Packing my ass off

After 5 hours last night, most things are packed, And I’m still living a normal life today. I have to say I’m quite efficient and organized. Glad to be moving on Monday and get a day off work. 

I’m going to skip the party later today and watch the Euro cup final by myself. How fun is that. Too much hanging around lately. I need to be alone.

Let me finish my book and type some more hopefully.

I’m here, typing again

Went Karaoke with a couple of friends. As an adventure I suggested we go to the one we don’t usually visit. Much impressed by the time and effort my friends put in in deciding whether we should or not go to another Karaoke due to a list of factors on their mind. Later the store sort of surrendered and renovated for us a room of the right size. We were satisfied.

My friends started saying that listening to me singing becomes no fun because it is almost like listening to mp3 and doesn’t remind them of being in a KTV. That was quite fair. They were trying to tune things down to the negative end and I appreciated it. I guess I did benefit from my regular singing and certain things started coming more natural to me than others who don’t. I attempted to explain something that still lingered in my mind that I heard here and there from my choir experiences. Maybe it’s time to be more aware of them and start a collection of warm-up instructions. =D

Terribly bothered by my hair. Was debating whether to cut it short and induce a sensation. =p Having made an appointment at the hairdresser anyway. Let’s see.

免稅周末

這兩天是德州一年一度某些商品的免稅週末。我昨天去湊過熱鬧了。在這裡除了逛街我週末就沒做過其他有意義的事……

也不完全對,其實每個週末都還做點伊朗教授的事情。不過他們一群人的邏輯有點怪,作的假設自然也怪。有點摸不著頭腦。某天和他視頻一下才好。

昨天的audition很糟糕哎,視唱可真難。也好,我看了下,演出還真多,裙子和珠寶的價錢也比之前那個貴多了。其實一個就我搞的。話說我得去標一下譜子……

 

Settle down


琢磨了下趁現在有時間把很傻的頭給剪了吧。於是中國城里找了家評分夠高的日本人開的店,預約在明天他們家一開門。

今天一早又跑去宜家,準備把缺的傢具給買齊,拿著滿二百五打掉五十的優惠券,加上上次買的一千多塊送的百分之十。好像是有生以來第一次這麼用力地省錢,自己都被感動了。算著差不多去結帳,好玩的是,兩件東西打出來的價錢比標著的要便宜好多。不幸只能回去又領上一個櫃子好湊足二百五。不是所有墨西哥人都懶惰, 今天便遇到一個非常主動幫我裝貨,十分感激。當然,哪有女生一個買滿一車的。趁機獻獻殷勤還是很有助於自我膨脹的。回家自己卸貨便卸得十分狼狽,大件基本都是滾著走。幸好姐姐我住一樓,門口噴了一圈殺螞蟻/蟑螂劑後開始搬運。組裝完畢是下午五點,家裡終於變得比較像樣子了。




儘量

請小蜜來幫忙搞打印機的設置。發現她果然瘦了很多,30磅之多。很受啓發。只要奇跡一直發生在身邊,即使不在自己身上, 也會堅定地相信它的存在。生活便充滿了希望。

昨天定了好些旅館和車。把先前定的都換成了更便宜的。現在只剩下LA的房子沒有找好。至於正事,我不知道還有多少時間能做。總之每天儘量做一些。儘量裝得忙一些。

KV457 vs. Pathetique

貝多芬(1770-1827)是海頓(1732-1809)的學生,同時比莫扎特(1756-1791)小14歲,受兩者的影響都很深。據說倔強的貝多芬曾經拒絕承認,也難怪啊,原創性對於一個作曲家來說是多麼重要。但就一些前人作品裡的影子,若是聲稱為紀念先人所寫,則是何等慷慨而不失風度的說法啊。關於莫扎特和貝多芬的關係,wiki上有專門的一頁。二人這兩首同樣C小調的鋼琴奏鳴曲也常被人拿來津津樂道地比較。急性子的朋友可以直接跳莫扎特的2:40,比較貝多芬的開頭,相似處是毫無爭議的。

雙重沒品

本來沒想要去談薪水的問題,於是那天在公司一點都沒有說起。然後晚上經AC提醒,說一般男人會提出加薪因而獲得上至百分之十的增額反之女人則不會。然後詢問了幾個朋友,決定郵件裡提一句也好,nothing to lose. (其實我覺得有啊,失去了優雅啊……)也許身處在幷不優雅的社會裡,保持優雅會顯得有些格格不入吧。就著這種想法,我耐心等待那邊的消息。

公司的態度很好,詢問我提出加薪的理由,附加又提醒我一遍各類優厚條件。最後還是同意的加薪的要求,另外給我更多時間考慮。無語了,決定避開回答關於理由的詢問(因為根本沒有)回信從了吧。根本就是沒有懸念的事情,幹嗎假裝糾結那麼久呢?做了這麼件雙重沒品的事情,臉上無光。