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24 June 2006 @ 08:49 pm
I'm a happy budgie girl  
Today was so much fun! We did so much and Chris bought me a bunch of neat stuff! First we went off to eat at Olive Gardens and I had my favorite soup there. I think it's called the Tuscan or something like that but it's really yummy with spinach, potato and meat. Then we went to the feed store looking for gourd seeds but didn't find any. But he got me two ceramic bowls for the budgies and some little ball toys for them. Then we went to Soundexchange which is a local store that sells new and used CDs and DVDs. I didn't find the two CDs but there was a great cheap version of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. I love that cartoon almost as much as I love The White Seal. Both are by Rudyard Kipling and now I have all four cartoons in that set including A Cricket in Times Square and Yankee Doodle Cricket. I'm going to be making lots of screen captures from this DVD so expect new icons soon. I didn't know Orson Wells did the naration and that was very cool. I love his voice and it made it so dark. I have a CD somewhere with the original radio broadcast of War of the Worlds. The one that sent the nation into a panic. Oh and Chris also bought me a Tchaikovsky CD that has The Overature of 1812 on it along with some more obscure pieces he did.

I love Russian Music. There aren't too many Russian things that I like but I LOVE their music. It's infectious and powerful. I'm not a fan of Tchaikovsky's ballets but his power pieces like 1812 are wonderful! I also like the traditional Russian folk songs. Well after that we went to the mall and he got me the soundtrack to Master and Commander. It's beautiful. I loved the music from that film. Then we went to the bookstore and we got a copy of the next Birds and Blooms Extra and Snake in a Suit. That's the book about psychopaths in the work place. I find it funny how the author is telling people what the warning signs are of a psychopath but did it ever occur to him that a psychopath would be reading his book for amusment? I wish I knew how to contact these authors to let them know these things hehe. But the point of the book is so that I can do some research and make my character Thanatos more believeable.

I'm very glad Chris got me this book because yesterday I finished the Tesla book. It was WONDERFUL!! Tesla is now officially one of my heros up there with Hawking, George Cuvier and Pasture. My opinion of Marconi and Edison is now pretty low. I was telling Chris today that I really love history now. I'll read a book or watch a documentar and be so fascinated by it, but when I was a kid in school I HATED history. Well, it's all too easy to make history boring and it's sad that many teachers don't teach it right. But still I look at these things and I'm amazed how I could not have liked it back then. The way I got into history was through science history. I loved to read about scientists and their discoveries or inventions. But reading about them I would also learn about how their lives were affected by laws or things happening in their time like revolutions. Also I'd read about their friends, rivals (I LOVE rivalries) and colleuges and how they affected them as well. So the rest of history not just the science of it started to creep into my learning process. When I became a violinist seven years ago I began to read up on my favorite composers and of course the same thing would happen. Eventually studying music and science history led me to an over all appreciation of history especially American history from the Industrial Age up through the 1950s. Watching classic shows like The Three Stooges and hearing them mention presidents and political parties made me look into what was going on during that time period. Who really came up with some film ideas? I still don't know if some of the gags were originally done by the stooges or by Looney Tunes and who stole it from whom. So it's a really neat round about way that I've developed a deep appreciation for history.

Music is something I never had to be taught to appreciate. I always loved it though my mother did make sure I listened to the classics. It's been a few years since I quit taking violin lessons and the only reason I quit was financial. I've been thinking a lot about it. My teacher was my Maid of Honor at my wedding. We were close friends and we helped each other during some hard times. Unfortunately I lost the address book with her number for a few months. I only recently found it. I must call her to reopen communication. I really want to do that and I also want to start taking lessons again. I think things might be better now and I can start to pay for lessons again. I really miss playing especially with the ensamble. I worked very hard to become 1st violin and just when I get that point our ensamble broke up again for financial reasons I won't go into. It was something out of my hands. But I do want to take it up again. I miss playing in a group. Being the anti-social person that I am, playing in a group is the only time I will actually seek out social interaction. I guess because I'm being creative and getting attention for it. I have to fix one of my fine tuning pegs on my violin first or I won't be able to play it. I was getting comfortable with 2nd and 3rd position and was starting to learn 4th. All the even possitions are evil!

Well that's pretty much what's been on my mind lately. I have been having a good day though. It's been very fun.

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Captain (Or Is It Lord?) Clonnychrymden on June 25th, 2006 07:09 am (UTC)
Hmm ... you might say I'm a very worldly person, so I like Russian music, too. I haven't really hit the point where I've become obsessed about it, like Finnish music, but it's up there on my list of countries with good tunes. WHEE for MandC! *hearts*

Huzzay for history geeks! I've always loved history and got great marks for it in school~ Of course, kids my age die of boredom when watching a documentary video in class, but they were just the best for me. I mean really, it's much less work than a worksheet or bookwork.

By the way, I took the "What Colour Budgie Are You?" quiz and I got this:

Des: Airballthagirion on June 25th, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I listen to music from other countries too. I told you Andean is my favorite. If you like Finnish music and metal then you should listen to Finntroll. They are like drunk demons at a mad carnival. Wonderful stuff.

Well I didn't like history back then but I always got good grades. I was also one of those that always paid attention to everything even when the teacher was boring. But I'm enjoying being self taught more now.

Yellow and Blue Budgie!! YEAY! You should put that on your journal.
Captain (Or Is It Lord?) Clonnychrymden on June 26th, 2006 01:34 am (UTC)
Yay for worldliness! Um, I've listened to some of Finntroll's stuff back when I was obsessive and was looking for any new Finnish thing to get into, and I didn't like them very much. Sorry. =/ But Running Wild. Now THAT's some good stuff. ^0^
Desthagirion on June 27th, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)
Woops almost missed this. Oh you don't like Finntroll? That's to bad because they are really good.
Cheezeycheezey on June 25th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC)
Hey, that Snake in a Suit book sounds really interesting! You always find such nifty stuff to read. I always seem to wind up in far more practical sections of the library (finance books, cooking, or health-related stuff) when I go there and never think of looking up stuff like that.
Des: Davon in Gryffindorthagirion on June 25th, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC)
Good. I love sharing the books I read and try to get others interested in them. I've only gotten through the first chapter of Snake in a Suit so I don't know yet if it's good, but I'll keep everyone posted on how it goes. There's another book I'm eyeballing in the gardening section called The $64 Tomato and it's a story about this man that starts gardening and goes mad fighting deer, then adds up his expenses and tries to find out how much his tomatoes should be worth with what he's spent on supplies. It sounds really funny. I wouldn't bother to do the math. I'm sure I'm in the negative numbers if I were trying to make a profit.
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Des: Budgiesthagirion on June 27th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
Aww baby budgie! You should have posted your results or put them on your journal.
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Des: Budgiesthagirion on June 28th, 2006 03:19 am (UTC)
Doesn't matter. It's a round budgie!