Archive for February, 2008

123 Book Meme

I’ve been tagged by Bruce and I still don’t quite understand what the heck a ‘meme‘ is and am not really sure where the heck that word came from (see definition #7 at the bottom) but, I’ll go ahead and play.

The rules.

1) Grab the nearest book of 123 pages or more.
2) Open it to page 123.
3) Find the first 5 sentences and write them down.
4) Invite five friends to do the same

So, here goes . . . and I’m in my office at work so this might prove to be fruitless or at least not very interesting.

From page 123 of the Backstage Handbook: an Illustrated Almanac of Technical Information third edition. Nothing deep just nuts and bolts book for the theater industry.



Interior Plywood            
  Veneer Quality Stock Sizes  
Grade Face Back Inside Width Length Thickness Uses
A-A A A D 3′,4′ 8′ 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″, 1″ Interior uses, such as cabinet doors, furniture, etc., where both sides will show.
A-B A-C A A B C D D 3′,4′ 8′ 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″, 1″ High quality uses, where only one side will show.
A-D (plypanel) A D D 3′,4′ 8′ 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″, 1″ Uses include lesser quality wall paneling and cabinets. An all-purpose “good-one-side” sheet.
B-D B D D 4′ 8′ 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″ Can be used as a lower quality substitute for A-B if the panel is painted.
C-D (Plybase) C D D 4′ 8′ 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″ Used for subfloors and as a base for tile, linoleum, and carpeting.

Good times . . . I hereby tag Colin over at Reluctant Faith, Mike at Chez Bez, Dwight over at OTSO, Alan the renderer over at Renderings, and finally my bro who writes a hockey blog (for a horrible team …tee hee) here.

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h/t: music city bloggers

My new favoritest blog read is Stuff White People Like .

I’ve just started reading it but everything I have read sums me up pretty well. I must be another damn, predictable white guy.

Enjoy . . . and for those of non-white ethnic descent, you will now be able to break the ice with us white folk.

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Yet again I have a brainworm. This time, however, it’s from the Young Extroverted One’s collection of fine tunes. The problem with brainworms and my poor memory is that all that plays over and over in my head is one verse. It wouldn’t be that bad if I could remember the whole thing.

Luckily, the music that the YEO chooses (read: we play for her) are mostly pretty good and this particular song is pretty fun. It’s from the Jack’s Big Music Show Soundtrack from the show that’s on Noggin and it’s the Dirty Sock Funtime Band. As with the majority of brainworms I must pass them on in the hopes of getting them out of my head.

Enjoy:  Music Everywhere


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Crazy bad storms roared through Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky last night. Luckily, those of us in the Nashville area seemed to fare the storm pretty well.  I stayed up late (after an exceptionally long day at work) tracking the storm activity instead of keeping up with the primary results and the Predator/Hurricanes game on Versus.

While I was at work I set up to record the hockey game on my DVR. DirecTV is so cool for adding that feature. I AM UNSTOPPABLE!!! Unless, of course it’s overridden by the ladies at the house.

I was watching the storm coverage on WTVF (don’t meteorologists take some sort of glee in dangerously active weather?) confident that I wouldn’t miss the game of two of my favorites going head-to-head.  All of a sudden right after the first super cell barreled through downtown they take a call from a former employee who is at the Sommet Center. As he is on the phone he describes the actions taken by the staff at the arena and mentions the outcome of the game!?! Hello? Gimme a spoiler alert warning for Pete’s sake! I know you’re stressed out but come on. . .

I suppose I’m the kind of guy that once he hears the outcome of a game that he is taping he no longer has interest in watching that game. Even if it turns out to be good contest. For me, it’s kind of like watching the movie ‘Titanic.’  I know the thing is going to sink so what’s the point?

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I don’t know what it is about the “Girl from Ipanema” and it’s traditional use in any situation on TV that requires muzak but it has been a brainworm that will NOT go away. ARRRGGH!

THE song.

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