Monday, March 31, 2008

In Which the Obsessed Blogger Has a Decision to Make

I got in to New England Conservatory!!  I saw the big envelope in the mail today and freaked out big time! 
BUT now I had a decision to make between NEC and Indiana, both of which have pros and cons. Miss Todd has already recommended NEC, but I'm going to talk with Dr. Crabb because I feel he can give me a more honest opinion.
What should I do?
New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall

IU Jacobs School of Music, Auer Hall

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Green Onion

Today I was bored while I was studying for comps (which are this week--thursday and friday)... So I knit a hat.
Yes. I knit a hat in one day. Don't be amazed. It was a really easy beret pattern and really chunky yarn on really big needles. But I kind of think it's really cute.
(Let's play a drinking game and drink each time I say "really)
Decide for your self. It kind of looks like a "green" onion.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Options Schmoptions

I got a new schmoption today: I got accepted to BU's Early Music Program.
I'm pretty sure I'm not going to go there, whether or not I get accepted into NEC. The reasons? a) they're not giving me any money; b) BU is not as prestigious as NEC or Indiana; c) BU doesn't really have any great early music ensembles--instead, they collaborate with Boston Baroque; d) they don't have any early music voice teachers.
BUT, it's another option. I'm not sure yet. Of course, I never visited BU when I went to Boston. Maybe I should have done that...

ps: Mark and I got accepted into the Tallis Scholar's summer program! I will FINALLY be working with Janet Coxwell, whom I have been stalking (to her knowledge) for at least a year.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Bed, Bahamas, Boston

I'm in a weird mood.
I thought I would be going to bed, but I'm not. It's three in the morning and I don't want to go to bed.
My vacation was weird. I liked it and had a really fun time, but it was stressful. One of the most amazing moments was when Mark and I were throwing our suitcases down to Ryan and Jen from the balcony of our crappy hotel because we were trying to escape without the timeshare people knowing. If you understand that, you get a gold star.
And I still haven't heard from NEC. What is taking them so long? When will I be able to make a decision about my life?
I get depressed late at night after I've been traveling...

Friday, March 21, 2008

Bravo, Wenarto. Bravo!

I love Mahler. And one of my favorite song-cycles of his is Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer).
So, imagine my "excitement" when I found the cycle on You Tube.
Ah, to be blissfully unaware...

If you've made it through all four, I congratulate you. I barely made it through two.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Death to COMP

The COMP music festival is done. I think it went pretty well, and Dr Freund seemed pretty pleased. However, I just got a pissy email from Dr. Platt about how I'm dumb and a poor worker, which just pissed me off. It pissed me off enough to write a top-five countdown of the reasons why I dislike him. But I just deleted it because I thought it was immature.
A week from yesterday Mark and I will be in New York, at the Met (by the way, Peter Grimes was really good today in HD). And a week from tomorrow, we'll be in the Bahamas with Ryan and Jen. Ryan and I have professed that we will be drunk literally every second of the trip. I hope this is true. I haven't been drinking much lately. I called Mark last night to ask him to pick me up a drink on his way home, but he didn't care about me enough to indulge me.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Revelations with Derek

Life is hard.
I just had this revelation, because life has been exceedingly hard these past few days. I've learned a few things, though. One being that I need to work on communication. And the other is that I have amazing friends.
I'm sitting in the student success center, trying to work on COMP stuff, and I'm overhearing conversations with "Derek," the writing tutor, and his students. Derek has a really big earring that looks like a large sequin. I'm not trying to judge, because I think earrings are fun on guys, but this looks weird. And Derek is a little too nice. And his hair is bad. He looks a litte like a punky, chunky Nicholas Cage.
Maybe I shouldn't judge Derek too harshly. I AM wearing light grey knee socks and peacock earrings...