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*melts into a puddle*

Today was a really good day!
It started off with coffee with harpisan, who I hadn't seen for 3 weeks (boo) and we caught up on our lives in between that (or tried to). The timetabling gods have NOT smiled on us this semester, so it's going to be hard to keep up but we've decided to make sure we meet for coffee once a week on set days - and treat it like an 'appointment'... ie make sure we get all our work done beforehand. WE WILL MAKE THIS WORK. /determined

I then had string workshop, which was fine if not riveting - the coordinator (the one who made me do viola, so yeah, we kinda have issues) actually praised my bowhold and spiccato and sautille strokes, which I was happy about. Funny though, J then suggested that maybe he'd actually paid attention to my little temper tantrum at the end of last year and was treading on eggshells. That thought just makes me laugh, to be honest.

We had performance practice next, chamber music ensemble auditions. I got to hear a clarinettist I did Foundation Year with play in a trio, and he's improved so much. Made me smile. Another thing that I got a little nostalgic over was the choice of acapella song for one of the groups. It was one of the ones we did in that year too. Random!
On the topic of ensemble, one for my subject is proving a pain to organise. I dislike how the unit is run, the end.

After that I hung out with snuggle_monster for a bit, played through a bit of an ensemble piece we'd like to do - that harpisan kindly sourced from her uni's far superior music library (not that it's hard to be better than ours...) and just chatted. I then headed over to N's house for a long overdue catch up.

The funniest thing that happened today was the greeting I got when I got home.
Mum: So how was your day?
Me: Good!
Dad: How was what's-his-name?
Me: *blank look* Who are you talking about?!
Dad: Oh, I thought you might have a boyfriend you were sneaking off with...
Me: Um no. Just, no.
In my head: LOL WHAT DAD WHERE DID THAT EVEN COME FROM???? Have I been acting suspiciously lately or something? DO NOT UNDERSTAND!~

On the whole, it was a great day.

Now though I'm in a bit of a strange mood. I haven't actually gotten any study or practice done which is kind of bad because tomorrow I have uni, my lesson, pebblegosling is coming over for the afternoon and it's my brother's 18th birthday so there is a huge family dinner that will most likely go well into the night. Speaking of which, that's kind of odd to think about. But I digress.
I got the orchestra seating plan in an email tonight, and I try not to let things like that bother me - but I admit I was a little disappointed to see that I am right up the back in the seconds (thankfully not viola though) when the other two second year violinists are in the first and second desk respectively. I mean, there are 12 new first year violinists, I was bound to be behind some of them, but right up the back? Really? *sigh* I'm not the kind of person to dispute any of that, and no doubt I'll be grateful for it soon enough when I realise how difficult the pieces are (Stravinsky's Firebird, anyone?!) but tonight it just put a bit of a downer on my mood. 

I think I'll go make myself some tea, and then come back and try to get something constructive done.

Date: 2011-03-08 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pebblegosling.livejournal.com
Hah, he does the hair flick borne from once having long hair and not quite being out of the habit of it. (I do that too, thus the amusement.)

Date: 2011-03-08 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rdm-ation.livejournal.com

That is all.

Date: 2011-03-08 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nightfall404.livejournal.com
Do you have videos of you performing anywhere? I'd love to take a look.

Date: 2011-03-08 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rdm-ation.livejournal.com
There is one of a duet I did with harp floating around on fb, but with the new layout I can't work out for the life of me where... I'll keep trying.

Date: 2011-03-08 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bugbeary.livejournal.com

I was never higher up in the viola section than third chair but I never wanted to be, LOL. I like to hide. Not that where you sit makes a whole lot of difference in the viola section XD At least I think by 'right up the back' you are talking about being seated in the back? And I must say I have no idea what first and second desk means. Desk?? hahaha


Date: 2011-03-08 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rdm-ation.livejournal.com

*laughs* Oh boy. Orchestra kid fail...
A desk is each pair of seats. So, if you're in first desk one you're right up near the conductor (and leading the section). I'm in desk 7 or something. So yep, seated right at the back.

Date: 2011-03-09 04:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bugbeary.livejournal.com
That's not an orchestra kid fail, I've never heard the term 'desk' used before, we only ever referred to 'chairs.' And 'right up' the back is odd grammar, LOL. XD

Date: 2011-03-09 11:26 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Okay then. When you say 'chair' do you mean each individual seat or the groups of two?

Date: 2011-03-09 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bugbeary.livejournal.com
Just an individual seat - we never talked about anything beyond first and second chair in my school orchestra, and in the community orchestra I was in there was no like, competition for first and second chair, he just rotated people randomly, so possibly that's why I haven't heard any such term as desk haha.

Date: 2011-03-08 10:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] with-rainfall.livejournal.com
the one who made me do viola
I remember you mentioning this at some point... why would he make you do viola when it's not your instrument?

LOL at your dad. Where do parents get these ideas from? XD

Date: 2011-03-08 11:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rdm-ation.livejournal.com
That is the question.
Actually, I liked playing the viola - I disagreed with being assessed on it.

I have no idea. None. XD

Date: 2011-03-09 02:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] utopiandream.livejournal.com
I think it's great that you guys made a plan to meet each week! You do what you have to do and it's great that you guys won't let life get in the way of seeing each other more often. :)

That's so odd about your dad. Makes you wonder why he thought you were sneaking out with someone. Maybe you should ask?! Heh. :D

Date: 2011-03-09 12:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rdm-ation.livejournal.com
It made me so happy, and a lot less stressed about my crazy timetable.

It was totally out of nowhere. The only theory I have is that I've been overly bouncy this past week because of uni... XD

Date: 2011-03-09 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] utopiandream.livejournal.com
Hah, he probably doesn't understand how anyone could be that happy due to school. ;)

Date: 2011-03-09 08:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ilean24355.livejournal.com
when I saw "supposed boyfriend" I got excited :P

Date: 2011-03-09 12:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rdm-ation.livejournal.com
Yep. My imaginary one in my father's head...


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