Reading: 2nd Kings, Old Testament, NIV version
Hearing in my head: Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon, Chicago

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Friday, October 1, 2004

Bold means I've done it. I stole this from Sue Bear, whom I found searching random 100 things sites.

01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula.
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said ėI love you" and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Done a striptease
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long, and watch the sun rise
15. Seen the Northern Lights
16. Gone to a huge sports game
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
18. Grown and eaten my own vegetables
19. Touched an iceberg
20. Slept under the stars
21. Changed a baby's diaper
22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
23. Watched a meteor shower
24. Gotten drunk on champagne
25. Given more than you can afford to charity

(See the "Get More Here" section for 125 more...)

Set this day by the hand of Billy Rhythm [Link] [Get More Here]

Free Weekend, the lunchtime post

I've got the weekend off! Yahoo! No gigs, no work at the office. Wanna know when the last time that happened was? Well, the boys were born on July 23rd, a Friday. I was supposed to play that Saturday, but of course I cancelled. So that was the last one. The one before that? May 1st, when I was on the cruise. Bottom line? It's been months since I had a totally free weekend. What am I going to do? Well let me tell you!

Last night, the adult ed class I was supposed to teach got canceled because of a bomb scare. So, I had a surprise night off! I did some quick shopping at Wal-Mart after work. Then I went home and mowed the lawn. After that, I made this great chicken caesar salad Susan and I both love. Then I washed the dishes. After Julia read me her story, I wrote up the MI-5 so they'd be ready this morning. The boys fell asleep about 9:30pm, so we went to bed.

Bed was uneventful, if you disregard Susan's bloody nose, her bonking one of the boys on the head, her waking up with a nightmare, and my dream about shooting myself in the chest with a 16 gauge side-by-side (ala Van Gogh).

Tonight, I'm making supper. Tomorrow morning, breakfast. Then to Augusta to do some shopping. We'll be taking the boys out for their first lunch in a restaurant. I'm sure they won't order anything! New clothes for me if things go right. Maybe a movie in the evening? Who knows! I can play it all by ear!

Feeling: Like I want to take a drive on a cool autumn day
Listening to: You Make Me Feel So Young, Frank Sinatra

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]


The Drumming MI-5

1) What's the Holy Grail from drum collectors?
This is what started the whole thing. I immediately said an authentic Billy Gladstone snare. After all, he only made 40. But then I remembered the Ludwig Triumphal model. It's a gold plated number from the late '20s. There are only seven of those known in existence, and Mike Curotto in CA owns five of them. So we'd have to have a bit of discussion about rarity vs. collect-ability. My thoughts are that the Gladstone is more collectable, and would have more drummers trying to get one, even though the Triumphal model has fewer numbers. I think this is best exemplified in the fact someone is building Gladstone replicas, but no one is building Triumphal replicas.

2) You've got a jazz gig in the morning, and a rock gig in the evening. What snare you you take to cover both gigs?
Hmm, tough one. I'd probably say my 5 1/2" X 14" WFL wood snare. I have a 6 1/2" X 14" bronze snare that covers a lot of bases, but I don't think it's articulate enough for a jazz gig.

3) You've got a vintage drum kit, in a common color, and the finish isn't in great shape. Do you refinish it?
It depends on what I'm going to do with it. If it's for collection purposes, I'll leave it alone. If it's for playing, and it's something I'm going to keep for a long time, I don't have a problem recovering it. If the finish is in decent shape, though, I say leave it alone regardless.

4) What size sticks do you play?
Usually Pro-Mark 5a Oak nylon tips. When playing jazz, though, I'll switch to a 7a wood tip.

5) You find a little old lady selling a Ludwig Black Beauty, circa 1928. It's engraved, with copper hardware. The lady's asking $100. Do you pay the Benjamin and run, or do you explain to her the value, and pay her a fair price?
Yikes! Well, I couldn't pay her what it's worth, that's for sure. Maybe I'd give her like $250, and she'd be happy, and I'd be ecstatic, so everyone wins!

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

The Real MI-5

MI-5, in honor of Julia

1) When you were a kid, what was your favorite book?
Well, I had a book about (you guessed it) fire engines that was pretty special to me. And of course there was "Mr. Pine's Purple House." I still have both of them. Mr Pine is at my house, and I read it to Julia sometimes. The fire truck book is at my parents.

2) How much do you read now?
Not as much as I'd like.

3) What kind of stuff are you reading?
I try to read the Bible a little before bed. I read straight through, then start over. I'm in 2nd Kings right now. I read magazines a little, as I can read them in quick bursts.

4) Magazine subscriptions--get any? What are they?
I've gotten a Modern Drummer subscription as a present from my parents every birthday since 1989. I also bought a subscription to Audio Video Interiors, but they changed format recently, and I won't renew.

5) Have you got a cool reading memory you'd like to share?
I remember Aunt Diana reading Wizard of Id comics to me in cool voices. The humor was mostly over my head. My Mom reads a great story too. She has this way of reading very quietly, and then OH MY GOODNESS HERE'S THE EXCITING PART and little kids jump and they love it so.

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

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