Thursday, December 24, 2015

Keep your opinion to yourself

Seriously, the old adage "if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all" really rings true here. Every time....EVERY FUCKING TIME....someone comes to a concert where I perform and has some snide remark about "who chose that music?" or "that composer needs his ears checked". Comments like this have been thrown my way for the last 18 years after every concert. Finally, I snapped. I said "this music is amazing and we love it!" Silence. After a series of breaking confidences, I was told I was over sensitive and should not take it personally. The use of "atonal" was thrown around very nonchalantly and in this case, incorrectly. If you're going to be an assjack, at least use the correct vocabulary.

I hope this person never comes back to a concert again. I will NOT stop being offended by his asshat remarks, nor will I stop telling him his opinions are not welcome unless I specifically ask. Which I won't. Some people really suck.

Then there are those who go over and above to be supportive. I love those people.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Not. I hate this time of year. It's busy. It's crazy. I'm over-scheduled, over tired, over worked, and just generally trying to keep my head above water until the holiday break. Thank goodness (knock on wood) I am not sick right now save a little coughing and snarfling from allergies or whatever. I am grateful for my life and all of the wonderful things in it, but this time of year kicks my purple ass.
I just want it to be done so I can catch a few extra Z's and recharge my batteries.

All of my parents (yes, all of them) are coming to visit starting tomorrow. I have to be happy and jolly while they are here. In between visiting, I have to attend work events, perform in a concert which they have come to hear, and get all of my ducks in a row for the things I need to do. I've bought next to no holiday gifts and have no idea when I will get to that. Oy and vey and I'm too old for this.

Ok enough grousing. I really am grateful for all of my family and friends who support me in my crazy life and never tell me anything but "you'll make it!" and "you can do it!".

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Time flies

Time flies....Even when you're not having fun. But I am having fun. This is the crazy month of December that comes crashing in without warning and suddenly, the calendar seems to have thrown up on itself. So many events and so many chances to paste on the smile and look cheery when all you really want to do is take a long nap. But I subscribe to the "fake it til ya make it" motto. Seriously, it must work because I've been told I'm patient, kind, and thoughtful at a time of year when I feel anything but those things.

Happy Hanukkah! :)