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March 31, 2018:

MAY I PLAY MY CROSS-HAND PIECE?

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Well, dear readers, I am happy to say that books have arrived and will now be prepared for signing and the special little something that goes with them.  I’ll be very happy when these get to those who ordered it.  So, that was certainly pleasant, although the UPS delivery people waited until almost two to deliver, although that was earlier than the time frame I was presented with.  But before we go any further can I just point out to you that today is the final day of March?  How can that be?  We’ve marched through damn March and I cannot say it was an easy March.  Hopefully April will be an easier month with a bit of respite.  That would be lovely.  And actually, shouldn’t it be may I just point out to you rather than can I just point out to you?  At least that’s what I learned from Miss Marian Paroo.  Can I play my cross-hand piece?  MAY I play my cross-hand piece.  But we’ll leave MAY to follow April, months-wise.

Other than the book delivery, yesterday wasn’t so bad, nor was it so good, it just sort of existed.  I got about six and a half hours of sleep, got up, answered e-mails, did some work on the computer, then went and had an egg salad sandwich and a side Caesar salad, both excellent.  Then I had a little telephonic conversation with UPS and as I was telling the supervisor that the delivery window extended past when the UPS Store closes, the books were delivered.  So, I was almost home by that point, therefore I had to turn around and go pick up the three boxes.

When I got home, Grant came and got two books, which I signed for him – one for the family, one specifically for his wife – the book is dedicated to the three Geissmans, due to Grant’s mom kind of inspiring me to write this.  Then I went and did some quick banking and then came back home.

Once here, I did some work at the piano, tried to watch a thriller on Netflix, thinking it would keep me awake. However, I dozed off instantly for about thirty minutes, so I shut it off.  I was simply too too tired for a movie.  Instead, I listened to some upcoming projects so I can get ready to do those liner notes, and I decided on a few more show releases that I realized I could do.  So, this year will be a busy show release year.  I think we’ll have three or four more within the next four weeks, actually, and more to come after that.  A few soundtracks, too, as soon as rights are cleared.

I took a hot shower, put one additional book on the Bay of e to see what might happen, and that was that.  Oh, and I took my preventatives.

Today, I’ll hopefully pick up an important envelope by one, then we do our stumble-through at two, and even though I know it would be a naughty thing, if someone were to say, “Can we go to Barone’s?” I wouldn’t say no, but I would say, “MAY we go to Barone’s?”  Then I’ll rest and relax and not use my voice at all.

Tomorrow I’ll also rest my voice and body, then I’ll mosey on over to The Federal for our sound check, and then we do our show. I’m sure some of us will go have a bite afterwards.  Then this coming week is filled with meetings and meals and planning the May Kritzerland show.  I know what number I’d like to open with, but it would require six additional people besides our core company and that might prove difficult to cast or wrangle.  We shall see.  We’ll get all the books shipped out Monday or Tuesday and I can’t wait for folks to read this one.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, hopefully pick up an important envelope, I must have a stumble-through, I must eat, and then I must relax.  Today’s topic of discussion: What are your favorite grammar and spelling bugaboos – common mistakes that drive you up the wall and down the chute.  Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, after which we’ll have the final day of April and then greet a new month I like to call April – and it is my fervent hope and prayer that April will be a month filled with health, wealth, happiness, creativity, and all things bright and beautiful.  Can we please make it so?  MAY we please make it so.

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