Today, after way too much time, I finally put Kevmobile 1.2 in the shop to fix the damage from my wreck back in March. They say it'll take "ten working days" to fix, but I'm hoping they're just being pessimistic on purpose, like some restaurants do when they tell you a fifteen-minute wait will take thirty minutes.
Needless to say, I'm in a rental vehicle while this all goes down. The rental place that's attached to the service center was totally out of cars, so I had to go with what was left at their other location, which was something I'd never heard of before today: a Daewoo Lanos. It's so....small. It looks like one of those pods that they launch from a spaceship in a sci-fi movie. In fact, that's my nickname for it: the kPod. I just wish the kPod had an iPod; a cassette player ain't doin' it for me. Also, the trunk doesn't open from inside, and the driver's side door doesn't lock from the inside either, and it's just so...small (yeah, I know I already said that; here's a picture to prove it). It's nothing like Kevmobile 1.2 in any way, except...it's the exact same color. Weird. When I drove up in it to Chipotle after big band, Dingus said, "That just looks so awkward." Oh, and it also has an expired inspection sticker (it was raining like crazy when I got it this afternoon, so I didn't notice till I got home tonight), which means maybe I can "upgrade" in a day or so.
(UPDATE: I did indeed get to upgrade the next day; after yet another car with an expired sticker, I finally got in a "legal" one--a Chevy Malibu, which is almost Dingus-sized compared to what I'm used to, but at least it has a CD player.)
IT'S HERE!: The faculty CD from Jazz Camp arrived today. It sounds great; I have to remind myself that I'm actually in this band. It's on an actual label, Sea Breeze Jazz, and it already has its own page on their site. Check out Track #9 for a solo from a certain unnamed bari player (heh heh).
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "According to my reading of the Americans with Disabilities Act, trombones are not required to tune."--The new bass bone guy in big band, as the Bb was passed around. It's gonna be a fun summer in there.