Wednesday, April 28, 2004

What do you dream about?
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Do you ever wonder why we remember some things from our past, but don't remember others? I wonder why that is...
Destiny is fixed, but fate bends and turns, the feature of destiny that's pronounced or expressed.

Destiny rules and death obeys, but music governs destiny.

-Victor Walter,
The Voice of Manush

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

An interesting article regarding modern classical music in the movies.
*sing to the tune of Peter and the Wolf*:
"I hate the DMV! I hate the DMV, the D, DMV, DMV"

Monday, April 26, 2004

Malachite is believed to contain a steady pulsing of electromagnetic energy, which can stimulate physical and psychic vision and concentration. It’s believed to be useful for healing illnesses of the stomach, liver, kidneys, lungs and immune system. It’s said to release and draw out pain and inflammation, depression, anger and heals blockages. Some say it can be used to absorb undesirable energies including radiations produced by television and computer screens. Some
use it by placing it in four corners of a room to cleanse the room of toxins and gases. Malachite is also believed to ease electromagnetic energy.

Malachite is said to be a symbol of creativity and is sometimes used to bring fears and desires to a conscious level. Malachite is said to bring harmony into one's life. Some believe it helps the user become more patient.

Sunday, April 25, 2004

Back from Cleveland and exhausted.

Friday, April 23, 2004

Busy day...busy weekend coming up.

Tomorrow we're leaving for Cleveland at 7am to get the rest of our things out of storage and bring them here. I'm hoping there will be enough time to grab lunch with Gerry, or some of our other friends. We'll be on a tight schedule, so who knows what will happen.

Thursday, April 22, 2004

near reinvention
but held up by circumstance
crawling over change

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

I forgot to post this link the other day, again, courtesy of Courtney....

If you liked that Bubble Wrap link I posted last week, be sure to check out the Subservient Chicken. Just behave yourselves!
Birthday wishes today to Courtney! Happy Birthday! I hope we can celebrate later....thus was the plan, was it not? :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

it's like wreckless driving when we're talking
it's fun while it lasts and it's faster then walking
but no one's going to sympathize when we crash
they'll say, 'you hit what you head for; you get what you ask'
and we'll say we didn't know
no, we didn't even try
one minute there was road beneath us,
the next just sky......

Saturday, April 17, 2004

butterflies don't belong in nets...
Last night, Julia, Matt, and I went to hear Beethoven's Missa Solemnis. Read the D&C review here. While I enjoyed hearing it very much, I have to say that one of the best parts was the free admission. Actually, not. I am a huge fan of choral oratorios...the Mozart Requiem, the Brahms Eine Deutsche Requiem, the Verdi Requiem, the Schubert Mass in G, the Vivaldi Magnificat, and especially the Lauridsen Lux Aeterna. (I could go on for HOURS!) I guess now I'm just happy to have music back in my life as regularly as it is...not being an active participant for 2 months while unemployed really created a longing I hadn't acknowledged until I started playing again.

Anyway, it was a good concert...the orchestra was in fine form, save a few shaky entrances and some tuning issues. Oh, and the company wasn't too bad either. *winks*

Friday, April 16, 2004

*singsong voice*I'm going to be in a ba-and, I'm going to be in a ba-and....

After jamming today for about 2 hours straight, I'm not only exhausted, but very, very excited. My first day is Sunday. I'd better hurry up and go practice more!

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

My bout with unemployment is about to end, pending some further contract negotiations. How nice it is to actually have job offers! And income!

Monday, April 12, 2004

The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.--Glen Gould

Monday, April 05, 2004

Things I Miss About Cleveland
1. No snow in April
2. Tommy's
3. The fact that there is not an Italian restaurant on every street corner. (What is it with Italian food here, anyway?!)
4. My old jobs
5. Gerry
6. Merlin
7. My fenced in yard (it's a pain taking the dog out on the leash every time she has to potty.....especially during that snow in April)
8. The convenience of every shopping place to which one would need to travel being no more than 10 minutes away
9. Cheap(er) gas
10. My in-laws JUST KIDDING! You thought I was serious about that, didn't you?
A semi-eventful weekend......

Friday we had dinner at Keenan's where I ran into my 7th grade English teacher. Normally, one might be happy to run into old teachers. I, however, loathe running into people I know (unless they are people with whom I've been friends with for years, or people with whom I have a close relationship). Actually I find it rather embarrassing.

Anyway, Saturday was a day of cooking. I spent hours at Wegman's (one of the things I deeply missed about Rochester). Saturday afternoon/evening I spent hours cooking after spending hours shopping. I made TURKEY ROULADES WITH DRIED APRICOT ROSEMARY STUFFING AND APRICOT MUSTARD SAUCE, Steamed Lemon Butter Asparagus, and a lovely Tossed Green Salad.

Thursday, April 01, 2004


I got a letter in the mail today saying my attorney, handling a certain case for me, in a certain New England state, had DIED!