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Mendy Smith

Next Stop: Interlochen

August 10, 2008 at 11:14 AM

This project that I've been working on seemingly forever is now officially complete. I headed from China back to Hong Kong today. On the bus, we drove by where the equestrian events were going to occur. Seemed quiet. The only thing I got to do Olymics-wise while out in China was to watch the opening ceremonies live on a large screen TV in the hotel bar with the rest of my team and a small spattering of locals (and a few Russians).

Tomorrow I get back on a plane for the 13 hour flight back to SFO, then on back to Oregon. Just in time to do a little laundry, stow away the 15" viola (that didn't get much use while I was on this side of the pond), gather up my 16" viola accessories, take a short nap, then back on a plane again to Interlochen - another all day travel adventure. Good thing that the folks at Interlochen will be picking me up at the airport!!!

Talk about "Hurry up and have fun NOW!". It reminds me of a Star Trek Voyager episode where 7 of 9 was gaurdian of some Borg children and rigidly scheduled their fun time. I just hope that I can recover from the jet lag quickly enough to not fall asleep during masterclasses. At least I will be wide away for the rumored "all night Hayden Quartet Readings" :)

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