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1. Fantastic band rehearsal last night - in our new rehearsal space, no less. It was less of a rehearsal than it was a guitar sectional - David and I are determined to get our guitars to sound better and to blend with each other more, and to a certain extent we succeeded. The new space is great - it's on the small side, but we have 2 windows (!!!) and storage, and the room just has a really nice vibe to it. It's a tremendous pain in the ass for me to get to (and from), but it also means that on gig day, I'm exempt from gear transportation duty.

2. I finally got my hands on the new Loose Fur album, and HOLY SHIT it's fantastic. My fondness for the first album is really just limited to "Chinese Apple" and "Elegant Translation"; this new album is consistently brilliant from start to finish. And the opener, "Hey Chicken", is just fucking FUN.

3. jongre tomorrow night; DVR installation Saturday followed by either a Good Evening rehearsal OR a birthday dinner for Mike; Sunday is either the GE rehearsal we didn't have Saturday or a horizontal day of loungeness. Or possibly a long-ish puppy walk.

4. It's wayyyy too early to make a judgment call on the Yankees - the offense will obviously be murder on mediocre pitching, but our pitching isn't totally together yet either and I've got no idea how we'll be doing against good teams. One thing's become pretty obvious, though - if you walk them, they will score.

4a. This being my first time in a rotisserie-style fantasy baseball league, I'm still not totally sure how the scoring works - but it's cool to see how it fluctuates on a day-by-day basis. My team's got a lot of holes, though, and I'm doubtful I'll be able to patch it up correctly.

5. Starting to re-read "The Blind Assassin", which I had put down a few months ago for an unknown reason; I'm enjoying the hell out of it now.
holy shit, new loose fur?
I am so all over that.

Thanks for the pointer!
'The Blind Assassin' is possibly my favorite book by possibly my favor author. I've been wanting to re-read it but I lent out my copy to some erstwhile stranger...Can't say I blame them for stealin' it!
Ooh, I would luuuurve it! I shall have to procure it from you after we move...or perhaps via your spouse and personal messenger, Kayhoe.

I'll try to remember to ask her to give it to you on Saturday. Good luck, by the way!
I'm not sure I'd want windows at my practice space. Are they re-inforced and/or barred up pretty well? Or maybe you guys don't leave all your shit there during the week so it's a sorta moot point, but yeah...the less potential avenues to break-ins, the better.
It's on the 2nd floor of an otherwise inaccesible building in a room that requires 4 different keys to gain entrance into; I'm not worried about it at all. If anything, it makes the space a lot more pleasant to be in.
for some reason it didn't occur to me that a practice space could be located anywhere but the ground floor.

now I'm jealous.
in NYC, rehearsal spaces are either in basements or in the top floors of buildings - I can't really conceive of a studio on the ground floor. Unless you mean ground floor = basement.
Is it too soon to say how about them Mets?

Also I sense this the downwatd spiral of the Yankees...they need to do everythign in their power to get pitching to stop it. No denying their offense but they have to come to grips with their pitching and that perhaps Rivera isn't going to dominate forever. I see them having no plans for that.
Don't jinx your boys just yet, mang! They do look ferocious, but until they prove that they can beat Atlanta when it counts the jury's still out, IMO.

The Yankees have been on a downward spiral for the last 5 years; we've all seen this coming; for the last 3 or 4 seasons I've specifically said that each one could very well be the last playoff-bound team. The bullpen isn't that great, and - more importantly - Torre isn't using it very smartly, which to me is a lot more worrisome. That said, I'll take this offense against any team in the league, and if Unit and Moose are healthy in the postseason, that goes a loooong way. Ultimately, the Yankees' current run will officially end when Rivera hangs it up.