December 15th, 2003

beartato phd

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My sisters came into town last night. Thankfully due to priority (i.e. I got here first) I seem to actually have a real bed to sleep on this xmas instead of a cot, and my sisters are packed into the same bed.

Kathy made some cranberry bread last night. Quite tasty.

Dreams included some guy tring to convince me that Hebrew couldn't possibly work in Unicode by some pigeonhole-principle argument, ELNA calling me about a book order (I had to duck aside for it to be quiet enough to hear them -- I remember saying "pardonu, mi ne povis auxdi vin") and one where I was being chased by a bee. Remember, kids, if you ever see a swarm of bees in dreamland, there's always one that has your name on it.

I think the other reason I keep making typos on this keyboard is that it requires a lot of force relative to my laptop's. But there is still the issue of QWERTY.
beartato phd

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I have been having yet more fun with ABC:

http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~jcreed/music/

When I visited sally's house over thanksgiving, there was this one time when sally and her sister went to do something with her sister's car, and I stayed in the house and played around on the piano a bit with her brother, christopher "asswipe" bozzuto. He busted out a lot of 7#9 chords, and I liked the sound of them, so I named the little tune I wrote up there after the comment sal made when she came back. She said, (more or less) "I was sitting at the car place, thinking to myself, oh shit, probably right now jason's back there with asswipe, thinking he's cool."

So much love in that family :)

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Added "Comrade Dave", too, my elaboration of a russian-folksy sounding theme whitemage came up with two weeks ago, I think, after a KGB meeting. It makes me think of tetris. The first two bars (and their echo in the fifth and six bars, of course) are his doing; the rest is mine, which sounds a little watered-down in comparison. I think it's the Eb in the melody that really carries the bite.