7 Quick Takes, Volume 10

— 1 —

Summer ends now, now, barbarous in beauty… It’s getting to be just about time for a depressed post about how the weather affects my mood, but I just can’t summon the energy to write it. Symptom # 2 of autumn: lethargy. I’m happy for everyone who loves cold evenings and thick sweaters, but I’m not one of those people. Expect a grumpy fall post sometime next week.

— 2 —

Audition season is in full swing! I had two this past weekend, and another three coming up the next three days. If I had known that singing would involve so much “putting in a nice dress and being judged” I’m not sure I would have gone into it. Ten years into my auditioning life, I think I have come to terms with the rejection (most days), so it only fazes me once in a while.

— 3 —

Since the media is hanging on to Mitt Romney’s secret-videotape-quotes, I have had countless opportunities this week to think to myself “Holy Cow did he really say that???” And each time the answer is yes, he really did.

— 4 —

Three weeks until the half-marathon! My long runs have been good but my weekday runs have been infrequent at best. For the next few weeks I have to make more of an effort to get out there on weekdays. (Note my many auditions. If I could go to them sweating in my running clothes I’d be a lot more efficient).

— 5 —

It’s already time to start planning music for Advent Lessons & Carols. Church musicians are often stuck a few liturgical seasons ahead of everyone else. That’s probably why I had Conditor Alme Siderum stuck in my head two days ago.

— 6 —

Yesterday, after a prolonged conversation about liturgical music, I offered someone a ride so she didn’t have to take a cab. As if on cue, she opened the passenger door to find a scene reminiscent of a hymnal explosion. I’m not lying when I say church music takes over my life.

— 7 —

My brother is finally back on the right coast after his summer in the Midwest. Even though he’s an hour and a half away, I still feel better knowing he’s closer. Such is the plight of the big sister.

Wish me luck on my auditions, and have a great weekend!

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2 Responses to 7 Quick Takes, Volume 10

  1. hemingwayrun says:

    Good luck with your half marathon!

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