I've started on the Viotti and, as usual, am liking it more and more as I play it. I have a lesson today so I'm anxious to see what Mr. Neal thinks of my progress. I think I've done very well for a week, but he's not easily impressed so...
The double stops in that concerto are purely evil, though. Yikes.
I'm sorry to say I've been abandoning my piano accomplishments as I bask in my new-found freedom from school, but I'll work on that a little later. I've just been sitting around, enjoying not having to do anything, working on my crochet, and beading new jewelry. I have also become thoroughly disgusted with the NPR station down here. Nothing but baroqu, baroque, baroque! They've also perverted the romantic hour by infiltrating it with soppy poetry read over the music. I mean, honestly, when there's Beethoven piano sonatas in the backround, who wants to listen to Henry David Thoreau?! The "straw that broke the camel's back" was when they failed to broadcast Saturday afternoon's opera from the Met. Oh, that just infuriated me! I never have time to sit all Saturday and listen to an entire opera, so the one day I do, they don't broadcast for some stupid reason.
I'm thinking of starting up my culinary time again-I used to cook dinner once a week- but we'll see. The downside is that I have to clean all the dishes up alone if I cook. Because I have a tendency to create lots and lots of dirty dishes. How we functioned for six years without a dishwasher,I'll never know.
I have to run and clean up some dissecting stuff now. I left a decapitated crayfish in my bedroom and I should probably dispose of it before someone else melts some butter and...
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