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Kelsey Z.

October 26, 2004 at 9:14 PM

Last night I stayed up later then originally I had intended. I was checking out the line-up for one of my favorite radio shows to see what they would be playing and see if it was something condusive to studying with and I saw that Canadian composer, Colin McPhee's Balinese Ceremonial Music was going to be aired. I love that piece! I didn't really look closely to see who was playing it or anything, but whether it was the piano or orchestral version I wanted to hear it! So I stayed up until it came on. I got a suprise when it came on! It was the piano transcription of it and the performers...Colin McPhee himself, and Benjamin Britten from a New York recording in 1941! It was so neat to hear it. I stopped what I was doing to just listen to it and absorb it. It's not every day that you get the chance to hear such a recording!

I felt I had been pretty productive yesterday, had had school in the morning then went to my grandparents place and practiced for a couple of hours, went back to school for another class...back to my grandparents place then I hitched a ride to work and was there for a few hours, so I felt that I would actually be able to sit down and watch some TV without feeling guilty about it. I hadn't watched hardly any TV in weeks! So I watched some TV and couldn't really find anything of particular interest, then I came across Madame Butterfly being done (with english subtitles) and having studied the work a fair amount last year for music history and having never actually heard much, if any of the opera I watched the 1 hour or of it that remained to be watched. It was kind of interesting! I'm not really big on opera, but I actually enjoyed it!

When I was working today, the house I work at overlooks the lake here, which is one of the most breath-taking views around here, and there is a garden and lawn space in the front of the house. The house is very open and spacious, which is really nice. Something caught my eye as I was unwrapping stuff and this little tiny bunny rabbit was hopping about in the lawn and eating the plants! It was a very cute little bunny and it hopped around in that area where I could see it for quite some time.

Tomorrow at school, as part of a Terry Fox Foundation Fundraiser, the principal of my highschool is going to be duct taped to the gymnasim wall and students have the oppotunity to pie our teachers in the face. Talk about a fun way to raise money for cancer research!


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