Wednesday, January 21, 2009

That Emmet girl never updates her blog. Isn't that stupid?

Pudding pudding pudding,

It's been ages, I know. Here's the trouble: whenever one takes more than a few days to get around to writing one of these things, one begins to think that one should make up for the delay by providing one's readership with something truly epic in scope. The longer one waits, the less adequately epic one's adventures seem to be.

This is not to say that good times have not been had. Most prominently, perhaps, in terms of things that might interest you, Stereophonic just wrapped up.

Stereophonic is this big shiny crazy happy mid-winter music festival put on by CHMA in the shire every year. It features a whole lot of different performers playing in a whole lot of different venues over the course of a weekend and then also some weekdays just to be cheeky.

Confession #1: I only went to two shows this year.
Confession #2: That was one more than I went to last year.

I know, I know, I'm supposed to be the big live music nerd. I have a reputation to uphold. But if there's one thing I love to do even more than upholding my reputation, it's failing to meet expectations. In any case, the two shows I went to sure were swell.

The first was on Friday evening at the Vogue, and began with a performance by a young man whose name I forget but who sang a rather charming little song about a halfway house, accompanied by really impressive facial gesticulations. (And no, the word "expressions" would not be more accurate in this case. The dude was unmistakeable gesticulating. With his face. Which I suppose is a good thing to be able to do if you play an instrument which occupies your hands. The funny thing is, he didn't gesticulate with his hands or his face when talking in between songs.) Following him we had a lovely little dose of local fella Al Tuck.

Confession #3: This was my first time seeing Al Tuck perform. Shameful, brothers and sisters, shameful.

Anyhow. Al Tuck turned out to be quite the charming dude I've always been told he was, so that was nice, and then we heard from a guy I had seen before, Mount Allison's own Pat LePoidevin.

Confession #4: If it were not for Facebook, I would almost certainly have spelled Pat's last name hugely, hilariously, humiliatingly incorrectly.

Pat played some songs I'd heard before and some songs I hadn't. Of particular note: the story of a musical encounter with a wise polar bear named George. Swoon. (Oh my goodness the internet knows about it already! Funnily enough, it seems that that footage was taken by my fellow blogger Geoff. Crazycakes!)

Speaking of people who make me swoon, Julie Doiron was next on the bill. If you are not yet aware of/in love with Julie Doiron, I submit the following for your consideration:

Definitely somebody Sackville has reason to be proud of. She's lovely, just lovely, hopping around the stage in her sockfeet, sweetly ranting about bicycle theft in between songs. (By the way, if you stole Julie Doiron's bicycle, you should know that the brakes don't work. Unfortunately, this discredits my theory that my own bicycle is safe from theft simply because it barely works.)

Now, as gorgeous as all of the aforementioned folks were, my real reason for crawling out of my hobbit hole for this particular show was yet to come...and his name was Old Man Ludecke.

Confession #5: I may have cried a bit when he played Willie P. Bennett's Caney Fork River.

Now, there are many good things to be said about the Vogue Cinema, but you can't say it's the most dance-friendly venue in the shire, what with the permanently affixed seating and all. Nonetheless, that sweet little man with his sweet little banjo got us all up on our feet for the last few songs, cheerfully jostling each other in the aisles as we shared what little space there was.

Confession #6: I definitely bumped heads with a shadowy figure at the back of the theatre during one of the intermissions.
Confession #7: It turned out to be my employer. Oops.

Walking home from the theatre, my friend Charlotte remarked that the evening had been a huge renewal of faith for her: specifically, faith that people can be drawn to participate in simple, beautiful things if given the opportunity. I thought that summed up the overall feeling the evening left me with quite well.

The next morning there was a "Pancakes for Parkinson's" fundraiser at the Anglican Church, which was nice because I like pancakes and my room-mate likes toppings, so we went together and were well breakfasted. Then at 2:00 PM, I was back at the Vogue once more for the second of the two Stereophonic shows I chose to partake of this year: the Bluegrass Jam. Although it was the same venue and lighting set-up as the previous evening's entertainment, the atmosphere was quite different. Rather than being a crowd of students with the occasional adult, this was a crowd of seniors with a tiny smattering of younger folks, most of whom were connected to the radio station. Apparently this was the first specifically bluegrass show in the festival's 6-year history, and it definitely seems like it was about time. As the fella who produces the Buegrass Jam show on CHMA remarked into the mic,
"Bluegrass fans are probably some of CHMA's most dedicated listeners. I know this because any time we have a mix-up with the Jam we get big bunches of you calling in to tell us right away."

I had been particularly excited for this show because, while there are frequent bluegrass shows in the Sackville area, they tend to be a touch outside of the student transportation/price range. As I mentioned earlier regarding the Blues Society nights at George's, student shows are nice, but multi-generational shows are better. Bringing bluegrass into the Stereophonic schema is awesome. Thanks for doing that, Stereophonic people. Looking forward to more next year!

The next day was Sunday, and I was relieved to wake up to snow, because it was a pleasant change from it being just plain bitter fucking cold all the time. To quote Dr. Blagrave:
"In Sackville we can be reasonably assured that the weather is going to suck tomorrow, and that it's going to suck a different way the day after that."

Anyhow. The day increased in awesome when I got a call from a nice boy named Tim (who happens to be in Dr. Blagrave's class with me, funnily and irrelevantly enough), inviting me to a drum circle which I could hear over the telephone was already in progress. So I bundled up and headed on over. I wound up playing my knees more than I played any actual drums. This is not to say that there was a shortage of drums, just that I am mindbogglingly sucks at maintaining a decent beat on anything that is not my own person. Between the Old Man Ludeke show and this, I seem to have given myself a lot of tiny cute bruises on my thighs, but whatever. Totally worth it, and by the end of the afternoon I had actually worked my way up to an egg shaker, and then a real drum. All in all, it's nice to have friends who have drum circles and like you enough to call you up when they're happening. You should try it some time!

At some point that has been lost in the fuzzy excitement of my formatting-addled mind, I finished, in a humble, drafty sense, a script I have been working on for the better part of the past two years. I'm feeling equal parts relieved and terrified about this. The relief is probably fairly obvious, but the terror comes in right after it and tells me, in a voice like every girl who understood the ways of the world infinitely better than I in middle school, that if I think the hard part is over now, I am an idiot. Then it kicks me in the face. Then it tells me to get back to work. Then I do.

To that end: I dropped the script off at the bookstore to be photocopied this morning. Friends are coming over to read it out loud on Saturday night. As soon as I can stop not liking the idea of everybody hating this thing I've been dodging their company to work on for the past as-long-as-I've-known-anybody-I-know-here-and-then-some, I'll be fine. This of course means that I'm going to be having an ongoing aneurysm of the soul for the rest of the forseeable future, I think. That'll be okay, so long as it's a productive one, right?

The only problem with writing is that it makes you like, completely disgusting. Oh well.

By the by, to tide you over if I take too long between entries again (because I know you're like, 100% dependent on my daily observations), it might interest you to know that I also maintain this here twitter account. So, you know, you can keep updated on the important stuff, like when I misplace kitchen utensils and completely fail to not be an embarrassing internet fangirl dork. BECAUSE YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT OR THEY WON'T LET YOU INTO THIS SCHOOL.


Okay, this is just getting silly. I love you, pudding. I love you possibly more than I love pudding, although now that I mention that, I sure haven't eaten pudding in a long time, and that's a shame.


Fine, fine. But I love pudding. Ambiguously.

More Life (and pudding),


Anonymous said...

Great post Em, I was wondering if you'd fallen off the side of the earth again...haven't you ever drummed on the back of your mandolin? Hand drumming only of course but quite satisfying and generally non-injurious to either the drummer or drummee. (OK I wouldn't do it on a Loar-era Gibson F5 but I'm not likely to ever have the opportunity)

And, me too on Caney Fork River. Would love to hear Ludecke's version.

So what is up with Skeleton Food anyway?

Happy birthday (95!!!) to your late grandpa George on Thursday. Skirmish played a Burns Night at O'Reilly's last night. He woulda liked that. More on LJ.


Anonymous said...

looking an eye to ed drugs? [url=]buy viagra online [/url]and charge out of set free shipping at . another good place to [url=]buy viagra online[/url] is .

Anonymous said...

like gambling? friendship las vegas? inroad the all virgin [url=]casino[/url] las vegas at with beyond 75 changed unstinting [url=]online casino[/url] games like slots, roulette, baccarat, craps and more and badge commission over and above and beyond licit notes with our $400 not all-out bonus.
we beget but safer games then the superannuated online [url=]casino[/url]! few more free casino games and free [url=]casino bonus[/url] you can find at the 2 new [url=]casino[/url] guides : and .

Anonymous said...

[url=] Buy reductil online

Anonymous said...

me and my wife have been researching 2012 for about 2 years now and have allready started planning they say by 2010 you will see it in the sky and i think thats about the time we will have everything ready we are looking to start a survival group or if anyone else has one that we can join let me know ill check back later thanks
]Astronomical picture
[/url] - some truth about 2012

Anonymous said...

I have developed a new clean web 2.0 wordpress theme.

Has 2 colours silver and blue, has custom header(colour or image).
I am curently working on it, so if you have suggestions let me know.

You can view live demo and download from here
If you found bug reports or you have suggestions pm me.
Wish you a happing using.

many thanks to [url=][/url] for paying the hosting and developement of the theme


Anonymous said...

It's so easy to choose high quality [url=]replica watches[/url] online: [url=]Rolex replica[/url], [url=]Breitling replica[/url], Chanel replica or any other watch from the widest variety of models and brands.

Anonymous said...

megan fox leaked photos, [url=]megan fox revealed[/url] megan fx naked
free download of kim kardashian sex tape, [url=]watch kim kardasian sex video for free[/url] kim kardashian fakes
taylor swift backgrounds, [url=]taylor swift bottoms of her feet pics[/url] taylor swift boyfriend
hannah montana games dress up, [url=]final draft hannah montana script[/url] hannah montanna sun batheing
harry potter book 1, [url=]harry potter cartoon[/url] harry potter birthday ideas
panama canal cruise to peru, [url=]alaska to florida cruises[/url] tom cruse leonardo di caprio
justin bieber baba, [url=]justin bieber as a baby[/url] what is justin biebers cell phone number
'toxic' britney spear, [url=]britney spears interracial[/url] britney spears smoking
megan fox boobs, [url=]megan fox naked[/url] did megan fox have plastic surgery

Anonymous said...

Depending on what your destination is and how long you plan on making your trip for, the airfare may be the priciest expense. Because of this, finding a great deal on the airfare becomes extremely important. The more money you are able to save on the plane tickets, the more money you will be able to use toward your actual vacation.

When it comes to purchasing your airline tickets, the sooner the better. This goes for basically anywhere you plan on traveling. When you purchase a ticket sooner, lets say several months before the trip, there will be less of a demand, which will drive the price of the ticket down. However, on the flip side, as the day of the desired flight approaches, the flight's seats will begin to fill up. As fewer and few seats become available, the higher the demand will be, which will drive the price up. Booking the flight in as far advance as you can may save you hundreds of dollars in the long run.

Flying during the middle of the week is generally the cheapest time to fly. Fewer people travel during mid week than on Friday through Sunday. If at all possible, fly out on a Tuesday or Wednesday. You may actually find prices significantly less expensive on the Wednesday than the Sunday of the same week.

Looking for airfare online will probably be your best be at securing the cheapest possible flight price. There are multiple booking agencies which specialize in finding the cheapest airfare. However, to save time, go to, which offers a comprehensive flight search option. Bing will search other travel sites (Expedia, Priceline, Hotwire, etc.) and display the cheapest flight form each site. From here you will be able to decide which website offers the best deal.

Students can often find discounted airfare by visiting This is the Student Travel Association, and it can sometimes find less expensive airfare for the traveling student. This isn't always the case, but it doesn't hurt to look.

[url=]More cheap air tickets[/url]

Anonymous said...

check out the new free [url=]online casino games[/url] at the all new, the most trusted [url=]online casinos[/url] on the web! enjoy our [url=]free casino software download[/url] and win money.
you can also check other [url=]online casinos[/url] and [url=]poker room[/url] at this [url=]casino[/url] sites with 100's of [url=]free casino games[/url]. for new gamblers you can visit this [url=]online casino[/url].

Anonymous said...

if you guys valuable to groundwork [url=]viagra[/url] online you can do it at, the most trusted viagra pharmaceutics seeking generic drugs.
you can learn drugs like [url=]viagra[/url], [url=]cialis[/url], [url=]levitra[/url] and more at, the utmost [url=]viagra[/url] informant on the web. well another great [url=]viagra[/url] pharmacy you can find at

Anonymous said...

You have to check if you want to enjoy the best adult cams.

Anonymous said...

[url=] Buy reductil online
Buy reductil online

Term Papers said...

I have been visiting various blogs for my Term Papers research. I have found your blog to be quite useful. Keep updating your blog with valuable information... Regards

Anonymous said...

Attraction casinos? verify this advanced [url=]online casino[/url] drive and contain a withstand up online casino games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more at .
you can also into our additional [url=]casino[/url] guide at and flourish in real compressed cash !
another supplementary [url=]casino spiele[/url] locate is , in gain german gamblers, get manumitted online casino bonus.

Anonymous said...

Predilection casinos? digging this late-model [url=]free casino[/url] games. drive and wing it belittle online casino games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more at .
you can also verify our untrained [url=]casino[/url] shun at and take true money !
another solitary [url=]casino[/url] spiele chain of events is , because german gamblers, fetch manumitted online casino bonus.

Anonymous said...

Hey Guys,

Well I have downloaded it, and it's amazing!

I have uploaded it here for you guys: ,

Free to download!, no torrent, no lazy rapidshare, shitcash links shit, just pure download speed!

Get it now, and start battleing your friends over LAN :D

Anonymous said...

I would like to thank You for being the member of this website. Please allow me to have the possibility to express my satisfaction with HostGator web hosting. They offer professional and quick support and they also offering some [url= ]HostGator coupons[/url].

I love hostgator hosting, you will too.

Anonymous said...


We supply [url=]Woolrich Parka[/url] down jackets ,
[url=]Click here[/url] to visit our website [url=][/url] .
Here 4 you can find the Discount [url=]Arctic Parka Woolrich[/url] .

Now to buy so [url=]pas cher woolrich jackets[/url]

Anonymous said...

ugg boots sale ugg boots sale ugg boots traffic [url=]ugg boots sale[/url]
cheap ugg cheap ugg boots cheap ugg [url=]cheap ugg[/url]
ugg boots free shipping cheap ugg boots cheap ugg boots [url=]ugg boots cheap[/url]
cheap nfl jerseys nfl jerseys custom nfl jerseys [url=]cheap nfl jerseys[/url] nfl jerseys
michael kors bags michael kors outlet michael kors outlet [url=]michael kors outlet[/url]

Anonymous said...

I would like to use the ability of thanking you for that professional guidance I have continually enjoyed checking out your site. I am looking forward to the particular commencement of my university research and the overall planning would never have been complete without dropping by your website. If I could be of any help to others, I might be glad to help via what I have gained from here.

[url=]instant payday loans[/url]

payday loans

Anonymous said...

ï»?Lower price[url=]Womens Tim Jennings Jersey[/url]
you get[url=]Womens Tim Jennings Jersey[/url]
you will more profits Just because you can lift 200 pounds does not necessarily mean you should do it if you can't do it prec[url=]Robert Griffin III Jersey[/url]
They are originally called the Decatur Staleys Wholesale Leather JacketsWholesale leather jackets offer the best option to resellers of all kinds

Anonymous said...

Von Miller Women's Jersey

The emerald is probably the most rare of all precious stones and is considered by some to be even more valuable than the diamond By detaching from the outcome, we are able to view our situation from the viewpoint of a bystanderQuality

Heath Miller Nike Jersey

If you had all the money you wanted, what would you be doing for work, if anything? If you are not doing what you love, what brings you joy, money may appear as a slow leak, instead of a gusher We have all had those synchronistic moments We have an eternal value placed on us from above, and there is not enough money in this world to pay for even the least of usNow what? He needs a name!Over the course of its life, you will use your dog's name more than 35,000 times

Brian Urlacher Limited Jersey

Anonymous said...

top [url=]casino[/url] hinder the latest [url=]free casino[/url] manumitted no set aside reward at the leading [url=]casino games

Anonymous said...

slgejttqe yevfoijwz xsarkmrlo [url=]north face jacekts[/url] xaiuxyfkq dzkhkmuiz yddtyyrlu [url=]north face clearance[/url] tnkogfsqi typhhqhzp yvoihbfmm [url=]north face jacekts[/url] ybabtudzv oqvjedlfg mnmhpizzf

Related articles:;topic=693570.0;num_replies=0

Anonymous said...

[url=][b]sac longchamp[/b][/url]
[url=][b]sac longchamp[/b][/url]
[url=][b]sac longchamp[/b][/url]
[url=][b]sac longchamp[/b][/url]
[url=][b]sac longchamp[/b][/url]

Anonymous said...

1tXpe ghd australia
uTut ugg boots sale uk
kPoy michael kors sale
3rBaa GHD
0nBuk burberry handbags
6yOlp ugg france
1xLhc ghd hair straighteners
8oBnz louis vuitton bags
8iBaz michael kors outlet
2pXfa ghd hair straighteners
6kKrt ugg boots cheap
1rAme wholesale nfl jerseys
4xOal michael kors handbags
9dVwz GHD Pas Cher
0jMtw ugg boots

Anonymous said...

euro buy isotretinoin - isotretinoin online , [url= ]isotretinoin cost [/url]

Anonymous said...

hello lunesta online - lunesta online pharmacy , [url= ]lunesta pills [/url]

Anonymous said...

aev cheap nolvadex no prescription - nolvadex online , [url= ]tamoxifen sale [/url]

Anonymous said... - [url=]msn[/url] msn

Anonymous said...

It is pretty amazing how much of a significant difference [url=]Thoi trang nam[/url] can have, of course you have to consider certain factors. So then what you simply should do is gather as many facts as possible and think about them. Therefore you do have to be cautious about what you choose and dismiss. When you are pleased that your research is thorough, then that is the time to assess the possibilities.

We know you want to choose what is right and best, and to that end we happily give you some excellent guidelines regarding this subject.

The general difficulties of women's and men's fashion

Both women and men can have the demands of maintaining their clothing up-to-date and in time, yet men's style frequently feels a lot less difficult. Of program, for both sexes, clothes and fashion options could be equally as elaborate, and there are many'stylish'things that can quickly become fashion faux pas - who is able to say they often see people running around in 70s flames? On the other hand, men's style features a few choice things that will exist forever - which man is going to keep an eye out of position with a good-quality, tailored suit, for example? Select classic pieces, colors and fabrics and you'll never seem out-of-place.

Why basic men's style is amazing

The traditional man's suit has scarcely changed for over a hundred years. True, there are several types for different functions, nevertheless they are all popular in their pursuit of a wise, sharp search for the wearer. The neat thing about traditional fashion for men is that it is effortlessly elegant efficiently neat. A well-groomed man will almost always look his sharpest in a well-tailored suit, and it is a testament to the style of such clothing. A suit will undoubtedly be used to work in many jobs due to the professional look it offers to the person, instilling a feeling of respect and trust. Equally a suit will undoubtedly be worn to several social situations, such as a tuxedo to a black-tie affair. This incredible flexibility that enables matches to be worn in nearly all occasions is what gives it its amazing border and a permanent devote men's fashion.

Contemporary trends in classic men's style

Though basic men's designs will never be replaced, it's interesting to remember that shifts in men's fashion trends have produced particular classic clothes back in fashion. The popularity of vintage clothing, especially, has taken back a wide-variety of common designs into men's wardrobes, such as that of the dandy man. 'Dandy'is a term used to refer to men who dress yourself in a classic yet lavish way, placing importance on appearance and operating in a polished method. This development for nearly'over-the-top'classic fashion for men is apparent from events such as the'Tweed Run', where men and girls of all ages dress yourself in especially Victorian-style clothing and take to the roads on vintage bicycles - with many of the men wearing remarkable mustaches! That is just one single of several types of data displaying the resurrection of such styles. Additionally, there are numerous blogs online which concentrate on gentlemanly type - such as'The Dandy Project'and'Dandyism'- as well as entire internet sites such as'The Art of Manliness'specialized in providing articles on classic men's fashion and grooming.

In conclusion, though specific issues with basic men's fashion may be cut back as new developments, the simple clothes that they are derived from will never slip out of fashion.

"All it requires really are a few basic clothes. And there is one secret - the simpler the better." - Cary Grant

StyleGun is an online men's fashion retailer with a technical angle.
Read More: [url=]thoi trang nam hcm[/url]

Anonymous said...

Hello. [url=]xenical online[/url] enter this deals [url=]diet pills[/url]

Anonymous said...

1, Maxalt Online - maxalt online, [url=]Buy Rizatriptan [/url]

Anonymous said...

12, Maxalt Cost - order maxalt online, [url=] Maxalt Cost [/url]

Anonymous said...

4, [url=]Eszopiclone Price[/url] - Order Lunesta - lunesta sale .

Anonymous said...

[url=]order propecia[/url]

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

Anonymous said...

Spot on with this write-up, I seriously think this site needs much more attention.

I'll probably be back again to read more, thanks for the info!

Have a look at my web page;

Anonymous said...

It's very simple to find out any topic on web as compared to textbooks, as I found this paragraph at this site.

My web page - トリーバーチ 長財布

Anonymous said...

I almost never drop responses, but i did some searching and wound up here "That Emmet girl never updates her blog. Isn't that stupid?".
And I do have a couple of questions for you if it's allright. Could it be simply me or does it seem like a few of these responses come across as if they are coming from brain dead people? :-P And, if you are posting on other sites, I would like to keep up with everything new you have to post. Could you list of all of your communal sites like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

Here is my web blog :: ミュウミュウ

Anonymous said...

This design is incredible! You definitely know how to keep a reader entertained.

Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved
to start my own blog (well, almost...HaHa!
) Great job. I really loved what you had to say, and more
than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

Here is my web page コーチ 財布

Anonymous said...

Hi to all, how is everything, I think every one is getting more
from this website, and your views are pleasant for new viewers.

Here is my page: クロエ

Anonymous said...

I am sure this post has touched all the internet visitors, its really really fastidious
paragraph on building up new webpage.

my blog - トリーバーチ

Anonymous said...

Whether these kinds of prints. [url=]custom labels[/url] Simply insert your text, picture/logo etc can look like when it's finished, click labels Documents. Indeed, stickers printers who have a sound working knowledge of stickersers, faxes, copiers and multifunction devices are down 7% to $49. The texts on the decals, this could translate into paying up front for a number of different stickers for a discount?
wine bottle labels Now that the process to decals out your photos. There is a gold standard to determine which labels scrub pants are ideal for brochures.