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One thing I will say is one of the public pianos in gardens by the bay wasn't in very good condition(I mean one of the keys is sort of stuck), yes I told you I've been randomly plonking, right?

The ugly side is some people don't take care of what isn't theirs.

Also the piano at esplanade they tell you not to play on it =( I understand why, since it's in the middle of an arts library and assuming I started a rendition "Bring me to life" by evanesence there... If you're not into that, I'd suspect you'd call it noise pollution =P

Now I really should put more effort into trying to relearn To Zarknarland, but generally I'm a speed demon(think Glottis) , so I try to get the bangiest and fastest pace songs that are on piano.

Find your way from Final Fantasy 8 is also pretty fun when you're appegiosing down, but I haven't practiced that one enough lately to do it justice.

The initiative was spread throughout many parts of the world.

Even the states?

Now I'll tell you, watch the YouTube streams of these, those Europeans are crazy accomplished pianists.

No, going nekkid is not public entertainment.

*Gets dressed*


Sadly, while a LOT of our population is in that one city, the US of A is a lot more than New York. Hell, even our two largest cities combined don't account for much more than 10 million people, give or take, out of our 300 mil.

You wouldn't believe that watching our TV, though, since almost every damn show is set in LA or NYC.

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One thing is if I were really going to be critical of myself of my performing skill, I can't really convey emotion when I perform. I mean technically I get the notes right, have better finger accuracy and speed then my brother does, but I don't do the feelz well :(

Also I've got a very limited "spellbook" for memorization of songs(maybe because I don't bother to use it much so that part of my brain is rusty), but I can only hold 3 pieces at one go. Anything more then that is happy improvisation on the spot(which doesn't work for more complex stuff), if I've heard the song in question before.

Oh and Pachelbel's Canon is always memorized.

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Now if I were to pick up another instrument, I think it'd be the flute. You see for guitar work you need to keep nails to pluck the string and usually guitar you accompany it by singing(which I don't do well), and besides when you first start learning you'll end up with blisters on your fingers.

I find violins too screechy, and I prefer an instrument that is portable and can carry the melody of most songs. I used to do impromptu recorder performances outside my music class in school.

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You could play Scarborough Fair on recorder.

DDAAEFED
(Are you going to Scarborough Fair)

ACDCABGA
(Parsley, sage, rose marry and thyme) - use high D for this verse

DDDCAAGFGE

(Remember me to the one who lives there) - use high D for this verse

DAGFDECD

(For once she was a true love of mine) - low D for this verse.


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Yes, play my songs!

Watches as phylactery pulses with unlife.

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Oh no! What have I done!

*buries her head in her paws as she realizes that her playing has summoned an eldrtch abomination*


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Dang it, a high of 41 tomorrow.

I'm cutting pavers with a wet saw in the woods tomorrow.

Um, burr.


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Pachelbel, eh? Too lazy to link. Google Pachelbel rant. Every pop song is his melody.

Edit - Screw it, linked


Even Achy Breaky Heart.

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I don't remember graduation by Vitamin C containing any Pachelbel bits but again I don't listen to that song much since it makes me tear up. There was a time in my life I couldn't listen to that song without sniffling. I think I'm over it now, but I haven't tested it out.

Its like what NH said about doctors giving advice.

Patient:It hurts when I do this!
Doctor:Then don't do this!

So I've stopped doing it.

The rest of the songs I am unfamiliar with, so I cannot comment. Not gonna YouTube cos it's gonna eat my data plan.

Also. Urm. Yeah, I don't go for cellos either. Too big to carry around and I'm a little bit.

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I don't consider poaching parts of other music wrong anyway. Bon jovi's "It's my Life" has a shout-out line to Frank Sinatra's song "My Way"

"Like Frankie said
I did it my way"


Anyone else notice Joe Rogan kinda stole a joke from Brian Posehn in his newest special? His 2018 "show some tubage" joke is straight up a ripoff of Posehn's 2006 "show some cock neck" joke. Considering how he called out Carlos Mencia for his thefts, that's pretty hypocritical.

Or maybe it was unintentional. Sometimes two people think similar things...but its pretty damn close.

Still a hilarious special. Dude is funny.

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I did humorous speaking as part of my advanced toastmasters manuals.

Yes me, the literal minded cat with no sense of humor.

The other one I took was storytelling.


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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

That's pretty cool, Mort! We should have something like that here in the US. We should, frankly, have more public entertainment. It would be considerably helpful to keep down juvenile crime, I imagine.

It's been proven that we waste around half our time at work, but only pretend to do so because we're expected to work 40. It would be much better for society as a whole if we received the same pay to come in, do our job, and go the f&+$ home instead of dicking around on the internet and otherwise pretending to work.

It depends on your boss and your work.

For the last 18 years, I've been blessed with managers whose attitudes were, "Here's your quota. Get it done on time, and do it well, and I really don't care what you're doing otherwise."

If you have a manager who thinks you need to be busy doing something work-related for your entire shift, you just have to constantly start asking, "Like what?"

What's funny is that it's a double-edged sword. At the video store, I'd go out, straighten all the shelves, put all the movies away, make sure everything was done, and then relax and watch movies. The owner and manager loved me, even though I spent 70-80% of my time sitting around watching movies.
My friend (whom I told them not to hire) just sat there watching movies, not budging an inch to do any work unless he was directly ordered to. They hated him, and ended up firing him.

It's what I try to teach the kids: Do what's expected of you first. THEN relax. That way, if anyone tries to give you grief, you can honestly say, "Well, I've done everything you asked me to. What else do you want?"

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NH, in Asian work culture you're supposed to find out what else needs doing and do it. Like help your colleagues. Which I find myself doing rather often. Getting caught doing nothing isn't a good idea.


Apparently I started a discussion go me.

I've worked jobs that go igther way once you done your done and ones where once your done you go on to help others. I just go with Rome in that situation.


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Times you should wear head phones:

1. listening to nickle back in public.


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Listening to anything in public. I shouldn't have to listen to your music. This is especially true if I am in my house and you are driving by in your car.

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You should always wear headphones in public. It's one of my pet peeves when people blare out their music loud enough for the whole world to hear.


Just a Mort wrote:

Now if I were to pick up another instrument, I think it'd be the flute. You see for guitar work you need to keep nails to pluck the string and usually guitar you accompany it by singing(which I don't do well), and besides when you first start learning you'll end up with blisters on your fingers.

I find violins too screechy, and I prefer an instrument that is portable and can carry the melody of most songs. I used to do impromptu recorder performances outside my music class in school.

You can play the guitar with a plectrum...


I took guitar lessons when I was younger but I hadn't done anything with it so it got lost in the jumble.

(I guess I can only be SOOO sexy. There are limits. )


All I can say is I've heard "if you can lean you can clean" said without any sarcasm or irony before. I've also heard "case of the mondays" and *shudder* "are we having fun yet?" Oh man f*%% that phrase. I hate it so much. What does it even MEAN?

But anyway I start most jobs productive, and I find the best worker and set my quality and quantity around them. I get verbally recognized pretty early, promises begin that good things are to come...and inevitably they don't because most bosses are so full of s&+$ it's leaking out of their ears. A few months pass of hard work with no reward. (Your words of praise are literally meaningless to me without fiscal or titular accompaniment. Put your money where your mouth is.) I then drop my productivity to "just enough to not get fired" and start hating the place I work. This continues until I eventually get so frustrated with something that I quit, or blow up on someone and get let go, because I just don't care.

I am not an intrinsically motivated person, and I work much much more than 90% of the people I've worked with. I've won awards at jobs that have kept me by actually giving me skill based raises and other carrots to dangle before me. I'm a phenomenal worker if motivated...but get this straight...I don't give two s#+%s about The Comoany because more often than not, they don't even give one about me. It's a vicious cycle.

And I know I can't be the only one like this. I see companies ignore quality for mediocrity all the time, because mediocrity is cheaper. But you always get what you pay for in life, even with people.


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Your not wrong most jobs I've worked at act like they care but then you see someone else doing the bare minimum and you think wow I'm working so hard and they aren't and yet at the end of the day we still make the same money. Its frustrating for sure.


Just a Mort wrote:
NH, in Asian work culture you're supposed to find out what else needs doing and do it. Like help your colleagues. Which I find myself doing rather often. Getting caught doing nothing isn't a good idea.

That's American too, but we don't do what we're supposed to, usually.


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Your not wrong most jobs I've worked at act like they care but then you see someone else doing the bare minimum and you think wow I'm working so hard and they aren't and yet at the end of the day we still make the same money. Its frustrating for sure.

Remember if you can't make it in theatre to try your hand at middle management. They sure are good at lying.


If I still copied CY with dozens of situational aliases, like I did with my old thegreenteagamer handle, I'd make a The Cynical Erudite for these kinds of conversations.

Of course I'd have to set it as my default...

The Exchange

Good thing I suspended my PBP GMing. Covering my colleague till the duration I fly + sorting out housing + travel thingies is keeping me so busy I don't have time to FAWTL spam.

The Exchange

I've had like 2 handful of grapes for lunch and 2 cups of water for the whole day, I've been that busy ><

Don't worry overly much. These days my lunch is a chicken drumstick so I don't really have to eat a lot per se(part of the lose weight initiative).

But I really should try to drink more water.


NUUUUUUUU!!!!!


Lots o water. Cardio and lots of water just makes the weight melt off.


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I Office Spaced my job for five years at Toys R Us.

I got bigger raises and more recognition then when I wasn't.


Your up early cap.


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Not earlier than usual.


Maybe your just posting earlier I feel I don't normally see your first post untill a little closer to 6 central.


He could be losing his mind. >.>


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I get up at 4:45 or so during the week.

I'm what's commonly referred to as "a morning person" not only do i wake up super early, I'm obnoxiously cheery about it.


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Oh your one of those people...


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Yup, big, big day today!

Gotta cut pavers with a wet saw in barely above freezing temperatures and then my Alien Archive 2 might arrive.

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I'm morning(7am) but not that morning person. My BF is definitely NOT a morning person.


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I have to be at work by 7 am.


You start when I stop cap'n.

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My work starts at 9 am, but I have a 1h 15 min commute. Again working at noon is rough. I've been jogging at noon before. So hot.


I hate mornings. My body's internal clock, when unregulated by medication and work, tends to gravitate towards a 2am sleep and 10am to 11am wake up. Seroquel adds about two hours of sleep to that formula.

Except when my dog snores. Like he did this morning. The little adorable bastard.

I say little, but he's an 8 month old black mouthed cur/lab mix, so he sounds like a galloping horse while he plays with my girlfriend's boxer/pit mix. And by play, I mean they appear to be fighting to death.

I'm pretty sure Hunter (my dog) is going to be able to rip faces clean off when he's fully grown. This is a good thing. Probably the only case in which that's something you're looking for, rather than an unintentional side effect, like with bath salts*.

*Bath salts don't actually cause face eating. That guy had NONE in his system when tested. The media just blitzed the hell out of a law enforcement officer's on the scene guess. Yay barely regulated media outlets!

This picture is almost exactly what Hunter looks like


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I had two people on PCP spend a night trying to hunt me down because they wanted to eat me.

I blame Vampire: The Masquerade.

Oh! I also blame Magic: The Gathering.


Heh Mountain cur that name seems so fitting with that picture.


If its vampire fault then they only wanted your blood captain.. well unless they were that one weird clan... had a really weird name and looked like zombies...

Magic is more of a chicken and the egg problem. Are they weird because they play magic or do they play magic because they are weird. (my bets on the second.)


Man, ferrets are disgustingly filthy little bastards. How does two creatures each less than a kilo produce so much poop?! I mean, we have to clean four litter pans (one for each corner of their little room) every damn day! Not counting the bombs that Buddy is dropping on accident before he can make it to them now that he's lost bowel control. And we have to vacuum the litter off the floors because Teenie thinks she can just dig in them to her little heart's content, even after taking a s!%& in them.

B~#&@.


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I went over there to play Vampire, I wouldn't have had to if my friends hadn't all given up D&D and Robotech for f+%~ing Magic.


captain yesterday wrote:
I went over there to play Vampire, I wouldn't have had to if my friends hadn't all given up D&D and Robotech for f@!!ing Magic.

You've been hurt I get it. I personally am the ultimate jack of all trades when it comes to nerd stuff. I have played most things. There is very little in nerd culture I do not have some sort of working knowledge of but I do not have a lot of specific data on things. I like to try a lot of different things but from what I understand that is an exception to the rule most people have there games and stick with them.

Me I played magic and still played D&D and heroclix and board games all within the same week even.

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