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I'm Mike Pope. I live in the Seattle area. I've been a technical writer and editor for over 30 years. I'm interested in software, language, music, movies, books, motorcycles, travel, and ... well, lots of stuff.

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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 6/22/2018

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  09:30 AM

Just got a call from the daughter, who's off in Bloomington, IN getting all orientated and stuff. First thing she told me: "Guess what, I'm taking German!" The taking of German is something of keen interest to me, seeing as how I picked up a couple of degrees in same at an earlier point in my life. I wouldn't have in fact recommended it, but Sabrina has an eminently practical reason, at least: she wants to spend a year abroad studying in (for now) Vienna.

Anyway, she's taking:

Music Theory (8:00am, hahahahaha)
Piano 4
German
Ensemble
Private lessons

The last two aren't set up yet, because she needs to audition the first week of school (ensemble) and because the professor is off playing in Europe (lessons).

Her SAT scores and/or her AP English class were sufficient to test her out of English comp, yay. And apparently there's no math requirement: "I never have to take math again!" she said, a little more emphatically than I would have anticipated.

She sounded quite excited, and I can see why -- this is going to be an all-music, all-the-time environment for our girl, 'ceptin' that German thing. Ah, freshman year registration -- is there anything that has quite the same sense of possibility and anticipation?

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