The title alone makes you hungry, doesn't it? It's too bad it has NOTHING to do with this blog entry, but I've heard the best titles are the ones that are completely abstract and unrelated to what follows. :)
Alright, I am updating this blog right now while I should have been in a staff meeting for my Community Advisor job this morning. Yes....I missed the meeting. Because I forgot to set my damn alarm last night. This NEVER happens. Oh well.
Let's talk about the colts for a minute. So yesterday, they lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Making their record 0-4, the worst start since Manning joined the team in 1998. Ok....it's not like anyone is really that surprised. Losing Manning was like losing the engine to your car. And maybe its true....maybe we really CAN'T win without Manning. But let's talk about another individual who has really started to step in the game, after receiving so much crap (from myself included) for some blown opportunities when we really need it. Yes.....I'm talking about Curtis Painter. Who was a backup under Peyton Manning and got pushed to 3rd string QB when Kerry Collins was brought on. Collins, who has yet to throw a TD pass in three games, was a clear waste of money.
Now 13/30 is not something to write home about, however 281 yards in 13 passes IS. And the reason why he was 13/30 was because the Colts offensive lines is horribly beaten down. They were giving him an average of 1.5 seconds to throw the ball last night. Painter's passer rating was even higher than his TB counterpart, Freeman. So in conclusion, we keep hearing all this talk about how the Colts are gonna lose every game and be able to draft Andrew Luck out of Stanford, but personally even if we don't get the number one pick....I feel pretty confident that we have Manning's apprentice on our side.
So I have officially joined the "World Famous Mokracy Blog" as a writing contributor. As if I can afford to take on any more responsibilities, however this one isn't expected to take up too much of my time. It seems like it will be a fun thing to do, cause that is a GREAT blog. Aside from that, I have also just gotten a job as a music theory tutor. We all know that's because I'm a musical GENIUS. Ok, maybe not...but theory I and II did come pretty easy for me, plus if I'm really interested in a masters in music theory then this will be a good experience for me, right?
History sucks. I mean, its an important thing to know....but trying to take an exam on 10 chapters of it yesterday was pretty rough. I'm pretty sure I got a B, but it even could have been a C because there was so much I was unsure of. Oh well, I've given up on my hopes of trying to get a 4.0 in a semester....so now I'll just work on trying to maintain a B average. Doing pretty good so far!
Just because its fun to post things like this, here is a little snipit of a piece I'm working on for clarinet, to be premiered by Carrie Ravenscraft. :)
Looks fun, huh? Definitely a different transition from my writing about three or four years ago. But its unaccompanied....so it leaves a lot of room for imagination and liberties. Plus, according to Tim Miller, the clarinet has unlimited capabilities. What a dangerous thing to say.
I wonder if I should write in this part to allow for a bouquet of flowers to bloom from the bell, and when Carrie says "WHAT?!?!" I'll reply "Hey...unlimited capabilities!"
That was the coffee talking....no really.
But speaking of Carrie, you all should attend her Clarinet Recital on October 23rd at 2pm if you are able to. She's a kickass clarinet player!
My little bro, Mario, has a business card now. He teaches guitar in Lexington, Ky. Since most of my viewers are in the New Albany/Louisville area I can't see any of you really finding any use for this, but just in case I'll go ahead and post his card here...and in case you want to drive an hour and half for some guitar lessons, feel free to call/email him!
Alright, well that does it for today. Thanks for reading!