Friday, October 22, 2010

Date Night!

I am currently on a much belated date with one of my very favorite people. Me! Rehearsals for the opera once again concluded extremely early giving me ample opportunity to romance myself. First I treated myself to some sushi, then straight to the couch for a scary movie. Later on the agenda is a mani/pedi and foot massage. Then to bed early for snuggling.

My Friday night, ladies and gentlemen.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Rehearsals: la premère semaine

The week of music rehearsals for the opera (Dialogues of the Carmelites) is almost over. I am tres psyched about my progress on this score. I need to do a better job in the future of remembering what it is possible to accomplish. Only a few weeks ago I opened my score for the first time and became utterly terrified. Today, I sang my whole role memorized, well, more or less.

My roommates have a friend in from out of town this weekend which is wholly fantastic because it gives me a lot of reasons to socialize and not work on my library homework (I'm not look forward to it, surprise!) Mostly, I like meeting new musicians. I'm just expanding my network, right? And if being a devoted fan of Mad Men has taught me anything it's that one can easily mix business and pleasure. In fact, sometimes it is absolutely necessary.

Friday, October 1, 2010


I started going to school again. (yay) Hopefully this will mean something will be happening in my life that is a little more post worthy than other people's kids and my ever fluctuating weight.

It's October 2. I have now been in school at UMKC for six lazy weeks. So far I have been moseying along making super new friends and learning a whole bunch-a new music (two things I thoroughly enjoy) but in a few hours rehearsals for the first opera start. Also, I think things in my only academic class this semester will start picking up soon which should mean a lot less facebook for me (not a bad thing necessarily).

Things I need to do more of:
Practicing (always need more)
Working out
Eating vegetables
Ride my bike

So I'll be working on that I suppose.