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Natasha Marsalli

May 29, 2006 at 4:30 PM

'llo all my friendly peeps!
This week, my class (i.e. me) selebrated the momentous occasion of the completion of tenth grade! Well, except for a teensy weensy bit of lab work *coughsevenhourscough* and sending in everything. But all the tests are done!

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...


From Sydney Menees
Posted on May 29, 2006 at 7:53 PM
Haha, oh goodness Knot! HOORAY, END OF SCHOOL! :D
From Maura Gerety
Posted on May 29, 2006 at 11:43 PM
Beethoven and Thoreau is a rather strange combination. Beethoven would go better with Goethe or Schiller. Tchaikovsky goes perfectly with Pushkin, Rachmaninov is great with Lermontov and Mendelssohn is ideal for Shakespeare. :)
From Karin Lin
Posted on May 30, 2006 at 12:40 AM
Ugh, I hate that poetry thing! Classical music is to be enjoyed on its own, not as background music for some other form of auditory art.
From Jasmine Lewis
Posted on May 30, 2006 at 4:44 PM
poetry is my enemy...

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