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Two of my favorite things - The Lyorn's Den

Sun Jan. 24th, 2010

01:23 am - Two of my favorite things

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Music:

The choir I'm in has a sub-group of ten to twelve singers who do some stuff that might be more ambitious (I doubt it) or might just sound better if done by a smaller group. Usually we meet an hour before regular choir practise, which does not really allow for in-depth work. Also, I don't get off work reliably early enough to take part.

Last summer holidays, we met without our conductor, just for some practise and experimenting, and we all felt it did us a lot of good. So we have decided to meet once a month (with the conductor) on Saturday in someone's place and put in some solid practise.

Today, we did it for the first time. Lots of fun, except for the fact that it started at 10 a.m., and it took nearly two hours for my voice to get warmed up. We did a very pretty evening canon to work on the group sound, went into detail on "New York, New York", which we had done half off-the-sheet last time, and got two modern compositions on Shakespeare sonnets in something that starts to look like a shape. At 4 p.m. we finished, and it was far too late to do the shopping I had planned, so I just got cat food and groceries and went home.


Cats:

Serious Cat fell into the bathtub twice yesterday. First time he just seemed unaware that there were still about 10cm of water in it (the tub drains slooooooowwwwly) and jumped right in with a mighty "splash". He looked surprised, carefully examined his surroundings and then jumped out again. Instead of getting the hell out of the bathroom, he sat on the tub, watched the water disappear, looked closer... and closer... and fell in again. He looked at me with a "human, why do you allow these things to happen?" inquiring look that he has. Too cute for words. Then he jumped out.

Today I got them a cat toy that can be wound up by pulling on a cord and then purrs and vibrates for two seconds or so. Serious Cat has already learned to wind it up by himself.

In other news, most of the snow has gone, and it's now cold and dry. I like it.

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