… and I have two rehearsals today, the first beginning at 3:30. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

I haven’t been working so hard I have a good excuse for the tiredness. I cleaned the kitchen, hand washing dishes that didn’t get cleaned because our dishwasher is misbehaving (has the dishwasher been talking to my reeds? Are they conspiring against me?).

I backed up my computer, but I can’t claim that that is at all tiring. Just smart. (Hey! I did something smart today!)

I’ve done a bit of reed work, but some days I can just tell that whatever I touch is going to turn to dross. It’s definitely one of those days. So I gave up after a while and made dinner instead. (No dross there; it’s a chicken cacciatore meal for Dan & Jameson, but not for me, as I won’t be coming home to eat between services.)

In any case, I’m going to close my eyes for a brief time, so I can make sure I’ll get through the Double Day. Sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. And nap is what I gotta do.

Got it?

09. May 2007 · Comments Off on Please Don’t Give Up On Me … · Categories: imported, Ramble

… yet!

Yes, we are still having major problems. Yes, the site is down a lot. And yes, I’m frustrated … and it’s not our fault! (It’s something at the Manila end I guess.)

I just hope you all don’t give up on me.

For the time being, though, I’m probably going to be posting less. Maybe I’ll practice more.

It could happen. 🙂

09. May 2007 · Comments Off on What Would YOU Think? · Categories: imported, Ramble

If someone put up two teasers about a big announcement, what would you think?

I KNOW. Me too! (It’s all about the oboe, right?)

So when Mr. Teachout said to be sure and check in today at 1:30 I thought, “Finally, someone has figured out how to make the perfect oboe reed! At last, our struggles are over.”


Well, okay … it was about a big “O” … but not Oboe Reed “O” but, instead, and slightly less significant, it’s an Opera “O”.

O Well.

09. May 2007 · Comments Off on All In The Family? · Categories: imported, Ramble

It’s interesting to read about the new members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Yes, indeed.

Obviously I only know what I read in the paper, so it very well may be that there were no auditionees from anywhere else that were close to good enough to win the auditions. But it’s still … interesting ….

09. May 2007 · Comments Off on MQOD · Categories: imported, Quotes

Among the biggest stresses of an audition, and the hardest to prepare for, is that feeling of being exposed – presenting yourself, warts and all, to a group of people you don’t know, and whose reactions you can’t anticipate.

-Matt Heller (read that and more here)