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Yesterday was even more productive than Saturday, perhaps because I didn't squander the morning doing laundry and trying to get spyware off my pc.

     But first, the delightful oddity of the day: at church last night, one of the pastors joined the band for the first song (Everybody Wants to go to Heaven, but Nobody Wants to Die) and he played the saw! I'd never seen or heard of such a thing before--the sound was eerie and amazing. I want one!!

     I finished my Hope's Passage editing that I wanted done! Feels good to take it off my list until next year.

     Best of all, I actually finished my hyarmi essay! The nights have been rather warm this weekend, and the mornings very bright, so I got a light-induced headache when I woke up yesterday, and decided to 'keep' it. Worked perfectly--the headache took the pleasure out of thinking about doing artsy stuff and helped me focus on the tedium of hashing out the last unwritten section of the hyarmi essay.

     Still have plenty of polishing to do, but it's written. I took a look at the document properties, and found that it had been created on Sunday, May 21, 2000. Heh, that took me a little while. Here's hoping I get through the avarii essay just a trifle quicker!
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On September 3rd, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC), wispywillow commented:
I've heard of musical saws before, but I've never heard one played live. Today on a public tv station I saw a guy playing tunes with plastic spoons ^_^

CONGRATS on finishing the hyarmi essay!! Heheh, and hopefully it won't take you 7 years to do the avarii one. ^_~
On September 3rd, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I love all the things people can make instruments of! I get far too much of a charge out of blowing on a glass bottle after I've drunk the contents. Oh--and the plastic sheet that came with a 24" x 36" poster frame I used to have--I'd get my dog worked up and parents alarmed by some of the wacky noises that thing could put out!

Thanks! Here's hoping. ;) (I guess I must really need due-dates, seeing as I usually finished my college essays/papers some 15-30 minutes before time to hand them in.)
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On September 3rd, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
I have never heard of musical saw. That is very interesting.
Did you notice in the write -up that they have a competition in Felton CA.

Happy to hear you finish your Hyarmi essay. When do we get to read it? SD
On September 3rd, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I noticed that too, I was just too lazy to try to find out where in CA Felton is. (Took a look now, but it's too small to appear on my highway atlas.) That would be a very interesting thing to see!

Haven't you read it already? I had all the completed parts posted on my FictionPress page for a while. Well, once it's polished, I could e-mail it to you, but I warn you it's not edge-of-the-seat stuff! (It won't be getting unlocked on my LJ for a bit yet.)
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On September 3rd, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC), shanra commented:
Eep! That did take quite a while to finish Congratulations on getting it finished! And getting the editing you wanted to do done! (Yay for shrinking lists!)

*grins* I've only heard a musical saw a few times before, in Pippi Longstocking movies. Well, one. There's one where one of the characters plays one. I'd forgotten how they sounded (until I read that 'Last Dance' features it and I have that song). I'd forgotten quite how eerie that it actually is. Definitely not a sound for late at night.

Huzzah on productivity! ^-^
On September 3rd, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Thanks! Funny as it may seem, I actually prefer story-writing to essay-work, so that thing spent huge swathes of time just a-gathering dust.

Ah, I never saw the movies or read the books--something about the back cover blurbs turned me off as a kid (unless I read just the first one and disliked it). No, it isn't!

Huzzah indeed! Today's been wonderful too (but back to work tomorrow).
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On September 4th, 2007 11:13 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
They certainly do! =)

Heh, here's hoping! ;)