Sure its a romantic comedy and a lot of people fail to grasp Coen brothers’ humor, but we watched Intolerable Cruelty a few days ago and I always laugh. Especially when there are some notable subtleties like the lawyer wearing a t-shirt with the word ‘Objection!’ written across the front. Which reminds me that we watched that Narnia flick and a couple other more recent releases which I will need to add to my review area.
We stopped by the new house yesterday. We didn’t do much but we are getting some ideas on where to put stuff. The fridge is clean and cold. Man, its been so long since we have had a normal working fridge. In the meantime, I have paid most of my tuition and I will pay the remainder on Friday on payday. I have a lot of things to take care of. I called and canceled power for the old place, get it switched to our name at the new place, cancel cable at our old place, transfer our phone service, etc.
Man, I love playing the piano. I realized this this weekend and it really hit. Making music, connecting to my soul and expressing myself. If there is one thing that identifies the health of a human being it is music. I make no guarantees of that statement but it certainly rings for me. I received a call from my piano instructor, Dr. Welle, and I now have 2 half hour sessions a week. Apparently my address and phone number are out of date at the college and he was unable to contact me earlier to schedule me. When I old him that 10 years ago I played Chopin’s Polonaise in A-flat Major, Lizst’s Ab Irato, Schubert’s Impromptu in E-flat Major and a couple others he exclaimed “Damn it, I wish I had gotten a hold of you earlier!” But, I explained that I am out of practice. It sounds like a potentially meaningful teacher-student relationship unlike the one I had with Dr. Farner at PLU all those years ago. You see, I have always kept the piano in the back of my mind as something I want to pursue. Unfortunately, I wish to avoid the seemingly common result of a performance major: teaching. I think programming or engineering are a great way to make piano a serious hobby.
UPDATE: My first piano lesson went well. It was a quick 30 minutes but I think he’s a good guy. My assignment is to practice the Rachmaninoff Prelude in G Minor (I know its a Prelude but I am unsure of the Opus number). Chopin’s Fantasie-Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor, and the Schubert Impromptu I mentioned earlier. Its a good mix. The Rachmaninoff will be a review and the other two, well, I have never learned all the way through so I guess they will be new pieces? He asked about my goals, my past experiences, and so on. Younger than my previous professor but that’s okay.