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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.
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