a nice little NYE tradition at the Ahrens home… we’re watching Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Happy New Year.
@Birdiebot oh, didn’t you send it from your new phone?
@Birdiebot it’s amazing - multi color with sparkles!!
the Sun has gone down on another year. More so than the typical year, I’m excited about 2010. Best wishes to you all!
@HiBerke you have Krispy Kreme in Istanbul? They were here in California, but closed a couple of years ago…
Happy Rest of the Old Year!
is enjoying a random play of about 5000 songs while finishing up my work for the year.
is enjoying some Pink Martini - “Sympathique”
is getting ready for a mini Heroes marathon and Chinese food :D
@HiBerke amazing! I just reposted on Facebook. Never seen those before.
@bettydee YES! it’s been slow for a couple weeks it seems. very annoying and unusual. What’s going on gmail!?
listening to “Lulu’s Back in Town” by Thelonious Monk from “It’s Monk’s Time” - amazing version.
working on grades and listening to Hovhaness’ Symphony 2 “Mysterious Mountain” on MediaMonkey - a pretty good player. Songbird is out.
going for some noon-hour coffee at the neighborhood shop.
is enjoying an americano and scone while getting some work done at @ITSAGRINDCoffee in Roseville.
is watching Alfred Hitchcock’s “Foreign Correspondent” on Netflix.
after-Christmas house cleaning, although I think we may need to watch the next episode of Sliders in a few.
is watching the pilot for Sliders.
is watching Kate & Leopold through Netflix direct to our new Blu-Ray player - yipee for geeky presents!
is at the inlaws getting ready for some T-ball!
has heard “Sleigh Ride” 374 times this Christmas season and can’t help but hum afterbeats each time.
is making Christmas Chili - I love traditions!
working with the Songbird media player. A few hiccups getting my iTunes library to be read correctly. But it seems to be working fine now.
@MyApocalypse how is that not productive?!
loves eating at Chevy’s. Now one quick stop and we’ll be done with all of our shopping!
mall-ers are calling me by name - I’m afraid if I’m here any more they’ll start asking me to cover their breaks.
Brown paper packages, tied up with strings. Theses are a few of the things that make my feet & back ache, a lot.
I hear those sleigh bells jingling. Ring-ting-tingling too. Perhaps I should make an appointment with a professional.
is watching three little girls dancing in the living room to “The Way You Make Me Feel” by M. Jackson. It is… amusing.
sipping coffee, shopping online, and thinking about irony as all the kids quietly watch ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ - btw Steve Martin = great
is heading off to look at Christmas light displays with the girls and mugs full of hot chocolate!
#4 just pulled Capt. Kirk out of his boots in our “Transporter Room” Christmas ornament. Nothing says Christmas like a warp-core breach.
going to try infusing my hot chocolate w/ some Earl Grey as seen here: http://bit.ly/5sYGh5 for viewing of the neighborhood Christmas lights
inquisitive, intelligent 3 year olds really ought to stay away from Disney Store bags this time of year.
I love Vietnamese food & the new place in the mall is actually pretty good!
standing in line to see Santa
‘a little busy’ (@ Westfield Galleria Mall in Roseville) http://4sq.com/5b0b5E
donning his armour to brave the mall with 5 girls.
is now awake.
@trombone_chick are you sure? when was this?
watching Kid 3 sparring at Tae Kwon Do
All finals done for the semester. Playing DJ until 9:30.
last day of school - one 2 hour class and then a 2 week vacation!
Thank you Higgins Diggins Lions Club for your generous donation to the BRHS Jazz Band!!
@pianotyke Everyone in Gold Band seemed very receptive. They all play jazz. I heard their concert - should be a good group!
enjoyed hanging out with the Magnolia Green & Gold Bands this morning.
Playing DJ / Jukebox for Tech class after the final. These poor souls and the music they listen to…
Beautiful! - Kerry Marsh & Julia Dollison Sing the Music of Maria Schneider (Album Preview) on YouTube http://bit.ly/7DrYxB
The Pep Band is sounding STRONG today!
Is heading out to Symphonic Winds rehearsal. Sight reading. Usually don’t have one after the Christmas concert. Wonder what’s up.
loves when $900.00+ bills turn into $14.95 bills right before Christmas! :D
is looking forward to Dixieland and Chinese this evening.
‘Word Up!’ - basketball Pep Band first thing in the morning…. well, that and coffee.
Symphonic Winds concert went well. Now at the after-party at Round Table.
Sacramento Symphonic Winds concert today at 3PM: La Sierra Ctr, 5325 Engle Road, Carmichael http://bit.ly/6JbHmp
Adults $5 Students: free
@gb1191 way to spread the grooveshark.com love. best free music site I’ve found.
@Yelah214 oh! Mr. Richardson is in the horn section. Cool, I didn’t know you were going.
@Yelah214 what tuba mute?
2nd performance in 2 days down. 3rd one tomorrow - Symphonic Winds at La Sierra Community Ctr, Carmichael http://bit.ly/7UYgyQ
@91480tex sorry, I was already down there for the early tv news broadcast when this was sent. Just got it now. Sorry you didn’t make it.
is at TubaChristmas Sacramento rehearsal playing Wagner Tuba! Very fun!!
Great job Bands - a very nice Winter Concert!
is making final preparations for tonight’s Band Concert. 7PM @ Bear River.
has had a great time practicing on a friend’s Wagner Tuba. What a fun instrument to play! Thanks Phil. http://brizzly.com/pic/O…
Enjoyed the combined elementary, middle school, high school concert of Kids # 2 & 3. Good job, girls!
is inspired by @HiBerke to being home some Chinese food for dinner tonight :)
heading home after the snow-makeup rehearsal with Symphonic Band. For the record, it is still cold.
Reminder: Symphonic Band rehearsal today - Bruin time until 4PM
Photo: Frozen http://tumblr.com/x8e4kh…
Freezing at school. Snow on the ground. No heat in the Band Room!
extra Symphonic Band make-up rehearsal tomorrow Bruin Time until 4PM if there isn’t another Ice Day.
Likely back to school tomorrow. Schedule: Wed, Thur, then *Tues* block. That’s good for our Friday rehearsal. Jazz in Theatre tomorrow
Chrome Extensions Gallery officially opens! http://lifehacker.com/54…
@HiBerke No Panda Express in Istanbul, I suppose… Chinese food is very tasty :)
@pianotyke is anything melting up there?
RT @MENC: “A financial crisis always exposes an educational philosophy.” - John Benham, advocacy expert
RT @MENC: When you cut 5th grade music, you lose 65% of secondary music students, says advocacy expert John Benham in a briefing at MENC HQ
has an ‘Ice Day’ tomorrow. No school during a concert week: Day 2. Ugh.
Heading out to the Sac Concert Band performance that @tubamom and I actually get to play together. 7:30 Christ Community Church, Carmichael
@trombone_chick I lived in SLC for four years and yes, it’s very fun. But don’t lose respect for the snow & ice - you’ve got to drive smart
is thinking of giving #PapaMurphys a try for the first time in his life.
@Birdiebot yes, she does.
snow on the ground in Roseville. Not much, but it’s there.
CalTrans says there are chain restrictions on 49 from Alta Sierra to Grass Valley.
waiting for a robo-call.
@punkrocker20706 lol @ driving with your elbows as you tweet in an ice storm :\
@gb1191 they call and say if it’s a snow day. I’ll call you, too, if I get the call from the district.
@gb1191 if they call a snow day, I will not be there… if they do not, then I will be there at the normal time.
@trombone_chick based on the forecast, I can’t imagine it not being a snow day. It’s supposed to snow down here even.
Is improvising basslines to Devo songs on Susie’s 3/4 Tuba. Don’t ask me what the other 1/4 is.
@dougbutchy I also am a huge fan of Phineas & Ferb… you’re not alone!
snow forecast for HERE… Roseville… tomorrow.
@pianotyke no, we had to cut 2 festivals at the beginning of the year to save expenses, CSUS was one of them
John 2 (@ Metro Calvary Church) http://bit.ly/6emiWH
@punkrocker20706 have you played with grooveshark.com? Just found it today. Been doing blip, but this interface is better.
listening to “Elvis Costello - Episode of Blonde” ♫ http://blip.fm/~hdfer
RT @PAGRok: Allie Paul did so amazing on flute tonight.
@punkrocker20706 I miss Bandon Dunes a lot
on the way to see Susie & Carl play in the Capitol Pops Concert Band’s Christmas Concert. Rusch Park, Citrus Heights.
listening to “Paul Hindemith: Sonata per Flicorno contralto e Pianoforte (1943) Terzo, quarto e quinto Movimento” ♫ http://blip.fm/~hco92
listening to “Parliament - Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)” ♫ http://blip.fm/~hcnq9
just saw 2 people walking around my local stripmall dressed as Santa - both w/ real beards. Wonder which was him?
Great concert Choirs! (@ Bear River High School) http://bit.ly/50Tomw
heading back to Bear River for the Winter Choir Concert!
Free Wifi, good coffee (@ Wild Chicken Coffee, Tea, & Specialty Drinks) http://bit.ly/4uyPaz
@pianotyke checked and replied.
has a great health plan and hopes it does not go away.
There is water at the bottom of the ocean.
listening to “Elvis Costello - Alison” ♫ http://blip.fm/~h9ta2
listening to “David Byrne and Brian Eno - Strange Overtones” ♫ http://blip.fm/~h9sil
RT @dougbutchy: Words of Wisdom fr/ a 7th gr. band student today - “It’s not on the paper, it’s in your heart.” - Starting to GET music! :)
@dougbutchy try Google Wave for Booster collaboration/voting!
RT @MCHammer: Let’s all agree…Today is a Good Day !!! Agreed?
@TedsBlog I’d love to see Blade Runner in the theater. Too young the first time (I guess)… to far from Livermore. Enjoy!
@dburr How do you like that native retweet? It seems to behave differently.. in a way that I’m not sure I like.
out of Booster Meeting. Lot’s accomplished today.
@jb1465 Sorry to hear. I suppose that’s where they came up with that expression.
is really digging the Larry Young today. I’ve listened to the “Unity”Album a couple times through.
is listening to a little Perez Prado through a friend’s FB page.
just fixed my 15 y/o Jeep seat with an empty Prestone jug. Eat your heart out MacGyver, I didn’t even use a foil gum wrapper!
@mmrankin Medium Soft probably. I remember Jones is a pretty good brand.
@Eeyore6 seems more logical on such.
is putting together All State Honor Band audition package to drop in the mail.