June 21st, 2006

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Emily and I went out last night to see this blue grass band, The Del McCoury Band, at The Tractor Tavern in Ballard. It was excellent. It reaffirmed my respect for musicians in general and violinists/fiddlers and up-right bassists. Pretty much every other instrument in the world has notes clearly defined. Pianos have their keys, flutes have their holes, guitars and banjos have frets, but violins and basses don't have those things, you just need to know where the note is. No reminders. No second chances. The only instruments I can think of that are more vague, forcing the musian to have more extreme knowledge and talent, is the theramin.

Anyway, like I said, the show was awesome and the band is playing again tonight. If you like blue grass, the show is definately worth checking out.

In other news, I got three hours of the sleep last night and I'm struggling to stay awake.
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BTW, I should mention, the house is painted and new carpets are in.

I pulled my mattress out of the closet (yes, the closet it that big!) and put it in the middle of the room, away from the walls (worried about wet paint), and it was silent! I could not hear all the normal stuff outside. I don't know if it's because the bed was lower (no box springs or anything till the paint is fully dry) or because I was away form the walls (less sound reflects?), but it was eerie quiet! If the bed wasn't in such an awkward place, I might leave it that way.

So this means all my excuses for procrastinating on moving all my stuff in are gone. But it also means I need to have a true house weirding soon. I'll probably make the place all trippy for that, but I won't leave it that way this time around. I'm hoping for a simple clean look for the place. Unlike the psychodelic bear den that Casa de Cesspool was.
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Supposedly a few months ago a North Korean warhead was found in Alaska. Mind you it was in BFE and posed little to no threat to people, but it makes me wonder what people say when they say North Korea may fire a test launch of a missile that can reach U.S. soil. Can it just barely reach U.S. sil (annoying) or can it reach populated areas (very dangerous)?

I wish the press would clarify this a little bit.