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Pauline Lerner

February 18, 2005 at 7:54 AM

My job interview on Wednesday went very well. Thanks to all who wished me luck.

When I left the interview I felt completely wrung out. My feet led me to a Border's and, the next day, to a Barnes and Noble. At Border's, I parted with some of my money and got really good coffee, chocolate, and CDs. At B&N I just got some really good CDs. Right now I'm listening to one of them, with Heifetz playing the Brahms Concerto and Heifetz with Piatigorsky playing the Brahms Double. This is a fantastic recording! More wonders await me on the other CDs. I figure that the CDs are my reward for having survived the job interview.

This weekend will be really good for me musically. A new concert hall opened near my home, and it is the site of upcoming concerts by both the National Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. I have tickets to performances by Hilary Hahn on Saturday and Itzhak Perlman on Sunday. Wow! The Perlman concert is the opening concert for the NSO at this venue. I received an invitation to celebrate with the NSO at a special dinner. Tickets are only $500 apiece, but I declined. I don't have that much money, and, if I did, I'd rather spend it on more concert tickets or CDs. I'm afraid that after hearing Hahn and Perlman, I may buy some more CDs.

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