some birds are funny when they talk








Stuck in my Head
"Kiss Me Harder" by Bertine Zetlitz
"Hot" by Avril
"Brain Problem Situation" by They Might Be Giants

Now Reading
Number 9 Dream by David Mitchell
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro

Recently Finished
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by David Eggers
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
Mad Tony and Me by Carl Hoffman
Sweet Soul Music by Peter Guaralnick
This Must Be The Place: Adventures of Talking Heads in the 20th Century by David Bowman
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Movies Lately
4 Months 3 Weeks 2 Days
Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour
2 Days in Paris
United 93
The Savages
The Bourne Ultimatum
Sweeney Todd
The Departed
What Would Jesus Buy?
Ghost World
I'm Not There
She's The Man
Lars and the Real Girl
Romance and Cigarettes
No Country for Old Men
Into the Wild
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With
Across the Universe

Shows Lately
Damo Suzuki/Stinking Lizaveta @ Mill Creek
Death and the Maiden @ Curio
Devon Sproule/Carsie Blanton/Devin Greenwood/John Francis @ Tin Angel
Assassins @ The Arden
Oakley Hall and the Teeth @ Johnny Brendas
Isabella and Flamingo/Winnebago and Map Me and Gatz and Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven and Sonic Dances and Strawberry Farm and The Emperor Jones and No Dice and Hearts of Man and Principles of Uncertainty and Isabella and BATCH and Addicted to Bad Ideas: Peter Lorre's 20th Century and Car and Sports Trilogy and Explanatorium and Wandering Alice and Must Don't Whip Um and Festival of Lies and A Room of Ones Own and Recitatif @ the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe
Martha Graham Cracker and Eliot Levin and Kilo etc. @ the Fringe Cabaret
Lullatone and Teletextile @ Boulder Coffee [Rochester]
TV Sound @ the M Room
Aretha Franklin @ East Dell, Fairmount Pk.
Romeo + Juliet in Clark Park
Daft Punk @ Red Rocks
Spoon @ Rockefeller Park
Ponytail at Pony Pants' House
Mirah/Benjy Ferree @ the 1UC
Tortoise @ World Cafe Live
Hall & Oates...ish
"Nuclear Dreams" - Mascher Dance Group, x2
The Four of Us @ 1812
Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines by Rainpan whatever
Mascher Dance Group/Nathaniel Bartlett
Cornelius @ TLA
Sloan @ World Cafe
In Fluxxxx
Slavic Soul Party!/Red Heart the Ticker @ I-House
the Fantasticks @ Mum
Peter Bjork + Jorn/Fujiya + Miyagi @ fkaTLA
John Vanderslice @ Johnny Brendas
The Books & Todd Reynolds @ 1UC
Into the Woods @ LPAC
The Fishbowl @ the Frear
Caroline, or, Change @ the Arden
Low & Loney, Dear. @ 1UC

Monday, December 1

feeling like a bad guy this morning because i slept through class when i was supposed to give a presentation, which is pretty jerky thing to do. i'm not sure if the situation is made better or worse because the technology for the presentation might not have worked anyway - i wasn't able to access my userfolder last night, for no apparent reason, so i had to save my scans and powerpoint on the mccabe workstation computer, and they might have been erased overnight. (i'd been planning to get up early and try to deal with the problem, but of course that didn't happen either.)

gaah. it's just not a good note to start out these three weeks, which are going to be notfun in some big ways, even though they'll be exciting otherways. just to have it all in one place, i'm going to list all the stuff i need to do, starting with the academics.

architecture presentation (?rescheduled… i'll probably do a lot more work on it now. but it is interesting stuff - renzo piano)
architecture paper (10-12 pp. due wednesday 10)
architecture final (friday 12)
ed observation journals (5 more, due monday 8)
ed curriculum project (long, also due wednesday 10. gotta go talk about it now and i have no idea.)
ed final (wednesday 17)
cinema - dtrt response (short)
cinema final (when?)
art final project (+ crit) (i need to come up with an idea)

ok. that's all doable, especially if i get some extensions, because this next week and a half is especially going to be crazy:
terpsichore - rehearsals (at least three this week/end?) tech (mon 8) dress (tues 9) show (weds 10)
party - planning, publicizing, preparation. sac meeting tonight; party tues 9 (come!!)
going to boston - sat 6 afternoon until sun 7 afternoon

and usual stuff, which will be de-stressing:
reviews (need to write today)
african (yay!)
voice class
practicing (i hope i get to do a decent amount - no juries, so that's less pressure, for good and bad)
band (hopefully we'll get to meet some. mostly to fortify for next semester.)
planning for the break

well, i'll see you on the other side. time to ride. sure, i could have better utilised thanksgiving break to get ready for all this, but it'll be fine. it was, as usual, a tantalizing taste of notschool life. although in this case i actually enjoy being at swat and its craziness more than the uncertainty of the outside world (no time to go into that fully right now.) at least i got to go contra dancing twice (!) and i read a novel, which came as a refreshingly, er, novel (sorry) experience. hope i get to do more of that soon (and for the rest of my life!) okay, i gotta dash.

some things gal says to lad
aren't mean as bad but cause a little pain
they cause some pain