19. February 2009 · Comments Off on Whew! · Categories: Ramble

I’m home from the dentist. And Whew!

Anyone who knows me knows that I fear the dentist. When I was younger, I consistently had a miserable time at the dentist. The guy we saw seemed to think I was pretending when I said I could feel him drilling. My current dentist knows that I have extremely sensitive teeth, and when he does work he makes sure I don’t feel a thing. (He’s into the “painless” thing. If you need a dentist and live near me, Dr. Charles Bocks is fantastic with that … at least for me.)

Dr. Bocks, though, has been known to make me feel rotten about my teeth. So I still have the childhood fear that pops up (no matter what, childhood stuff sticks with you, you know?), plus the guilt that Dr. Bocks dumps on me.

But today? Today he only complimented me! So woo hoo! Time to celebrate. Or maybe I’ll wait until I finish teaching the three students I have today. That might be wiser, knowing what a party animal I am.

Yeah, I’m just kidding about the animal thing.

I get asked all the time not only why I chose the bassoon, but, “what the heck is a bassoon?” Generally, I have to explain that the bassoon is not an oboe, nor is the fingering similar to an oboe. Nor do we play the same mouthpiece as an oboe, but the two instruments are similar. “No, the bassoon is not in the oboe family, but of course the oboe is in the bassoon family … why don’t you know what a bassoon is???”

So some folks know about an oboe and not about the bassoon? Weird.

I read it here.

19. February 2009 · Comments Off on Awry? · Categories: Ramble

Sorry, but something is awfully awry with the site right now. The right sidebar is messed up. Sometimes I can get in to post something, sometimes I can’t.

What a mess. 🙁

And I’m a computer idiot.

19. February 2009 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

New! Here is a “Twitter Quote Of the Day” for you:

brother threw a tantrum. he couldn’t play oboe right, so he hit me with it. he ripped my iPod off the headphones…

19. February 2009 · Comments Off on BQOD · Categories: BQOD

I can play the flute and oboe, as well as some bassoon, trumpet, and piano. The oboe used to be my passion (it still is to an extent) and my dream was to play in an orchestra that recorded movie soundtracks. Movies have the best music.