June 4th, 2011

krazy koati

But they're not; he just wrote it like that

Friday at the con started close enough to noon that we weren't going to breakfast. We're not really breakfast people anyway.

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We closed the night off with a return to the karaoke room. I believe that my artistic triumph of the night was attempting Herman Hermits's ``Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter'', and managing to hit a range which was, I estimate, two-thirds of an octave away from every key known to man. There were stretches of as much as a whole bar in which I was at least synchronized in some way to the actual tune. Still, I had avoided the hardest parts of singing, like tricky key changes or 44-second-long instrumental stretches. Other singers were not so blessed.

Trivia: The Allied radio code-word indicating their entry into Rome was ``Elefante!'', which was broadcast from London on 2 June 1944, two days before the Allies did finally enter the city. Source: The Battle For Rome: The Germans, The Allies, The Partisans, And The Pope, September 1943 - June 1944, Robert Katz.

Currently Reading: The Teapot Dome Scandal: How Big Oil Bought The Harding White House And Tried To Steal The Country, Laton McCartney.