Tuesday, February 23, 2010

This blog is about as exciting as an extinct volcano.


I suppose I should post something.

I could talk about my trip to...


It was fun. It was real. It was...real fun. And it was, most importantly, super cheap! I will miss flying for free when I grow up.

As you can see, I scored some great tickets to the Oregon Symphony, with special guest Angela Hewitt. Being, as I am, a wannabe former budding virtuoso (yes, you're reading the words of a one-time Broomfield Piano Festival finalist), I loved it. Incredible musicianship.

And it was fun watching the kids at the zoo watch the sea lions...


And I'll go ahead and let the record companies know that I have purchased a new, more fancified digital piano and I am still a force to be reckoned with.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mostly, I just think about space.

There's a Shuttle launch on Sunday! Unfortunately, it's at 3:39 AM in my time zone. Not sure if I'm going to be physically capable of waking up to watch it live. But it's the LAST night launch of the shuttle program, so it may be worth setting the alarm and at least PLANNING to watch it.

By the way, I am a space nerd, and YES I'm disappointed in Obama's decision to axe the Constellation program. I had always hoped that in my lifetime I would see the first great discoveries in space exploration, and maybe even the beginnings of colonization. Instead, it's looking like U.S. manned spaceflight is all but going away; after the shuttle's last flight, our astronauts will have to hitch rides to the ISS on Russian rockets at $50 million a seat. Forty years ago, we sent people to the Moon. With today's technology, we could do so much more. Maybe private industry will step in and do it themselves...and do a better job than a government operation.

Wow...this guy's a real space cadet. I had no idea.

In other news, I did shave my legs, as promised, much to the amusement of the sales guys. I am a man of my word. It was easier than I thought, though. And the lady that I rear-ended....let's just say she took me to the cleaners. There is no way there was $773 worth of damage to her car. Well, yea for insurance.