Matthew's Big Blog of Adventure!

Sunday, June 20

Leaving for California tomorrow morning!

Well, I'm finally all packed and ready to go! Really got to go to sleep now as we must wake up @ 4:00 and leave by 5:00 to be at the airport at 7:00 for my flight at 9:00. If everything goes according to schedule, I should arrive at LAX around 11:00 PST. This is so cool! 8D

Neat Links:
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After Eight Years, Man Takes Elevator to Freedom
Fri Jun 18, 1:45 PM ET
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Reuters) - A frail 89-year-old Trinidadian man left his apartment for the first time in eight years this week after broken elevators in the government-owned building were finally replaced.
Local newspapers reported Thursday that Randolph Hall had been forced to stay in his eighth-floor apartment for years because he did not have the strength to go up and down so many flights of stairs.
After taking his first ride down the new elevator on Wednesday, accompanied by Trinidadian Housing Minister Keith Rowley, Hall said he was thankful.

German 'Samurai' on the Loose in Woods Near Berlin
Fri Jun 18, 1:48 PM ET
BERLIN (Reuters) - A camouflage-clad German man wielding a samurai sword attacked at least seven hikers in forests west of Berlin, performing sword tricks before ordering them to leave the woods, police said Friday.
They suspect a 46-year-old local man who trained in martial arts and survival skills in camps in Papua New Guinea and Vietnam to be the attacker.
"He's dangerous and has been hard to find because he wears camouflage," said Catrin Feistauer, spokeswoman for the Nauen police department. Police have used infrared cameras mounted on helicopters to try and track him down.
The man pushed two elderly people off their bikes and, flashing his sword, shouted at them to leave the forest. He later tried to drive a young couple out of the woods. No one was seriously hurt.
"It's frightening because the violence level has increased each time," Feistauer said.


  • Dude, this is weird, you're into the same stuff that I'm into. I went to WV academy last year and had a great time! Sounds like you're into computers and piano (same here). . .which schubert are you doing? I did a sonata and impromptu a while back; now I'm doing Rach's Second Concerto (first part). Anyway, I'll be checking your blog as it is very interesting.

    By Blogger Jason, at 5:42 PM  

  • I'm glad that you've enjoyed my blog. It's good to hear from another WVAer. :) I've gone to the Winston-Salem, NC event at Wakeforest University twice. I'm currently working on Schubert's DV 664 in A Major, movements 1-3. This is the first Schubert I've played, but I really like it! I first got turned onto him after analyzing a piece by his wife in my music theory class. Is that Rach as in Rachmaninoff?

    By Blogger Matthew Royal, at 12:27 AM  

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