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18 Februar 2006


PS: thanks for the guitar color suggestions, keep them coming. You really should make your day by seeing my fantasy product below.

But this just in: Ice hockey, USA: Slovakia. Just started. I think it actually MAY be 'live' instead of part of the nightly NBC Olympic package program of stuff you can find online earlier anyway with no comercials. Wait, they just in fact did verify that the game will be 'live, uninterrupted'. Stop the presses! But I fully expect Tales of Human Drama during periods.

For this one, I'm totally rooting for Team Slovakia, they are my boys. Love me some Miro Satan (pictured). Not 'Devil Man', but "SHAH-tahn". And the commentators' calling him "Sha-TAAN" is odd but I guess OK in a "Tarzhay" sort of way. I think that's what they call him on his NHL team anyways. I'm having a phonolo-rama listening to the commentators tackle the Slovak names. "Hm, that voiced alveolar fricative paired with the voiced alveolar plosive in "Zdeno" becomes 'za' / 'deno' in English...that is Most Interesting and tells me a heck of a lot about potential vocalic qualities of /z/." I also have HIGH SUSPICIONS that the in-studio commentators are Actually Canadians In Disguise, as suggested by their "SLOW-vac" and "bEAn there" and "a-GANE", and "watch oat", and I don't mean in a Minnesota-ese sort of way, so, well, there you go.

OK, enough of that geekiness. The 2nd 'tretina' is underway, still zero to nothing. Must get back to viewing and cheering "Slovenkso / Slovenkso / heja hej Slovenkso..." ("Sloven-SKO::, Sloven-SKO::, hey yah HEY Sloven-SKO...") This rhythm is super fun 'cause you can put in your own words: "Got ta REA::D, got ta REA::D, hey ya HEY got ta READ..."

N. N. K.*

Writing and reading and figuring out what the "H" I'm working on despite some major loops thrown in the mix in the last few weeks has required me to retreat into the soothing, regular, consistent patterns of (a) playing guitar (b) nordic walking even thought it's freaking cold out and (c) cooking. So I should be a lean, hardbodied, healthy shredder of facemelting chords oh so very soon. Riiight...

But imagine my glee when I discovered that one of my fantasy products is at last on the market. Oh wow. From the specs and the price, this guitar looks to me like guilty pleasure at its finest, i.e., nothing special in the way of sound. But who cares, LOOK at it! Plus, I could pimp it out down the road.

So, should I get pink or black? Is that even a question? Send me your comments and good joo-joos that everything will work out in the end as it is supposed to.

*acknowledgements to Ginapalooza for the Japanese girl band name--which will remain mysteriously in 'initals only' stage, to avoid internet piracy of a concept nothing short of bloody brill. Rumor has it that this moniker was concocted whilst passing by a house of ill repute somewhere in deepest, darkest Alaska.