18. January 2011 · Comments Off on Oh dear … I should probably write about a few things! · Categories: Ramble

I was going through “concert withdrawal” (more specifically “Rachmaninoff withdrawal) yesterday and today was busy so I’ve not written about a few things. So here goes …

The Concerts
I’m NOT a Rachmaninoff fan. Or maybe I should say I’m not a Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto fan. Yes. You can gasp, but it’s true. But I really love his Symphonic Dances. While our first rehearsal was a tad uncomfortable for me — getting my EH legs back after a bit of vacation time was not enjoyable — I TRULY enjoyed playing the work, and it sits very well on the EH. Or at least for me it does. So I had fun. And I love having fun when performing. And I also believe — hold on to your hats, folks — that I played well. Yes. I really am writing that.

The Campus
We were told to expect a “police presence” on the UCSC campus today. Really? I didn’t see any police cars. I didn’t see any on police on foot. Or bikes. Or horses either. (Okay, I’ve never seen any on horses there.) Not one police officer at all. Period. And it was all very quiet when I was there. So I guess that was a Big Nothing. But I’m grateful for that. And I’m glad I managed to teach because …

… I now seem to be coming down with some sort of bug. I thought I was feeling sort of bleary this morning because I had to wake at 6:00 AM in order to teach at UCSC at 8:15 (yes, I was stupid enough to agree to that this quarter!). I got home, napped, and taught three students. Only after that did it dawn on me that perhaps I was getting a bug. My fever is extremely low, but it’s there and I suspect tomorrow will end up being a very quiet day.

So there you have it: Concerts. University Threat. Students. Fever. That’s my life in a nutshell!

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