Thursday, November 13, 2008

Blog Smorgasbord

I had ballet class this morning (which means I actually wanted to get out of bed this morning because I didn't have to go to the worst class I've ever taken in my entire life, which I skipped all this week) and we're working on our recital piece. I haven't been in a dance recital in over a decade, but I am so ridiculously excited about it because I am a line-leader, which is great because I am such a show-off. Right now, I am avoiding working on an English paper about the changes in public morality as evidenced in George Etheredge's Man of Mode and Sheridan's School for Scandal. First, it was "I'll eat lunch and then I'll work on it," then "I'll take a shower first," then "I'll make some tea first," and now I'm to updating my blog first. Someone will have to restrain me before I start cleaning. Unfortunately for him, the task of making me do my homework has fallen to Paul recently. I am really really really looking forward to next semester when I'll only be taking two classes: Ballet 2 and Jazz 1 and cooking, cleaning, reading, knitting, luncheoning, volunteering and not feeling guilty about doing what makes me happy.

To accompany on my journey to housewifery, I will employ Barbara Cartland novels. I've never read one, but these were only $1 each in a nasty little used bookstore on South Oliver. I say that lovingly.
Another thing housewives do (or maybe not, considering we live in a world of processed, industrial foods made of God-knows-what) is make yogurt. No I have not joined a hippie commune and it is not pointless. Do you have any idea what is in commercial yogurt? Plus, I really like the cute glass jars and the lid even has a dial to set the expiration date.

Moving from bacterial culture to human culture...

I was pleased to find Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (1938) in its entirety on YouTube. It's another train movie and is pretty fun. I love the clothes!

Below are some selections of music I've heard recently on Radio Kansas. You're probably discovering from this and other posts that I like concertos and trumpets.

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A


Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor (3rd movement: Rondo)


Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in c Op 68


Tartini: Trumpet Concerto in D


I leave you with a photo Paul took when we were in OKC a couple weekends ago:

Rather poetic for graffiti, isn't it?

1 comment:

  1. Really enjoyed your music selections! Barbara Cartland???

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