The Grand Fallacy

Linux, musical road-dogging, and daily life by Paul W. Frields
 
The Grand Fallacy

OK, I only put in about 35 minutes tonight on practice time. But it was real quality time, not just putzing around. Evie was so cute that I just had to play with her when I got home. They’re only little like this for a while, and it won’t be …

Isn’t it amazing how you can underestimate yourself? I was scheduled to give a talk for a large working group this morning and expected to be ignored, or possibly pelted with vegetables, due to what I thought was the pedestrian nature of the information I had to offer. After spending …

I had a great practice session tonight. I took up where I left off with the rhythmic independence studies in Greg’s Stick Book, and was able not only to master the first three, but also to get through the last three as well. My goal was to be able to …

I have a sore throat today that is bugging me. At least work is going well though. I brought my new Grand Stick in to practice on today. It really needs new strings but fortunately I should be getting some soon. I’ve got to finish selling my other music goods …

I put in several hours of practice today so I feel pretty satisfied with myself. I worked on finger independence and rhythmic independence too, with pretty good results. Playing Stick as my main instrument no longer feels out of reach (although it is still far away to be sure). < …

Eleya and I watched Saturday Night Live last night, which normally we would skip. But they had The Rock on the show last night, and he was damn funny. Either he has really good handlers, or he just does whatever the hell he wants. (Frankly, given his build I would …

I put in an hour and a half tonight, but I’m kind of tired and the baby’s asleep so I couldn’t really wail. I’ll hit the books again tomorrow. For now, I’m going down to veg with wifey and have some sorbet. (It’s the one treat I’m allowed to have …

My mother went home today. The nitoglycerin IV gave her a tremendous migraine, so she didn’t get any sleep last night; therefore she was going to crash upon getting home and I’ll probably not hear from her until tomorrow morning. But apparently her echocardiogram was OK and hopefully her CAT …

I have a strange and lopsided day to talk about, which has seen pretty disparate ends of the emotional spectrum. To start with the bad news, my mother was admitted to Mary Washington Hospital today with chest pains. She’s only 54 and this really bugged me in so many ways, …