Day 123

May. 3rd, 2017 11:03 pm
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May 3, 2017 Write about high school.

High school was a pretty good time. I had a tight group of friends, we were the polite kids that teachers liked, I made good grades and didn't get in trouble. By the time I finished my junior year, I had met all my required courses, so my senior year was all elective classes, so I took every class the English department had to offer.

This summer will be 40 years since I graduated and I still keep in daily contact with three of my good friends from school.

Day 115

Apr. 25th, 2017 08:24 pm
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April 25, 2017 - Tell about a cartoon you loved as a kid.

Looney Tunes. My very favorite was Bugs Bunny, followed closely by Foghorn Leghorn.

Cathy and I always agreed that our first introduction to classical music and opera was Looney Tunes.

  1. Tales from the Vienna Woods Op. 325 by Johann Strauss II
  2. The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss II
  3. Dance of the Comedians by Bedrich Smetana
  4. Minute Waltz in D-flat by Frederic Chopin
  5. Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna by Franz Von Suppe
  6. The Barber of Seville Overture by Gioachino Rossini
  7. Beethoven's 7th by Ludwig Van Beethoven
  8. Traumerei by Robert Schumann
  9. Largo Al Factotum by Gioachino Rossini
  10. Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms
  11. The William Tell Overture by Gioachino Rossini
  12. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Franz Liszt
  13. Overture from The Flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner
  14. Pilgrim's Chorus by Richard Wagner
  15. Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner

Kiiiiiilllll da Wabbit, kiiillll da Wabbit!

Day 105

Apr. 15th, 2017 11:53 pm
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April 15, 2017 - Take the third line of the last song you heard and make it your post title.

You Can't Be Twenty on Sugar Mountain

This evening, my sister invited me to her home for dinner, it was our Easter Celebration, since everyone has obligations tomorrow, but was free tonight. Remind me later to tell you about the newest member of our family, Miles, who was born in January. He's a keeper!

Anyway, on my drive home, Sugar Mountain was playing on the radio. I've always known this song, Neal released it in 1969 -- if you're counting, that's 48 years ago.

Tonight, I got it. Even though I'm not old, I'm no longer young.

My great nieces and nephews are in their twenties, just beginning their lives. I remember doing that, but I have nothing in common with them, nothing to say that they can relate to. I'm on the outside looking in.

It stung for a few seconds, but I got over it. When I arrived home, Leslie and the wiener kids had arrived a few minutes ahead of me, with new clothes to wear to church tomorrow morning. We had a fashion show, discussed accessories, hair styles, nail polish, etc., and I decided that even though I can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain, being the Mema is a really good head space.

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While wandering aimlessly through the tubes, I saw a photo of a very handsome gentleman playing an accordion and it made me remember my beloved [personal profile] rontgenkatze and a memory she shared with me shortly before she left.

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Friday was definitely better that Thursday. I made it to work with plenty of time to spare, I remembered all my gadgets, and the work flow and pace were much, much more tolerable.

If anyone is actually home on this beautiful evening, talk to me about email clients. Which one do you use and why?

I find myself wishing that I could somehow merge Outlook and Thunderbird into one program that will do exactly what I want, when I want.

There was plenty of fun to be had at the office. The Corporate Compliance Department came to our building to make nice – they brought us ceramic coffee mugs, ink pens, post it notes, and little badges with retractable hooks for our photo ID-slash-swipe cards.

No one wanted to be at the office today, including management. Things were very relaxed and we didn’t do much. That’s always good for a Friday.

Earlier this evening, while trying to confirm some dates, I ended up going to Google Groups and searching the ATH archives. I found so many funny things, like The Highlander: Liver Action Role Play, The Bus Trip, and the song contest from 1996. Good times, man.

That’s all the news that anyone might possibly find interesting, and Most Haunted begins in less than fifteen minutes. I’m outta here!

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