23. May 2009 · 6 comments · Categories: Ramble

Okay. I played. It went fine. I think. Of course the further away I get from it the more I think, “Did I really play horribly and was everyone just being nice because they felt sorry for me?”

Yep. That’s how twisted my brain is.

But anyway, I played, bad left ear and all. And yes, the ear is just as bad as it was yesterday and the day before and the day before. But I’m learning to deal with it. Which is a good thing … because what if it never gets better? So there you go.

Dan said I played well. As he says, though, it doesn’t help when he says it because I tell him that it’s just because we’re married and he has to say nice things. Still, I told him to go ahead and say nice things in any case. I am in the mood to hear them right now and not be too skeptical. Maybe.

Now I’m home and I just had my celebratory bowl of Joe’s Os (pretty much like Cheerios). The crunch of those hurts my left ear, believe it or not. But I ate them anyway. I had to celebrate, after all!

Next week I move on to Symphony Silicon Valley playing for the Santa Clara Chorale along with a little job playing for the Cantabile Youth Singers. Lots of vocal music. And I do love vocal music, so I’m happy to do these.


  1. patti with an i

    your email inbox is full so i’m leaving this here. so sorry to see that this ear thing keeps dragging on for you! is it maybe time for another opinion? it may be that there’s nothing to be done but wait it out, but even to have it confirmed that this is within the normal range of how this works itself out might feel reassuring…

  2. My email box is full? That’s weird! I can’t imagine why. Did you try to send the email through the site, or were you just sending from your email program? I’m going to have to see what’s up with that!

    Yeah, I’ll probably go in when I find the time to do that. Thanks for encouraging me to go. I need urging sometimes. 🙂

  3. patti with an i

    from email program, got the dreaded failure notice from the daemon

  4. Well, that’s just really odd … but what address did you send to? I have several, and I will definitely want to check this out!

  5. patti with an i

    oboe (at) planetmitchell (dot) com
    and i just tried again with the same result

  6. Thanks much! I just tried and it doesn’t go through to me either. Dan is going to see what’s up, since the mailbox is, in fact, empty.

    I rarely use that addie these days, as our “planet” was crashing a while back and I grew weary of the issue. You can plug this one into your address book instead: pattyoboe [at] mac [dot] com.