Our fall jazz concert at the college is tonight at 8:00, please "swing" by (heh) if you're in the area. I'll be onstage for three-fourths of the show, either as director or player. And with the exception of final preparations for college juries for my students, tonight marks the last of the really busy stuff of the semester. Relaxation, as well as catching up on little things that have been placed on the back burner, will ensue afterwards.
Every neighborhood has its Scrooge...but few exhibit such bad taste as this guy in Florida whose yard decorations include a blindfolded Santa hanging from a tree.
Live and on the air: Scientists in Finland have come up with a computerized sound system that responds to users' hand movements, adding actual guitar sounds to one's "air guitar" playing.
Blowing out half-candles: It's my half-birthday today, meaning it's the same day as my birthday but six months either side of it. I've always thought it would be funny to get someone half a card (the front part) on their half-birthday and make them wait the next six months to read the punch line.