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Here I will periodically post random thoughts and stories about what's going on in my life and the world around me. As if anyone cared. But seriously, you've found your way here, so hopefully you will enjoy at least some of what I have to say, even if you aren't entirely interested in it. At the least, it should be a good way to waste time.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Gobble Gobble Kitty

Well, here we are at Sac State on the day before Thanksgiving. It's quiet. A lot of people have already checked out for the break, but there's still some classes going on. Only two more weeks before finals after this week. Honestly it hasn't been a bad semester. Even FeNAM went pretty well. Still, it's been kind of a blah semester. I didn't write music for the marching band for the first time since 2010, mostly because it's just to cumbersome and expensive to try and get publisher's rights to (legally) arrange music. I didn't even go out to rehearsals this season, and only made it to two games - homecoming and the Causeway Classic. The Classic was a pretty exciting game; we ultimately won 52-47, and led the whole way, but nearly blew a 31 point lead in the second half. But most of the marching season passed by me this year. Honestly it seems I've just had too many other things to do, yet at the same time I can't point to much of anything that I actually accomplished this semester. Just staying the course and plodding through life.

We got cats. Two to be precise. I wasn't sure if I really wanted to, after the last ones passed on. It is a lot of work, and you have to worry about having someone look after them anytime you take a trip somewhere. But now that Connor's 4 it seemed like a good time to try having pets again. So I went shopping. On Craiglist.

It's surprising how many people post available kittens on there...and yet don't really connect when you reach out and try to claim them. It was ultimately the third person that I contacted and said, "Hey, we'll take them, when can we come get them". This was a family in the outskirts of Elk Grove, who had a litter of 6 kittens. So I had a bit of a selection when I drove down there at 7:30pm on Sunday the 12th. But I think I picked good ones. They were born on August 23, so they're just about three months old. It took a few days for them to acclimate to their new surrounding and learn to trust us. The boy actually started exploring pretty quickly, whereas the girl spent most of the first night hiding in the carrier. And then the next couple nights hiding under the bed. But we've had them - Buster and Scout - for about a week and a half now, and they're enjoying running around and playing. And just like a dog, they come out to greet me when I come home.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and the start of a four day weekend. It will be nice to have a little break before returning for the last big push to finish out the semester. Actually on Sunday, the Mandarins are holding their final Academy at Sac State, so I might come down to see how their rehearsal is going on my little arrangement of 24K Magic. Aside from that, maybe I'll try and accomplish something this weekend, besides binge watching shows like Stranger Things on Netflix. Or maybe not. Well, I'm sure I'll consume lots of food...gobble gobble!