Monday, April 20, 2009

Morning has broken.

So, Donkey Punch turned out to be centered around just that. But the movie actually wasn't as bad as we feared, might have had something to do with keeping our expectations low. I'm not saying I recommend it, but if you've got nothing better to do, it won't ruin your life.

Today is Christopher Flaga's birthday. He is 27 today, which is hard to grasp since he was like 11 or something when I first met him. And my baby brother Mario turns 21 at the end of May, which is even more hard to believe, as many of his diapers as I changed. Everyone's getting so old... which I guess beats the alternative.

I've picked up so many new students that I really need to get better organized and more disciplined about creating lesson plans. Maybe it's not completely necessary; the lessons tend to go very well, but I just feel better having something specifically prepared for each person. That's actually what I should be doing right now.

First, gonna cook up some breakfast for me and wifey, though.

Friday, April 17, 2009

...and that's a wrap.

Studio work is done for the day, maternity clothes have been gotten, and we survived the carnival. And Zoe won two cakewalks in a row. I wish there had been a Powerball walk and she'd have won THAT twice, but I'll take the cakes I guess.

Now for some quality time with wifey. We got a movie at Blockbuster that's called, and I'm not making this up, "Donkey Punch." For those of you who don't know what that means, consider yourself lucky. For those who do, you understand why we decided we couldn't live with ourselves if we walked out of there without that movie in our hands.

I have no idea what it's about. But it's called "Donkey Punch." I mean, if you saw a movie called "Dirty Sanchez" or "Cleveland Steamer," tell me you wouldn't rent it. You would be lying.

...and it goes on...

All done at the studio for today. Got some good percussion tracks laid down and a few extra vocals. So far, it sounds pretty good, but the mixing/mastering process will really decide how it comes out. We're using a Tascam standalone recorder, and it's really a pain in the butt.

Oh well, off to Georgetown now. I'm getting some free maternity clothes for Sara, since we're really broke. If you haven't seen the Lexington Freecycle site, you should totally check it out. Everything is free and local, which ROCKS. I've already gotten enough free carpet padding to do my whole house, saved me close to $300.

Hit it up, it's very, very cool.

Hasta luego!