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it was generally a negative week for me in poker, but last night i played in the last nightly $200 tournament and placed in the money, which means that my name will be officially on the wsop website as placing in one of their circuit events. it's dumb, but i'm proud of it anyway. the tournament director was very nice to me, complimented me on playing well and "sticking it out with the big boys."

one of my former students from Willamette got in a very serious motorcycle accident in oregon. she just turned 21. they rushed her to the hospital for emergency brain surgery and were able to get her in stable but critical condition. she is an awesome awesome person and i'm pulling for her to recover, which apparently she is doing in small but steady steps because she kicks ass.

i have music writing gigs again. i'm writing the marching band show for hermiston oregon for this upcoming fall, i'm being commissioned to write a timpani piece to be performed in france in january of 2011, and i'm going to try to write a concert band piece for kim in hermiston and maybe a percussion ensemble piece for one of the local middle schools around here. i need to dust the cobwebs off for my writing chops; this first marching band show i'm writing will be good to do that.

i never did end up writing about jazzfest. oh well. it's been busy.

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May. 18th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)

i've been following it through emily balloun's facebook/twitter updates.
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May. 18th, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)
that's sort of the way i feel about myspace. as in i never had a myspace, and never plan on getting one.

i only started a fb because i had a friend who worked for the company before he went independent. i like it okay, but i'm starting to get a little sick of it.
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May. 18th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
i avoid twitter like i avoid myspace. just not into it.

fb used to be okay. it's definitely gotten much more cluttered than it used to be because of a recent structural change. *shrug* it is what you make of it. i can say that without fb, my winter vacation would have been much different because half of the people that i wanted to see only knew how to contact me because of fb.
May. 18th, 2009 08:14 am (UTC)
Best wishes to your former student. :(

Actually, I have something similar to talk to you about along with some other things. When is a good time to call you? Or should I email?
May. 18th, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
any evening except Saturdays after 4pm your time should be fine. if I don't pick up I can always call you back. if you want to email you can do that any time.
May. 18th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
Hope your former student gets better asap.
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