Gorgeous Saturday Morning!

Wow – the sun is gorgeous, coming up over the eastern horizon this morning. (Horizon is one of those words that I can’t for the life of me seem to remember how to spell. Every time I come to the last syllable, I make the wrong choice and put an “e” in there instead of an “o.” Gotta come up with a way to remember.

Today our piano is leaving the house (not under its own steam, mind you).  This was a scenario (another word I often misspell .. why do I keep USING these words???) that I used to fantasize about as a kid.  The piano disappearing.  Tortured for years by piano lessons I was never ready for and always felt slightly humiliated and depressed by … it would have been so cool to see it rolling out of the house on Park Road.  Ah, the liberation!

Now it’s more a matter of practicality.  We want to have an additional way to warm things up on cold winter days – and the piano now sits in front of the opening for the chimney.  So, out it goes.  The piano tuner said that it was built 103 or 106 years ago … and at this point would require extensive repairs to come up to snuff.  So giving it away to continue its life as a piano didn’t make sense.  Instead, it’ll be dismantled … and probably contribute toward various creative and interesting projects undertaken by our friend and neighbor Russel.

As I write, I can find myself starting to feel a little bit guilty.  It wasn’t the piano that I was mad at … it was my parents.  Poor piano … the object of so much pre-adolescent and adolescent venom … now being cast out after years of disheartening neglect.  Oh the guilt!

Anyway – the deed is happening soon – and I’m gonna try out videotaping part of the enterprise with my new Flip Video – then posting the video somewhere so I can get it onto the blog.  Stay tuned – this is going to be some kind of exciting!

In other news, WPS Rosters have to be cut down to 24 players by Monday … and then the final cuts have to be made by March 25.

If you’re in Utah in May, check out the USWNT playing Japan on 5/23 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City!  That should be an excellent match-up.  Wish they’d show it on TV!

B-ball is heating up (and I have NO idea what is going on, to be honest).  Brackets will be out Sunday night and Monday night … if you’re reading this and want to play along with our in-house pool you’re welcome – just leave a comment and I’ll e-mail you!  It’s fun – and I NEVER win.

Finally – check out Google Voice (coming soon).  Looks to be a handy tool!

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8 Responses to Gorgeous Saturday Morning!

  1. JordanCornblog says:

    Wait … you want video advice from me???? Hmmm – that smacks of desperation. Sadly (or luckily) I don’t know a thing about Quicktime … but watch out for copyright issues with the music! 😉

    Sorry about the job … I am guessing that after you’ve got a year under your belt it gets easier … doesn’t it?

    As for the Matt/Sarah video – I just love that video. Have been more or less randomly switching what I have in that slot. Suggestions???

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  2. CB says:

    Yes, this is the first spring work weekend at my kayak club. I put in three hours yesterday (truly 2.) The rest of the weekend is grading and stressing. I am dangerously approaching I hate my job territory.
    Why do you have the Matt Damon-Sarah Silverman video posted?
    P.S. I need to make a video clip for school, using Quicktime Pro. Any idea how I add music to it?

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  3. JordanCornblog says:

    No offense taken … ya gotta start somewhere. And actually, starting with that as a baseline makes it easier to improve! 😉

    PS Almost getting to be kayaking weather, eh???

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  4. CB says:

    Sounds like the 4th stage of its life journey. No offense, but I hope the book is better than the movie….

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  5. JordanCornblog says:

    It had made it all the way to NY with Dad … so when he died, it needed a new home. Its move to NH was not my sole decision. (ChristopherCornblog actually liked the piano and had very fond memories of it … which may or may not have some bearing on my feelings about it.)

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  6. CB says:

    I’m not sure I understand why you would have moved this object-of-so-much resentment to New Hampshire in the first place.

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  7. JordanCornblog says:

    The very one – off to embark on the second stage of its life journey … video to follow (once I’ve figured out how to do it!).

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  8. CB says:

    It is not the piano from Park Road, is it?

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