06. November 2006 · Comments Off on Catch Up Day · Categories: imported, Ramble

Today is the day I attempt to get all the things done that I should have been doing over the past week. The first load of laundry is in. I’ve done a bit of shopping (although of course I realized I forgot something … even though it was written on the list). The car has been cleaned (Hoorah for 10 coupons=free wash!). I see a layer of dust on furniture. Or is that two layers? I can’t tell. I have to balance the checkbook and make sure I’ve paid all the bills. I can actually make dinner today, so I want to make something that will last for more than one day so that, come the Wacky Double Days™ I’ll only have to reheat the dish.

And I need to fill out my absentee ballot.


I vote absentee because I’m never sure where I’ll be on Tuesday. But of course I didn’t fill it out sooner, so I’ll just swing it by our polling place tomorrow. Still … I haven’t a clue on some things yet. So I have studying to do. And it has to be quick studying. I can tell you, though, that if I voted against anyone who irritated me I’d probably just not vote. I certainly look forward to tomorrow being over. I think I’ll not answer the phone today. (So if you’re trying to contact me via phone please yak on the ansewring machine and I’ll pick up! I promise.)

Catch up day isn’t such a bad day for me, really. I enjoy getting things tidy, and I enjoy tossing all the mail that has stacked up. I enjoy order, and the chaos that has resulted in my schedule drives me bonkers.

But it does make me wonder: How do people who work full time deal with all these chores? While I’m busy, I don’t work 9-5. Am I missing something here? Or do most 9-5ers have house cleaners? Say what?

Maybe I’m just a wimp!

Other Things
In the pit yesterday I was thinking about a musician (a doubler from the LA area) I met a few years ago. I was playing a show up in San Francisco, and he came to sit in the pit and observe, as he was friends with the conductor. During intermission he said to me, “You really take this seriously, don’t you? And you like it!” I nodded. He then said, “You care too much. And you know your symphony colleagues will look down on you for liking this stuff.”

I was sort of surprised, but not entirely.

I know many of my “symphonic” pals think very little of musical theatre. It is beneath them, and is a kind of “last restor” sort of job. I know that by caring about the music, and putting as much energy into this music as I do into symphony or opera I get upset if I don’t do well, where some of the pit folk just don’t care. But I can’t be any other way. For one, I simply love shows. I really do. Is that pathetic? Does it make readers want to leave the blog? I wonder! But also, if I didn’t care I feel as if that would infect all of my playing.

But maybe I’m just a sucker for musicals, too. So be it. I’d rather be a sucker than a cynic.

Call me silly! 🙂

Now back to work with me! Dust is calling. So is the vacuum. As are politicians.

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