5.4.10
News
1. I am not going to be starting a PhD in music theory in fall. I wasn't accepted.

This may seem like a huge shock (it was a huge shock to me). But after a few weeks of thinking about it, I decided I'm better off not doing theory. All this semester I have been growing steadily frustrated with music theory and academia in general. I think a year off will do me good. I'm going to concentrate now on ethnomusicology. I'll apply for the PhD program here at IU next fall. In the interim....

2. I'm going to start making greeting cards and jewelery (and maybe a few other things) as a lil side job. I'll probably start an etsy page this summer. Hopefully this money-making enterprise, coupled with teaching English lessons and working at Macy's, will make me enough dough to pay the bills for the next year. More news to come on this front.

3. I've started a new blog called Amazon Mustard. I feel like I needed a change. I'll be using it mostly to post pictures of new items for sale, but I'll also post interesting tidbits I pick up on teh interwebs, as well as interesting photos I take or other miscellany.

4. I love Lady Gaga's The Fame Monster and Beyonce's I Am... Sasha Fierce. I'm on a pop diva kick, it seems.

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10.12.09
Holiday Blog
The name says it all: Sketchy Santas. Happy holidays!!

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29.10.09
Overheard-- sort of.
"TOO EASY FOR YOU TO RIDICULE PEOPLE AS "RETARDED" WHATEVER THAT MEANS. IF IT IS YOUR INTENTION TO CALL THEM FUCKED UP INORDER TO SUGGEST UR PERFECT AND A BINARY OPPOSITE THEN CONGRA-DU-FUCKULATION!!! LIFE IS NOT ALL THAT EASY…YOU SHOULD KNOW UR GAY FOR FUK SAKE!"

Comment made on a post about two idiot thieves from the podunk town in Iowa where I lived who, instead of getting ski masks, tried to cover their faces with permanent marker. Go here to see the post (complete with picture).

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26.10.09
New Favorite
This. Website. Is. Hilarious.

http://ugliesttattoos.com.

Exactly what it sounds like.

To my more faint-of-heart readers: some of the featured tattoos are pretty disgusting, meaning: there are some penises. Tattoos on penises and tattoos of penises. I wish I was kidding.

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20.10.09
Silly Blog
Silly Blog of the day:

Awkward Family Photos.

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5.10.09
Wedinator
Another silly blog:

Wedinator. Their tagline will give you an idea of the goal of the site: "Trashing your special day is our prime directive."

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28.9.09
Silly Blog
Silly website of the day:

This Peanut Looks Like a Duck.com

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21.8.09
Graffiti
There's a wall of graffiti at a parking lot near the music school that I always love to look at. Then I took pictures of it:
There's also an old, graffiti-covered couch.

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17.8.09
Snuffie
Ryan and I were taking a walk near downtown recently and saw a few prints of this image hung on the sides of various structures: old buildings, electrical boxes of some sort, etc. I think it looks like a relative of Snuffleupagus (whose first name, according to Wikipedia, is Aloysius). Ryan thought it looked like a Bantha. Word is still out on what exactly it is.

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21.7.09
Music I Should Know
Music I should know (or should know better) or that I want to know that I don't know (or don't know very well):

J.S. Bach: B minor mass
cello suites
violin partitas
Brandenburg concerto

Mozart: Nozze di Figaro
Die Zauberflote
Don Giovanni
Requiem mass
Symphony No. 40
piano sonatas

Beethoven: piano sonatas
symphonies
Missa Solemnis

Brahms: symphonies
piano concertos
piano intermezzi

Schubert: Die Wintereisse
Erlkonig

Wagner: ring cycle operas
Tristan und Isolde

Berg: Lulu, Wozzeck

Schoenberg: little piano pieces
string quartets
Pierrot Lunaire

Bartok: string quartets
Bluebeard's Castle
Mikrokosmos

Stravinsky: Sacre du Printemps
Histoire du Soldat
Petrouschka
Octet for Wind Instruments
Symphony of Psalms

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Name: Ruthie
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