March 23rd, 2009

Adventure before dementia

Monday Again .... So A MEME!

Monday morning - I shoud be getting organised for the week ... instead I am trying to catch up with missed LJ from over the weekend ... I think I am up to date ... but if I have missed any vital news, please to shove me in that direction!

My weekend was lovely, as I said in my fly-by post yesterday with the pic of Mum and Dad celebrating their 57th Anniversary .... Now it's Monday and back to normality!   So, I shall start with a meme that I posted a few months back, but have gained new friends since then, and as I have just filled it out on jaded_jamie   s LJ, then here it is here, for those who have yet to say "Hi" ...

1. Can you cook?
2. What was your dream growing up?
3. What talent do you wish you had?
4. Favourite place?
5. Favourite vegetable?
6. What was the last book you read?
7. What zodiac sign are you ?
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings?
9. Worst Habit?
10. Do we know each other outside of lj?
11. What is your favourite sport?
12. Negative or Optimistic attitude?
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15. Tell me one weird fact about you:
16. Do you have any pets?
17. Do you know how to do the Macarena?
18. What time is it where you are now?
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21. Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22. What colour eyes do you have?
23. Ever been arrested?
24. Bottle or Draft?
25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it?
26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew?
27. What 's your favourite bar to hang at?
28. Do you believe in ghosts?
29. Favourite thing to do in your spare time?
30. Do you swear a lot?
31. Biggest pet peeve?
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself?
33. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?

Ride a Cowboy

Monday Continues!!

Monday - and already my week is confused!

I was just on my way off to see DJ and go riding, when I have had a phonecall from the secretary of Orchestra, requesting we meet this morning to check the finances ... I said I could just e-mail them, but she said it would be easier to speak person-to-person.  She has hinted that she wants to talk some ideas through about the forthcoming concerts!

So, I have phoned Toni (she and Smudge came 1st and 8th this weekend in their competitions), and now am about to "think" orchestra!

Anyway, I did want to share with you some words that were e-mailed me last week.  Some of those round-robin e-mails are twee ... and this is , but it is also so true.  Something I have learnt to apreciate over these last couple of years ... my great friends - Yes, thank you.

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I would rather have one rose and a kind word from a friend
While I'm here, than a whole truck load when I'm gone .

Happiness keeps you Sweet,
Trials keep you Strong,
Sorrows keep you Human,
Failures keep you Humble,
Success keeps you Glowing,
But .... Only Friends .... Keep You Going !!!

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So, thank you, to my dear friends.

Now, I'm off to change out of jods into norml clothes!

James - silhouette

366 MEME - Day 38 - Another Local View.

As I have already posted, my Monday morning was weird - in fact it got even weirder as I had a phone call from a friend's partner to say her mother had died suddenly over the weekend.

Anyway, one of my many things I have actually got done this morning is paid some orchestra bills at the Town-Council offices ... so thought you would like to see the building. It was originally the home built by Sir Goldsworthy Gurney (a Victorian inventor .... his lights were in The Houses of Parliament).


The obelisk in the foreground is our Millenial "thingy" - and is made of Bude colours - sea, sand, blue sky and is in the shape of the lights invented by Sir Golgsworthy Gurney to be used in the Cornish Tin Mines.

Adventure before dementia

I'm Hercules Step-Mum!

I hadn't done one of these in ages, so have snagged from auntiero 

Your result for The New Greek Goddess Archetype Test...

You are Hera!

The Goddess of Women and Marriage

Hera is very motivated to keep the traditions of her culture, society, and family alive. Her desire is to find a husband who will be devoted and faithful to her - someone who shares power, luxury, and wealth. She is very loyal to her husband and family, and likes to honor commitments and follow the rules of her community. However, she tends to have a temper and fits of jealousy when things don't go her way.

Take The New Greek Goddess Archetype Test
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I Actually Stood Up For Myself ...

.... Yes, the first time ever!

I did it - I truly did!

Tonight was the first run-through on the Kackachurian Violin Concerto for the concert next year.  This is the piece I posted the picture of - the 1st clarinet part is horrific and is noted that it is the 2nd most important part .... and for those who play a clarinet, let me tell you it is mostly written in flats (as repetative accidentals!).  Anyway, my home rehearsal had gone badly, so I didn't look at it too much ... but this evening wasn't as big a disaster as I was dreading.  So I was feeling OK .. we have a year, it will be fine.

Anyway the other pice of music we are going to play is Peter & The Wolf .... another hard piece to play, which I attempted about 7 years ago, and being that it is the first piece of Classical music I heard, and thus the one that got me interested in the clarinet, I am looking forward to the work of getting that piece round my fingers.

Anyway, I am coming to the point - as we were leaving the 2nd clarinetist said she hoped I didn't mind if she did the Peter & The Wolf, seeing as I was doing the Violin concerto 1st part ... I said she could do that and I would do Peter - "No", she wanted to do Peter ... and ...


I said, I was going to play it - I was looking forward to doing it.

So - I actually stood up for myself!!!!!!!

Now - do I mention this to the conductor if I see him outside of rehearsals?  Should I e-mail him ... or just let it lie at that?

But - I say again - I DID IT!!!