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Thursday, October 18, 2007

You know what I love about this newfound drawings fame? This, this, this, this, this, this, this, and this, for one. It's so rewarding to see a single drawing quoted eight times by a single person on a single forum! I think I should join and point out that I am awesome. Or maybe I should change the jpg so that the drawing says "Sade totally sucks!" "Oh man, I know!"

I'm pretty much overwhelmed with school. There was a hysterically complicated personal-governmental situation that came up just in time to ruin Thanksgiving weekend and the ensuing days. Between that and a week of being sick, not much progress has been made of late. I'm starting to wonder if it's physically possible to finish everything in time. I can't understand how two grad classes can be so much more work than five undergrad classes.

Music class is as awesome as ever; the homework I have been neglecting. Class is great because we'll be looking at my works next week; we looked at two of them briefly a few weeks ago, and after listening to my choral piece he gave me Arvo Pärt's Berliner Messe to mull over. Now I'm to write a Kyrie, but all I can think about is Pärt's Kyrie (which is devastatingly beautiful, and possibly the awesomest Kyrie ever written in the history of music). I could do without all of this at the moment, though; with two music exams coming up in December there is by far enough to concentrate on with just Orchestration and Baroque.

I need to go write 4 papers and prepare a presentation by November 5 now. And start writing a Mass.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Happy 50th Anniversary, Sputnik.

Scientists Ask Congress to Fund $50 Billion Science Thing   "The scientists spoke for approximately three hours about the complicated science machine, which is expensive, and large, telling members of the House Committee on Science and Technology that the tubular, gamma-ray-using mechanism is vital in some big way..."