has been buying "guilty pleasure" songs with his iTunes card gift and he was playing one earlier and I really liked lots of it but wanted to reach through the computer and scream at the dummer, "NO, WRONG, IT'S NOT LIKE THAT, IT'S LIKE THIS!" I really
want to fix it - but not enough to cover it. At least not now. So I contented myself with playing the right drumwork on my fingers. Maybe once I'm better at all these things I'll do a cover. ^_^
I didn't send out a card this year. I want to feel worse about this than I do. But I've hardly drawn anything lately and mostly I'm kind of relieved that I didn't bother worrying about it. I don't want to lose the skills, but I care much more about music now. I think I'll still send out a new year's letter, but it feels rather odd not to have any art going out of my own. I mean, sure, I could scavenge an old piece, but that feels lame, and I think I'm glad that even after everything that's gone on the last few years - I don't do lame.
There were several awesome things about 2007. Lemmie list 'em: Japan and everything in it. Everything
. 4.0ing my first-year (which is to say, really baby but still) singing jury. 3.91ing a year of undergrad didn't suck either, but the one I care about most? The singing course - no doubt
. Flutemaking. Music. One or two I'm less public about. Norwescon, to a degree not normally encountered. Approaching silly Bio assignments from a fabric arts viewpoint
. Kittens. Writing my own damn music.
There were also things that sucked such ass as has never been sucked before, chief being annathepiper
's "big fucking nuisance," as she puts it; having to come back from
Japan; institutionalisation of torture; instutionalisation of the imperial executive; a real sense of being kind of adrift, particularly with people leaving and such; Zoe (parrot) and Polly
(cat) both dying. Brutal, brutal, brutal politics (such as this
and awfully scary economics (such as this
and many others). Housing, though not for us in particular.spazzkat
jointly bought me a new HD for my laptop! Yay! Now I'm not running out of HD space every day! (VM expansion and all that.) And spazzkat
helped me make an image of the old drive and get it onto the new drive, so I'm using it now. I also upgraded the machine to Leopard, which I like and is so far working fine. (Paul had some problems with it but it looks like that's a computer hardware problem now. I suspect power supply issues. ;_; ) Also, I got re-SFXed Star Trek
DVDs from Anna and risu
, which was quite the surprise. It's neat watching 'em without all the commercial cuts. (51 minutes original down to 44 minutes for syndication is a 14% of the show. I think they specialising in cutting out character development. :-p ) So this is many yays. ^_^
I'm starting to write occasionally in chords. It's quite different than writing in melody and yet awfully similar at the same time. Presumably this will resolve itself over time, but maybe it won't; that's okay too. I woke up with a bit of song I haven't transcribed yet and which I still need to get off the digital recorder - that's important to do tomorrow, early.
And here, have a flower picture. It's kind of big, but it wanted to be.