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singing practice

Well. This has been an eventful morning so far. My little brother is currently seeking Java programming lessons from me in earnest. This is a good thing. I’ve been wanting to teach -one- of them to program, and since I’ve always joked that Dallin is “me minus ten years” it is fitting that he would be the one who finally showed an interest. And he is making remarkable progress.

I’ve given him the assignment of writing a little four function calculator application. So far, he’s got most of the gui options figured out, but I needed to give him a nudge. We’ll see how long it takes him 😉 Tonight I will probably be teaching him how to write the events that make the buttons do stuff.

I also looked up the lyrics to Phantom music (since I can’t find my sheet music right now). And I sung my brains out. I need practice so badly. It was a good experience, but wow… is my voice out of shape. These are songs I have practiced and performed hundreds of times, and I am having so much trouble with them.

My range has shrunk dramatically. I think I’ve lost about an octave on the top and half of one on the bottom. My falsetto is still basically fine, but since there’s no real overlap any more… the transitions are way more difficult now. I am going to force myself to sing something at full volume every morning until I’m back to tolerable again. Then, I browbeat Kyle into making some recordings with me.

Talked to Elijah for a few minutes. He seems to be doing better now, is going to work today.

Speaking of which, I need to finish up a few things real quick and head in myself. Maybe they will have a verdict for me this afternoon? I need this job.

and the beat goes on

That is what we call a randomly-generated subject.

Anyhow, today started off normally enough – Penny got up and left for work and assumedly she set the alarm for a bit later in order to nudge me out of grogginess resultant from my inability to fall asleep at a reasonable hour last night. However, I did not get up when the alarm went off – for the alarm never rang. There was apparently a power outage a few hours ago that wreaked havoc on all of our wall-powered clocks. Rincewind decided to reboot as a result of this, so I know the outage lasted for more time than the UPS could handle.

Stephen and Nicole are en route to the house now, with Amber (potential new sister-in-law type person) in tow. I was supposed to be at work by now, but well, stuff happens, ne? Either way, nobody was really expecting me to get anything done in the office since the whole family run-around thing was planned in advance.

We had wanted to go to the Gaslight, but it looks like we’d have had to made reservations a few weeks in advance (normally we have done so in the past, but the only times we’ve ever gone were in result of Penny’s having won a contest at work, so things might have been different). I have no idea what exactly is going to happen this afternoon/evening.

I have homework for CS460 due tonight, but it shouldn’t take me very long, once I convert my knowledge of MySQL into Oracle.