Well, I got a wild hair and submitted my 'This I Believe' essay. I stayed under 500 words (about 470). And I am posting it to my blog now. It was difficult to cover such a comprehensive subject - so I didn't try. I wrote an essay about what I believe about belief (sort of) instead. As usual with these things, they didn't really have a valid category for it so I put it under 'atheism'.
Hey, B&O is decent gear. As it happens, I own a B&O 9000 cassette player (ANCIENT technology, I know!), which does a very credible job of dealing with my cassettes, some of which I recorded myself from 1/4 inch master material (I used to work as an audio engineer).
As for ol' Rach ... man, you said the MAGIC WORD! Just listened to his 2nd Symphony at Severance Hall a week ago Saturday and it was EXCELLENT.
Dude, that's awesome! I'm actually a bit of a techno-snob in that regard...Three words: Bang and Olufsen.
I used to be heavy into classical music when I was a musician, but I listen to it less since I got into old-school jazz. ACTUALLY, my SO and I use the term "Oh My Rach" (Rachmaninoff lol) instead of OMG...
Loren, It could be possible I made her think for the first time in recent memory. I generally have no problem getting those around me to think, the only problem I face is getting them to think I am something other than the anti-christ. hehe