Monday, November 21, 2011

Sweet November.

This weekend I...

Caught a cold.

Saw the symphony band perform at my school.

Took a writing proficiency test.  Fell asleep on my arm because I wasn't allowed to leave the testing room when I had finished my essay.  Woke myself up breathing heavily.

Saw an opera in San Francisco.  Met Susan Graham.

Got up at noon.

Met a friend for coffee.

Spent the rest of the day in bed trying to get over my cold. 

Watched two hours of Family Guy.

Opera and Family Guy in the same 24-hour span. 

I even finished my homework for tomorrow.  That being said, I'm sure I'll be too congested to sing much in my lesson and I have two weeks to memorize four songs for my juries (basically the final for the lessons you take as a performance major).  So, that sucks.

But, on the upside, I get to see my family for Thanksgiving this week.  And then I get to go home again a few weeks after that for Christmas.  I'm finally starting to miss home a little bit, so I think it's definitely time for a short visit. 


  1. Dude, I was sick all last week; lost my voice completely, and I finally understood how career singers felt. I drove myself nuts trying not to sing, and I was panicking because I too have juries to sing(well, junior quals, technically) and I always feel like my pieces aren't nearly polished enough for it. I also lost a Christmas season job opportunity, but I feel lucky that I'm well enough to sing in tonight's and tomorrow's opera scenes. I could give you the information if you want to come up either night, but something tells me you are just as busy, if not busier than I am. I'm using Thanksgiving break to catch up on voice. :P

  2. Also, I got to meet Susan Graham's co-star, David Daniels. Apparently our opera teacher went to school with him, so he came to our university last week. :D I'm glad you are busy(in a good way) and are coming out of whatever nasty sickness was being spread around. :P

  3. Wow. I cannot imagine singing with a cold. I usually sing in the shower, but when I am sick, I end up just yelling. I'm having some strong deja vu that I have already left this comment before. Hmm... And more deja vu that I have told you about the deja vu before. What on earth? Feel better!