Mr. Morgan Again: So, going by what was implied in last night's episode of Dexter, I think I've worked out what his problem is and why he's tolerable. The show seems to be hinting that Dexter has post-traumatic sociopathy. I've never heard of such a thing, but there I was on the bus this morning, entertaining myself by having the little Mr. Graves in my head sort it all out as a legilimency thing.
My brain is weird. Comes of having too much unoccupied mental time on the bus. (g) Yep, that's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it.
I just searched for 'traumatic sociopathy' on Google and came up with nothing, so I think that is pretty confirmative that the concept is Hollywood BS. Still, it's an interesting idea.
Voice Lessons: One effect I've noticed from the voice lessons is that I am paying a lot more attention to how my speaking voice sounds in my head. I am becoming a lot more aware of how it might sound to other people, and I am becoming a little bit better at modulating it when I think I am starting to sound like a 12 year-old. It's pretty interesting. My voice teacher told me to change the way my voice sounds in my head so that it will change in tone when I am speaking or singing. Just by opening my throat, I am able to effect significant change so that it sounds more adult and a bit less nasal or whatever it is. I am finding this whole experience of voice consciousness amazing.
Anyway, I love practicing the voice exercises. I am a dork. (g) When I practice the voice exercises, I can go outside and sing at my full capacity, instead of holding myself back, the way I usually do when I am singing to myself at the bus stop or transit center..
Work: We are getting ready for our office's End-of-Year meeting/party. It has to ostensibly contrain some kind of training, to justify things to Austin. This year's emphasis seems to be on physical fitness. I hope they won't mind if I practice voice exercises while I'm there.
On the other hand, they might pay me to shut up. Hm! A potential residual income stream!
Iconage: Has anyone ever seen that Burlington Coat Factory commercial starring the Italian couple, Sylvia and Marcello? I want to make an icon of Sylvia in the black dress and label it, "Italian.'
A guy went into an Amish school, boarded it up as for a seige, and shot dead three girls and then himself.
What the hell?!?!?
Words like 'appalled' and 'stunned' just don't convey enough. This is beyond understanding. My heart goes out to the families of those children, children who never hurt anybody.
Edit (10pm): Eleven girls were shot. Three are in critical condition, and four have died.