listening to: the high llamas – rollin’
Hey, do you know what is absolutely craptastic?!!? The Blogger Widget for the Mac Dashboard. Hey Google Team? What the hell?!
Oh, um, hi. Greetings from Heifetz. It the middle of the 5th week and I have been devoured by insects.
Not really, but holy crap, they get me when I don’t realize it, in places that are a little strange, and then I wonder what’s going on when I do something like put on pants.
I’m currently not practicing in order to blog/just do something that is not practicing. Seriously, though. Blogging is hard. Even with internet and all the time I spend reading weird food articles from my Google Reader feeds (still obsessed). It’s jut that my usual blogging hours are filled with insanely long student concerts and then eating ice-cream or maybe just passing out, depending on the night.
Stuff and junk.
New this week: my camera is on the fringe of death! Last Saturday on the way to Mount Washington, we dropped into a CVS parking lot near Conway, where there happened to be the most amazing sign at Burger King, ever (see “West Whop”). So I took a photo of the sign (see previous link), and almost immediately after doing so, heard this unbelievable *pop!* that came straight from the camera. And my first instinct was to drop it and kick it as far away from me as possible in case it exploded. But it didn’t. And it still worked.
Until yesterday, where I discovered that whatever that noise was had something to do with the flash, and now the camera functions just fine on all accounts except that the flash doesn’t work at all. The camera still takes photos, and they’re all great, but when it’s supposedly in any kind of “flash” mode, there is no flash.
Interestingly enough, on that very morning, the battery-slot in the camera lost some vital spring, and the remaining parts of the mechanism that hold the battery down broke into little bits on its own accord. And it still works and stuff. But you just have to careful when you open the battery slot that the rechargeable battery doesn’t go flying out.
I have this sneaky suspicion that the 3-year warranty ran out the day before, or somewhere around there. Because that is definitely behavior of an electronic device whose warranty has just ran out.
Though I am secretly excited that this means I’ll need a new camera. Still. I’ll miss you, Kodak DX7447.
In other things, I finally figured out how to extend my left hand on the cello. I also discovered that the amount my technique has been changed and messed with is amazing, but that I can pull out old technical tricks when prompted without really having to think about it. It’s awesome. And handy. But also sad.
The difficult part in all this is realizing that I now have to make decisions about what works for my hands and my playing. It’s either make decisions or be overwhelmed, and I’m tired of being overwhelmed.
So that’s all for now.
*edit* I think it’s also important to note that due to extensive hours spent in the sun, on the top of a mountain, I am SO BLONDE, HOLY CRAP ON MOM’S SHOES.