Saturday, 17th of March, 2001
We had another stroll at the Frontenac Hilton today, for volunteers at the St. Louis Children's Hospital. A very receptive crowd, too, and we played like 100 minutes for them. Then at night the school orchestra had the Evening of chamber Music fund-raiser.
Friday, 16th of March, 2001
I went shopping at the Galleria today for clothes. I picked up some Levi black jeans for $6, a Tommy Hilfiger shirt for $5, and some black khaki-material pants and regular khakis. Dillards is awesome. I was trying different size jeans, and when I was checking out, I managed to grab the wrong ones, ones that were too big. I didn't realize until I got home and tried them on again. Oops. So I went back to exchange them, and in walking around the mall, I got really really sick of my shoes. They are so low-quality and falling apart already. The soles have holes in them, they make quacking sounds when I walk, all sorts of weird stuff, and this has been going on for months now, starting from only 2 months of wear. Piece of crap. So I went back to Nike and bought some Nikes. I love Nikes cause I remember in 8th grade, I bought these Nikes and they lasted until this time last year, with plenty of mileage left on them. They just started to look a little old and used up. So I hope this time I can repeat that experience with these shoes.
Thursday, 15th of March, 2001
Today is Susan and I's 1-year anniversary. (can you believe it's only 1 year?) I took her to the Wehrenberg Des Peres 14, and they wouldn't let her into an R-rated movie cause she's 11 days away from being 17. Argh. See if I go there again. I griped at the clerk, and she was very very nice about it and went back to ask the manager. The manager apparantly said no, and I was on a date, so it was no big deal, because otherwise I would have let him know exactly how strongly I feel about never coming back to this particular theatre again. But they redeemed themselves, and Sweet November (the movie we saw instead) was a cute movie. And we also had the entire theatre to ourselves. (I guess cause noone goes there cause it sucks so much) So that all makes up for it. The audio quality there also seemed a little better than the AMC theatres I've been too. Grrr, if we had gone see the Mexican as planned, it was playing in the THX theatre. Owell, time to go some other time. Then we went to the Olive Garden for dinner, and that was really yummy, though the Raspberry Ice Tea was waaaay to sweet and caused me some indigestion problems later (Doh!)
Wednesday, 14th of March, 2001
I took advantage of the nice weather and Andrea and I went running. This time I remembered to stretch before and after, and it feels really good.
Tuesday, 13th of March, 2001
Well, I got this Priority Mail package from Washington University today. It started out with "Dear Jey, Congratulations! I am writing on behalf of Washington University in St. Louis to extend an early notice of your admission to the class of 2005." Awesome! I am absolutely tickled. Now I know I have a college I can go to. This is so exciting!
Monday, 12th of March, 2001
I finally got around to arranging for my MP3s to be located on a server, and so my music is back up, including the new 2001 All-State Orchestra tracks. Good stuff, but I forgot to rip it at a lower bit-rate, so I'm afraid West Side Story is 30 megs. Perhaps I'll rerip it at 96 kbps someday.
Woah, that Apple Personal LaserWriter 320 in the "Discard" pile actually works, and I get to have it! It's nice, 8MB of RAM and Postscript, and I think an HP clone of some sort (it uses HP toner cartridges, perhaps a 4-series?) Ok, it has a dinky 50-sheet paper tray and is only 4ppm, but owell. It prints very good quality text, great for personal use (appropriatly named I guess.) I'll have to see if I can get the LC575 to bridge the Localtalk and share it somehow on a multi-platform network. This would be a very nice printer to have at college!
Sunday, 11th of March, 2001
Ok, I'm kinda scared of that vertical cut. Beth and Andrea did a wonderful job on the front and sides, but... I think I'll chicken out, and let a pro cut my hair this time, and they can cut it next time for sure. I think that'll be good. And if all goes well next time, this time will be the last time I get a professional haircut.