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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

So I'm in a band, right? It's called LivingStone. It's on the sidebar on your right. We've been working on our second CD for a while now and musically it's done. Now all that's left is the cover art and we're working on that. In fact, tomorrow we're going to Edwardsville to get pictures taken for said cover art. Me being just a lowly sound guy, I'm not going to have a picture dedicated to me, but I am going to be in some of the pictures. Jealous? I thought so. I don't really mind not having a mug shot in the jacket, to tell you the truth. I mean, I don't want my face getting "out there" where all the beautiful young ladies will see it and come flocking to me. It would be embarrassing and honestly annoying. I'd have to carry mace around so I could get away from them. I'm not saying being world famous wouldn't be cool, but I'd rather not have girls yanking my hair out as souveneres. I don't think I spelled that right, but I'll fix it later. The bad thing about this is that it's gonna be a buzz trip. When I get out of school tomorrow at around 3 and my dad gets home from work whenever, we're getting ready, zipping up there to do our thing, and coming back all in the same day. That's a lot of driving for a few pictures. It isn't gonna be much fun, trust me. Oh, well. That's the price of being a rock star. It's getting late now, so I'm going to bed. I have math to do in the morning before class. Apparently goodbye in Norwegian is the same as here in the US. But later isn't. Senere.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Sorry it's been so long. I've been kinda busy with college. I managed to acquire my dad's soldering iron and finally found a de-soldering tool. It seems kinda cheaply made, but it'll work. I have also secured both scholarships. One's only half of what I thought it was, but it's okay. It's still free money. I think my picture is gonna be in the paper for winning it, too.

And now for some old news. Two Mondays ago I went rafting with my dad. The water level was pretty low, so we couldn't go everywhere we intended to go, but we had lots of fun and lots of sun, too. Anyway, rather than bore you with all the details like I did to those poor people on RvB, I'll just give you the highlights. Among the --hang on. My mom's home on her lunch break and she wants me to go put gas in her car. I'll be back.

Okay, where was I? Right. Among the creatures we saw on the trip were a couple otters, blue herons, fish we believe were rainbow trout, a pantload of dragonflies, turtles, and little green frogs. We couldn't get to Eagle Pond though, because, like I said the water level was pretty low. Us being in a blow-up raft, it would not have been wise to try to maneuver through all the sticks and things that were sticking up out of the water.

I saw Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children three days ago and as I said on RvB wow, oh my gosh, and holy dang. It was visually brilliant. Brilliant, I tell you! I'll not include any spoilers unless requested, in case some of you haven't seen it and want to. I'd highly recommend it, especially if you're a FF7 fan to begin with, or even just a FF fan in general. I know a guy that has never played FF7 and he loved the movie. Granted he's a pretty hard-core gamer, but that really makes no nevermind to me. Anyone who loves games or well-done digital cinema should really be ready to go see this movie when it's released in the US. That's all for now. I think I've run out of foreign goodbyes. I won't be using French, just for your information. I haven't forgotten it, I just don't like the French. Nevermind. I just got on a translation site and put in "Goodbye" for Russian. Here it is. До свидания.