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February 14, 2020:

AN ALARMING THING

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Well, dear readers, I’ll tell you what’s alarming – what’s alarming is when the damn alarm never goes off and you end up sleeping way too much.  That has happened repeatedly this week and will happen no more.  What happens is that the iPhone will ring and it somehow rings on the iPad, which then screws up the alarm clock APP thing, which then doesn’t go off.  I finally Googled just now, found why it’s doing that, went to settings, shut off that feature (which I never turned on in the first place) and now it should be fine and dandy as well as dandy and fine.  It happened yesterday morning, no alarm, and so I did not get up until noon-thirty rather than eleven when I should have.  So, that’s one alarming thing taken care of on this Thursday evening as we approach the midnight hour.  And as we approach the midnight hour I am listening to the symphonies of Franz Berwald who really shouldn’t be my cuppa, as he’s in an era I don’t usually care for, but, like Brahms, I find this guy’s music very forward thinking and filled with beautiful tunes, especially his beautiful third symphony and the fourth symphony, which is close behind it.  The first two symphonies are more conventional to their time.  But I recommend the third and you can, as I did, find it on the Tube of You.  Oh, and a very happy Valentine’s Day to those who are with and without Valentines.

Yesterday, I had over nine hours of sleep, and once up I did the usual morning things in the early afternoon.  I had some telephonic calls, paid a lot of Kritzerland bills (I HATE doing that), entered fixes, and then finally went and picked up a package, then had lunch at Hugo’s – small Caesar salad (with no croutons – maybe they ran out) and pasta papa.  It wasn’t Hugo’s finest hour, food-wise, but it was pretty good.

Then I came home and entered more fixes and then got ready to go to the theater for a put-in rehearsal, the first of two.  We ran the entire show sans costumes (that will be next week) and blocking-wise it was pretty smooth.  Some entrances were late, and some positions were off, but for a first time through it was not bad.  I gave a few performance notes after, and we’ll do more of that next week and I told the person I was willing to come in next week to run stuff if she wanted to.  After that, I stopped at Gelson’s for a sweet, came home and ate the sweet, which was a treat, and thrilled me down to my feet, which was neat and made me feel complete but not complete enough to tweet or dance in the street.

Then I entered more fixes, about 100 pages of ‘em and now there are 300 more pages to do, then I start on the next set of fixes, but those are much easier and will go much faster.

Today, I will be up by ten-thirty, I will have a telephonic conversation at eleven, and then it’s more fixes all the livelong day, hopefully pick up packages, and do things that must be done.  I’m thinking that I’ll attend the evening show, since Sami’s mom and dad are coming and we can go out after and have a bite to eat, which will be fun.

Tomorrow, it’s all fixes all day and right into the evening.  Sunday, I’ll attend the matinee and we do a talk-back afterwards.  Then next week I’m hoping we can design the book or at least get that started, and I’m hoping we’ve locked in a pianist by then so we can have a work session.  And, of course, there will be the usual meetings and meals, not necessarily in that order.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, be up by ten-thirty, have a telephonic conversation, enter fixes, hopefully pick up packages, then attend our show and sup afterwards.  Today’s topic of discussion: It’s Friday – what is currently in your CD player and your DVD/Blu and Ray player?  I’ll start – CD, more music by Hisato Ohzawa.  Blu-ray, no idea.  Your turn.  Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, after which I shall be awakened, at long last, on time by an alarming alarm.

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