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Archive for October, 2009

Hallowe’en, 2009

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

#2 son got home last night, and is currently out playing Ultimate Frisbee in a lumberjack costume. I’ve done the grocery shopping and cleaned the kitchen, and now should do more housework and/or do the time for my Aussies and my Northerners, not to mention returning voicemails from clients, but it is a beautiful day […]

How Cute I Used to Be

Friday, October 30th, 2009

#1 daughter arrived in time for pizza and a concert last night. We went to the local university’s choral music concert — four choirs doing everything from Haydn to “Fields of Gold.” We met a lot of friends there, including my old voice teacher. Several people remarked on how much #1 daughter looks like me. […]

Preparing for the CPA

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

I have an appointment with a CPA tomorrow morning, so I’m attempting to understand things like how to form an LLC and how to handle business finances. Basically, reading about this stuff, or discussing it, or listening to people talk about it, creates in me a strong feeling that I don’t want to own a […]


Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

La Bella and I went to a Chanticleer concert last night. They were wonderful — a dozen men in swallowtail coats and gleaming shirtfronts, with tuning forks in their pockets. I couldn’t find a YouTube of any of the songs they sang for us last night, but here’s “Dulaman”. La Bella is a Friend at […]

Cleaning Runs and Warming Vowels

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Lat night’s rehearsal was about cleaning up the runs and warming up the vowels. Handel is of course one of the best composers for altos. One of the interesting things about it is that he treats altos as halfway between the men and the women, even though in his day he had female altos (earlier, […]

Housing Authority

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Yesterday the choirlet went to sing at a church service being held by the Housing Authority in a nearby town. The service was held in what must be the recreation center of a low-income housing development; there was a pool table, a TV and VCR, and a dozen pool cues by the piano. The piano […]

Sunday October 25, 2009

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Last night, having seen #2 daughter off and answered email, I went to bed with a book. One of the Stephanie Plum books, actually. Stephanie Plum is the heroine of a series of books by Janet Evanovich. She is a likable klutz of a woman. She lives in squalor and chaos, eats mostly doughnuts and […]

Saturday October 24, 2009

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

We had a wine and chocolate tasting last night, presenting an opportunity for the web team to get together in the flesh and celebrate the launch of the latest site, and also getting some good pictures and footage for the chocolatier’s blog. We were only partially successful in either of those goals, but it was […]

Friday October 23, 2009

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

#2 daughter arrived safely, though no one was home. #1 son was at work, I was on my way home from rehearsal, my husband was out someplace. She settled in to play Wii till I got there. We had pizza delivered and stayed up to chat a bit. I have 15 doctors to write bios […]

Thursday October 22, 2009

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Yesterday I won Camtasia, an extremely cool software package that I’ve been wanting for about a year. It costs $299, so obviously I couldn’t buy it just because I wanted it, and it wasn’t exactly essential. But I think it’ll be terrific for education and blogging applications, and also I write scripts for people’s Camtasia […]

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